Brazil’s Wood Harvesting and Mechanical Cutting
Tide Florestal is a 43-year-old forestry business headquartered in Sao Miguel Arcanjo in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The business primarily focuses on wood harvesting and mechanical cutting and currently employs 49 people.
Alcides Fernandes began the company by transporting both finished goods and woods to the Suzano Papel E Celulose factory in Suzano, Brazil. Marcio Najar Fernades took over in 1987 as the second generation owner of the family business. Under his direction, the company branched out and began harvesting and processing timber in the field.
In 2010, Tide Florestal began using Waratah heads exclusively for mechanical cutting. Marcio’s idea of continuously evolving the company has served well and has been a necessity in innovation and management of the business in an environment with constant transformations, tough competition, and quality requirements.
The company currently uses four John Deere Wheeled Harvesters 1270E outfitted with Waratah H270 heads; one John Deere Tracked Harvester 2154D with a H270E Waratah head; and three Komatsu Excavators equipped with HTH260 heads to harvest nearly 450,000 cubic meters of wood for pulp.
Tide Florestal is a two-time Suzano supplier award winner in the service category in both 2009 and 2012.