Established on February 1967, Plantar set a new concept for forest management, paving the way for the creation of a solid business group. The company was established with a focus on the forestry business, including the process going from the management of seedling nursery, planting and tree maintenance, to the complete formation of eucalyptus forests.
With headquarters in Belo Horizonte, Plantar Reflorestamentos, the company that originated the Group, is a reference in the Brazilian forestry sector. Through actions focused in planning, research and technology, it is able to perform all forestry activities, and its customers include pulp and paper, wood panels, iron and steel mills and pencil industries. Managing their own forests as well as others, the company now operates in seven Brasilian States.
With a vision for the future based on the sustainable development philosophy and using its large scale forests to produce charcoal, in 1985 Plantar Siderúrgica was established , a company which is vertically integrated in the pig iron production . Today, the company is a reference in terms of sustainability, due to its self-sufficiency in renewable charcoal from planted forests.
Plantar Group through Plantar Carbon Ambiental, was responsible for issuing the first forest carbon credits (tCERs) in the world, issued based on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), for which Plantar Carbon developed specific methodologies and technologies to reduce greenhouse gas(GHG) emission.
Plantar Empreendimentos, another company of the group, operates in the segment of high quality preserved wood. With participation in various markets, such as construction, agribusiness, landscaping, furniture and interior decorating and design, the company has earned recognition for its product excellence , AMARU, and for its sustainably managed businesses.
We are proud of our investments which contribute directly to the promotion and improvement of the regional economies which we are a part of, creating jobs, developing technology, promoting knowledge, environmental awareness and social welfare.