SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that Ireland's state-owned forest company, Coillte, will implement Trimble's Forestry Logistics solution to provide central dispatch management services for its timber deliveries across Ireland.
Coillte has begun a comprehensive redesign of its business-operating model. A key result of the redesign process was the decision to implement central dispatch systems and services. Trimble was selected for its field-proven forestry logistics and log truck dispatching, and in particular, Trimble's experience in supporting the transition to a more optimal timber delivery process, part of Trimble's Connected Forest strategy. "Trimble Forestry has been designing and implementing central dispatch, log supply solutions and services with a proven, track record and was able to demonstrate the solution's innovative capabilities to meet the requirements of Coillte," said Matt Ludbrook, manager of Trimble's Forestry Logistics.
"The selection of Trimble, following a comprehensive evaluation of potential providers, was based on its extensive domain knowledge and proven service performance to an extensive list of long-term customers. The move to central dispatch is a major change in Coillte's operating model and Trimble was able to demonstrate that it was up to the challenge to meet their requirements," said Liam MacLaughlin, Coillte's Head of Procurement.
The selection of the Trimble's Forestry Logistics solution follows the implementation of Trimble's enterprise forest management solution at Coillte. Both components are core pieces of Trimble's Connected Forest that will enhance operational visibility to support optimization of Coillte's management and wood supply activities.
Trimble's enterprise forest management solution provides a robust platform for managing asset inventory as well as creating and evaluating strategic and operational plans for short and long-term planning windows. It allows decision makers to identify which actions need to happen and where they need to happen. The solution also allows managers to schedule activities, plan and manage budgets and allocate resources. Maps and related spatial data are integrated with plans, providing a thorough perspective on land-based activities and costs.
Trimble's Connected Forest enables better decision-making at every step of the forest to mill process, from land acquisition through product delivery, by combining industry-specialized software and state-of-the-art hardware into solutions for land, forest and fibre management. As part of the Connected Forest, Trimble's enterprise forest management solution can help organizations analyze options and priorities, optimally allocate resources, track progress and roll the information up to a management level.
Coillte is Ireland's state-owned forest company based in Newtown Mount Kennedy, Ireland, and a commercial company operating in forestry, land-based businesses, renewable energy and panel products. The company employs approximately 1,000 people and was established in 1988. Coillte owns over 445,000 hectares of land, about 7 percent of the land cover of Ireland. The company harvests approximately 2.5 million cubic meters of timber annually and is the major supplier of raw material to the Irish wood products industry.
About Trimble's Forestry Division
Trimble's Forestry Division offers land, forest and fibre, and logistics management solutions. These solutions improve the productivity and operations for some of the world's largest integrated forest product companies, forest land owners, international food processing companies and conservation organizations as well as small and medium-sized businesses and state and federal departments involved in soil, water and biodiversity protection.
For more information, visit: www.trimble.com/forestry.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
For more information visit: www.trimble.com.