Wood Transport

  Mechanised Harvesting

  Log Measurement & Scaling

13-14 April 2021 | Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND

HarvestTECH is Australasia's premier technology event for showcasing new innovations and operating practices suited to our harvesting and wood transport operations.

HarvestTECH 2021 was a welcome return to in-person events, with over 300 attending the event in Rotorua, New Zealand and online.

HarvestTECH 2021 | Event Details

They came, they learnt, and certainly, there was plenty of networking going on this week. It was again, one of the largest gatherings seen in New Zealand and long overdue with the industry moving into and out of lockdown for over a year now.

Around 350 forestry managers, wood transport schedulers, logging contractors, forest owners, harvest planners and major equipment and technology suppliers into the logging and wood transport industries met up in Rotorua. The occasion – the two-yearly HarvestTECH event. And to capitalise on the industry being in Rotorua, the annual Forest Safety & Technology 2021 also ran on the first day and at the same venue. The wood harvesting and forest safety events organised by the Forest Industry Engineering Association wrapped up on Wednesday.

Two days of interactive activities showcasing new logging innovations, presentations from contractors and technology leaders as well as comprehensive exhibition areas (both inside and outside the venue) provided a unique opportunity for local harvesting operations to check out an array of new harvesting equipment suited to local conditions. They were able to meet up with industry leaders and innovators in this space, first hand.

It wasn’t only the kiwis though. Although most international borders were still closed, delegates from Australia, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Finland, Estonia, China, Canada and the USA were also able to join local companies with the event being live-streamed over the two days.

HarvestTECH 2021 focussed on advances being made in automated log measurement and scaling, wood tracking, wood transport and log loading innovations, the increasing use of robotics, teleoperation of equipment, the use of new sensors collecting operational and production data and powerful analytics packages that can make use of the collected data to improve logging operations.

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Who Attended?

  • Harvesting and wood flow planners
  • Wood harvesting and haulage contractors
  • Transport operators
  • Forestry managers
  • Forest owners
  • Technical foresters
  • Forestry consultants
  • Forestry researchers
  • Wood supply chain and logistics companies
  • Key suppliers to forestry, wood harvesting & transport operations

Event Sponsors

Trimble Forestry
Porter Group
Chainsaw & Outdoor Power Ltd (OREGON)
DC Equipment
WIDE | Wood Industry Development and Education Trust
Lubricants NZ
Woodsman Pro
AGrowQuip  / John Deer
Randalls Equipment Co
Safe T Works Taupo - TRAK
Toi Ohomai TePukenga
Patchell Group of Companies
Electrical and Machinery Services Ltd - EMS
Key Knife / Braford Industries
Woodtech Measurement Solutions
Terra CAT
Off Road Trucking Services
Sweeney Townsend
Komatsu Forests
Shaw's Wire Ropes
Eagle Technology
Dr Diesel and Hosepatch

FIEA Partners

Trimble Forestry
Key Knife / Braford Industries
Rotorua Economic Development
Arxada (formally Lonza)
NZ Logger
Atlas Integral
Eagle Technology

Media Partners

NZ Logger
Logging & Sawmilling Journal
HarvestTECH News
Friday Offcuts

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

HarvestTECH 2021, particularly in the current environment, offered a tremendous opportunity for companies involved in developing or selling wood harvesting, transport or log haulage equipment to showcase their company, technology or associated products to New Zealand’s (and this region’s) forestry industry. Exhibition spaces are always at a premium.

FIEA has a well-deserved reputation of providing both sponsors and exhibitors with a unique platform for promoting their products and services to the industry.

Our next HarvestTECH is already being planned. We always receive strong interest in the sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities available. Sponsors and exhibitors will benefit from exposure in the regions wood harvesting and wood transport platform,, which provides monthly communication to well over 6,000 wood harvesting contractors, harvest planners, forest managers and owners and wood transport operators across the region.

Sponsorship and branding opportunities are also available for other Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) events and in the region’s most widely read weekly e-newsletters, Friday Offcuts and WoodWeek.

For a full range of sponsorship, exhibition and branding options, please contact our Sponsorship Manager, Gordon Thomson on (+64) 7 921 1384 and

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