Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that Fordaq SA, a leading online marketplace for wood professionals based in Brussels Belgium, will distribute Trimble’s LogForce™ forestry transportation planning software and WoodForce™ planning control system software for harvesting operations in designated European regions. LogForce and WoodForce are key components of Trimble’s Connected Forest portfolio. Trimble's Connected Forest delivers leading integrated solutions and services for collecting, communicating and analyzing real-time information across and throughout the forest ecosystem.
“Fordaq’s recognized online network of timber merchants aligns well with our distribution strategies.” said Ken Moen, general manager for Trimble’s Forestry Division. “We believe that collaborating with Fordaq will provide a unique opportunity to leverage an established network to expand Trimble Forestry’s technology into the European market.”
“Fordaq believes in the convergence of online marketplaces with collaborative supply chain software,” said Benoit Nieuwenhuys, managing director of Fordaq “This convergence will enable us to increase the value we provide to our clients. Aligning with Trimble fits well with our strategy to expand our offering of supply chain solutions to the forest industry by partnering with recognized technology leaders.”
Fordaq SA owns a leading online B2B marketplace for wood products - www.fordaq.com. It connects buyers with suppliers from over 176 countries in 13 languages. More than 180.000 companies worldwide use Fordaq’s services to trade wood products, view daily news and access market information specific to the forest and wood industry. Fordaq also offers key collaborative software solutions to the forest and wood industry. For more information, visit: www.fordaq.com.
About Trimble's Forestry Division
Trimble's Forestry Division offers land, forest and fiber management solutions that improve the productivity and operations for some of the world's most recognized integrated forest product companies, forest land owners, timberland investment, conservation, state and federal departments as well as international food processing companies involved in environmental, social and economic land management. The Connected Forest solutions manage the full raw materials lifecycle of planning, planting, growing, harvesting, transporting and processing. For more information, visit: www.trimble.com/forestry.
Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB), visit: www.trimble.com.
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