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Solita x Ponsse

For years, Ponsse, a leading manufacturer of customised cut-to-length forest machines, has been working with Solita to overhaul its digital infrastructure and accelerate its transformation into a data-driven business. 

What we did
Integrations and APIs, Data platform and data warehouse, Cloud solutions, Software development, Service design
Selected outcomes
01 A modern data platform for intelligent business services 02 Edge computing solutions for fleet data stream 03 A cutting-edge MES for higher efficiency

A modern cloud-based data platform for intelligent business services

To optimise its operations, Ponsse had to merge its data, otherwise siloed in a complex network of forest machinery, into a modern cloud-based data platform, enabling the company to store, unify, share and apply an ever-growing amount of data. Ponsse’s data platform also improves reporting, data archiving and forecasting, laying the foundation for data-driven business services such as predictive maintenance.

Solita built the new data platform by combining Microsoft Azure cloud technology for creating data-intensive end-to-end services, Snowflake for data warehousing and uniting siloed data, and Agile Data Engine for automating cloud data warehousing and simplifying the addition of new data sources. APIs were built to facilitate the use of – and compatibility with – external interfaces. Modern MuleSoft API management and integrations enable the combination of sensor data from the machines, utilisation data of each individual machine, service data and customer data. 

Read more about Ponsse data platform

The platform provides possibilities for new and innovative services, not only for us, but also for our partners, dealers and customers.

Miika Soininen Director, Digital Services and IT, Ponsse

Edge computing solutions for fleet data stream

To be able to create new data-driven services to their customers, Ponsse provided a new Connectivity Unit to be installed in the forest machines for gathering fleet data. Ponsse sought Solita’s help to create a data management structure and a data stream solution for their next-generation Connectivity Unit for telematics. By combining the Connectivity Unit with Microsoft Azure’s edge computing technologies, Ponsse’s machines can temporarily store and process data without relying on a public cloud — ideal when operating without a reliable mobile internet connection. The solution also promises lower latency and a more efficient use of bandwidth and cloud infrastructure.

This system enables fleet owners and maintenance providers to access, monitor and analyse machine data flowing from the cloud, predict the maintenance need and thereby optimise servicing and minimise downtime. Ponsse can also use the data to create new and better servicing solutions. 

Read more about Ponsse’s edge computing solution

Using modern tools like our new MES, we now have numerous data collection capabilities, which brings even more value to our operations. These data touch points will continue to facilitate improvements into the future for us at Ponsse.

Miika Soininen Director, Digital Services and IT, Ponsse

A cutting-edge MES for higher efficiency

Ponsse needed a new, flexible manufacturing execution system (MES) to keep designing and delivering customer-centric and customisable forest machinery. For this, the company required a customised solution for its MES modernisation.

Its new advanced MES enables Ponsse to effectively collect, systemise and analyse the data it gathers and use it to increase the company’s efficiency and product quality, as well as to develop new business services. Other benefits include:

  • Effective and flexible system to manage production
  • Consistent and standardised, high-quality products
  • Operational excellence for streamlined and optimised production phases
  • Real-time overview with reporting and visualisation capabilities

Read more about Ponsse MES

This is yet another example of how Solita is helping us at Ponsse to further innovate and develop our own digital services. It’s been a truly collaborative partnership.

Miika Soininen Director, Digital Services and IT, Ponsse

Read also about the Ponsse and Solita team collaboration

Key takeaways

  1. A modern data platform for intelligent business services

    Possibilities for new and innovative services for Ponsse and their partners, dealers and customers.

  2. Edge computing solutions for fleet data stream

    Based on data, fleet owners and maintenance providers can predict the maintenance need, optimise servicing and minimise downtime.

  3. A cutting-edge MES for higher efficiency

    Increases efficiency and product quality, and supports in developing new business services.

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