Sawmilling sector’s resource shortages need urgent attention
22 March, 2017
South Africa needs to urgently respond to the resource shortages
within the sawmilling sector to unlock the benefits of job creation and
growth. The shrinking of resources in forestry was one major challenge that needed to be dealt with by both government and the private sector...
John Deere partners up to bring drones to forestry
8 March, 2017
Heavy equipment makers Deere & Co., better known as John Deere, have forged a strategic alliance with drone-tech startup Kespry,
the companies announced Tuesday in Las Vegas at CONEXPO, an
international trade show for the construction industry. The deal could
Focus on Forestry 2017 - Post Conference Tour
6 March, 2017
Due to many requests in the past, the
organisers of Focus on
Forestry have organised a two
day post-conference industry tour that will take place on the Monday and Tuesday (24 and 25 April) following the Focus on Forestry
2017 event. The tour will be examining operations...
Book for Focus on Forest Engineering 2017
6 March, 2017
have one week left for early bird registrations (15
March 2017) for our Focus on Forestry conference
to be held at Cedara, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The
3-day event includes sessions on silviculture, fire
management and forest engineering.
Where forestry meets business
2 March, 2017
LIGNA has a long-standing reputation as the world's leading trade fair
for machinery, plant and tools for the wood industry. What's new this
year is that the show has a new layout that positions the Forestry
Technology displays in the immediate vicinity of the Sawmill Technology...
Ponsse's 12,000th forest machine completed
28 February, 2017
On 21 February, the 12,000th PONSSE forest machine was handed over to the customer at Ponsse's Vieremä factory. The PONSSE ScorpionKing was received by
a French family company called Sarl NC Bois from Trémilly. "We have co-operated with NC Bois for a decade and I am very glad to be celebrating the 12,000th forest machine with our French customer. Last year was
our best year of operations in France of all time...
Cable Yarding Handbook
23 February, 2017
A proud accomplishment for 2017 is the
much-awaited updated edition of the "South African Cable Yarding Safety and
Operating Handbook". The Handbook details the wide range of cable yarding
systems and the variations that can be used. The Handbook is a general guide, to
Bell appoints new head of sales
15 February, 2017
Equipment Sales Africa is excited to welcome Mark Hughes to the senior
management team. Mark is to be based at the company's Jet Park head office and
his sales and marketing responsibilities stretch across the BESA region, which
includes South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique...
STIHL MD issues warning on fakes
6 February, 2017
The MD of STIHL SA, Hayden Hutton, has personally cautioned all South
Africans, especially those in the Gauteng region, to beware of
criminals posing as STIHL employees and selling counterfeit STIHL
products. A spate of e-mail reports from Gauteng residents in recent days...
FSC FM course in Mafinga, Tanzania
2 February, 2017
CMO is arranging a 2-day FSC Forest
Management course in Mafinga, Tanzania.