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Transforming Forestry: Green Resources and the Impact of Timbeter Technology

April 15, 2024
Transforming Forestry: Green Resources and the Impact of Timbeter Technology

Green Resources, East Africa’s largest forest development and wood processing company, has made significant strides in sustainable forestry since its inception in 1995. With operations across Mozambique, Tanzania, and Uganda, and managing approximately 38,000 hectares of plantation forest, the company has embraced technology to enhance efficiency and sustainability. 

A transformative step in Green Resources’ journey has been the adoption of Timbeter, a technology that revolutionizes timber measurement and management. Hampus Hamilton, the General Manager of Forestry, shared insights into how Timbeter has optimized operations, emphasizing its simplicity, requiring just a smartphone, and appealing to various skill levels within the company.

Timbeter’s Impact: Efficiency and Sustainability

Timbeter has streamlined Green Resources’ operations, offering real-time, accurate timber measurements. This advancement has improved transparency, enabling better communication with customers and immediate feedback to harvesting teams, which in turn, optimizes logistics and resource management. Moreover, it supports the company’s commitment to sustainable forest management by enhancing safety standards and reducing the need for manual log handling.

Operational Efficiency and Cost Savings

The implementation of Timbeter has led to significant operational efficiencies, notably in cost savings and process optimization. Real-time reporting with Timbeter replaces traditional log scaling at factories, reducing delays and associated costs. This not only speeds up operations but also provides customers with immediate insight into their shipments, enhancing service quality.

Improved Logistics and Safety

Timbeter has refined logistics, eliminating loading delays and optimizing truck capacities. This efficiency is achieved through quick, accurate measurements and immediate data availability. Safety has also seen substantial improvements, as Timbeter eliminates the need for physical log handling, thereby reducing health and safety risks for employees.

Advancing Digital Transformation

Timbeter is at the heart of Green Resources’ digital transformation, moving towards a paperless system where production reports are updated in real-time. This shift not only streamlines operations but also aligns with global sustainability goals by minimizing environmental impact.

Looking Ahead

The integration of Timbeter into Green Resources’ operations exemplifies how digital technologies can enhance the sustainability and efficiency of traditional industries. As the company continues to grow, its focus on innovative solutions like Timbeter will undoubtedly keep it at the forefront of sustainable forestry practices.

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