January 19, 2016
Sweden: Smaller forest machines deflate the market
The Swedish market for forest machines is shrinking. That’s the conclusion of a review of the past six years’ registrations of forwarders. The average reduction is 16 percent. According to Elmia, the manufacturers can see several reasons and the trend also applies to harvesters. The same decrease applies to harvesters too. Rolf Andersson, CEO of Rottne, explains that “the machines are becoming more efficient, with a higher utilisation rate and longer lifespan. Because the felling volumes stay relatively constant from year to year, fewer machines are required.”   ...
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