The Veracel SGF system is used on forestry operations with focus starting from the wood management until it reaches the wood chipper, by using the Transportation and Wood Yard modules.
In 2009, the operation became more challenging when the rest of the fiber production line increased capacity after the mill’s start-up. “Perhaps the existing wood yard would have been sufficient, although there would have been a lot of maintenance if we had remained within our original estimation of 900,000 tons/year,” explains Gilmar Franco, Pulp Production manager. “However, we increased production methodically to 25% higher than the estimation of all other areas of the mill. The wood yard really became our bottleneck,” he remembers.