South Savo area keeping pace with development

South Savo area in Finland is showing that they are serious about keeping up with the forestry tech development. Forest companies like Metsä Group and UPM have been long using ASTA systems
by Risutec for soil preparation quality control and increasing operators productivity. Last year, the Forest Management Association in south Savo introduced ASTA systems on their own sites, and now the first ASTAs are being used for teaching purposes as well. The Forest school in Mikkeli starts to teach students to use modern tools like ASTA while doing mounding to prepare the students for real-life requirements and with skills to use and implement such technology.
Adding technology to excavators helps in increasing the interest in young people to consider careers more in re-reforesting field rather than in only cutting the forest.
New Holland as the victim
Operators view after installation

Congratulations to Luke in Suonenjoki!

Congratulations to Luke’s (Natural Resources Institute Finland) office in Suonenjoki where forests have been researched for 50 years. At Tuesday’s celebration there were several great speeches about research orientations nowadays and in the future. Researcher Karri Uotila talked about Risutec ASTA documentation system regarding forest machines producing more accurate data. After the speeches a tour of the research facility was given and samples presenting different diseases in trees were shown.


Thank you for inviting us and congratulations once more. Keep up the good work!