RFID Chops Timber Costs

By Rhea Wessel

Using tags embedded in plastic nails, German forestry company Cambium tracks logs as they move from the forest to the factory.

Cambium-Forstbetriebe, an independent German forestry company, oversees about 130 square kilometers (50 square miles) in the Odenwald region south of Frankfurt. Founded in 2003 by its current owner, Gerhard Friemel, the company offers services for privately owned forests, such as logging, pruning, planting saplings, clearing wood and underbrush and building trails. The land Cambium cares for includes a leased tract of 85 square kilometers (33 square ...

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