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The history of Savcor

The history of Savcor began in Finland 1981 when two young and passionate metallurgists Hannu Savisalo and Martti Pulliainen founded the company.

In the early 1980’s Finnish pulp and paper industry was still taking its first steps and suffering from chronic and costly corrosion problems. As an answer to this problem, Savcor developed its first cathodic corrosion prevention system. The system was first installed to starch tanks and its effectiveness proved to be revolutionary.

Savcor’s corrosion prevention systems were followed by the development of information technology-based solutions. The development of IT solutions for forestry and solid wood industries extended the company’s customer base into forest harvesting organizations, sawmills and logistic operators. Soon the company became an international operator.

Ownership arrangement executed in June 2015. Savcor Oy withdraws from Savcor Group and continues its operation as an independent company. At the same time ownership base was extended by a finnish investor Saimaa Capital Oy.

March 3rd  2017 American stock exchange company Trimble announced that it has completed the acquisition of Savcor Oy.

Savcor Oy is now part of Trimble’s Forestry Division that offers land, forest and fibre management solutions. Systems 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.