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 crite...
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.
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 fore...
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 influent...
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, 4...
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.
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.
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
“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.
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