Logs from Uruguay to the World
Uruguay is a South American country, with 500 km coast on the Atlantic Ocean. Its neighboring countries are Argentina in the west and Brazil in the northeast. It is considered to have political and economical stability, attracting investors from all over the world. Since the forestry act was approved in 1987, forestry production in Uruguay has shown a very significant rise. This act promoted plantation of different species through tax exemptions on land considered of forest priority. To date, there are more than 1:000.000 hectares planted with eucalyptus and pine.
Since 1976 Fymnsa has been devoted to implantation and forestry management in the district of Rivera on deep sandy soils with low agricultural value. Pinus taeda plantations are sustainably managed in order to achieve high quality timber production. The company owns more than 11.000 ha of plantations and 1.500 ha of protected natural forests. Pine plantations are pruned to a height of seven meters to attain defect-free timber.
In the industrial premises, Dank S.A. processes logs from Fymnsa plantations. Sawn timber is dried, millworked and conditioned for sale. Products of different quality, completion and sizes are obtained.
In 1989 the first sawmill was installed and in 1993 processed timber exports began. Ponlar S.A. makes use of the waste from this industrial process to produce heat as low pressure steam (used during the drying process) and electrical energy which is diverted to public use.