Trimble announced acquisition of the forestry business of Savcor Oy, a global supplier of forestry solutions for performance optimization and enterprise management. According to the announcement, the acquisitions is expected to expand Trimble’s global reach and to complement Trimble’s Connected Forest solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Trimble’s Connected Forest solutions manage the full raw materials lifecycle of planning, planting, growing, harvesting, transporting and processing. The solutions improve decision making at every step—from forest to mill and from land acquisition to product delivery—by combining industry-specialized software and state-of-the-art hardware into solutions for land, forest and fiber management.
Ken Moen, general manager of Trimble’s Forestry Division, commented:
“The Savcor and Silvadata acquisitions build upon our strategy to provide global customers with a complete end-to-end ecosystem for forest management, traceability and timber processing. Our fundamental focus is to provide integrated solutions that drive agility, improve efficiency and provide better visibility at each stage of the forest lifecycle.”
The company also acquired Silvadata, a provider of cloud-based data, collaboration and workflow automation services to small- and medium-sized forestry companies.
Earlier Kabel Premium Pulp and Paper installed Savcor Zenith CE software to optimize its roundwood purchasing software and to ensure the raw material supply of the factory in Germany .