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Elmia’s forestry fairs are very important to the development of new forestry technology and methods, according to Per Frankelius, a researcher in innovations at Linköping University. “At trade fairs, inventions become innovations,” he says.

14 June 2019 Read more

Private forest ownership is becoming more and more important to the Swedish forest industry and the trade balance. The reason is that the big forest companies and state-owned Sveaskog have felled a lot of older forest on their own lands in recent years. The situation is different for private forest owners, who have timber to supply. This year’s SkogsElmia proves that Elmia is providing the meeting place for a dialogue.

13 June 2019 Read more

Nordic forestry technology has been developed to a considerable extent by small companies, which then rapidly entered a global market.

“Elmia’s forestry fairs were and are the international display window,” says Hans-Åke Elofson, who during his pioneer years worked in key positions with influential machinery manufacturers.

12 June 2019 Read more

During SkogsElmia, Elmia Wood and Magazine Dagens Industri arranged an exclusive seminar on the topic bioenergy. It was filmed and is now available on Elmia Wood's YouTube channel.

11 June 2019 Read more

When the Nordic region’s biggest forestry fair, SkogsElmia, concluded its 2019 edition, it was with a positive mood among both exhibitors and visitors. 

The theme of this year’s fair was the forest ownership of the future. More than 300 exhibitors from 21 countries assembled and a total of 20, 438 visitors attended.

08 June 2019 Read more
The house that Vida built at SkogsElmia was bought at auction by a riding club.

Vida built part of a house at SkogsElmia to show forest owners what happens with their trees.

The house, with a floor, roof and three walls, was won at auction by a riding club based outside the west-coast city of Halmstad.

08 June 2019 Read more
The new Valtra High Tech 4 was exhibited for the first time at a fair during SkogsElmia.

Valtra presented a global premiere during SkogsElmia. It was a forest version of the new High Tech 4.

“The forestry equipment was mounted on it a few days before the fair,” explains Per Wretblad of Lantmännen Maskin, which represents Valtra in Sweden.

08 June 2019 Read more
Jon Rolfsson (at left) holds the new panel, which is mounted on the armrest in front of Algot Sandahl.

Lantmännen Maskin has developed its own “fine-tuning kit” for Valtra tractors with Smart Touch.

“It’s a new panel that creates the space for a joystick and the display for a forest crane,” explains Jon Rolfsson, who is responsible for the company’s forestry division

08 June 2019 Read more
Contractor Christer Wiström (at left) and Stefan Asp with the new combi machine, the Vimek 404 DUO.

“Without this machine, a number of forest owners wouldn’t let us onto their property, especially when the ground is wet.”

So says Christer Wiström, a forest contractor in the town of Katrineholm.

08 June 2019 Read more
“The dog finds the bark beetles faster and with more precision,” says Anette Johansson.

Anette Johansson and her dogs have a busy schedule. Together they hunt down trees that are infested with bark beetles.

“The dogs can smell them from several hundred metres away,” she says.

08 June 2019 Read more
Lars-Johan Johansson (at left) and Michael Thorn on the road they built in 2017, which “floats” on top of the ground.

At Elmia Wood 2017, Nordenväg built a new type of forest road. That short strip is still in place, and the company returned to SkogsElmia 2019 to prove that its road design is longlasting.

“There’s a lot of interest,” says Michael Thorn, who designed the road.

08 June 2019 Read more
Bengt-Olov Byström celebrates 30 years as an exhibitor at Elmia’s forestry fairs. The company’s first product, a chainsaw-driven sawmill, made its breakthrough at Elmia in 1989.

This year Logosol marked its 30th anniversary at SkogsElmia.

“We had our first big breakthrough at Elmia’s forestry fair in 1989,” says the company’s founder, Bengt-Olov Byström.

08 June 2019 Read more
Bergs Timber is growing fast. From left: Sofie Madenäng, Gustav Grybäck and Anders Johansson.

Sweden’s largest forest owner, state-owned Sveaskog, is a major supplier of timber, pulpwood and chips to Swedish industry. It and Sweden’s other large forest companies need to purchase more timber from private forest owners. But that won’t happen without opposition.

“We extract more sawable timber from the forest and can pay better,” says Gustav Grybäck, a buyer with Bergs Timber.

08 June 2019 Read more
Magnus Wallin in front of the forwarder equipped to deal with bark beetle trees.

Malwa came to SkogsElmia to talk about bark beetles. But forest owners were more interested in preventing storm damage.

08 June 2019 Read more
 “Every dot on the aerial photo is a treetop,” says Bjarne Olofsson of Swescan.

Every tree on the SkogsElmia site and in the surrounding woods has been documented with orthophotos taken by drones.

“We have the precise positions and heights of more than 90,000 trees,” says Bjarne Olofsson of the company Swescan, which did the photography and analysis.


08 June 2019 Read more
Dan Nilsson received the Golden Logger award for his management philosophy based on wisdom and common sense.

Multiple use is the key to success for Långåkra Maskinstation, which won the Golden Logger award at SkogsElmia.

“The success is due to our fantastic employees,” says company founder Dan Johansson.

07 June 2019 Read more
Anders Mörk of Skogforsk presented the first Silviculture Award to Ivo Krsek and Alfa Skogsservice.

A unanimous jury selected Alfa Skogsservice as the first recipient of the newly founded forest management prize, the Silviculture Award.

But the winner scarcely had the time to attend the presentation ceremony at SkogsElmia.

07 June 2019 Read more
“If the world is serious about the climate challenge, there will be more bioenergy,” said  Douglas L. Faulkner, the keynote speaker at a bioenergy seminar at SkogsElmia.     The panel from left: Pontus Herin, Douglas L. Faulkner, Johanna Mossberg, Helena Johansson, Alan Sherrard, Daniel Badman and Henric Demegård.

“If the world is serious in working to solve the climate challenges, there will be more bioenergy.”

That was how Douglas L. Faulkner summed up the seminar on bioenergy at the SkogsElmia trade fair, organised by Elmia and the Swedish business daily Dagens Industri.

07 June 2019 Read more
Kranman’s new harvester has its world premiere at SkogsElmia.

What’s the cost of a used harvester that’s been run hard for 14,000 hours? That was the benchmark used when Kranman developed a harvester aimed at DIY forest owners. The result was presented at SkogsElmia.

07 June 2019 Read more
“Smaller machines leave more trees behind from the thinnings, which gives more storm-resistant stands,” is Pontus Walldén’s explanation of the strong demand for the Terri 34C harvester.

As the machines for large-scale forestry become ever larger, a gap in the market has been created for smaller professional machines. That’s now being filled by other machinery manufacturers.

07 June 2019 Read more
The Beast – American manufacturing with a Swedish power source.

American construction, raw power from Sweden and a Finnish crane. That’s the recipe for The Beast, a super-size chipper exhibited at SkogsElmia. The manufacturer is Bandit Industries in Michigan, USA.


07 June 2019 Read more
Anders Johansson with the latest harvester head from SP Maskin, the company that developed the world’s first single-grip head almost 40 years ago.

In 1981 SP Maskin presented the world’s first single-grip harvester head at Elmia’s forestry fair. At SkogsElmia 2019 the company showed off its latest creation, the SP 661 LF, designed for final felling.

07 June 2019 Read more

A positive and enjoyable mood concluded the first day of SkogsElmia, with 7,354 visitors choosing to celebrate Sweden’s National Day at the forestry fair.

06 June 2019 Read more
Douglas L. Faulkner visited the nearby combined heat and power station at Torsvik and met with officials from Jönköping Municipality.  kommun. kommun.he visited the nearby combined heat and power station at Torsvik and met with officials from Jönköping Municipality.

Douglas L Faulkner has worked for decades to promote the use of bioenergy in the USA. He is now visiting SkogsElmia to gather knowledge and inspiration to bring back home. He says there’s a lot to take back with him.

“Bioenergy is not highly regarded at the moment,” he says.

06 June 2019 Read more
Lindus Bergman with the control and measuring system developed by Hypro.

Forest owners who manage and sometimes also harvest their own forests are making ever-higher demands and expect contractors not to disrupt their woodlands more than absolutely necessary.

“Demand is growing for professional small-scale technology,” says Linus Bergman of the machinery manufacturer Hypro.

06 June 2019 Read more

The jury has announced the winners of this year’s gold and silver medals for the SkogsElmia Innovation Award. 

For the gold medal, the product must be new and its technology must basically be new. To win silver, the product must stand out and be among the best in the jury’s assessment. The criteria are innovation value, environmental effect, work environment, the final product’s quality and economics or productivity.

The awards were presented at SkogsElmia on 6 June. 

06 June 2019 Read more

Thursday 6 June marks the start of the Nordic region’s biggest forestry fair. The theme is tomorrow’s forest ownership. More than 300 exhibitors from 21 countries are on the spot. There will be sweaty competitions, prestigious award presentations and new products and services from many exhibitors.

05 June 2019 Read more

Small-scale wood processing is transitioning from being a trend for self-operating forest owners to being a more professional activity. That’s why Bamsesågen is launching a professional band sawmill at SkogsElmia.

29 May 2019 Read more

Tomorrow’s timber measurers will be at SkogsElmia.

“We’ll be demonstrating telemetry and telling people about the new classification rules for pulpwood,” says Simeon Adler of Biometria.

28 May 2019 Read more

Crane tip control for cranes on agricultural tractors. That’s the big innovation from Finland’s Kronos at SkogsElmia. Until now the function has only existed on large forest machines.

27 May 2019 Read more

KATAM Forest has a series of tools for collecting forest data using a smartphone. Simply using the phone on location in the forest can reveal hidden valuable features.

“Today the trend is the reverse, with measurements being taken by aircraft and satellites,” says Anton Holmström, international coordinator for KATAM.

24 May 2019 Read more

The dry summer of 2018 led to major damage by the European spruce bark beetle in Sweden. This year risks a repeat. That’s why Malwa is exhibiting a harvester equipped to handle bark beetle trees with large stems at SkogsElmia on 6–8 June.

23 May 2019 Read more

What could well be a paradigm shift in the forest industry is being presented at this year’s SkogsElmia.  Tracy of Sweden is launching a global innovation – the digitalisation of the entire forest raw material chain based on identifying each individual log.

22 May 2019 Read more

In recent years Husqvarna has improved the efficiency of its chainsaws by almost 25 percent. The latest advance is being presented at SkogsElmia on 6–8 June: two newly developed 50cc models. “Only a couple of parts and the names are holdovers from previous models,” says Lasse Strandell of Husqvarna.

21 May 2019 Read more

Work on Elmia Wood 2021 is already in full swing. Elmia has recently made new recruitments and boosted its wood team, which is now focusing on putting together SkogsElmia 2019 and Elmia Wood 2021. Meanwhile, Elmia Wood is marking its evolution with a brand new visual profile

21 March 2019 Read more

Elmia Wood May 18-21, 2021 will be hosted in the timberlands of Småland, 30 km south of Jönköping, Sweden. Site Bratteborg has everything you can wish for when conducting a forestry fair where the latest technologies as well as live demonstrations and testing are being manifested. In short, the potential for continuous development of Elmia Wood is great.

14 March 2019 Read more

The new-generation forest owners are increasingly managing their own forests. At least as important as the yield is to manage the forests in a long-term and environmentally sound way. This approach will be in focus at SkogsElmia, which will be held next summer on 6–8 June 2019 in the forest south of Jönköping.

07 June 2018 Read more
Drone Zone

The world’s largest forestry fair was bigger than ever this year both in terms of area and number of exhibitors. Many visitors were drawn to Elmia Wood to see new forestry products and services and to learn about new high-tech solutions and expertise in the forest south of Jönköping, Sweden.

10 June 2017 Read more

Haglöf Sweden develops and manufactures professional measuring systems for field use. In good time for Elmia Wood the company is now presenting its latest new product, the VL5 Vertex Laser: a complete field measuring device that combines measuring with ultrasound and laser.

10 June 2017 Read more
Customers who ordered the new Rottne H8D unseen were positively surprised when they got to see it up close at Elmia Wood.

Rottne had sold some ten harvesters of the new model H8D without anyone being allowed to see it. Everyone had to wait for the world premiere at Elmia Wood. The reaction? Even better than expected!

09 June 2017 Read more

For the first time Alstor’s small, nimble forwarder comes equipped with hydrostatic transmission and lockable differentials front and back. This engine upgrade should produce a smooth and powerful drive even at low revs. The model is the 840 Pro and it made its debut at Elmia Wood.


10 June 2017 Read more

Cranes from the Austrian company Palfinger Epsilon are a common sight on logging trucks. But at Elmia Wood the company extended its reach into the forest in the form of a prototype specially developed for forwarders. 

09 June 2017 Read more

When the final of the Forwarder World Cup was decided at Elmia Wood on Friday, the battle was between Daniel Bergmann of Germany and Poland’s Kamil Kaczynski. A faultless final race enabled Bergmann to bring home the gold before an enthusiastic group of supporters.


10 June 2017 Read more

Champs of Logging’s competitions and shows have become something of a tradition at Elmia Wood. The competition stages are designed to inspire the audience to use chainsaws safely.


10 June 2017 Read more
Now that the eight-wheeled Ecolog 688E harvester has made its world debut at Elmia Wood the E series is complete.

At Elmia Wood Ecolog presented the new harvester that completes the new E series. It is the eight-wheel drive Ecolog 688E. The machine weighs 23 tonnes and is slightly smaller than the company’s biggest harvester, the 590.

09 June 2017 Read more
Enda Keane, CEO of Treemetrics, shows the electronic device that will build an internet of trees.

An internet designed for trees has been presented to the world at Elmia Wood. The multifaceted development project is led by the Irish company Treemetrics in collaboration with the European Space Agency, IBM and others.

09 June 2017 Read more
Terri’s first wheeled forwarder made its debut at Elmia Wood.

Since Terri launched its first tracked tractor unit in 1972, tracks have been a defining hallmark of the company’s machines. At Elmia Wood the Terri 34c with wheels made its debut.

09 June 2017 Read more

Hultdins served up a world first at Elmia Wood whose value was at first recognised by only a select group of people. It is a newly developed saw unit for harvesting heads.

“Easier care and maintenance, more reliable operation and the ability to use two types of chain,” sums up the head of its design team, Stefan Bergqvist.

09 June 2017 Read more
A totally new chassis for excavators, developed by Nisula. The track frame tilts so it can climb over obstacles and make its way into the forest.

The biggest improvement to excavator chassis in many years.

Kalle Mattsson, sales manager and co-owner of the Finnish machinery manufacturer Nisula doesn’t hesitate in his presentation of the company’s world first at Elmia Wood. The chassis is mounted on an excavator from Volvo and turns it into an all-terrain vehicle.

09 June 2017 Read more


The whole fair takes place in the forest. Close to the E4 highway at Bratteborgs Gård in Vaggeryd Municipality, around 30 km south of Jönköping.