The measuring station at Värö will be the first at Södra to introduce new technology for measuring timber stack volumes on trucks. The new method is based on automated volume measurement using laser technology, developed by Swedish company, Mabema AB.…
Shareholders representing 98% of the owners in Bergvik Skog AB, a Swedish forest holding company, have agreed to initiate discussions, based on a non-binding letter of intent, aiming at structural changes in Bergvik Skog Group. These shareholders are Stora Enso,…
BillerudKorsnäs has signed a letter of intent to acquire Bergvik Skog Öst AB, owned by Bergvik Skog AB. Bergvik Skog Öst AB comprises approximately 350,000 hectares of forest land in Sweden. The transaction will secure parts of BillerudKorsnäs’ wood supply,…
Friday, 24 November 2017 08:58

Södra invests in more forestry drones

Södra is now investing in more forestry drones. This digital technology speeds up the work of field staff at the same time as it makes it more comprehensive and safer. “We have identified numerous applications where drones can enhance the…
Essity, a leading hygiene and health company, has been recognized as a global leader for its action on water and forests and received the highest score from CDP, an international not-for-profit charity that promotes a more sustainable economy. From thousands…
Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. and the leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, has just announced that France’s Société Forestière has chosen SPOT Gen3 to protect forest management workers. In an…
Production cost margins for sawmills in Brazil, Russia, and Finland have fallen during the first half of 2017, while they increased to their second highest level in 13 years in the US South in the 2Q/17, according to the Wood…
The Forest-based Sector Technology Platform (FTP) seeks to align public funding for research and innovation with proper technological developments to reduce GHG emissions and improve forest management and land use With its unique innovation portfolio and many technological solutions, the…
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 13:59

Swedish wood increasingly global

Global demand for Swedish wood is constantly rising. In the first half of 2017, Södra delivered sawn timber to 38 counties, representing more than a 100-percent increase in geographic markets since 2005. More and more global markets are acknowledging Swedish…
A large area of Brazilian rainforest located within one of AkzoNobel's sites is being planted with around 12,000 seedlings of species native to the region as part of an ongoing project to safeguard the fragile ecosystem. The seedlings will replace…
Forestry Commission Improves Forest Ranger Safety with Approx. 550 Globalstar SPOT Gen3 Satellite Messengers Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. (NYSE MKT: GSAT) and the leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies and…
Södra is launching a gaming app for children – Grow Forest – in conjunction with Elmia Wood. In the game, the child follows the main character Banja, whose mission is to create a living and sustainable society using the forest’s…
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