Harvesting and logistics solutions
Securing an adequate wood supply is critically important when establishing manufacturing plants in the forest industry. In some cases, the wood supply is abundant and available from the open markets, while in other cases the entire sourcing system from forest roads to harvesting chains has to be built from scratch. Indufor has the expertise to design a timber harvest and logistics solution that is cost efficient and fits the local operating environment.
Using good forest inventory and infrastructure assessment data, Indufor’s experts can determine the need for forest road building and improvement, harvesting and hauling equipment and labour. Indufor can also evaluate the need for any intermediate storage locations and the best logistics system for delivering the timber to your mill or other mills in the region.
Indufor’s knowledge of harvesting and hauling costs combined with its expertise in round wood markets in various parts of the world enables its professionals to provide your company with a complete financial, marketing and operating plan for your timber harvest operations.
The staff at Indufor is in frequent contact with the timber harvest and transportation equipment manufacturers and keeps up-to-date on the most recent development including capital costs in harvest technology.
Since the company has a global reach, Indufor is well informed on the various harvesting systems i.e. various full tree systems, cut-to-length, etc. used around the world.
Indufor's staff also understands the environmental and social sensitivities around timber harvesting and is committed to utilising the best available technologies and approaches. Forest certification is a major consideration in developing forest operations that Indufor can seamlessly incorporate into its harvest planning work.
- Pre-feasibility and feasibility studies for harvesting companies
- Forest road planning
- Hauling system optimisation
- Round wood market studies
- Forest resource and infrastructure assessment
- Certification of sustainable natural resource management