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Forestry Machines Ltd. expands presence in Russia

Forestry Machines Ltd., Tigercat dealer for Russia has opened a new warehouse in the town of Bratsk in the Irkutsk region. 

BRATSK RUSSIA, MAY 21, 2013 – Forestry Machines retailed its first Tigercat units in 2006. Today the logging equipment market in Russia has matured and Tigercat machinery has become an integral part of the industry.

Tigercat logging machines operate in an enormous geographic area, from the most western point to the eastern part of Russia (Siberia). The largest population of machines is located in eastern Siberia in the northern parts of the Irkutsk and Krasnoyarsk Regions. More than 150 units operate in the most difficult landscape and climate conditions.

Forestry Machines’ head office, stock-house and mobile technical unit are located in the city of Perm – Ural’s logging and wood processing centre. However, the most important area of development for the company these days is Siberia. The new warehouse in Bratsk is 500 m2 (5,400 ft2).

The Siberian forests occupy an enormous area. Bratsk is located significantly north from Irkutsk, so it is in close proximity to the large commercial logging areas where Forestry Machines’ customers operate. Highly qualified technicians are in a constant duty in the area. This helps to provide fast and efficient service in case of any planned or unforeseen requests from the customer base.

In addition, the existing stock and service center in Krasnoyarsk was revamped last year and the number of spare parts and consumables has increased.

About Tigercat

Tigercat Industries designs and manufactures premium quality forestry and off-road equipment with manufacturing facilities in Canada and worldwide distribution. The diverse product range includes complete full-tree and cut-to-length harvesting systems, a growing line of land clearing and vegetation management equipment and specialized off-road industrial and material handling machinery.

media release: Forest Machines expands

The new Forestry Machines facility in Bratsk. (L-R) Alex Chornyy, Tigercat district manager – Russia, Yuri Torokhov, chairman, Forestry Machines Ltd., Alexander Fetyukov, managing director, Forestry Machines Ltd., Ken MacDonald, Tigercat CEO