Customer stories

Improvement of Highway E75 – machine control in a major project

March 19, 2019

Highway 4 runs all the way through Finland, from Helsinki to Utsjoki. It is one of the country’s most important main arteries and the key road connection between southern and northern Finland. Highway 4 is also part of the E75, which is a European main international traffic artery. The Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (formerly the […]

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King of the quarry – use of machine control in mining

February 1, 2019

On a cloudy day in October, we drive past Sodankylä and turn onto a road with an uncommon amount of traffic coming the other way, given our northern location in Lapland. The reason for the busy road is the Kevitsa mine, where we are visiting a customer of Novatron, Jorma Vainio. One of the many […]

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Ease-of-use is the key issue in machine control systems

January 21, 2019

A black-and-yellow EC290 Volvo excavator sporting yellow bars can be seen on a hilltop in the centre of Karjaa in Finland. Viewed from the foot of the slope, the machine looks like the King of the Hill, causing heads to turn among by-passers. The machine belongs to Mr. Hannu Saukko, CEO of SSV Maarakennus Oy, […]

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The Tampere tramway project – 2D maps replaced by 3D models

January 24, 2018

In the spring 2017, when the sun started shining into Finnish homes, fenced construction sites with workers and machines started popping up in the streets of Tampere, Finland. This was due to the tram line construction project in, which started in early February with earthmoving and moving underground pipes and cables from below the future […]

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Blog: Smart technology increases productivity

February 9, 2016

Destia, the Finnish infrastructure and construction company, has been utilising 3D machine control at its construction sites for several years. The company has been a major infrastructure trend-setter in Finland with a clear vision of the worksite of the future. Destia has observed that machine control is part of a modern earthwork process and a […]

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