Harvestia Selects Trimble’s LogForce to Streamline Timber Transport
Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that Harvestia Oy, a major Finnish wood supply company, will implement Trimble's LogForce™ forestry transportation planning and execution software. LogForce is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) that provides logging and transportation contractors and forest companies with the ability to efficiently plan and manage transport within the raw materials supply chain.
LogForce is a key component of Trimble's Connected Forest solutions, which manage the full raw materials lifecycle of planning, planting, growing, harvesting and transport.
In April of 2016 Tieto Corporation, the largest IT services company in the Nordics, began distributing Trimble's LogForce forestry transportation planning software and WoodForce™ planning control system software for harvesting operations in the Nordic forestry regions.
"We welcome Harvestia Oy as a customer and look forward to delivering a flexible timber transport solution that enables them to improve efficiencies and operations," said Ken Moen, general manager of Trimble's Forestry Division. "Harvestia's decision to adopt LogForce is a result of our collaboration with Teito to expand our joint go-to market capabilities and accelerate innovation in the growing Nordic forestry market for intelligent wood and fibre SaaS solutions."
"Trimble's LogForce solution is an integrated part of our wood and fibre supply solution portfolio. Harvestia's rollout proves to us that the Nordic forestry market is ready to take the next step towards vertical SaaS solutions that are optimized for the industry," Jaakko Kuusisaari, director, Wood and Fibre Solutions, Tieto Corporation.
Harvestia Oy is a wood supply company, organizing the procurement, harvesting and delivery of wood and other forest products to users in the paper, sawmill, energy and biofuel sectors. Harvestia takes full responsibility for all aspects of the wood supply chain, including negotiating procurement with forest owners, harvesting and replanting of forest land, storing and management of harvested wood inventories and delivery logistics. In addition to supplying its industrial partners, Harvestia has a growing business supplying wood to independent sawmills and biomass to energy and biofuel companies.