Invitation to Digital Platforms -seminar on 4 February 2020

4 February 2020, 13-16 @ Break Sokos Hotel Vuokatti As FOBIA is coming to end, we kindly ask you to join the concluding seminar of Digital Platforms, one of FOBIA’s work packages, coordinated by TTS, Finland. WP Digital Platforms aimed to anticipate digitalisation and develop digital applications for knowledge transfer, networking and trading of services. Our keynote speaker, Päivi Rasi is an associated professor in adult education at the University …

Result seminar and e-learning seminar in Vuokatti on February 2020 – save the dates!

FOBIA project organises two seminars within the final meeting of the project on 4-5 February 2020 in Vuokatti, Finland. Registration to these events will open later in December 2019, link will be added here and to the frontpage. On Tuesday 4th Feb TTS hosts concluding seminar on digital platforms. See the programme below. More information from Arto Kettunen and Henna Hurttala (firstname.lastname@tts.fi). Concluding seminar on digital platforms, hosted by TTS …

New report highlights differences and similarities between forestry service contractors in four countries

A recently published report, a product of the FOBIA project’s work on business models, presents a comprehensive mapping of the current state of forestry service contractors in Finland, Scotland, Ireland and Sweden. Including descriptions of services offered by the contractors, types of machines and staffing resources, types of customers, and development needs for the future. In addition, the report also covers the contractor financial sustainability. Researchers and industry professionals from …

Educating and enjoyable weekend at Ponsse

The first Finnish pilot group of Fobia BOOST Site was launched in a training camp held at Ponsse locations on 11th and 12th October. We met there the Ponsse Ladies – a group of 12 active and skilful members of family enterprises in harvesting business – hosted by Mrs Tiina Nissinen from Ponsse. We started our day one with a through training package on the new Ponsse Manager application. Ponsse …

“It’s about skills, not about gender”

“In the forest industry, having a job or a successful career is not about gender. Instead, skills, attitudes and independence can take you far – no matter if you are a man or a woman”, says Eila Lautanen, development manager at Työtehoseura (TTS). Eila Lautanen’s views are backed up by hard facts and her more than 40 years of educational and work experience in the forest industry. She has completed …

Practical experience is no match for machine data

Continuously developing machine data analysis software also benefits small entrepreneurs. Finnish forest machine entrepreneurs are at the forefront of development in terms of the utilisation of machine data, says Seppo Kontteli from Komatsu Forest Oy. “In other parts of the world, machines are still mostly considered to be tools. Finland and Sweden have proceeded clearly further in the systematic utilisation of machine data. The rest of the world will start …

Do you want to be in top shape with your machine operating? Skogsentreprenörerna are launching a unique method course

– During the fall, we tested it in sharp condition, says company developer Ebbe Lindberg, who is responsible for the course. The desire for a method course of its own has been good for a while, and in recent times demand has increased significantly. A lot of things are about hand-polishing the shape – finding small and good things that together make the driver-machine cooperation even sharper. The demand for …

Mobile self-monitoring for mechanized harvesting to help forestry entrepreneurs

Press release, published on 19 September 2019 An application was developed for Luke’s FOBIA project which focuses on enhancing forestry entrepreneurs’ business competitiveness. The newly developed tool allows the user to apply self-monitoring while harvesting timber. The application is suitable for self-monitoring the quality of various thinning and energy wood harvesting activities. It allows the harvester operator to take the measurements needed while sitting in the cab. Smart phone’s GPS …

Greetings from SkogsElmia and SkogsNolia – digital education aroused interest

Skogselmia – largest in Nordic It is not for nothing that the swedish exhibition Skogselmia calls itself the largest forest fair in the Nordic countries. With over 300 exhibitors and just over 20,000 visitors, it is a great arena for Swedish forestry. Since the country’s forest machine manufacturers and general agents have taken a joint decision not to exhibit, the fair draws increasingly on smaller machines, forest care and technology …

Quality and reputation are strengths of forest machine entrepreneurs – subcontractors hard-pressed

The size and profitability of a company often go hand in hand. Many smaller forest machine companies are facing difficulties, although some are also highly successful. Return on investment is usually no higher than satisfactory even among larger companies, while it is adequate or even poor in smaller companies. These are but a few facts indicated in the study of the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), in which forest machine …