The Swedish forest machine manufacturer Rottne Industri AB delivered 40 new forest machines in Canada last year. To meet the increased demand in Canada, a property with modern premises has been acquired to replace the previously rented premises.
Tailwind for Rottne in Canada
Earlier this week we wrote about the “lost year” 2022 for the Swedish forwarder market. But the international market doesn’t seem to be lost to everyone. For Rottne, 2022 was a good year, one of the best, much due to an awakening Canadian market.
“The investment in the North American market continues. A part of this is that Rottne Canada goes from previously being a tenant to purchasing a property with modern premises,” says Tobias Johansson, CEO at Rottne Industri AB according to a press release (in Swedish).
For Rottne Canada, the self-owned premises means that the company can easily continue the investment initiated a couple of years ago. During the last few years, the company has developed a new dealer network in Canada with good results. The increase in sales is obvious, especially for the large forwarders. Also, the interest in the big harvester H21D has increased.
A subsidiary of Rottne Industri AB
Rottne Canada was formed in 2008 as a subsidiary of the south Swedish mother company Rottne Industri AB. The idea was mainly to provide spare parts storage for the Canadian market. The location is in Moncton, New Brunswick on the Canadian east coast where premises were rented until now.
From January 2023 the new “Rottne-home” in Canada is located on the outskirts of Moncton. It’s 1000 square meters of workshop, warehouse, and office to meet the growing demand from the Canadian market.
2022 – a good year for Rottne
In total, 2022 was a good year for Rottne Industri AB. 192 new Rottne machines were delivered Worldwide which is an all-time high. The aim is however higher.
“The order books are full, and we aim for 220 delivered machines in 2023, which feels exciting,” says Tobias Johansson.