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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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2018-08-08 14:50 |

Western Forest Products Inc. reported adjusted EBITDA of $50.2 million in the 2Q 2018, compared to adjusted EBITDA of $47.1 million in the 2Q 2017, and $43 million reported in the 1Q 2018.

Operating income prior to restructuring and other income was $39.7 million in the 2Q 2018, compared to $37.7 million in 2Q 2017, and $32.6 million reported in the 1Q 2018. Increased lumber shipments and lower manufacturing costs in the 2Q 2018 more than offset the impacts of $11.7 million of US...

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2018-08-08 14:36 |

Rayonier Inc. reported 2Q 2018 net income of $36.3 million, or $0.28 per share, on revenues of $245.9 million. This compares to net income of $26.2 million, or $0.20 per share, on revenues of $201 million in the prior year quarter.

2Q 2018 operating income was $51.6 million versus $46.9 million in the prior year period. 2Q adjusted EBITDA was $111.3 million versus $86.8 million in the prior year period.

“We are pleased to report strong results for the 2Q,” said David Nunes,...

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2018-08-08 14:13 |

The agreement between the Municipality of Braslovce, Slovenia, and Ministry of Infrastructure of Slovenia was signed. It lays foundations for the direct road connection to the BSW SI Gomilsko production facilities in the Municipality of Braslovce.

The agreement regarding the road connection was signed by Ms. Darja Kocbek, Director of the Directorate for the Land Transport (part of Ministry for Infrastructure), and Mr. Milan Šoštaric, Director of the Braslovce Municipality Office. The...

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2018-08-08 13:55 | You might have noticed, but there has been quite a buzz around how our forests can help the fashion industry in its mission to become sustainable! Using the United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development in New York as a catalyst, we brought our Forests for Fashion...

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2018-08-08 13:50 |

Maibec concluded a transaction with Group Lebel of Rivière-du-Loup for their acquisition of the Maibec lumber mills located in St-Pamphile, Quebec and Masardis, Maine. The 315 employees of Maibec that are concerned by this transaction will maintain their employment with Groupe Lebel.

“Maibec will now focus on growing its pre-stained exterior siding’s systems based on lap sidings and shingles manufactured with solid wood or wood-based engineered material. Maibec recently...

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2018-08-07 21:15 | The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) applauds today’s announcement by the Quebec government to invest $2.6 million over 5 years in meeting protected areas goals in Quebec.

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2018-08-07 19:32 | California has been dealing with record breaking fires for the past month and they aren't even halfway through their fire season. The Mendocino Complex eclipsed last year's Thomas fire which burned 283,800 acres last December 2017 in Ventura and Santa Barbara.

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2018-08-07 19:18 | Trying to tackle climate change by replacing forests with crops for bioenergy power stations that capture carbon dioxide (CO2) could instead increase the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, scientists say.

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2018-08-07 19:10 |

August 7, 2018 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Some 98 firefighters from 29 Texas fire departments in 20 counties will head to California this week to fight wildfires that have burned more than 750,000 acres. The deployment is an activation of the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) for wildfire suppression

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2018-08-07 17:03 | The Longhouse, a prototype 'mass timber' building designed by students, demonstrates that even huge buildings can be built primarily with wood.

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2018-08-07 15:51 | Protected riverbank habitats within areas of oil palm cultivation can play a key role in reducing the negative impacts on tropical bird numbers but need to be increased in size, new research has shown.

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2018-08-07 11:23 | The many different dimensions of Indian forests are revealed through the winners of the “Experience Forests, Experience Life” photo contest, run by the Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF). “The photo contest opens a platform for photographers to reflect...

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2018-08-07 08:31 |

How can non-timber forest products benefit women in particular? At BARC2018, participants heard from a number of women entrepreneurs, as well as representatives from UN Women, the Center for International Forestry Research, and the Africa Women’s Network for Sustainable Development, about these plants’ huge potential. For millions of people in the world’s tropical and subtropical […]

The post Women, bamboo and...

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2018-08-07 04:57 | A new report says that illegal logging in Papua New Guinea could be risky to its main trading partner China. Source: Radio New Zealand Environmental NGO Global Witness released a report that is based on observations of eight of the largest logging operations in PNG. Its policy advisor Lela Stanley said all of the operations they observed had been breaking forestry laws, but were still exporting wood. She said with over 85% of PNG’s wood exports going to China, businesses there that ...

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2018-08-07 04:56 | Beleaguered firefighters across the US are being pushed to their limits battling wildfires that have broken out in rapid succession across the West. They’ll soon get reinforcements – from the other side of the globe. Source: Sacramento Bee Nearly 150 specialists from Australia and New Zealand are being deployed to provide assistance to American firefighters, the National Interagency Fire Center said. The 146 firefighters are veterans with experience in fire management and strategy, and will...

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2018-08-07 04:55 | Uruguay’s 30-year plan to build a forestry industry from scratch is paying off, with forest products now the South American’s country’s biggest export this year. By Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz The Agriculture, Fisheries and Ranching Minister, Tabare Aguerre, said investment in forestry-related industries had been the largest in the country’s history, creating a major source of direct and indirect jobs. “We are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the forestry law… which responded to initiatives...

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2018-08-07 04:53 | New Zealand’s Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has suggested state funds could be used to safeguard Kaitaia’s biggest employer. Source: Radio New Zealand The plant in question is run by Juken New Zealand, a subsidiary of Japan’s Juken Nissho. It employs 300 people and makes a three-layered timber product called Triboard. But it is running short of raw material to supply its factory. Mr Jones is worried about its status, fearing it might be affected as another Juken...

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2018-08-07 04:52 |   This year will go down in history as it marks the introduction of the inaugural Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards across Victoria and South Australia. The awards are all about celebrating and rewarding individuals and companies involved in the timber industry for the dedication, hard work and best practises in their various roles and businesses. Source: Timberbiz Nominations closed on 3 August with judging carried out during September and then the awards will be announced on 26...

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2018-08-07 04:50 | A gruelling competition series throughout the USA and Canada has ended with Australian champion axeman Laurence O’Toole finishing with a new world record … and being robbed, too! Source: Timberbiz But, he’s back Down Under this week and getting ready to tackle the Royal Shows around the country. When detailing his stint in the US, Laurance said he had had a really solid summer of chopping and sawing. “I managed to win 6 out of 9 hotsaw races and get one second. Major...

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2018-08-07 04:48 | August 1 was National Forestry Planting Day, an industry-led initiative to celebrate the environmental contribution of Australia’s renewable forest sector where over 70 million trees are planted each year. Source: Timberbiz Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Senator Anne Ruston said the occasion was an opportunity to highlight the sustainable practices of the forestry sector. “Today we renew Australia’s commitment to a high-tech, carbon positive, renewable forestry...

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