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Komatsu Forestry launches new models at SkogsNolia

Komatsu Forestry

Komatsu Forestry has launched an upgraded product range at forestry expo SkogsNolia, with the majority of the machines new. The machines are equipped with a brand-new engine installation conforming to the latest emission legislation. The new, future-proof control system, MaxiXT, was also launched. The company presented a number of quality …

Malaysian timber exports to reach RM25 billion next year

Malaysia, timber, forestry

Despite worries surrounding the US-China trade war and Brexit, the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) is confident that Malaysia can export RM25 billion of timber and timber-based products by next year. MTC chief executive officer Richard Yu denied the timber industry a sunset industry. At present, he said Malaysia’s timber and timber-based …

Forsite acquires Object Raku Technology

Forsite, forestry, acquisition

Forsite has purchased Object Raku Technology, further solidifying Forsite’s commitment to providing cutting-edge forest inventory products. Object Raku has led the development of the Timber Species Identifier (TSI), a system of automated software components which analyse LiDAR data to determine the location and species of individual trees, …

Meet Australia’s new minister for forestry

forestry, Australia

Senator Jonathan Duniam, the new assistant federal minister in charge of forestry, was a senior member of Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman’s staff during the development of the new Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement. Senator Duniam grew up in the north-west of Tasmania and went to university in Hobart before entering the public service. He …

Gabon leader sacks vice president, forestry minister

Africa, timber, forestry

Gabon’s president Ali Bongo Ondimba has announced the dismissal of his vice president and the minister of forestry, in a move that comes amid a scandal over the smuggling of timber. The president did not give a reason for the sackings of Vice President Pierre Claver Maganga Moussavou and Forestry and Environment Minister Guy Bertrand …