Gilbert and Scantec form German alliance

Gilbert has appointed Scantec Industrieanlagen as its official agent for the Gilbert Planermill Division in the DACH region and Eastern Europe.

Scantec, based in Feldkirchen, Germany, offers professional consulting, customer-oriented sales and the highest level of service. The company has planned, delivered and installed more than 750 projects ranging from individual machines to major turnkey projects in the sawmilling industry.

“Scantec has decades of experience in the wood industry and excellent contacts to the leading sawmills and wood processors,” Heidi Danbrook, Sales Manager at Gilbert. “We are very fortunate to have Scantec as a sales partner in our team.”

Scantec Managing Director Stephan Lohmeyer: “Gilbert won us over right from the start with the quality and performance of their products. The Gilbert Planer equipment is a perfect addition for us in the high-performance wood processing sector.”

Today, over 130 Gilbert Planers are operating worldwide; in Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. Proven to be the fastest planer in the world, the Gilbert High Speed Planer runs over 300 boards/minute, leaving any competition in the dust.

A new Gilbert Planer has recently started up at Mercer Timber in Saalburg-Ebersdorf, Deutschland, designed to run up to 1,200 m/m. This will certainly be one of the most exciting planer mills in Europe! With this new partnership, Scantec and Gilbert will put their efforts together to further develop its presence in the Central and Eastern Europe market.

For the past 30 years, Gilbert has been a recognized leader in the design and manufacturing of forestry, sawmill, construction and surfacing equipment. The company is located in Roberval, Canada and employs 125 people who devote themselves to offering the best planer expertise and technology on the market.