We began our operations as a forestry services company in Uruguay in the year 2000. We started working specifically on weed control, but soon grew and diversified. Today we offer services at all stages of a forest’s development, as well as fund development and management, and the administration of forestry and agricultural assets.
In 2007 we established our company in Chile and in 2010 in Brazil. With the three countries combined we operate more than 100,000 hectares in the region.
In 2011 we launched our first forest-trust public offering, Bosques del Uruguay I, for a total of 50 million dollars. In 2015 we launched the second one, Bosques del Uruguay II, for 70 million and in 2016 the third, Bosques del Uruguay III, for 190 million dollars.
Since 2011 AF Maderas markets production from southern cone forests to the rest of the world. More than 40 Asian customers receive quality wood produced in Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Uruguay.
We generate 50 direct jobs, and 500 indirect jobs through more than 40 companies contracted to work for us.
Since 2009 Deloitte and PKF conduct the auditing of AF.
Mecaplus, a Spanish company, is the pioneer manufacturer of pruning machines for forest plantations. Their equipments have the most up to date technology. Since 2012 AF is the official distributor for the forestry sector in the Southern Cone.
AF has a strategic Alliance with Dow AgroSciences, a worldwide leading provider of agricultural supplies, with over 3 million dollars in global sales. Dow AgroSciences stands out for their investigations in the chemical and biotechnology areas. It is also recognized for its commitment and respect for the environment.