The Ponsse and Leanware cooperation is expanding


Leanware Oy participates in the factory investments of Ponsse Oyj, a harvester manufacturer based in Vieremä. Ponsse invested in expanding its manufacturing facility and the work is scheduled for completion in late 2017. The level of plant automation is being increased and functions are being aggressively developed. The goals of the investments are to create higher quality products, significantly improve efficiency and create a safer working environment.

In order to ensure efficient and modern logistics, Ponsse is also increasing its automation level of warehouse logistics. The machinery and systems for warehouse logistics are supplied by Leanware and SSI Schäfer and the companies are working together to deliver the system. Schäfer is supplying the warehouse automation system and Leanware is implementing the warehouse management system. LeanwareWMS will manage the warehouse’s overall processes, including both people and automation, so that automation doesn’t become a separate function at the plant.

“The investments are to ensure product and manufacturing quality to our customers in all conditions. We are seeking more efficiency and flexibility. The demand for PONSSE harvesters is high and the forestry outlook is positive in several of our market areas”, says Juho Nummela, CEO of Ponsse Oyj.

Long-term partnership

Leanware Oy has worked together with Ponsse before. In the 2013 summer, Leanware delivered a WMS to Ponsse’s new logistics center.

The logistics center, located in Iisalmi, is the central depot of PONSSE spare parts and supplies the inventories at country-specific and regional warehouses with different needs. Ponsse has 181 service and spare parts centers in its international service network. Well-functioning logistics is a very important part of effectively servicing our wide base of harvesters.

Additional information:
Janne Viinikkala, CEO
Leanware Oy
t. +358 (0)50 558 0865

Teija Pesonen, Development Engineer
Ponsse Oyj
t. +358 (0)40 058 3864