A "Zero vibration - Low noise - Low
pollution" Safety-Therapeutic Chainsaw.
The best investment opportunity for the wood workers...
This is not a stock market approved investment prospectus.
Quasiturbine Chainsaw - Investors Survey
Efficient Low rpm High Torque QT.6LSC air motor
This chainsaw is shown only as a sample of 1.5
kW QT engine application.
The chainsaw is not available for sale at
This project is an opportunity for forestry
regions, looking for local economic development and diversification.
- "Safety-Therapeutic Quasiturbine Chainsaw" with zero vibration
risk of Raynaud's Syndrome);
- Better health by less pollution
(less poisoning by exhaust gas and less
- Better security by 20 times (?) less noise
(lessening to environment and
ears protection - No more ear plugs!);
- Rapid stopping ability improves safety
(superior torque allows lower
operating RPM and lower inertia);
- Possibility (?) of pneumatic start (air starter) using less that a liter
canister reservoir pressurized by the combustion chamber!
A Quasiturbine pneumatic chainsaw prototype has been built and operational
From the past years research, an elaborated functional engineering CAD
design has been developed for the Quasiturbine gas engine, and is ready to be built and tested.
Minor improvements will eventually be added.
Preliminary prototypes - Not the definitive manufactured
A detailed professional design
chainsaw analysis based on the Quasiturbine engine size and other
considerations has been completed.
Generic components have been assessed and suppliers identified.
Standard certification procedure tests have been reviewed and considered.
Positive reactions to this technology have been obtained from local
Market and Objectives
It is estimated that
approximately 2 to 4 million chainsaws are manufactured annually
world-wide, of which over 1 million are used by professionals (subject to
The present market distribution network is very fragmented and not owned by any major chainsaw manufacturers (often small independent
The company objective is to capture 10% of the professional chainsaw
market within five years, which will require to make about 100,000 units a year (300 per day)
world-wide on the the fifth year. A more modest objective of 20,000 units per year (60 per day) appears to
be the minimum viable level.
This objective is achievable because there will be no similar product
marketed by competitors during the 5-years exclusivity period. Due to the therapeutic,
safety, health and environmental benefits of the product, support by unions, governments, health experts, insurance companies and employers can
We anticipate that
professional buyers (and their unions?) will be willing to pay a premium to obtain these
Non-professional equipment sales also offer a great complementary market
with considerable potential. In order to prevent radical action by conventional chainsaw manufacturers,
some market share must be allocated to them. By the fifth year, market penetration achieved with this superior product should enable the company to compete well with other manufacturers
starting to implement the Quasiturbine technology.
Intended Company Financial Needs
In 2006, it is the promoter's intention to create a new company, duly licensed to manufacture and market a chainsaw using a Quasiturbine
type of engine. This company will initially be private, and financed only through private
(Local laws prohibit internet private investment opportunity offers to
1/1000 of initial offered shares = $ 20,000 US
(Sales will be progressive as investment will be needed - The first round
targets 100 shares in year 2005).
This investment carries the usual risks associated with new technologies,
and is intended for well-informed professional investors.
Some financing may also come from loans.
Start-up Loan Alternative or
The promoter would consider to pay substantial interest premium on the initial loan,
(Collateral guarantee would be some company shares, or rights on the
Chainsaw license Agreement).
Company legal and accounting department will be under the supervision of a
major international firm located in Montréal Canada or any other viable
Manufacturing Plant Location
Manufacturing plant will not require highly skilled personnel, and would
be suitable for a rural location.
Depending on early investors' preferences, the plant could be located
outside Canada. This project is a great opportunity for forestry regions, looking for
local economic development and diversification.
The License Agreement
The company will manufacture all chainsaw components except the
Quasiturbine engine "rotors" which will be provided by the
intervention of Quasiturbine Agence
Inc through a variety of authorized manufacturers. The intended company has already signed a "rotor" priority supply
principle agreement with Quasiturbine Agence Inc. by which all "rotors" supplied will come with a license to make a
handheld gas Quasiturbine wood chainsaw with an aluminum-steel engine in the
maximum 2 to 6 HP range. Exclusivity is guarantee for at least 5 years after the sales start and with
special permission, manufacturing for existing trade names during the
exclusivity period could be considered. To avoid restraining initial growth activities, payment for the
supply-license priority entry agreement will be in company shares and later royalties from sales revenues. The company will initially market the chainsaw in North America, and success in technical and sale targets will progressively open the
territory to South America and eventually to the world,
with a priority to serve the authorized plant location vicinity area and
It is not the purpose and the right of the company to do R&D on the
Quasiturbine engine itself, nor to get, possess, manage or trade intellectual properties on the
engine, its accessories or uses. If the company is later restructured, amalgamated or sold, all agreements
will be honored by Quasiturbine Agence Inc. to the activity level 6 months before initiation of the actual action,
additional level being matter of negotiations.
Company Budget Estimate
(In US $)
Government grants: Many government programs are available to assist
with establishing of new corporations and development of new products. All available assistance will be considered for the company start-up.
Sales, operational cost and profit projections: Projections are based on
the following assumptions:
A production cost of $375 / unit (once grant and fiscal advantages taken
An average wholesale sale price of $ 500 per unit including technology
premium for those professional units (Retail between $ 600 to $1000).
The first 2 years of operation should be highly supported by grants
This should lead to a
comfortable 25 % profit, or about 125 $ per unit. On an annual basis, this
Quantity Sales Operation
3rd year (80 units per day) 25 000 units $12
millions $9 millions $3 millions
50 000 units $25
millions $19 millions $6 millions
5th year (300 units per day) 100 000 units $50
millions $38 millions $12 millions
The Quasiturbine technology is believed to offer a long term
potential to further lower the production cost below conventional piston
Fifth year operation will require a total weight of over one million
pounds of raw material, and will produce an added value of about $20/pound. The fifth year production cost estimate of $38 millions to produce and
sell 100,000 units should be distributed as follow:
$3 million for raw material
$3 million for generic chainsaw components
$9 million to purchase engine rotors (Variable - $ 90 per units ?)
$3 million for diverse sub-contract
$4 million for the plant and equipment location
$6 million for plant salaries ($ 60 per unit = 3 employee working hours)
(200 workers = 1 man-year for 500 units,
or the equivalent of 2.5
units per shop worker-day)
$2 million quality services, certifications and guaranties
$1 million in R&D for better integration of chainsaw components
$2 millions for external sales, publicity and promotion.
$1 million for various consulting and administrative services
$4 million in royalties on technologies
(Variable - $ 40 per unit +
technology premium ?)
This distribution is somewhat speculative, and will have to be readjusted
to account for operation reality.
In the initial phase, top quality project engineers will be required. Like
many other possible candidate location, Montréal is a high-tech city with a high core of engineering consultants
and aeronautic industries, well able to provide at very competitive prices all specialized skills and
In the fifth year, the operation will require about 200 workers in the
main plant, plus about 200 workers in direct outsourcing facilities, generic
components not being included.
Distribution, sales and marketing will require an additional 100 employees
(or service contracts) world wide.
Manufacturing plant will require few skilled personnel, and will be
suitable for a rural environment.
Most of the plant work will be accomplished by low to medium paid jobs,
with on-site training.
A total of 500 employees ($10-15 millions wages) will produce, sell and
distribute 300 units daily, an overall ratio of 1.5 worker-days per unit.
Company Status on the Fifth Year
By the fifth year, the company
should have captured a 10% share of the professional chainsaw market, should have the most advanced chainsaw product technology based on
Quasiturbine engine, and should have world-wide reputation. The Safety-Therapeutic Quasiturbine Chainsaw could be regarded as a must
for all professionals. The company should be profitable and without debt, and facing a
large new potential market for professional and non professional chainsaws.
Total company value could be in the hundreds of millions U.S. dollars
(initial shares plus increase in value of 20-fold or more).
Further expansion could be financed by loans, without further share
Investors Self Evaluation
Investment decision will be presumed to be based on
evaluation of technology, market, financial and other factors by independent
investor's experts, and investors agree not to oppose any statement by Quasiturbine Agence
Inc., the company, the inventors or any other related sources in regard to their investment decisions and follow-up.
The company operation will likely not be profitable before the 3rd or the
however, operation profit projection could be quite high base on this new
Investors are generally not looking at operation profits, but at the premium other investors will be willing to pay to take their
place in this venture.
In this respect, investor profit expectation could be substantial as early
as in the first year.
For a single investor over a 8 years period, this project could mean
investment during year 1,2,3,
zero investment in year 4 and 5 (external loans if required), a complete
pay back in year 6,7,8 and substantial ownership thereafter of a company valued at several
hundreds millions $
(the promoter takes an option to buy back the investor shares in year 9
and 10 at a predetermine price).
Local laws prohibit internet private investment opportunity offers to
Canadian residents. To comply with Canadian law, Canadian citizens and/or
corporations will be permitted to invest only later, if and when the
company becomes publicly listed according to stock market rules.
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