Dramatically Reduced Costs for Forestry Industry
The forestry industry, in particular logging and pulp and paper operations, faces crippling cost pressures and increasing interference from Government Regulation. Leading companies in the forestry industry are searching for new ways to lower operational costs while improving visibility of trucks, routes and sites. Not only are rising fuel and maintenance costs hurting bottom-line profitability, but also insurance and safety premiums continue to increase.
After two years of field testing and qualifying, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS announced today that Balance Bourbeau, eastern Canadas largest provider of truck scales operation and automation software, has selected IDENTEC SOLUTIONS patented ILR Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to enable a turnkey solution to track and manage forestry assets and comply with government reporting requirements. We are very excited to be able to bring the IDENTEC SOLUTIONS technology to the forestry industry. We have approximately one hundred current customers who we expect will upgrade to add RFID capabilities. Fuel savings alone will pay for the upgrade. IDENTEC SOLUTIONS technology provides the key piece that our customers are demanding: automatic item identification. IDENTEC SOLUTIONS clearly had the best technology for this, based on their work with many Fortune 500 companies deploying systems into similar harsh environments. Guy Bourbeau, President, Balance Bourbeau.
Balance Bourbeau has a 35-year track record of delivering software systems to this industry to facilitate compliance reporting and reduce operating cost. We are proud to have Balance Bourbeau join us as a certified Solutions Partner. They have a great reputation in the industry and they know exactly what their customers need to get the job done. They have a top-notch engineering team who have proven to us that they can deliver and support a solid product. Barry Allen, CEO, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS Canada.
The initial product release, AT-Virtual, is a system to automate and manage truck scaling at the logging site and at the lumber or pulp mill. This system totally eliminates keypunch errors and increases truck throughput by 3%. Within the next six months, Balance Bourbeau will add RFID capabilities to their entire product suite for log bundle management, mill asset management, wood shavings management, rail car scaling government regulation tools, and finished product management.