Developing a digital tool for forestry planning

Continuous cover forestry requires more planning than traditional clear-cut felling, but Katam’s technology can help you do this work. Planning for continuous cover forestry takes longer because the transport roads must be planned extremely carefully. Otherwise, there is a risk of blockages in waterways or damage to the roots of the unfelled trees. Having the machines going into the forest several times quickly inflates the budget. Furthermore, many people think they will need to use Read More

Katam Technologies signs contract with Irani, a leading company in the Brazilian paperboard and packaging paper segments

Katam has signed a three-year contract with Irani Paper and Packaging S.A., one of the main sustainable paper and packaging corporations in Brazil. The work will be carried out from 2022 to 2025. Katam started to work with Irani in early 2021, by implementing a successful pilot installation. The cooperation was initiated by Irani through their open innovation program called Irani Labs, aiming at digitalizing their processes.  The Brazilian company, which was awarded among the Read More

Katam Technologies signs contract with the global wood, pulp and paper company CMPC

Katam has been awarded a contract worth more than US$100.000 to assist with forestry decision support in Chile. The work will be carried out through 2022. Katam and CMPC have been collaborating over the last three years. CMPC has used Katam’s technology to perform everyday processes in smaller areas. This is now scaled up to a fully operational forest management service over the next 12 months, covering many thousands of hectares.  CMPC will collect forestry Read More

Using digital tools to reduce costs on continuous cover forestry

Continuous cover forestry is popular among forest owners, but it can also be difficult and more expensive. However, Katam’s technology can see and understand the forest environment in order to give them the support they need to overcome their challenges.   They use Katam to: – Make a selective felling of trees – Plan and mark routes for the harvester – Provide timber buyers with accurate information about trees. – Make forestry plans. Katam’s solutions create Read More

Measurement with a mobile phone helps to increase growth in the forest

With the help of a camera in the phone and drones, the forest can be measured accurately and quickly. Anton Holmström sees great benefit with Katam’s digital tools for Swedish forestry, but notices greater interest abroad. – The big problem is not the technological development but the mindset change that is needed in forest owners and industry. Read the whole article here. (In Swedish)

Katam Technologies raise nearly €1 million

Using AI and computer vision, Skåne-based Katam Technologies has developed a drone measurement and cloud-based evaluation service that aims to collect and provide high precision forestry data using a mobile phone or drone. “For us, a new chapter begins, now we can plan long-term. Most of the money will go to building a sales department. We have shown that our business also works in countries far away, so we dare to invest internationally directly.” Read Read More

Almi Invest invests in Katam’s digital forest management

The following article is originally in Swedish, published on Almi Invest Greentech invests 5 million SEK in Katam Technologies, which develops digital services for better forest management using AI and computer vision. Private investors also participate in the issue of a total of 10 million SEK. The money will be used for commercialization and global expansion. Katam, which was founded in 2016 in Lund, is a spinoff from the telecom industry and offers a Read More