The companies and people involved in the development of the Plantma X have hundreds of years of experience combined in the development, manufacturing, sales and service of forestry machinery.
Founders Stig Linderholm and Hans Arvidsson have been working together developing equipment for forestry since the 1980’s. Throughout the years the core business have been to make reliable and servicefriendly heavy duty equipment for forestry professionals all over the planet. Besides the Log Max harvesting heads, Eco Log harvesters and forwarders as well as numerous other projects related to forestry and construction equipment, the dynamic duo were also involved in the later versions of the Silva Nova planter in the late 1990’s.
In 2019, after discussing the Silva Nova concept with Svenska Skogsplantor (a regeneration division of the state forest company Sveaskog) it was obvious to Stig and Hans that the need for an efficient planting machine was bigger than ever. Since the 90’s ideas about improvements has been growing in both Hans and Stig. Hans has since also teamed up with his son Tobias Arvidsson and together the three of them made a decision to turn the new ideas into reality. They formed a small but highly dedicated group of individuals, experienced enough to understand the challenge at hand and crazy enough to go for it.
The Plantma team that made the first prototype, the Plantma X was made up of the following companies.
Grangärde Konsult och Innovation
ATEK Arvidsson Teknik
Since the first trials of the prototype we have started building the organization and strategically acquired Alftaprodukter and MidiFlex to be part of the Grangärde Konsult och Innovation AB group.
Alftaprodukter is a leading supplier of mobile hydraulics solutions and is certified according to FR2000, Certified Excellence partner to Bosch Rexroth as well as Mobile Technology Center to Parker. The company has been a reliable partner for spare parts for forest machines since 1993 and over the years has built up a great deal of expertise in designing mobile hydraulics and control systems. www.alftaprodukter.se
Since the start of the Plantma project Alftaprodukter has been involved as an active partner and, in addition to supplying the MidiFlex scarifier, has also been involved in developing the control system and electrical, hydraulics and pneumatics solutions for the project.
In 2022 the first series of the production version, PlantMax X2,was assembled by Alftaprodukter in its extended premises in Alfta.
With the acquisition, this collaboration is further strengthened and in 2023, work has begun to scale up the production of PlantMax and MidiFlex to meet the great demand for planting machines from large parts of the world.
The Plantma team is growing and we will add more personal contact information shortly, for now you are always welcome to contact the team through firstname.lastname@example.org or the contact form on the website. (Personal emails are email@example.com)