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KingPin Sustainable Project of the Year!

Stockholm/Gothenburg

KingPin project and Sveaskog won in the category “Sustainable Project of the Year” at the CIO Awards 2022. ForestX has developed KingPin together with Sveaskog.

– This is proof that cooperation based on knowledge and trust pays off, says Christer Lindqvist, Marketing Manager at ForestX.

 

The AI tool KingPin was launched last summer. It trims the timber flow and simplifies the work of planning harvesting through so-called apterig control. The tool was developed in collaboration between Sveaskog, ForestX and Tenfifty. Sveaskog is Sweden’s largest forest owner and is owned by the Swedish government. Sveaskog owns and manages 14% of the country’s forests.

 

– We have been working with ForestX for several years, and they have a good track record of helping us pick up a project idea and implement it from start to finish, with a good network in the industry and a high level of project management expertise. Tenfifty has no previous experience in forestry, but they understood our needs and our reality very quickly, says Patrik Karlsson, Sveaskog’s Chief Digital Officer (CDO) in a press release.

 

KingPin uses AI to create a wide range of options to reach the customer’s needs. The end result will be the options that best leverage the ability to deliver climate-smart products. The AI model continues to learn and provide better suggestions the more it is used.

 

At the CIO Awards 2022, KingPin was the winner in the “Sustainable Project of the Year” category. The opportunities for developing digital support in the forest industries’ sustainability work are great, says Christer Lindqvist:

– We are just at the beginning of developing new and innovative solutions for the Swedish forestry that move the industry into a more climate-smart future.

– New ways of working and digital solutions go hand in hand to make projects like KingPin a success.

 

This was the jury’s motivation:

 “This year’s sustainable projects show that it is not always the biggest efforts that bring the greatest benefits. A small project for modernisation and increased sustainability, where artisanal, traditional knowledge is transferred to a future-proof artificial intelligence. An investment that is paying off handsomely, both for its own operations and for the climate of the world around it. Today and for future generations.”

The win was announced, and the award presented at the Berns Salonger on 12 December 2022.

 

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How the project started

Oskar Selmeryd, projektledare, ForestX, David Fenrich, CTO, Tenfifty, Stefan Jönis, lösningsarkitekt, ForestX, Anders Bjurström, CEO, Tenfifty, Mattias Forsberg, produktionschef, Sveaskog, Samuel Eriksson, Tenfifty, Christer Lindqvist, marknadschef, medgrundare ForestX, Patrik Anderchen, verksamhetsutvecklare, ForestX, Jörgen Westman, skogsteknisk chef, Sveaskog.
KingPin

“We can create sustainable solutions with AI for more customers”

Gothenburg

 

The KingPin project was a success. The new technology for sustainable forest production and flow planning is now available.

– We are happy to continue developing the solution with new customers, says Christer Lindqvist, Marketing Manager at ForestX.

 

ForestX has developed KingPin together with Sveaskog. Sveaskog was nominated, and won, with the solution in this year’s CIO Awards in the category Sustainable Project of the Year.

Oskar Selmeryd, ForestX, David Fenrich, CTO, Tenfifty Stefan Jönis, ForestX, Anders Bjurström, CEO, Tenfifty, Mattias Forsberg, Sveaskog, Samuel Eriksson, Tenfifty, Christer Lindqvist, ForestX, Patrik Anderchen, ForestX, Jörgen Westman, Sveaskog.

ForestX now sees the opportunity for more forestry companies to increase the precision of forestry production and at the same time make use of the forest raw material in the most sustainable and also profitable way for all parties.

 

In the wake of ongoing digitalisation, new opportunities are constantly opening up for major gains for forest companies, the environment and future generations.

 

– How we should use the forest is a hot topic today, and no matter what position is taken in the debate, new technology opens up opportunities that we must exploit, continues Christer Lindqvist, ForestX.

Christer Lindqvist, ForestX

AI has entered the forest in earnest now and completely new information is available. The information can be used to improve a number of areas such as forest production and flow planning.

 

This is KingPin – What AI can do in forestry

KingPin trims timber flow and simplifies the work of harvest planning through so-called adapting management.

Adapting determines the final value of the forest, but also gives the harvester instructions on how to harvest to meet customer preferences. This is not always straightforward as the value to the forest owner and customer can be conflicting. KingPin uses AI to create a large number of options that provide the best of both worlds, allowing the planner to decide which option is best. The AI model continues to learn and provide better suggestions the more it is used.

 

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