Palgardi Kraana OÜIn order to ensure client satisfaction with the high quality and speed of work standards, as experienced in Scandinavia, the need emerged in the early 1990s for new round timber loading technologies in Estonia, too. Perceiving the demand of its main cooperation partners for a quality loading service in the Baltic States, Pålgård & Söner Kran AB took a risky decision and transported on a ship from Sweden to Estonia the first mobile material handling machine for the purpose of loading at Kunda a ship of the former forest resource procurer, MoDo Skog AB, with round timber. The high quality of loading, the work speed and moderate operational risk convinced the brothers of the usefulness of entering that new developing market. In 1995, the subsidiary company Palgardi Kraana & Transpordi AS was created in Estonia, reregistered in 1997 as Palgardi Kraana OÜ.
The main spheres of activity of Palgardi Kraana OÜ today are loading/unloading of cargo with hydraulic cranes at Estonian ports and cargo terminals. The company is currently operating at medium-size Estonian commercial ports, such as Kunda and Roomassaare, as well as at several smaller ports and at timber terminals. Palgardi Kraana OÜ is cooperating with many large timber product purchasers and paper manufacturers.
The cargo handling comprises loading and unloading of round timber, chopped firewood, wood pellets, lumber, chipboards, solid wood panels, peat, gravel, clinker, coke, chalk, rapeseed, grain, metal raw materials, rubber and various metal structures.
Key indicators of Palgardi Kraana OÜ:
employs ca. 30 persons;
operates at several different ports and timber terminals;
owns and uses in its main activities ca. 15 hydraulic material handling machines;