Bracke Forest has been manufacturing forestry equipment and machines since 1922. We design our machines to ensure that the conservation of soil and the environment is taken into consideration to the greatest possible extent, without lowering the standards for technically and economically efficient forestry. We were, for example, the first company to manufacture machines that enable inverted turf-planting, a method that increases growth volume from 20 – 100 percent, depending on the type of soil. All product development takes place in close cooperation with forestry companies, contractors, and Swedish forestry research. The factory is in Bräcke, just outside Östersund, but our markets are mainly to be found outside Sweden. Our main international customers are in the northern conifer belt, especially in Canada and Finland. There is, however, growing interest from the Asian, South European, and South American markets. Bracke Forest has 15 employees and is a part of Japanese Komatsu Ltd, a manufacturer of construction- and forestry machines.