The prestigious Czech machine manufacturer Drevostroj and the international operating supplier and general contractor SCANTEC Industrieanlagen are further extending their successful cooperation. The collaboration between Drevostroj Ckyne/CZ and SCANTEC, Feldkirchen b. München/DE has begun in 2011. At that time SCANTEC, as a general contractor for several sawmill projects in Russia, was looking for a qualified and reliable partner for delivering the mechanisation and upcoming assembly works. The first orders were distributed to Drevostroj and were executed to our complete satisfaction. In the following years the collaboration has steadily been expanded and will be now, just before LIGNA 2015, solidified by the mutual alliance with the brand name “DREVOTEC”. “By expanding the collaboration and introducing the new brand name “DREVOTEC” we can now use the strengths of both companies more efficiently”, say both Dr. Vladimir Chum, managing director of Drevostroj, and Stephan Lohmeyer, managing director SCANTEC Industrieanlagen. Drevostroj was founded in 1951, which is now a privately owned stock company. Ckyne is conveniently situated not far from both the German and the Austrian border in the southwest of the Czech Republic.”Drevostroj disposes of an in-house construction and design office, as well as of a modern manufacturing. 75 qualified and experienced workers are responsible for the mechanical engineering and management of the projects. The Czech manufacturer covers the full range of machines for the woodworking industry – ranging from a log yard with an integrated butt-end reducer, conveyor systems along with a residues removal to sorting and stacking lines for lumber. Moreover, Drevostroj manufactures circular saws (max. cutting height 260mm) and automatic edgers. Stephan Lohmeyer, who is working since 1978 as a planner, project manager and supplier in the woodworking industry, has, together with his team, realised more than 750 projects until today. With its worldwide network of contacts and the existing customer base, SCANTEC is the best sales partner for Drevostroj. Both managing directors are convinced, that the first projects, which were realised successfully, are a perfect base for a prosperous future.