SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 6, 2016—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that Tieto Corporation, the largest IT services company in the Nordics, will distribute Trimble’s LogForce™ forestry transportation planning software and WoodForce™ planning control system software for harvesting operations in the Nordic forestry regions.
Tieto is investing in forest and paper industry-specific solutions and is now offering its technology, solutions, partner-developed industry applications and cloud services to the wood and fiber supply ecosystem. In November 2015, Tieto acquired Imano AB, the leading consulting company in wood and fibre sourcing in Sweden. Collaborating with Trimble will further strengthen Tieto’s ability to serve the Swedish and Norwegian forest industries with innovative technologies.
Trimble’s LogForce is a mobile 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 supply chain. WoodForce is a SaaS solution that enables planning and operations control for harvesting and forestry services. The software is a key component of Trimble’s Connected Forest solutions, which manage the full raw materials lifecycle of planning, planting, growing, harvesting and transport.
“Tieto is a great match for our company,” said Ken Moen, general manager for Trimble’s Forestry Division. “Tieto has built a solid IT services reputation in the Nordic forestry market. Together, we will offer our already successful and widely implemented solutions in Finland to customers in Sweden and Norway to enable customers to improve operational efficiency with the Trimble Connected Forest solution.”
“We are very excited to be working with Trimble,” said Jaakko Kuusisaari, head of Information Driven Supply Chain for Forest Industry at Tieto. “Our ability to sell Trimble’s LogForce and WoodForce in the Nordic region to both new and existing customers allows us to provide solutions across a broader spectrum of forestry processes.”
Tieto is the largest IT services company in the Nordics providing full lifecycle IT services. The company provides global product development services for companies in the communications and embedded technologies arena. Through industry insight, technology vision and innovative thinking, Tieto proactively strives to inspire and engage its customers in finding new ways of accelerating their business. Building on a strong Nordic heritage, Tieto combines global capabilities with local presence. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Tieto has over 13,000 experts in more than 20 countries. Turnover is approximately ?1.5 billion. Tieto’s shares are listed on NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm.
For more information, visit: www.tieto.com.
About Trimble’s Forestry Division
Trimble’s Forestry Division offers land, forest and fibre management solutions that improve the productivity and operations for some of the world’s most recognized integrated forest product companies, forest land owners, timberland investment, conservation, state and federal departments as well as international food processing companies involved in environmental, social and economic land management. The Connected Forest solutions manage the full raw materials lifecycle of planning, planting, growing, harvesting and transport.
For more information, visit: www.trimble.com/forestry.
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 a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics.