Bracke Forest has been manufacturing forestry equipment and machines since 1922. We design our machines to ensure that conservation of soil and of 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 co-operation with forestry companies, contractors and Swedish forestry research. The factory is located 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, southern European and Russian markets. Bracke Forest has 15 employees. Bracke Forest AB is part of the Cranab Group, joining Cranab AB, a manufacturer of cranes, grapples and grass and brush cutters, and Vimek AB, a manufacturer of small forestry machines. Production facilities are located in Vindeln outside Umeå, Västerbotten and Bräcke, Jämtland. The Cranab Group is owned by Italian Fassi Gru S.p.A.