Klabin introduces to its forest harvesting a pioneering forestry machine developed in partnership with Ponsse that integrates all processes; the Harbunk delivers technological development, greater safety, and reduces CO2 emissions

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PARANA, Brazil , June 10, 2022 (press release) –

The equipment, named Harbunk, is unheard of in Brazil, reduces costs, increases productivity and offers more operational safety


A forestry machine capable of bringing technological development to the field, bringing more safety to operation and reducing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. This is harbunk's goal, developed from studies by Klabin, the largest producer and exporter of paper packaging and packaging paper in Brazil, in partnership with Ponsse, based on the Harvester Bear machine, from the Finnish manufacturer of forest harvesting equipment. With technology to fulfill all stages of wood harvesting of the whole tree system (Full Tree), the novelty of the market also increases productivity and lowers the costs of this operation, especially in small areas


Until then, Klabin carried out forest harvesting in small areas, only by ctl (cut-to-length) system, a format that guarantees operational efficiency in larger areas and requires the use of two machines (Harvester and Forwarder), each responsible for a phase of operation. This process increases the investment of companies and small rural producers, and consequently increases CO2 emissions.


By having a differentiated design, Harbunk optimizes the process, since this single machine can perform the extraction and processing of wood, considerably reducing the costs of the operation, while offering a more efficient and sustainable harvest. One of the main gains is the reduction of lost time with the transport of machines. As it is just a machine, it stays longer in each forest than the cut-to-length or full tree set, reducing the travel time between the harvesting areas and consequently increasing the machine's availability for operation.


Harbunk's benefit, however, goes beyond the harvesting process. The equipment, which took two years between the conception of the idea and the final product, reduces the risk of forest accidents, because it can harvest in virtually all types of areas, including those with wavy topography, strengthening the safety of the operation. In addition, Harbunk's technology follows the state of the art in the forestry sector, which has safe and comfortable technology machines.

"The Harbunk machine demonstrates once again Klabin's pioneering pioneering of promoting innovation in all its areas of expertise as an important driver for business evolution. The development of the machine is an initiative focused on operational excellence in forest harvesting that provides environmental and social improvements for its employees and community, reinforcing the Company's recognition as a citizen and innovative company", says José Totti, Klabin's Forest Director.

In constant search for innovation, Harbunk is the result of dedication and synergy between the forest business areas, international partners and is part of the portfolio of the Forest Projects and Development area. "In the area of Projects and Forest Development we implement methodologies to manage a strategic and agile portfolio, ensuring the execution of our innovations. We seek to support Klabin's strategic growth by ensuring the implementation of innovation projects in harvesting, forestry and forestry logistics. Our commitment is to bring projects aligned with the company's 2030 Agenda, which promote sustainable development, while increasing operational efficiency," adds Totti.


"We are always at the side of our customers to develop solutions to the real problems of forest harvesting. We took a Klabin team to learn about innovative initiatives in Europe and developed together a machine model that would suit their needs, further optimizing the operation, especially in smaller forest areas," said Rodrigo Marangoni, Ponsse's sales and marketing manager.


About Ponsse

Ponsse is one of the world's leading forest machine manufacturers and its customer-oriented operations are still guided by the wishes and needs of forest producers. The Ponsse product line covers all sustainable forest harvesting solutions, including harvesters, forwarders and harvester heads, as well as digital services and training technology.

All Ponsse products and their main components are designed and manufactured in the units of the brand itself. This keeps the company at the forefront of development and ensures that products meet the specific requirements of forest professionals.

Headquartered in Vieremä, Finland, it has had operations in Brazil and Latin America for more than 16 years. Ponsse forest machines are used in all important areas of professional harvesting in the world, totaling more than 40 countries.


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