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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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2018-01-17 23:47 | A prominent Kununurra farmer is among a group of shareholders seeking to remove three directors from the embattled Indian sandalwood producer Quintis. Source: ABC News Rural The company formerly known as Tropical Forestry Services which controls more than 12,000 hectares of Indian sandalwood plantations across northern Australia, has been in a trading halt and seeking recapitalisation since last May. The group, who together are the registered holders of more than 5% of the voting shares in ...

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2018-01-17 23:45 | A logging worker unfairly sacked just months after going off the benefit has been awarded more than NZ$12,000 by the Employment Relations Authority. Source: Radio NZ Nigel Brown started working for Te Kohu Logging in Hamilton in February last year after relocating from Tokoroa. After a fortnight he was given a company car by his boss, Simon Ranginui, to be used to pick up and drop off his colleagues before and after work. A few weeks later Mr Ranginui spotted Mr Brown having a beer and a...

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2018-01-17 23:44 | If you received a text from your boss saying: “F…… useless. Make this your last week, f…… wasting my time”, what would you think? Would you think you were fired? Or would you brush it off as your boss having a bad day? Source: Stuff NZ That text is exactly what forestry worker Arona Gray received from his employer Blair Chilton, of Chilton Logging early last year, according to an Employment Relations Authority (ERA) decision. He took it as a dismissal, yet...

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2018-01-17 19:01 | Jan 30 2018 - 8:00am to Jan 31 2018 - 12:00pm

The LEAVES workshop will focus on innovations, lessons learned and approaches for reducing deforestation from beef, soy, and palm oil production chains.  It will also look at approaches for enhancing tree cover while producing shea butter, coffee, cacao and other commodities. 

Agenda at-a-glance

January 30

9:00 am

Opening Session – Workshop Purpose and Expectations...

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2018-01-17 17:38 |

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2018-01-17 15:09 |

The European paper industry produces from wood a multitude of value-added products such as paper, carboard and other biobased materials and uses its residues for bioenergy.

With today’s vote the EU has sought to recognise the value of sourcing wood sustainably and preventing subsidies that distort markets and encourage the burning of wood for megawatts.

“The European Parliament realises that there is more value to the circular bioeconomy than turning wood into megawatts” says...

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2018-01-17 13:30 |

Built for land-clearing and pipeline right-of-way operations, the HG6800TX horizontal grinder offers a high-horsepower engine on a tracked machine with a compact design. Featuring 950 hp (708 kW) in a 92,000 lb (41,730.5 kg) class, and an infeed design designed specifically for feeding larger materials such as whole trees and large stumps, the new grinder is built to power through tough materials with less operator interaction.

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2018-01-17 12:37 | Jan 17, 2018--- Valmet will supply an OptiConcept M board production line with automation for Pratt Paper (IN), LLC for Pratt's new greenfield paper mill in Wapakoneta, Ohio, USA. The mill will use 100% recovered paper to produce lightweight and high-performance linerboard and corrugated medium. This will be the second OptiConcept M board production line for Pratt and is repeating the order of PM 16, which successfully started up in Valparaiso, Indiana, USA, in 2015. The start-up of the new...

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2018-01-17 12:36 | Jan 17,2018---The leading Chinese producer of hygiene and sanitary products has successfully started up the second of two Toscotec-supplied tissue machines installed at its Changji mill.

Hengan and Toscotec sealed their partnership at the end of a project that started one year ago with the order of two tissue machines, PM25 (started up in November 2017) and PM26, producing a total increase of 50,000 tons per year to Hengan’s production.

Both tissue machines have a...

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2018-01-17 12:35 | MIAMISBURG, Ohio, Jan. 17, 2018 -- Verso Corporation (NYSE: VRS) announced today that the Strategic Alternatives Committee formed by its Board of Directors in September 2017, has, at the direction of the Board, expanded its evaluation of potential transaction alternatives to include other alternatives, including but not limited to, a potential sale or merger of the entire company.

As previously announced, the Committee, with the assistance of Houlihan Lokey Capital, Inc., the...

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2018-01-17 12:34 | ACKSONVILLE, Fla.--Jan 17,2018--Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (NYSE:RYAM) announced today that the Company’s board of directors has declared a first quarter cash dividend of $2.00 per share of Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock of the Company. The dividend is payable on February 15, 2018 to stockholders of record on February 1, 2018.

About Rayonier Advanced Materials

Rayonier Advanced Materials is a global manufacturer of forest products, including lumber,...

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2018-01-17 12:33 | Jan 17,2018---The difficulties with production availability continued in the fourth quarter 2017 which impacted sales volumes negatively despite a very strong market. Operating profit (EBIT) for full year 2017 is calculated to be approximately MSEK 2 240 which is lower than expected but gives a margin of 10 percent.

It is mainly the production facilities in Gruvön and Gävle that are affected, which impact sales negatively within business areas Consumer Board and Corrugated...

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2018-01-17 11:32 |

The landlocked mountainous nation will become the second country in the world to have a national agroforestry policy, with support from the World Agroforestry Centre and the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)...

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2018-01-17 11:16 |

Dear colleagues,

the final report from the 20th Needle/Leaf Interlaboratory Comparison Test is available. You find detail information and the download here. Keep in mind that the re-qualification procedure – if needed - must be finished till 1st of September 2018.

The registration for the 21th…

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2018-01-17 09:00 |

Restoration has never been more important, with almost a third of the world’s land surface degraded. But what exactly is restoration? And how do we know if it works? More than 1.5 billion of the world’s poorest people...

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2018-01-17 04:21 |

The Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources selected Kacey KC as Nevada's first female State Forester and Firewarden.

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2018-01-17 03:16 |

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2018-01-17 00:00 |

Unlocking private finance for climate and sustainable development

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2018-01-16 17:11 | Research shows more than half of the forests across Europe have been lost over the past 6,000 years.

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2018-01-16 15:34 |

Baltic state lobbied for flexibilities in EU rules to enable a dramatic increase in forestry, turning its thriving woodland into a net emitter of carbon by 2030

The post Logging surge threatens a quarter of Estonia’s forest, warn conservationists appeared first on Climate Home...

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