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We offer management consulting services to clients throughout the forest products value chain, from resource providers to end users. Our unique experience allows us to recognise relevant driving forces and assess their impact on client business. We help clients capture strategic opportunities and avoid pitfalls.

One main area of our expertise lies in strategy formulation and execution regarding raw materials, markets and products. For instance, we help our clients find new business prospects in raw materiel procurement or better predict the competitive environment.

Another main area of our skills is to combine our leading-edge industry expertise and management consulting know-how with the best practices in the fields of sustainable ecosystem management and biodiversity protection such as supporting our clients in forest management and chain of custody certification.

Recent study:
Billion hectares of land have potential for forest restoration

We complement the skill set of client organisations with our wide and deep industry specific perspective. Our working methods range from technical analysis to process facilitation and from sparring to scenario workshops. We work well on every level of client organisations. With our unique understanding of the whole forest industry cluster, we can interpret trends or nuances in client business landscapes.

 

You can find some historical background information about central Eurpoean forestry here



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2017-06-28 13:27 |

Norway has issued a blunt threat to Brazil that if rising deforestation in the Amazon rainforest is not reversed, its billion-dollar financial assistance will fall to zero. The leaders of the two nations meet in Oslo on Friday.

The oil-rich Scandinavian nation has provided $1.1bn to Brazil’s Amazon fund since 2008, tied to reductions in the rate of deforestation in the world’s greatest rainforest. The destruction of forests by timber and farming industries is a major contributor to...

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2017-06-28 13:07 |

Producing 19,000 machines and counting, Tigercat has grown into a global success story — by helping its customers to succeed. With an employee count of 1,400 and over 150 independent dealer locations worldwide, Tigercat has accomplished what many thought to be unimaginable in just 25 years.

Delegates at our FIEA HarvestTECH conference last week were treated to the southern hemisphere debut viewing of the full celebration video during the conference.

It’s got some awesome...

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2017-06-28 12:55 |

Forestry in growth mode and struggling to find workers – Forestry has grown rapidly in recent years to become the main driver of the district’s economy, worth an estimated $262 million a year. A 2013 study found more than one in four households in our region have a person whose job is dependent on forestry. Annual log volumes are closing in on 3m tonnes, and predicted to rise towards a peak of 5.5m tonnes about 10 years from now.

Last month Eastland Port...

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2017-06-28 12:49 |

Sharp increase in log exports from US South to China in early 2017; future growth will be tough –

Total southern yellow pine log exports from the US South to China in 2017-Q1 were 204,000 m3, nearly double the previous first quarter peak in 2015. Even more impressive was that the share of US log exports to China coming from the US South increased from only three percent in 2016, and jumped to 21 percent in 2017-Q1, an all-time record. China’s import demand for...

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2017-06-28 12:08 | As one of the world's top forestry schools, the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia is giving away the largest single grant (up to $280,000) for a forestry student. The fellowship recipient will enroll in UBC Forestry's PhD program and conduct research focused in British Columbia in one of the following areas: Forest Products Biotechnology - Bioenergy - Forest Genomics - Climate Change - Urban Forestry - Forest Management - Conservation - Forested Landscapes - Salmon...

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2017-06-28 11:47 | June 28, 2017---Valmet will supply a complete tissue production line with an extensive automation package to ICT Iberica in Spain. The new Advantage DCT 200HS tissue line will be installed at the company's mill in Burgo and will fit the company's intention to adopt state of the art technology for their highest quality tissue production. The start-up is planned for the third quarter of 2018.
The order is included in Valmet's second quarter orders received 2017. The value of the order will...

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2017-06-28 11:43 | June 28,2017 --The joint-stock company PAPCEL, Czech Republic, won a tender for the supply of new machinery and equipment for the preparation of starch, which will be delivered to the paper mill OOO "Alexinskaya bumazhno-kartonnaya fabrika" in the Russian Federation, a member of the holding SFT Group.

SFT Group - holding that includes the following paper mills: ??? "Kamenskaya bumazhno-kartonnaya fabrika, ??? «Kartontara», ??? «Alexinskaya bumazhno-kartonnaya...

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2017-06-28 11:42 | HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 28, 2017 -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of the stock of Clear Lam Packaging, Inc., a family-held developer and manufacturer of flexible and forming plastic packaging films for approximately $170 million in cash. The transaction is subject to normal regulatory review and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017.

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2017-06-28 11:41 | June 27, 2017---Metsä Tissue will rebuild paper machine 5 at its Düren mill in Germany. The total investment is approximately EUR 15 million and the rebuild starts immediately. The new volumes will be available on the market during the last quarter of 2018.

“We expect the demand for baking and cooking papers to continue to grow during the coming years. This investment will increase Düren mill’s paper production capacity by 10.000 tons, which will help us to secure our leading...

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2017-06-28 11:40 | June 27, 2017 ---Valmet will supply an Advantage DCT machine including the flexible ViscoNip press and an extensive automation package to Turkish tissue producer Hayat Kimya. The company has decided to invest in a second machine at their mill in Yelabuga in Tartaristan, Russia, to meet the increasing demand for their high-quality tissue products. The new line will add 70,000 tons of tissue to Hayat Kimya's current production of facial, toilet and towel tissue.



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2017-06-28 09:53 | Stockholm city has a lot of woods, nature and silence to offer its citizens. Now the city made a map for people to find it.   The guide for silence is to be found at the website and in printed … Continue reading →

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2017-06-28 05:32 |

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2017-06-28 04:56 | Forest conservation is not only crucial for protecting the benefits of biodiversity in the natural world but also for maintaining...

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2017-06-28 00:46 |

Coastal forest industry looks to FPInnovations to address boomstick inventory replacement annual cost of approximately $12.7 million To address the coastal forest industry’s need to extend the service life of new boomsticks, FPInnovations conducted a recent study looking at the treatability of debarked and drilled logs of coastal species. The study involved a small-scale lab trial where boomsticks were treated with the marine-approved commercial preservative …

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2017-06-27 19:58 |

Published June 26th, 2017 by the BC Lumber Trade Council – Source B.C. lumber producers continue to vigorously defend against additional duties B.C. lumber producers will continue to vigorously defend the industry against a new round of preliminary anti-dumping duties imposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce on Canadian softwood lumber.  “These duties result from the trade action which is part of the continued attempt …

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2017-06-27 16:54 | How can we ensure forest protection and sustainable forest biomass production at the same time? A first-ever global map of certified forest areas, based on a participatory and collaborative mapping approach, contributes to the answer.

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2017-06-27 14:21 |

The recently released double edition of Enterprise Development & Microfinance (EDM) explores how VCD initiatives involving smallholders and small and medium enterprises are designed, implemented and assessed. Since the early 2000’s, practitioners and researchers have been working on ways...

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2017-06-27 13:58 |

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