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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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2024-03-01 10:16 |

In 2022, Nova Scotia’s forestry sector generated $1.8 billion in economic impact, according to a new report authored by Gardner Pinfold.

The Forestry Economic Task Force – a collaboration of forestry sector stakeholders whose purpose is to design and implement a strategic economic roadmap for Nova Scotia,  commissioned the report with funding from the Forestry Innovation Transition Trust.

“Even after all the challenges our sector faced, it generates nearly $2 billion of...

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2024-02-13 10:21 |

Carbotech Group recently expanded its business with the acquisition of the Sawquip, a manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of sawmill equipment for the primary and secondary breakdown of logs into lumber. Carbotech Group plans to further broaden its expand with the fresh inclusion of the range of products that came with the integration of the Sawquip’s products and services into its own.

An enhnaced product range

Sawquip’s innovative...

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2024-02-09 09:15 |

MiCROTEC is presenting its best at the ongoing EUROBOIS. The company is present at booth 5E36 from February 6-9. MiCROTEC is presenting its wide multi-sensor quality scanner for softwood (Goldeneye) and hardwood (Woodeye).

Goldeneye is one of the trusted multi-sensor quality scanner for softwood. The Goldeneye multi-sensor quality scanner family allows one to recognize wood features and defects reliably and accurately to automate, streamline and optimize your production. Combining...

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2024-01-31 09:57 |

Managing Director of Ponsse Latin America Ltda, Ponsse’s subsidiary in Brazil, is changing. Janne Loponen has been appointed as new Managing Director of Ponsse Latin America Ltda. starting from February 1, 2024.

Janne Loponen’s location will be in Brazil, and he will report to Marko Mattila, Chief Sales, Service & Marketing Officer of the Ponsse Group. Former Managing Director of Ponsse Latin America Ltda, Fernando Campos Passos, has served...

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2024-01-31 09:22 |

With considerable research and collaboration, the Bandit team brings the HM6420 hammermill grinder to market.

This highly productive 40” capacity grinder is designed and manufactured to be an alternative solution for those grinding applications that may contain contaminants. A Caterpillar C32, 1,200 horsepower engine provides ample torque and horsepower for optimal machine performance and productivity.

The heart of the HM6420 is a 50” diameter x 66” wide hammermill. The heavy-...

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2024-01-30 10:12 |

Gilbert, along with Andre Technologies, the French partner for its planermill equipment will be exhibiting at Eurobois from February 6 to 9 in Lyon France.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With more than forty years of experience, ANDRE TECHNOLOGIES offers technical solutions for the primary and secondary wood processing industry.

 

 

 

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2024-01-25 11:15 | Process a broader range of materials

Vermeer unveils the...

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2024-01-25 10:52 |

BID Group, a pioneer in wood processing solutions, just announced a brand-new, groundbreaking innovation: the ResawExpert, a Comact-branded AI-powered linear resaw optimizer with vision. This revolutionary technology will take wood transformation to a whole new level of precision, efficiency, and performance.

The Comact ResawExpert is a game-changer, especially in hardwood and specialty processing workflows that require resawing. Thanks to artificial intelligence, ResawExpert ensures...

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2024-01-25 10:36 | BID Group celebrates Compact’s 100th anniversary and Legacy of Innovation and operational excellence

BID Group Statement

BID Group, a pioneer in wood processing solutions, is proud to announce that this year, its Comact brand is celebrating 100 years of performance, innovation, and commitment.

Comact was founded on January 24, 1924, in the Beauce region of Quebec. Since its humble beginnings, it has pushed the technological boundaries of the wood processing industry,...

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2024-01-25 10:08 | In just over 30 years in business, Tigercat Industries has shipped its 30,000th machine.

Tigercat Industries has announced that it has built and shipped its 30,000th machine in January 2024, just over 30 years into its existence. From humble beginnings in 1992 when Tigercat had a single product, very little dealer representation, and produced just a handful of machines, the company has grown steadily, expanding both its production capacity and product breadth.

A few quick...

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2024-01-10 11:16 |

With the goal of further strengthening its own market position in Asia, the EGGER Group acquired a 25.1% stake in the Thai wood-based material manufacturer Panel Plus Co., Ltd. Sustainable international growth is an essential part of the EGGER Group’s strategic agenda. In addition to the production and distribution of its products in Europe and America, where the family company is represented with a total of 22 production plants, the Asian market is playing an increasingly important role....

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2024-01-10 10:58 |

I explored some ideas in Editors Comment about how to save the rainforest in the June July 2023 issue – (How much money is needed to save the rainforest? ) and Oct Nov 2023 – (The rich can go a long way to saving the planet).

Researching for this article I came across the relatively new ‘The Earth Fund’ which was created by a commitment of $10 billion from Jeff Bezos founder of Amazon. After what appears to be relatively quiet start they have recently bounced into action timed to...

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2024-01-09 09:25 |

Ponsse Studio presents: Manager 2.0

Welcome to the Ponsse Studio event on 31 January! At the event, we will proudly present PONSSE Manager 2.0, a modern new digitalisation platform for forestry.

Ponsse Manager 2.0 is a solution that gathers Ponsse’s entire digital offering into a single package. The user only needs to sign up once, and all the digital services that are required to improve operational efficiency and productivity are at the user’...

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2024-01-08 09:00 | Un estudio revela que la explotación forestal ha causado graves daños a los bosques boreales de Ontario y Quebec, dos importantes regiones madereras comerciales del país.

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2024-01-04 06:01 | A study finds that logging has inflicted severe damage to the vast boreal forests in Ontario and Quebec, two of the country’s main commercial logging regions.

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2023-12-22 12:40 |

Metsä Group and Sweco, a specialist in the built environment and industry, have signed an agreement for the implementation planning of the new Kerto LVL mill in Äänekoski, Finland.

“We have strong confidence in Sweco’s expertise and resources from our previous collaboration projects. It is therefore natural that we continue our cooperation in this project to develop the Äänekoski mill area,” says Jaakko Anttila, Executive Vice President at Metsä Wood.

Sweco is...

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2023-12-12 12:55 |

Nokian Tyres has reached one of its key emissions reduction targets seven years ahead of schedule. One of the company’s science-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets was to cut its tire factories’ CO2 emissions by 52% per production ton by 2030 compared to the emissions level in 2015. The target was already achieved in 2023. Nokian Tyres’ factory emissions per production ton are the lowest in the tire industry, but the company continues its work to reduce them even more.

In...

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2023-11-29 14:46 | The people who live on the island of Vangunu were adamant that the critically endangered species still existed. They helped researchers prove that they were right.

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2023-11-27 06:01 | Rather than take a confrontational approach with trespassers looking to farm or log in a tropical rainforest in Indonesia, teams of women rangers try dialogue first.

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2023-11-22 11:01 |

Fourteen years ago, the Upper Austrian machinery company Westtech Maschinenbau GmbH introduced the first felling grapple to the market. Technical finesse and in-house know-how led to a product series that sets new standards. But that’s not all! Just in time for Agritechnica 2023, a new flagship is being introduced:

The largest felling grapple to date, the Woodcracker® C650!

In this field of machinery, the cutting diameter is...

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