Sydved Selects CFHarvest to Digitalize its Forestry Harvesting Operations

Sydved selects CFHarvest to manage its forestry operations. Picture of Sydved harvesting wood

One of the largest forest companies in Sweden, Sydved, has selected Trimble’s CFHarvest to manage and increase the productivity, efficiency and sustainability of its forestry harvesting operations. Sydved is the first Swedish forest company to implement CFHarvest.

CFHarvest is a forest harvesting management and tracking system that provides real-time visibility of harvested volumes and location of wood. The system enables forest companies such as Sydved to reduce roadside and terminal inventory levels and improve the productivity of their harvesting operations. By minimizing equipment moves and improving locational awareness between the harvester and forwarder, CFHarvest can support the reduction of emissions from forestry operations. CFHarvest is a web-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution to also manage silvicultural operations and forestry services. In addition, CFHarvest can be used formixed fleet operations and provide traceability to the source.

CFHarvest supports our desired way of working and creates opportunities for major efficiencies in our production process. The system will also serve as a key component in our harvesting operations that can enable us to focus on our quality and sustainability objectives. The service helps to steer resource-efficient use of round wood and minimize emissions of non-productive engine hours as well as protect soil floor and natural habitats,” said Örjan Vorrei, IT manager for Sydved.

Supporting Sydved’s efforts to increase efficiency and drive sustainability in its operations is paramount. With CFHarvest, Sydved will have the benefit of seeing operational data in real time. Managers can plan, schedule and execute harvesting decisions based on real-time field data. The solution also optimizes cutting instructions to improve value recovery, whether logs or pulpwood. The real-time visibility of harvest operations improves forest-to-mill logistics, which can result in reducing carbon emissions intensity,” said KevinToohill, general manager of Trimble Forestry.

Sydved handles approximately 5 million cubic meters offorest annually; of which 3 million cubic meters are harvested by their approximately 200 contractors. Trimble’s CFHarvest will also be used by Sydved’s contractors to manage their operations.

With CFHarvest, our contractors will have better opportunities to both plan work execution and share essential information in real time. This creates the conditions for efficient use of machines and personnel while reducing the risk of damage to cultural and natural environments. Overall, CFHarvest enables the combination of sustainable working practices and good profitability. Addressing sustainability challenges was a key factor for us in choosing CFHarvest,” said Vorrei.

TRIMBLE FORESTRY TO ATTEND FOREST RESOURCES ASSOCIATION (FRA) ANNUAL MEETING IN MAY

Trimble Forestry is attending the Forest Resources Association Annual Meeting, May 16-18, in Hilton Head Island, SC.  Trimble Forestry will have a table in the break area during the conference with information about our Connected Forestsolutions. The Trimble team is looking forward to meeting fellow FRA members during the breaks and at the meals and socials, while together we learn about the major policy issues impacting our industry.  

In addition, Trimble Forestry has donated several items to the THATS Foundation (National Timber Harvesting and Transportation Safety) silent auction.  We are pleased to support this foundation that serves as a catalyst for safe and professional work attitudes, practices, and conditions in timber harvesting and transportation

If you plan to attend FRA, we invite you to stop by the Trimble Forestry table.  To make an appointment, please reach out to Michael Townes, Director of Sales, North America and/or Jeff Widmer, Key Account Manager, who will both be in attendance.

About Trimble’s Forestry Division

Trimble’s Forestry Division offers SaaS and enterprise software to improve the productivity and sustainability of the world’s most recognized integrated forest product companies, forest managers, conservation organizations, government departments, finished product manufacturers, and the partners that connect the global forest supply chain. Trimble’s Connected Forest™ solutions manage the full raw materials’ lifecycle of planning, planting, growing, harvesting, transporting, and processing. For more information, visit: forestry.trimble.com.

About Trimble

Trimble is an industrial technology company transforming the way the world works by delivering solutions that enable our customers to thrive. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics connect the digital and physical worlds to improve productivity, quality, safety, transparency and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble is transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB), visit: www.trimble.com.

CFHarvest provides up-to-date logging data for the Finnish forestry

CFHarvest delivers logging data to Finnish Forest Centre

Today we released a new version of our popular CFHarvest SaaS solution for smarter Forest Harvesting Management.

With this version release The Finnish Forest Centre (Metsäkeskus) will receive summary data of the logging operations collected by CFHarvest. The role of The Finnish Forest Centre is to collect and share information on Finnish forests.

Now they can ensure their forest resource data is quickly updated based on the actual logging operations. In addition, the service will enable forest companies to request updated forest resource data for their own forest systems.

Alberta Newsprint Company replaces paper load ticket books with CFX, a Trimble Connected Forest™ Product

Alberta Newsprint Company (ANC) is replacing its paper load ticket process with CFX, a Trimble Connected Forest product.

Alberta Newsprint faced two persistent challenges with its paper-based process:  collecting paper ticket books from its contractors was time-consuming, and reconciling the errors that inevitably resulted from manual entry added cost.  ANC’s deployment of a digital solution will help to streamline the process of collecting and reconciling load tickets.

Using CFX instead of paper load books results in greater accuracy of field-collected data, and provides visibility into supply chain transactions for both the contracting community and the forest product company. ANC has also been able to leverage CFX to expedite mandatory COVID-19 checks at their scale.

To learn more about Trimble’s Connected Forest solutions, email forestrysales@trimble.com or call Trimble Forestry sales at 888-443-4241 in North America. Trimble Forestry has sales offices around the world. To find a local contact number outside of North America, visit: forestry.trimble.com/contact-us.

About Alberta Newsprint Company

Alberta’s first and only paper mill, Alberta Newsprint Company (ANC), is a joint venture of The Stern Group (Whitecourt Newsprint Company Limited Partnership) and West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. With a strong commitment to excellence shared by every member of the team, ANC supplies companies worldwide with high quality, cost-effective and socially responsible newsprint.

About Trimble’s Forestry Division

Trimble’s Forestry Division offers SaaS and enterprise software to improve the productivity and sustainability of the world’s most recognized integrated forest product companies, forest managers, conservation organizations, government departments, finished product manufacturers, and the partners that connect the global forest supply chain. Trimble’s Connected Forest™ solutions manage the full raw materials’ lifecycle of planning, planting, growing, harvesting, transporting, and processing. For more information, visit: forestry.trimble.com.

About Trimble

Trimble is an industrial technology company transforming the way the world works by delivering solutions that enable our customers to thrive. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics connect the digital and physical worlds to improve productivity, quality, safety, transparency and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble is transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB), visit: www.trimble.com.

Mercer Celgar Pulp Ltd moving to a Trimble Connected Forest™ Digital Solution to replace Paper Load Ticket Books

Trimble announced today that Mercer Celgar’s pulp mill located in Castlegar, BC, Canada is moving to Trimble’s CFX solution in order to modernize the way its chip truck operators generate load tickets.  With a digital solution that works on mobile devices, Mercer Celgar Pulp LTD expects to gain greater confidence in data collected in the field and at the weigh scale.

CFX will replace paper ticket books.  This will eliminate time spent correcting ticket errors and provide near real-time visibility into load transactions.  Readily available access to load ticket data will speed decision-making and provide the ability for more analysis. The expectation is that this digital transformation will lead to greater efficiencies across the Mercer Celgar supply chain.

Mercer is committed to being leaders in the 21st-century bioeconomy by making full and efficient use of its valuable forest resources, supporting sustainability initiatives to enhance social, economic and environmental benefits for the communities in which it operates.

“We are pleased to join with Mercer Celgar in providing technology solutions that innovate the forestry sector, helping it to become more efficient and sustainable,” said Kevin Toohill, general manager of Trimble Forestry.

To learn more about Trimble Forestry’s Connected Forest solutions, email forestrysales@trimble.com or call Trimble Forestry sales at 888-443-4241 in North America. Trimble Forestry has sales offices around the world. To find a local contact number outside of North America, visit: forestry.trimble.com/contact-us.

About Mercer Celgar Pulp Ltd:

Mercer Celgar Pulp Ltd is located in Castlegar, BC, Canada and is part of the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills Industry. Mercer Celgar Pulp Ltd has 420 total employees across all of its locations and generates $27.29 million in sales (USD). There are 20 companies in the Mercer Celgar Pulp Ltd corporate family.

About Trimble’s Forestry Division

Trimble’s Forestry Division offers SaaS and enterprise software to improve the productivity and sustainability of the world’s most recognized integrated forest product companies, forest managers, conservation organizations, government departments, finished product manufacturers, and the partners that connect the global forest supply chain. Trimble’s Connected Forest™ solutions manage the full raw materials’ lifecycle of planning, planting, growing, harvesting, transporting, and processing. For more information, visit: forestry.trimble.com.

About Trimble

Trimble is an industrial technology company transforming the way the world works by delivering solutions that enable our customers to thrive. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics connect the digital and physical worlds to improve productivity, quality, safety, transparency and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble is transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB), visit: www.trimble.com.

 

Forico to use Trimble’s Log Inventory and Management System (LIMS)

Tasmania’s largest plantation forestry manager, Forico, will implement Trimble’s Log Inventory and Management System (LIMS) to help manage 174,349 hectares of forests.

LIMS is a software platform that provides management control over all phases of timberland, woodland, yard and mill operations. Forico will use LIMS to help speed contractor payments and load ticket reconciliation, increase timber security, and gain real-time visibility into supply chain interactions.

Forico’s recently released Natural Capital Report valued its forest ecosystem at $3.39 billion and the value of sequestered carbon at more than $8.6 billion. The report, a first of its kind in Australia, set a benchmark for business and industry in environmental stewardship and corporate sustainability reporting.

“Trimble and Forico share core values, including a recognition of the value of sustainability of our natural resources, and we are pleased to support Forica’s efforts to be good stewards of its forest operations,” said Dan Turkington, Business Development Manager, Trimble Forestry, based in New Zealand.

About Forico:

Forico is Tasmania’s largest private forestry management company. For more information, visit https://forico.com.au/about

About Trimble’s Forestry Division

Trimble’s Forestry Division offers SaaS and enterprise software to improve the productivity and sustainability of the world’s most recognized integrated forest product companies, forest managers, conservation organizations, government departments, finished product manufacturers, and the partners that connect the global forest supply chain. Trimble’s Connected Forest™ solutions manage the full raw materials lifecycle of planning, planting, growing, harvesting, transporting, and processing. For more information, visit: forestry.trimble.com.

About Trimble

Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity, and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety, and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware, and services are transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation, and logistics. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB), visit: www.trimble.com.

Klabin expands its Wedge use

Klabin is expanding its Wedge use for its new mill site in Ortigueira, Brazil.

The aim is to maintain the same practicality and speed in analyses as we have experienced in our other mills.
Elielson Batista, Process Engineer, Klabin 

Klabin has been using Wedge since 2018. Features such as modeling, linear regressions, multivariate correlations with dynamic compensation of process delays have been in active use. Also, the flexibility to incorporate multiple databases in a single system has been valued. 

Wedge has facilitated quick responses and speedier support for decision-making. It has been especially valuable for discovering disturbances and identifying opportunities to optimize our processes.
– Elielson Batista

The new Wedge deployment is part of the Puma II Project which is the biggest investment in Klabin’s history.  Its operation is an important milestone in Klabin’s expansion cycle, which reinforces its capacity for sustainable growth combined with technology.

CFLogistics: LogForce data was used in a study that led to legislation changes

We love to help our customers and the forest industry to make the most of data. One nice example of this is how data extracted from our CFLogistics: LogForce application was used in a study which led to legislation changes in Finland. 

In autumn 2020, the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) was investigating the need for changes to the so-called Forest Damage Act, as spruce bark beetles cause more and more damage due to global warming. With the help of data extracted from CFLogistics: LogForce, they were able to estimate how the timber flows and costs of transport would change if the time limit for the removal of barked coniferous wood were tightened in some parts of the country.

On the basis of the study, the Natural Resources Institute Finland made a number of recommendations that have led the Finnish government to submit a proposal to Parliament to amend the Forest Damage Act. Under the amendment, some of the areas in Zone B of the current Forest Damage Act will be transferred to Zone A, which will tighten the time limit for the transport of spruce timber harvested before June 1 from the roadside storages to wood terminals and log yards in the transferred areas. The changes are due to enter into force at the beginning of 2022.

Read more in Finnish (pdf, Luke) >>

Trimble Forestry at GeoForum Summit

Today we had the pleasure of hosting an interesting discussion at the GeoForum Summit about how to utilize geospatial data in operational management in forestry.

Our Perttu Aunola summed up the debate: Good technical capabilities and well-functioning networks enable us to develop the entire value chain in forestry, both the processes of the wood supply chain and the sustainability, safety and productivity of work in the forest.

Thank you for joining the discussion Koneyrittäjät, University of Eastern Finland and Metsäteho Oy.

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