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Founded in 2011, BrForest headquarters are in Curitiba, Brazil and operations mainly in the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná, São Paulo and Bahia; from where the company has developed projects in Asia, Europe and the United States. Over the years, the company has adapted its operations to various market, and today its main businesses include, commercial assistance, harvesting services for planted forest producers in order to maximize their income; and business advisory for foreign companies targeting the forestry market in Brazil.
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Rhyovis Ltd is a trading company founded in 2009 in Hong Kong. The company specializes in trading and marketing of forest products such as timber, wood pulp, and paper products. Rhyovis services include logistics, financing, sales, and after sales support to clients worldwide. Furthermore, the company provides strategic business design and market consultancy to various sectors in the forestry industry.
The two companies, BrForest and Rhyovis Ltd., have the combined know-how to deliver forest-to-door products based on each clients needs as part of the two companies “tailor made for each individual business” philosophy.
Brazil has one of the largest areas of planted forests in the world. The main reasons are favorable soil and climate conditions, and a clonal technology that is a World reference for its various species of Pinus and Eucalyptus. In a market that values social, economic and environmental sustainability, these are extremely important factors when making investments. The strategy of guarantee raw material, especially for the maturation of industrial projects are attracting important world players to Brazil with the focus of acquiring forests.
Recent studies released by NASA, Embrapa, Poyry and Ibá demystify the recurring criticism of the international community that "Brazilian farmers and foresters are deforesters". Brazil protects and preserves native vegetation in more than 66% of its territory. Brazil uses for agriculture only 7.6% of its territory. With an area of 7.84 million hectares of planted forests (less than 1% of the national territory), the Brazilian planted trees sector accounts for 91% of all wood produced for industrial purposes in the Country and accounts for 6.2% of GDP. The rest of the commercial timber comes from forest management approved by the Government of Brazil and according to the most rigid environmental and social standards in the World. For comparison alone, Denmark cultivates 76.8% of its territory, ten times more than Brazil; Ireland, 74.7%; the Netherlands, 66.2%; the United Kingdom 63.9%; Germany 56.9%. Most countries use between 20% and 30% of the territory for agriculture alone. The countries of the European Union use between 45% and 65%. The United States, 18.3%; China, 17.7%; and India, 60.5%.