Farmfolio's Growth-Oriented Hardwood Teak Processing Facility
Located in Montería, Colombia, Burroteka is a state-of-the-art sawmill dedicated to teak processing. The only centralized, value-added teak processing facility in the region, Burroteka has sparked a convergence of Colombia's teak industry. By providing a local outlet for the primary transformation of teak, Burroteka has formalized the Colombian teak supply chain and provided access to global markets. Beginning exports in August of 2019, Burroteka has quickly established itself as the top clean-cut sawn teak exporter in the country. Burroteka is now capable of producing over 1200 cubic meters of sawn teak per month, and its brand is introducing the world to exquisite Colombian teak.
We deliver a wide spectrum of high-quality teak products, including rough blocks, flooring, and decking. Teak is one of the most durable, visually appealing, and versatile hardwoods on the market, and we focus on high-grade, high-value cuts of teak for shipment to international customers. Our seed-to-saw tracking system ensures complete traceability and sustainability.
Burroteka currently sits on 2 hectares of land located in Monteria Colombia. The land is currently divided into 5 main structures: 1. Processing line (630 m2) 2. 2 story office (420m3) and staff building with admin offices on the second floor and staff lunch, shower and locker room area on the first floor. 3. Drying & Destacking area (400 m3) 4. Lumber storage Areas (800m3) 5. Lumber Loading Area 6. Two-lane vehicle transit inner road (200m, 50-ton capacity) 7. Log Yard (1 ha).
In addition to the facility itself, Burroteka makes use of top-of-the-line machinery, including 1 5 ton capacity forklift, 1 Bob-Cat, 2 tractors, 2 forwarders, and 8 mobile stacking carts. This machinery enables the Burroteka team to move and load product efficiently, freeing up the staff for more important tasks.
Burroteka’s main processing line consists of an entry table servicing log entry of lengths up to 9 feet. Logs are then fed into the main circular saw with the capacity of diameters as large as 34 cm this size suffice’s Colombia’s teak log sizes which average between 20cm and 25cm in diameter coming from 18-to-22 year-old forests.
Once the main cut takes place then the timber proceeds to 2 edgings processes. The primary process consists of finishing s4s pieces and the secondary process consists of finishing sideboards. After the 2 multi-edge machines finish the job then the timber passes through the exit ramp for sorting.
Burroteka counts with 2 Italian drying kilns which provide the mill with drying capability of 120 m3 on a weekly basis with relative humidity targets of 8%-12%. KD timber represents 8-15% of the mill’s sawn wood output capacity.