Wednesday, January 29, 2020
joining forces with Wood-Mizer in Africa, sawmillers on the continent can now
look forward to even more choice and better service.
between Wood-Mizer and Peterson will see both brands and the proven sawmilling
solutions that they offer, combining to give wider choice, better service and
support, and greater success to sawmillers in Africa.
The new dealership
agreement will see Peterson’s 8” and 10” Winch Production Frame (WPF) models
being co-branded as Wood-Mizer to underline both companies reach into Africa
and the strength and reliability that each brand offers.
“Wood-Mizer is committed to providing the best-in-class equipment for
sawmillers throughout the world,” John Smith, Wood-Mizer’s CEO said.
Kerris Browne said, “it was high time that bandsaws and swing blade saws
partnered as complementary products, as each has unique benefits. Together they
become the ultimate sawmiller’s package.
“I am delighted to
work with Wood-Mizer. As two leading sawmilling brands from different segments,
our combined reach will now give our customers in Africa the benefit of an
outstanding partnership and access to a full range of sawmilling
Gavin Prowse, Regional Sales Director for Wood-Mizer Africa, said, “We
are excited to introduce the WPF swing blade mill to sawmillers and to expand
our offering to meet the diverse needs of the Africa market.
Circular swing blade mills are highly effective and robust sawmilling solutions for large diameter log markets.
experience, technical know-how and dealership network in Africa will ensure the
improved availability of Peterson swing blade sawmills throughout Africa. The
combined success of both companies will assist sawmillers to build profitable
sawmilling businesses faster.
original designer and manufacturer of this technology introduced circular swing
blade sawmills 30 years ago.
constant advances and innovation have ensured Peterson’s ongoing success in the
sawmilling sector with its swing blade mills continuing to set the benchmark
for this type of product in the Sawmilling industry.
The strength of
swing blade mills lie in large diameter log markets where its easy setup
around a large log on the ground eliminates the need for additional onsite
machinery to load, unload and turn heavy logs on the sawmill during cutting.
The heavy and
robust primary breakdown work done by the Peterson range can finally be matched
to Wood-Mizer’s sawmill and resaw ranges that are known for their cutting
accuracy, high recovery, and excellent surface finishes.
The circular blade can cut vertically and horizontally to produce ready sawn boards or blocks directly from the log without turning the log.
Swing blade mills can be matched to Wood-Mizer’s thin kerf narrow bandsaw sawmill and resaw ranges known for their cutting accuracy, high recovery, and excellent surface finishes for higher-value timber.
The Wood-Mizer WPF sawmill is now available. Please contact your local
Wood-Mizer Africa representative for more information and pricing.
Swing Blade Sawmill Features
o Exclusively available in Africa
o 1.5 m or 1.8 m maximum log diameter capacity
22HP, 25HP, 27HP,
petrol power options
m max log length capacity
mm or 254 mm sawmill blade
About Wood-Mizer and Peterson Portable Sawmills
is a world-leading wood processing equipment manufacturer. Known for its
innovative sawmilling products, the company’s benchmark promise of quality and
precision now also extends into diverse other segments of the wood processing
equipment supply arena. Visit www.woodmizer.com for more
ground-breaking swing blade sawmill design
revolutionized sawmilling 30 years ago. Since then, constant innovation and an
expansive range have made the Peterson advantage the guideline for successful
sawmilling globally. Visit www.petersonsawmills.com for more
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