Machinery Row

Niklas Lefévre New Sales and Marketing Director for Rottne Industri AB

Niklas Lefévre has been appointed Sales and Marketing Director for Rottne Industri AB. Lefévre previously worked in a similar role at Elme Spreader, and he brings almost 20 years of experience in the engineering industry with him to this new position.

Rottne Industri is facing an exciting future, including the construction of a machine hall and an investment in two new cutting-edge bed milling machines. The long-term goal is to produce 300 forestry machines annually.  “Rottne Industri is an interesting company with large ambitions, and it has now embarked on an exciting journey of change and improvement, both nationally and globally. The company has initiated a major process, and I am genuinely looking forward to being part of this journey,” said Niklas Lefévre.

Rottne Industri AB is a family-owned company and one of the leading manufacturers of forestry machinery. For 67 years, the company has developed forestry machines for modern forestry and currently offers a complete range of harvester and forwarder machines, for everything from thinning to final cutting. About half of the production is exported. www.rottne.com


ExportsManufacturers Discontinue Exports to Russia

Due to Russia’s invasion of the sovereign state of Ukraine, and the resulting catastrophic loss of life, Tigercat made the decision February 25 to suspend all product shipments to Russia. This includes all whole goods and spare parts.

Tigercat regrets that dealer partners and end users in Russia that are involved in peaceful endeavors, and have no part in this devastating conflict, may suffer adverse effects as a result of this decision. Currently, there is no timeline or visibility as to when shipments to Russia will resume.

Similarily, Ponsse Plc has temporarily discontinued all export operations to Russia and Belarus for Ponsse forest machines and spare parts. Additionally, the Ponsse Group’s Russian subsidiary OOO Ponsse will temporarily discontinue its local spare parts and service operations. Sales in Russia and Belarus account for about 20 percent of the company’s net sales, calculated from the 2021 financial statements.

TimberWest November/December 2013
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