FOREST machinery manufacturers Eco Log and Gremo are to merge, it has been announced.

The Swedish firms have signed an intent to merge, with production of Gremo machines expected to move to the Eco Log factory in Söderhamn this summer.

Anders Gustafson, Eco Log CEO, sees big potential in the merger, which is said to be in line with the company’s strategy of growth. He commented: “Our customers are what is most important to us and I am certain they will benefit from this merger. We will be able to offer a complete range of forwarders and harvesters, from small to big, with capacity and benefits suited for any job or any terrain that our customers work in daily. The extended machine range and a more efficient after-sales organization, with an even higher service level than before, will be a positive development for both Eco Log and Gremo customers.”

The result of the merger is a range of forwarders from 7.5 to 20-tonnes. The Eco Log range of harvesters will now be complemented with a smaller eight-wheeled harvester.

Martin Bredenfeldt, Gremo CEO, said: “Our two companies have good prerequisites for becoming stronger and more efficient together as we complement each other in both range and working manner.”

All sales will be handled by Eco Log from summer 2020 and Gremo Maskin Service (GMS) will continue as a service provider in the Gremo factory in Ätran.

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