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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 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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2018-01-16 15:00 |

A group of scientists has published a Letter exploring the use of forest biomass to produce energy, ahead of the European Parliament vote on the EU Renewable Energy Directive on 17 January.

Download the letter as a pdf

There is...

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2018-01-16 15:00 | By Caio de Araujo Barbosa, Thomas Maschler, Djoan Bonfils and Giuseppe Molinario On the way from Kisangani to Masako village. Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo by Ollivier Girard/CIFOR. Forest loss is a major concern for conservationists dedicated to protecting the Congo Basin, the planet’s second-largest tropical rainforest. Data like tree cover loss on Global Forest Watch […]

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2018-01-16 14:24 |

After 30 years, Bradford Forest, Inc., a Danzer company based in Bradford, PA, changed its name to Danzer Lumber North America, Inc. on January 1st, 2018. “The name change is part of Danzer’s overall brand strategy to provide a diverse product offering under one common Danzer brand,” says Steve Bukowski, General Manager of Danzer Lumber North America, Inc. and adds: “The transition to the new name will be seamless for customers, with no interruption in great products and services.” Danzer...

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2018-01-16 12:57 |

CIFOR’s Robert Nasi weighs in on the EU debate over forest biomass

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2018-01-16 11:59 | SNS secretary Jonas Rönnberg has participated in a seminar about the Swedish forest industry’s agenda for future forest research. Last week the Swedish forest industry held a seminar and launched its new research agenda: Forskningsagenda 4.0. The research agenda is a summary of the forest industry’s research and development needs…

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