It's been a rough road of over three years, but we've got far.
After a highly successful testing period in Kotka Harbour, Finland our service meets the requirements set earlier in the year. With the Wave warehouses around the world can now serve their customers better than ever before.
The EU framework programme for research and innovation Horizon 2020 has approved Conexbird’s application to develop smart shipping route from Finland to Europe.
The brand Conexbird Wave starts its way to provide highly needed information for any cargo owner and warehouse. First talks with large freight owners begin to boost the revolution of knowledge in this enormous industry of shipping.
Multi Link Terminals and Conexbird agree to make the port of Kotka the first smart harbor with Conexbird Wind. This includes installing Conexbird OnFly system into a harbor crane to measure every container it handles.
Conexbird receives a great amount of trust from Capital A. Partners, Butterfly Ventures and TEKES to bring the technology to the next stage. Targeting the worlds first smart harbor, Conexbird starts to build its technology to fit any container lifter.
The first device to utilize the patented technology into a service is named Conexbird Wings. It’s an easily movable device to work with a handheld probe to measure any container on the ground or on a truck’s chassis
First real measurements with a prototype device started at the harbor of Vuosaari at Arctic Container. The first measurements started a new phase of development for Conexbird with a huge amount of real life data.
With the seed funding received Conexbird achieves a great landmark by having a prototype with fully working hardware and software components.
Conexbird Ltd received 200 000€ funding from TEKES and Butterfly Ventures to identify the market and develop first real prototypes to be tested at Arctic Container.
Arctic Container Vuosaari jumps in as the first pilot customer providing highly needed connection to a great flow of containers. This made it possible to develop the system from the beginning with real container handling professionals.
Teuvo contacted TEKES to get the funding to start developing the first working prototypes to demonstrate the ideas behind the patent. TEKES loves this revolutionizing idea and responds: “Get a pilot customer and you’re ready to start”.
Teuvo Heikkilä read an article about X-ray based cargo inspection devices and got the idea of vibration based technology to do the checkup of cargo and containers faster, cheaper and much more accurately. Soon after Teuvo filed the first patent application for this invention.