Tigercat has announced it has acquired Ragnar Original Innovations (ROI).
On September 30, Tigercat Industries Inc. based in Brantford, Ontario, completed the purchase of ROI located in New Hampshire, United States.
Through the acquisition, Tigercat is gaining a foothold in the material processing sector.
The company, founded by Anders Ragnarsson, currently manufactures material processing machinery used in the construction, forestry and recycling industries.
“Tigercat is pleased to welcome Anders and his talented staff to the Tigercat team,” the company said in a news release. “They bring decades of experience and expertise in the design and manufacture of material processing machinery, broadening Tigercat’s range of capabilities within the marketplace.”
With the ROI acquisition, Anders has assumed the role of vice president of engineering, material processing products. He and his team will continue to operate from their Chester, New Hampshire location until a new facility in Freemont, New Hampshire – currently under construction – is completed.
The initial and immediate addition to the Tigercat line-up will be the Carbonizer product line.
Already a commercially available product, the carbon negative technology can convert processed and unprocessed wood debris into a product called Biochar. The product is used for the remediation of soil, water and landfill leachate, as well as for enhancing compost.
Still relatively new to the marketplace, the technology has attracted widespread interest from both the private and public sectors seeking practical methods to reduce atmospheric carbon emissions.
The Carbonizer’s single step process sequesters carbon and significantly reduces debris volume, while creating a product useful in agriculture.
All ROI products retailed to date will be fully supported by Tigercat throughout their lifespans.
ROI offers three models of the Carbonizer, the Carbonator 350, Envirosaver 400 and Carbonizer 500. According to the company, the Carbonator models are the most environment-friendly wood debris recycling systems ever built.
The Carbonators are designed to accept trees, brush, stumps and other wood debris, as well as construction and demolition waste, without grinding or chipping.