Bravida Sweden installs in Komatsu Forests new future-proofed factory in Umeå

Komatsu Forest AB is building a new, future-proofed factory focusing on sustainability and the Internet of Things. Peab is the main contractor and Bravida has been commissioned to carry out all installations in electricity, heating and plumbing, HVAC and sprinklers.

Komatsu Forest is one of the world's largest manufacturers of forest machines and operates in all important forest markets. Komatsu Forest is now investing heavily in building a new future-proof factory outside Umeå, northern Sweden.

The 40,000 m2 construction has a strong focus on sustainability and IoT and will be carbon neutral in its production. The project is a collaboration project where Peab is the main contractor. Bravida has been commissioned to carry out all installations in electricity, heating and plumbing, HVAC and sprinklers.

“We have previous experience from successful collaboration projects with Bravida, which simplified our joint decision with Komatsu to use Bravida as an installer for the construction of the industrial premises of the future. The project has an ambitious timetable and it feels safe to work with Bravida, a local actor which has a strong overall offering in all disciplines”, says Lennart Lundgren, Peab.

In the project, both geo-energy constructions and photovoltaic constructions will be installed and meet all requirements for energy targets according to the Swedish environmental building standard Miljöbyggnad Guld.

“Through our installations, Bravida will contribute to enabling Komatsu Forest to reach its high sustainability goals for carbon neutral production. Resource-efficient installations can greatly reduce the climate impact of a construction. It can be anything from LED lighting to the right ventilation settings”, says Peter Norrman, Project Manager, Bravida, Division Nord.

The installation work starts in May 2020 and the project is expected to be completed in November 2021. About 80-100 employees from Bravida will be involved in the project.

For further information, please contact:
Liselotte Stray, press contact Sweden,
liselotte.stray@bravida.se, +46 76 852 38 11