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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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2018-11-30 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.


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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.


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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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2018-11-27 10:48 | The delivery prices on Swedish sawlog and pulpwood prices rose by 5.5% and 3.4% respectively in the 3Q 2018, compared to the 2Q 2018, reports the Swedish Forest Agency.

The prices are increasing in all of Sweden. The price of sawlog increased the most in the region Central with 8.4%, while prices rose by 7.5% in the region South and by 2.6% in the region North.

The pulpwood prices rose most in the region South by 7.5%, 3...

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2018-11-23 13:26 |

Interfor Corporation (“Interfor”) recorded net earnings in 3Q 2018 of $28.1 million, or $0.40 per share, compared to $63.8 million, or $0.91 per share in 2Q 2018 and $16.8 million, or $0.24 per share in 3Q 2017. Interfor increased 3Q 2018 sales to $570.5 million, compared to $489.2 million in the 3Q 2017.

Adjusted net earnings in 3Q 2018 were $28.2 million or $0.40 per share, compared to $68.9 million, or $0.98 per share in 2Q 2018 and $20 million, or $0.29 per share in 3Q 2017.


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2018-11-23 12:37 |

Western Forest Products Inc. (“Western”) announced that a wholly owned subsidiary of Western has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Columbia Vista Corporation and certain related entities (collectively “Columbia Vista”) located in Vancouver, Washington for consideration of $30.5 million, including working capital of $6.7 million.

Working capital to be acquired is subject to a final determination at closing. Columbia Vista is a lumber manufacturer that focuses...

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2018-11-23 12:07 |

Indexator from Vindeln in Sweden – the world’s largest manufacturer of hydraulic rotators – is expanding their XR compact rotator range with the small and powerful XR 300.

The XR range comprises compact, powerful rotators with heavy-duty bearings. They are designed for extreme applications where rotator function requirements and load capacities are especially high. Optimally designed for both...

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2018-11-22 11:04 |

China Forestry Group NZ (CFGNZ) is once again backing local wood processing with a ground-breaking agreement on harvesting and processing wood from Taranaki’s largest forest.

China Forestry Group NZ and Taranakipine sawmill in New Plymouth have signed a supply agreement that supports long term wood processing in New Plymouth and employment for the 170 workers at Taranakipine. It’s another initiative that demonstrates China...

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2018-11-18 20:33 | Like his earlier comments about California’s forest management, President Trump’s remarks about how Finland prepares for wildfires were somewhat misleading.

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2018-11-16 12:27 |

Nearly 100 companies have contracted fully 80% of the available exhibit space for the 35th Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition – Expo 2019 – to be held June 26-28, 2019 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center.

“Participation in Expo is reaching an early sell-out; most of the larger exhibit spaces are already occupied. Many of the exhibiting...

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2018-11-16 11:44 |

China announced a 25% tariff on US imports, on a value of $16 billion from 23 August. The taxed products include $1.83 billion of wood products and logs.

A large range of wood products are listed in the tariff list, including oak logs, birch logs, OSB, spruce, larch, teak, wooden window frames, shelves, furniture etc.

China is the biggest importer for American wood products. The United States exported 6.14 million m3 logs to China, accounting for 53.9% of US logs, and 3.27 m3...


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