The Pfleiderer Group focuses on the production of wood materials, especially fiber boards for furniture and interior finishing. In 2013, it employed around 3,500 people at eight locations in Germany and Poland and is the market leader in the market segment of the flat-plate press, better known as chipboard.
Wärtsilä, the global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets, is now a Wedge Customer. The Savcor´s process diagnostic tool is helping Wärtsilä Services business, the largest business unit of Wärtsilä total 4.8 B euro´s business.
Wärtsilä aims to be their customers’ preferred partner in asset lifecycle optimisation through guaranteed asset performance, optimisation operations and optimised maintenance.
Operation optimisation requires data connectivity and analyses of the installed equipment to ensure performance. Savcor Wedge is a perfect match to this offering to Wärtsilä.
SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 3, 2017—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced that it has acquired the forestry business of Savcor Oy, a global supplier of forestry solutions for performance optimization and enterprise management. Trimble has also acquired Silvadata, a provider of cloud-based data, collaboration and workflow automation services to small- and medium-sized forestry companies. The acquisitions expand Trimble’s global reach and 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. With the addition of Savcor and Silvadata to the Connected Forest portfolio, Trimble now offers the most comprehensive supply chain solutions available to the forest industry today.
“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,” said Ken Moen, general manager of Trimble’s Forestry Division. “Our fundamental focus is to provide integrated solutions that drive agility, improve efficiency and provide better visibility at each stage of the forest lifecycle.”
Versowood´s Glulam factory in Hartola is now incorporated as part of Versowood’s own ERP System which eases synchronization of sales, production and deliveries in the future. Savcor Oy is Versowood’s ERP System provider.
Versowood Oy acquired Metsä Wood’s Glulam factory in Hartola from Metsäliitto Osuuskunta and also 50 percent of Hartolan Kuningaslampö power plant in the end of 2016.
The acquisition increases Versowood’s Glulam production from 65.000 m³ to over 80.000 m³ on an annual basis and the turnover will be almost 40 Million euros per year with 110 employees in total. Versowood’s other Glulam factories are based in Heinola and Vierumäki.