Periodic Reporting for period 1 - Timber Shuttle (The novel wood-harvesting system for mechanical steep-slope logging)
Reporting period: 2017-12-01 to 2018-03-31
The main goal of the project is to provide a fully mechanized solution that enable harvesting in steep slopes over 50% in a safe, productive and sustainable way. We will address these objectives delivering a machine that will remove workers from hazardous activities, reduce the set-up and cycle time of operations and reduce the impact on forests soils.
We have confirmed that the countries that KONRAD will target in the short to medium term are located in Central Europe, South and North America – with demand driven by their high amount of timber in steep slopes, their forestry infrastructure and interest in sustainable solutions. Thus, have engaged partners for distribution and for dissemination of the project results worldwide but focused on these regions. Likewise, we have secured the support of important companies in our supply chain.
The estimated the profit and loss shows that Timber Shuttle will mean a major milestone in the company’s strategy and boost growth: it will double our revenues and generate 43 new jobs (from project’s start to 2025).