Tieto partners with Trimble to extend portfolio of intelligent wood and fibre solutions

Tieto is partnering with Trimble to distribute Trimble’s LogForce™ forestry transportation planning software and WoodForce™ planning and control system software for harvesting operations in Sweden and Norway.

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.”

For more information please contact
Jaakko Kuusisaari, Head of Information Driven Supply Chain for Forest Industry, Tieto tel: +358 40 501 5197, jaakko.kuusisaari[at]tieto.com

Christer Lindqvist, Head of Forest Sweden and Norway, Tieto, tel. + 46 70 2555 523, christer.lindqvist[at]tieto.com

Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. We aim to be customers’ first choice for business renewal by combining our software and services capabilities with a strong drive for co-innovation and ecosystems. 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.

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 a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB), visit:  www.trimble.com.

About Us

Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. We aim to be customers’ first choice for business renewal by combining our software and services capabilities with a strong drive for co-innovation and ecosystems. Headquartered in Finland, Tieto has over 13 000 experts in close to 20 countries. Tieto’s turnover is approximately EUR 1.5 billion and shares listed on NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm. www.tieto.com

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