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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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2018-12-04 13:33 |

The recent UN Report on climate change has put renewable energy back in the headlines, and rightly so.  If we want to avoid the most serious damage from climate change, we need an all-in approach, solutions that are available today, and policies that support our working forests.

While solar and wind power are the most talked-about renewable solutions, bioenergy is a critical part of the mix – and one that is available right now.  As an...

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2018-12-04 12:59 |

Enviva announced recently that the conditions precedent to the organization’s previously announced take-or-pay off-take contracts to supply 630,000 metric tons per year (MTPY) of wood pellets to a major Japanese customer have been satisfied and the agreements are now firm. Under the terms of the agreements with Mitsubishi Corporation, Enviva will be the...

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2018-12-04 12:20 |

The sawmill specialists at SERRA based their new XT 135 mobile saw on their stationary XE models to create a whole new performance class of mobile saws.

SERRA – one of Germany’s most innovative companies, according to the judges of the “Top 100” competition – specializes in sawmill technology and in particular in...

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2018-12-04 11:15 |

Timber Queensland held its Annual General Meeting last week. A unanimous decision by members present, elected Mr. James Hyne, Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Hyne Timber as the new Chair and Mr. Paul Bidwell Deputy Chief Executive, Master Builders Queensland as Deputy Chair.

Timber Queensland Chair Mr. James Hyne said the incoming Board has a strong eye to the future given the significant potential for further industry growth and development. “A key strength of the industry body is...

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2018-11-30 13:48 |

After several years of “break” dedicated to the construction of shredders / hammer shredders for medium / small composting plants, Pezzolato re-proposes the S18000 model driven by a 545 Hp Iveco C13 engine.

The rotor, equipped with 62 mobile hammers, has one meter in diameter and is 1800 mm wide.

Set up on a MAN TGS 35 500 truck, the car is powered from the truck cab with a 10.4-meter Palfinger...

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2018-11-30 13:37 |

A report released by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) today highlighted continued growth in Australia’s forestry sector thanks to favourable conditions in key markets, particularly housing and international trade.

ABARES Executive Director, Dr Steve Hatfield-Dodds, said Australian forest and wood products statistics: March and June quarters 2018, reported the fourth...

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2018-11-30 12:20 |

Cascades Inc. will invest $58 million to modernize and add new tissue converting equipment its Wagram, NC plant. The Canada-based manufacturer of green packaging and tissue products will install five new state-of-the-art converting lines and modernize four existing lines. The company will hire 66 full time employees to operate the new equipment, and an additional 50 temporary jobs will be created to prepare the building and install...

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2018-11-30 11:32 |

As of 2019, Pollmeier Massivholz GmbH & Co. KG will be offering spruce laminated veneer lumber (LVL), which is to be produced at the Creuzburg / Thuringia site. So far, only beech veneer plywood, known as BauBuche, has been...

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2018-11-30 11:13 |

ArborGen has entered into an agreement with Gerdau Aços Longos S.A. (Gerdau) that gives ArborGen exclusive rights to develop and commercialize Gerdau’s genetically improved eucalyptus clones in Brazil. The partnership will expand the products ArborGen can offer its customers and allow it to expand into new markets. The company began offering Gerdau seedlings in November 2018.

ArborGen is one of the largest sellers of eucalyptus and pine trees seedlings in Brazil. It already has...

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2018-11-30 10:36 |

Jussi Pesonen, President and CEO of UPM, will assume, on top of his regular duties, temporary responsibility as the Head of UPM Biorefining. The businesses and the transformative growth initiatives in Uruguay and biofuels formerly reporting to Heikki Vappula, will continue operations with existing resources and plans.

UPM will initiate a process for permanent management arrangements in due course.

UPM...

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2018-11-29 11:34 |

Mercer International Inc. reported strong results for the 3Q ended September 30, 2018 due to higher pulp sales realizations. Operating EBITDA in the current quarter was $86.7 million compared to $64.3 million in the 3Q 2017 and $60.5 million in the 2Q 2018.

For the 3Q 2018, net income was $41.2 million, or $0.63 per share, compared to net income of $21.1 million, or $0.33 per...

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2018-11-29 11:04 |

Cairngorm Capital Partners acquires the leading timber merchant, Arnold Laver & Co Limited. It joins Cairngorm Capital’s other timber brands, Thornbridge, North Yorkshire Timber and Rembrand to create the largest independent timber business in the UK, with combined revenues approaching GBP 250 million,...

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2018-11-29 10:24 | Westervelt company will construct a new lumber mill in Thomasville, Alabama, company announced. The new facility will produce Southern yellow pine lumber. The Thomasville Mill will join the company’s existing facility in Moundville, Ala., which has been operating since 1997.

“This new mill represents our commitment to the State of Alabama and to the region,...

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2018-11-28 11:36 |

McCarthy Transport have put two purpose built 58 ton gross units on the road to cart from their Pakihi Log Storage yard in Carterton to CentrePort Ltd. These units will reduce the number of trucks going over the Rimutakas each day.

The purpose of these heavy trucks is to have four standard...

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2018-11-27 13:43 |

Until about six months ago, B.C.’s forestry companies were riding a lumber bull market.

Record-high lumber prices in the U.S. had muted softwood lumber duties, and B.C. forestry companies were netting record profits.

But the party may be over reports Nelson Bennett, BIV.

A shrinking timber supply and high log prices in B.C. and a sudden drop in lumber prices in the U.S. have...

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2018-11-27 13:19 |

Business is good for Biewer Lumber. So good the company announced the expansion of their sawmill in Newton and ramp up production by 100-million board feet per year reports WJTZ12.

The expansion means forty-five new jobs will be added to operations at the facility. The development represents a $40 million corporate expansion.

Governor Phil...

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2018-11-27 12:57 |

One year after leading B.C.’s largest-ever forestry-sector delegation to Asia, B.C. Forests/Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson is taking an even larger group to three key Asian countries this winter in a push to expand exports beyond the suddenly slowing American market reports Chuck Chiang, BIV.

Donaldson, whose portfolio also includes Lands and Natural...

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2018-11-27 12:26 |

The UK Forest Market Report 2018, launched in London November 21, has revealed a continuing great performance from forestry investment.

Many UK forest owners who purchased their property 30 or 40 years ago are now reaping exceptional rewards for patiently growing their timber assets.

Not only is their investment showing returns of 13.9% per annum – one of the best performing asset classes – but the price of standing timber has soared 30% in the last year alone.

The...

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2018-11-27 12:05 | Timber sale levels on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest  reached 128.7 million board feet in fiscal year 2018, a level of sales not seen since the early 1990’s reports Green Bay Gazette.

The 2018 fiscal year was also the sixth year in a row timber sales have increased in the forest. In 2017, the forest sold 120.5 million board feet of timber for an estimated value of $7.72 million....

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2018-11-27 11:32 |

Finnish rally driver Kalle Rovanperä and forest machine manufacturer John Deere Forestry Oy have signed a collaboration agreement. Rovanperä has risen to prominence in motorsports at an exceptionally young age and secured a World Rally Championship-2 (WRC2) series bronze medal in the 2018 season by winning the WRC2 events in Wales and Catalunya....

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