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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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2021-12-03 10:54 |

Latvian Forest Company AB (publ) (“LFC”)  has completed the purchase of all shares in UAB Siluona today. Through the purchase, LFC will acquire 1,338 hectares of land with 301,000 cubic meters of timber stock.

The transaction value of UAB Siluona’s value-creating assets: forest and agricultural properties amounts to EUR 7.5 million. The purchase price for the shares amounts to EUR 3.16 million. In addition, EUR 0.97 million is paid for outstanding shareholder loans...

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2021-12-02 13:12 |

Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) has announced the appointment of David Graham as president of Weyerhaeuser Company Limited, its wholly owned Canadian Subsidiary, effective January 1, 2022. Graham will report to Travis Keatley, senior vice president of Timberlands, and his appointment follows the planned retirement of Fred...

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2021-12-01 10:27 | PONSSE Elephant King – more wood in one go

The Elephant King forwarder is the most powerful machine in PONSSE’s forwarder range. Possibly the most productive forwarder on the market, offering a superior level of comfort, it is particularly economical and efficient when transport distances are long or transported trees are large.


When Elephant King is equipped with PONSSE Active Crane, a loader control system for forwarders, productivity in demanding...

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2021-11-26 14:14 |

Using the Perception HEAD enables the Woodtech Division of Wintersteiger AG to precisely detect the structure of defects in wood. This allows chemical characteristics such as blue stain, weak spots, branch decay, galls, and knotholes to be precisely scanned & machined, setting new quality assurance standards in the timber industry.

Changes in the price of wood alongside new material requirements and applications present...

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2021-11-26 12:47 |

Blanca Forestry Products has purchased a GradeScan with deep learning artificial intelligence from Lucidyne for installation in their Blanca, CO planer mill.

After closely examining the different lumber scanner systems offered in the market, Blanca was all in for Lucidyne.  All new Lucidyne GradeScans come standard with Lucidyne’s patented Intelligent Grading platform, using deep learning artificial intelligence for unmatched...

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2021-11-26 12:23 |

North America – Komatsu 931XC 8WD harvester & 855-3 forwarder offer forestry customers enhanced productivity in most terrains

Forestry equipment operates under difficult and demanding conditions. Engineered for the rugged terrain of forestry and logging work, Komatsu now offers two new machines, the 931XC-3 8WD harvester...

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2021-11-26 11:35 |

Loading and moving materials in as few passes and cycles as possible can help increase productivity, and reduce costly wear and tear on machines. Designed to be a three-pass match for loading aggregate and other processed materials onto highway trucks, the 299 horsepower (223kW) Komatsu ...

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2021-11-18 10:45 |

Napier Port credits log exports for improved results – Napier Port’s revenue for the year to 30 September 2021 rose 9% to a record $109.5 million from $100.4 million in the same period a year ago, driven by increases in bulk cargo volumes and record log exports in particular.

Napier Port, which is a key gateway for central and lower North Island freight, achieved the record despite the challenges from global container...

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2021-11-16 14:40 |

One of Portugal’s largest pulp and paper producers, the Navigator Group, has ordered a new wood processing plant for its Figueira mill from Raumaster. The parties do not publish the exact transaction amount of the ordered entity, but it is significant for Raumaster.


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2021-11-16 14:09 |

Ponsse has invested more than €2 million in the...

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2021-11-16 12:59 |

Ponsse Group will be in the future be responsible itself for the sales, spare parts and service business in ...

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2021-11-16 11:43 |

The Governor of the State of Pernambuco, Paulo Câmara, Anna-Greta Tsahkna, CEO of Timbeter and José Bertotti, Secretary of Environment of the State of Pernambuco, in participation with the Estonian Minister of Environment, Tõnis Mölder, signed an agreement in Glasgow, on the 8th of November 2021, to start a cooperation project focusing on strengthening legal and sustainable practices for the forest industry in Brazil. This project is called “Implementation of Timbeter technology for...

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2021-11-04 14:46 |

Production is now underway at Pyrocell’s plant in Gävle. The new and groundbreaking factory is turning sawdust into bio-oil.

Jointly owned by Setra and Preem, Pyrocell was formed in 2018 based on the business concept of producing bio-oil from sawdust. Production at the groundbreaking plant – Sweden’s first pyrolysis oil plant for biofuels – is now underway.

“It’s brilliant that we have built a brand new factory from scratch and it’s now up and running. We have produced...

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2021-11-04 14:24 |

The wood industry company Setra invests in a new saw line for small diameter logs at the company’s facility in Skinnskatteberg. The investment provides major efficiency improvements and increased resource utilization.

Setra’s board has decided on an investment in a new saw line for small diameter logs at Skinnskatteberg’s sawmill. The investment in the new saw line, including additional measures in other...

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2021-11-04 13:50 |

The investment in ClearFlame Engine Technologies is in line with Deere’s strategy to integrate smart and sustainable technology innovations.

WATERLOO, Iowa (October 28, 2021) — John Deere has announced it has made an equity investment in ClearFlame Engine Technologies, a growing start-up dedicated to the development of clean engine technology. ClearFlame’s solution enables low-carbon fuels like ethanol to be...

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2021-11-04 13:16 |

Komatsu Forest is introducing the Komatsu X164E, a robust head specially developed for efficient eucalyptus harvesting. A high-performance feed system ensures high productivity which, combined with smart solutions for reducing maintenance time and costs, makes the X164E a profitable head. The standout feature is the fact that the conventional chainsaw is replaced by hydraulic shears, which...

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2021-11-04 12:44 |

The White Mountain Apache Timber Company (WMATCO) mill in Whiteriver, AZ is investing to update its small log line system. The mill is located within the Fort Apache Reservation, where nearly all the raw timber is sourced. The tribe operates both large log and small log mills.

This upgrade for the small log mill will install new hold down rolls and new spiked carry over rolls on the infeed of the line, and replace the worn components. These investments will bring the equipment up to...

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2021-11-02 11:34 | There were bright spots, but the total lost acreage increased by 12 percent over all from the year before, according to new research.

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2021-10-21 14:32 |

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (“West Fraser” or the “Company”) (TSX and NYSE: WFG) has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Angelina Forest Products lumber mill located in Lufkin, Texas for approximately $300 million, subject to certain post-closing adjustments.  The transaction is anticipated to close following successful completion of U.S. regulatory reviews and satisfaction of customary conditions.  Management will provide an update and further...

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2021-10-21 11:03 |

SP has announced that Lion Equipamentos has been appointed as authorized SP dealer for the Brazilian states of Parana, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul.

Headquartered in Curitiba/PR, Lages/SC, and Guaiba/RS, Lion performs its activities with 20 years of experience in the forestry business.Within its varied areas of performance, Lion stands out in the forestry market by its high-quality technical assistance and fast spare parts supply. With a high focus on customer service and...


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