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A story of technology and market collaboration which goes back to 2005. With inFact's strong technology base and fibre-gen's ultimate access to the forestry sector, it was a natural partnership to form. inFact provided all of the technology management services to the business including specialised outsource design and manufacturing services.

inFact's investment in the business was based on the potential for the significant reduction in processing waste in the forestry sector that these tools enable – allowing logs to be processed according to their quality.

Now with improved features, the HITMAN HM220 remains the only tool in its class for delivering powerful stiffness related log segregation in your business.

Initial forestry tool in the fibre-gen's HITMAN family


by fibre-gen

The HITMAN HM220 has a proven pedigree, providing accurate determination of wood properties and performing reliably over many years in extreme operational environments.

Peter Carter // CEO // fibre-gen

The Project

The project team works side-by-side with the client to ensure product functionality, marketability and usability are resolved through proof of concept prototypes. These are tested and refined to ensure all aspects of the solution are understood, key risks are identified and project goals are achieved.


This tool was at proof-of-concept stage and demonstrated the science in the tool. inFact were responsible for designing the tool for manufacture and for the transfer to low volume sub-contract assembly.


Carter Holt Harvey subsidiary fibre-gen approached inFact having already developed a proof of concept prototype product with Industrial Research Limited. The product required commercialisation and production ready for manufacture.


The tool is designed for its environment. The rugged case is sealed for water ingress and is tough to withstand the loose cargo test in the back of the a ute.

Up to 8% yield improvement and waste reduction are made possible in certain markets.

inFact was able to carry key brand messages into the range of fibre-gen instruments to create market confidence around a small start-up technology venture.

Capabilities used on this project

Product Design



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