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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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2017-06-26 05:44 |

April Reside, a leading ecologist, tells us about scary prospects for wildlife in Queensland, Australia:

Queensland has once again become a global land-clearing hotspot, after its vegetation laws were torn up by the previous state government.

Since then, the rate of forest, woodland, and regrowth destruction has more than...

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2017-06-25 07:04 | Picture and article by Peace Ikponmwonba The World Environment Day (WED) held at Ramat Park, Ikpoba Hill, Benin City, Edo state, Nigeria was indeed a success. Participants included the Executive Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Noghehase Obaseki; Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Public Utilities, Edo state, …...

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2017-06-25 07:03 | Picture and text by Yenyu Lin (Taiwan); link to video recorded interview by Mahtuf Ikhsan (Indonesia) The Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) offers students from the Asia-Pacific Region the unique opportunity to engage and interact with members from other Local Committees. Not only does the meeting enable the delegate to engage in cultural and languages exchange, …...

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2017-06-25 07:03 | Picture and text by Ositadinma Evaristus The long awaited Northern Africa Regional Meeting (NARM) took place at the University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani, Bhrong Ahafo region, Ghana. The event with the official title ‘Improving resilience to climate change and sustainable use of forest, land and Water resources: the role of the youth’ was attended … Continue...

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2017-06-25 05:03 |

A secret camera hidden in Italy’s Apennine mountains has revealed a forest to be teeming with wildlife, from brown bears and wild boar to wolves and red deer.

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2017-06-25 04:39 |

A stand of ponderosa and sugar pines towers over a cluster of humble buildings near this Plumas County town.

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2017-06-24 07:21 | ATLANTA, June 23, 2017 -- Caraustar Industries, Inc. today announced the continuation of the previously announced price increase on paperboard tubes and cores and protective packaging products."The April announced price increase on our paperboard products was in response to the increased cost in uncoated recycled paperboard (URB)," reported Rick Moreland, Vice President of Sales for Caraustar's Industrial Products Group. "As a result of the continued escalation in cost it has...

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2017-06-24 07:20 | June 24,2017--From 1 October 2017 all Holmen Paper sales in Spain and Portugal will be managed by the organization of CellMark.As communicated in 2016, Holmen’s Madrid mill has been sold and will be converted for containerboard production. This conversion will be initialized in mid-September 2017, and the mill will from this point cease to produce newsprint. Consequently, Holmen Paper’s local sales office in Madrid will be closed during the fall, and CellMark will from 1 October be representing...

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2017-06-24 07:19 | ATLANTA, June 23, 2017-- Georgia-Pacific today announced that its Palatka, Florida, mill has been selected as the location for the company's previously announced investment of more than $400 million in its GP Consumer (retail) tissue and towel business. The investment supports continued growth for key customers' premium private label towel products.

Investments to the Palatka mill include building a new paper machine using through-air-dried (TAD) technology, as well as adding...

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2017-06-23 18:58 | Earlier today, during a visit to Oslo, Brazil’s president, Michel Temer, met Norway’s prime minister, Erna Solberg. After the meeting, Solberg said, “If preliminary figures about deforestation in 2016 are confirmed, it will lead to a reduced payout in 2017.” She added that Norway’s rainforest payments to Brazil are “based on results”. Between 2009 and […]

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2017-06-23 17:55 |

Bark beetle problems continue to worsen on Northern Idaho forest lands, a university forester says.

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2017-06-23 15:16 |

Japanese-owned Pan Pac Forest Products has completed the NZ$24million redevelopment of its Milburn sawmill which is now fully operational and staffed.

The Milburn plant, south of Dunedin, near Milton, has some of the newest and most environmentally efficient equipment on site, from its fuel source, to air emission cleansing to its “latest technology” kiln drying facilities.

Milburn uses 100% radiata pine to mill appearance grade lumber, at present solely for...

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2017-06-23 13:28 | Forest fires of Pedrógão Grande (Portugal) with more than 60 fatalities shows how complex are becoming the wildfire risk management under the global change context. Additionally to the vegetation growth induced by rural depopulation and natural forest and plantations expansion, extreme and recurrent weather events reinforced by the climate change […]

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2017-06-23 13:21 | Cotton, silk, leather... it is time to move on from these old-fashioned materials, to something better! This evening in Perugia, in the heart of Italy, young designers will be revealing their ideas of our clothing future, and their inspiration? Forests! Our forests have so much to offer us. Yarns...

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2017-06-23 13:20 | June 23,2017--PulpEye has now reached the milepost of 50 units sold as Ahlstrom-Munksjö Aspa Bruk in Sweden invests in a PulpEye system for pulp analyses online. Bleached and unbleached kraft pulp is produced at the Aspa mill and the PulpEye they have acquired contains modules for determination and measuring of kappa number, brightness, dots and pH.

Jonas Pettersson-Hagel, Ahlstrom-Munksjö Aspa Bruk, and Öjvind Sundvall, PulpEye, confirm the purchase of PulpEye No.50 together...

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2017-06-23 13:19 | UPM, Helsinki, June 22, 2017 - The Biofore company UPM has launched a new solution for the thin print market. The revolutionary paper, UPM EcoLite, has been specially designed to meet the needs of customers printing pharmaceutical leaflets and religious literature as well as user manuals and instructions. By choosing this new paper, UPM's customers will benefit from significant cost savings compared to a conventional paper solution.

"The product is a result of extensive R...

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2017-06-23 13:18 | June 23,2017 --The company will increase prices on greaseproof papers by 5% on all despatches from 1st September 2017.Business Unit Sales and Marketing Director, Peter Warren says “Over the past two years our business has endeavoured to keep cost inflation to a minimum by driving internal efficiency and making targeted investments. However, we face increases over a wide range of input costs which we have accepted to ensure supply stability. Many of these costs have been absorbed but we have to...

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2017-06-23 13:17 | June 23,2017--In May 2017, Kemsley Mill successfully passed the external audits for their Quality, Environmental, and Energy Management systems, retaining its ISO9001, ISO 14001 and ISO50001 accreditations.

The auditor was particularly impressed with the rollout of Our Paper Operating Model, calling it a very positive step forward to drive improvements all around the mill. A particular success lay in the description of our employees as “competent and enthusiastic”.
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2017-06-23 13:16 | June 22, 2017---Ocean Paper welcomes Rosanne Burns. Rosanne is a sales veteran with over 30 years of experience in the pulp and paper industry. Rosanne has numerous long standing client and vendor relationships that will complement the value proposition and service that Ocean Paper delivers.

Ivy Frimer, President of Ocean Paper noted “Rosanne’s vast industry knowledge along with her client and vendor partners provides the perfect fit for Ocean Paper as we continue to expand the...

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2017-06-23 11:18 |

BMF ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH GROWN IN BRITAIN With around a fifth of general merchant business comprising timber & wood products, maximising sales opportunities in the category is key to profitability.With this in mind, the Builders Merchants Federation has embarked on a strategic partnership with British timber promotion campaign Grown in Britain, to help BMF […]

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