Jartek Enters The French Market – Delivers A Sorting Line To The Piveteau Group

Jartek Invest Oy has signed a major contract ­with Fargesbois in France. Fargesbois belongs to Piveteau Group which is one of the major wood processors in France. Piveteau has several processing sites and is known for value added projects and innovative thinking. Jartek delivers a sorting line for green lumber. The project is so called brownfield project. Besides delivering a new sorting line, a lot of connections to the existing process are also added. The delivery consists of latest innovations by Jartek; multiple servo feeder and machine vision systems to name a few.

Earlier this year Jartek delivered a smaller project to France, but this contract is a real breakthrough to the market. Jartek has cooperated for years with its French partner Finnsobois mainly in Thermowood kilns. The cooperation has now also extended to mechanical processing. “We would like to say a huge thank you to our partner Finnsobois and especially Fargesbois for the trust towards our company”, says Kari Puustinen, Sales Director of Jartek, by continuing that “we see a big potential on the market with the help of our partner. There is really a place for our fast tailor made lines with good references”.

This is not the first time when Fargesbois turns to Finnish technology. Piveteau Group has several debarkers by Valon Kone and a saw line by HewSaw which started up in 2009 in Farges. “This will become an excellent showroom for us in the future”, says Puustinen. Piveteau Group is very innovative and open minded. “When choosing our partner for the project we looked openly for companies who can fulfill our demands. Jartek was a natural choice for us”, says Philippe Piveteau, CEO of Piveteau Group.

This order increases a record high order book for Jartek in addition to a large-scale contract to Russia a few months ago. “It is a privilege to be part of these great projects in the current global situation”, concludes Puustinen.