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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



--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-06-14 14:22 |

The world-first two automated logging truck scalers, commissioned by Mount Maunganui-based ISO Limited, are now scanning logs at Port of Tauranga, New Zealand.

The Robotic Scaling Machines (RSM) give a faster, safer and more accurate measure of logs on the trucks and trailers than the manual process. Tauranga-based agritech company ...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-06-14 13:43 | Deere & Company has invested more than 50 million euros in the Finnish forest machine business this decade. The latest investment, to expand the factory and increase capacity, is the biggest single investment in the Joensuu factory in John Deere Forestry Oy’s history. Implementation of the investment will begin in summer 2019 and it will be completed in 2021.

The investment will improve and expand the Joensuu factory’s assembly and test drive facilities as well as increase the component...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-06-14 12:51 |

Committed to providing the forestry industry with powerful and reliable equipment solutions, John Deere is rolling out upgrades to its FR22B and FR24B Felling Heads. Compatible with select M-Series Tracked Feller Bunchers, the...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-06-14 11:52 | Tigercat has announced that Damien Ambrose has been appointed to the position of product support representative for Australia. Based in Tumut, New South Whales, Damien is joining Tigercat with over twenty-four-years of experience in the forestry industry.

Damien has worked with the Tigercat product since it first arrived in Australia in 2000, first with former Tigercat dealer Forest Centre, and then as a field...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-06-07 14:34 |

Xu Xuebing began importing U.S. wood products into Shanghai two years ago, anticipating sizable profits reselling to Chinese furniture manufacturers. Then the China-U.S. trade war started. Since Beijing began to impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods last year, Xu has halted imports, his profits have plummeted, and he may soon need to raise his prices just to survive—which could kill off sales for good.

Xu, who is 42 and owns Shanghai-based company Sam Wood, doesn’t mince words over...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-06-07 12:52 | After a year of record-breaking profits, British Columbia’s forest companies are bracing for a hard crash. And many small towns in rural B.C. , where economies rely on the sound of saws ripping through timber, could be on the precipice of extremely challenging times.

“That keeps me up at night,” Premier John Horgan admitted to me in an interview this week in his office. The Council of Forest Industries (COFI) has publicly stated that...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-06-07 12:06 | Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers has announced that Keith Lamb will commence as its new Managing Director next month. This is part of a long-planned transition as KIPT anticipates moving into port construction, forestry production and export operations.

Current MD John Sergeant will remain in an executive capacity and will continue as a director while Mr Lamb takes overall responsibility for...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-06-06 10:24 | Committed to providing the forestry industry with powerful and reliable equipment solutions, John Deere is rolling out upgrades to its FR22B and FR24B Felling Heads. Compatible with select M-Series Tracked Feller Bunchers, the updated FR22B and FR24B models have been redesigned to increase durability and extend the life of the wrist and head.

“The forestry industry is challenging and pushes equipment to the limit to get the job done, making it important for manufacturers to provide reliable...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-06-05 10:48 | Logset launches a new smaller hybrid harvester – the Logset 8H GTE Hybrid. It is the company´s second hybrid harvester model. The new hybrid harvester model has an AGCO Power 74 LFTN diesel engine that conforms to Stage 5 EU emission regulations.

The...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-06-04 11:43 |

Profiler unit VPM 350

The family of VPM profiler units was extended by an additional machine model. In addition to the high end machine VPM450, the smaller VPM 350 was developed to be used for cant heights of up to 350 mm and cutting depths of up to 75 mm.

The...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-05-29 14:36 |

Last Friday night in Dunedin there was an outstanding turnout by local forestry companies, contractors and transport operators from throughout the lower South Island of New Zealand. The function was the 2019 Southern Wood Council Forestry Awards.

The Council, representing all major forest owners and wood processing companies in...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-05-29 13:26 |

Softwood logs dominate at Taicang port – Log imports through Taicang Port in Jiangsu Province totalled 7.85 million cubic metres in 2018 and were valued at US$1.2 billion.

Of the total, 98% were softwood logs, mainly imported from New Zealand (39%), Canada (19%), USA (13%) and Russia (10%). The main softwood log species were radiata pine (43%), spruce and fir (11.5%), douglas fir...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-05-29 12:44 |

XTreme series: Log Max XTreme Series Harvesting Heads are heavy duty and made for the most extreme forest operations.

This fixed mount configuration from Log Max utilizes the design and durability of the 7000XT series and gives the owner/operator the versatility of control falling and bunching.

  • The hydraulically operated rotation unit with positioning and free floating...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-05-23 12:03 |

Live at Ligna 2019

SENNEBOGEN develops Pick & Carry material handler with electric travel drive

At ligna 2019, in Hanover, SENNEBOGEN will showcase a new electric drive version of the diesel hydraulic Pick & Carry material handler SENNEBOGEN 735 that is so popular with the timber industry...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-05-23 11:27 |

Graanul Invest affiliate Woodville Pellets, LLC submitted the winning bid in the auction conducted on May 9, 2019 for the assets of Texas Pellets, Inc. and German Pellets Texas, LLC (collectively, “Texas Pellets”). The assets include Texas Pellets’ Woodville, Texas pellet manufacturing plant and its Port Arthur, Texas port terminal.

The...

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2019-05-22 12:03 |

The fixed forwarder cabin has been updated based on customer feedback. The renewed fixed cab is more spacious and gives the operator more room when rotating the seat. The lighting has been enhanced and special attention has been given to acoustics, look, and operator comfort.

The renewed fixed cab features high-quality, easy-to-care-for interior materials and new LED lighting solutions that illuminate the floor space, the cab, and the new doored storage spaces in the upper part of the...

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2019-05-22 11:26 | Forests are vitally important for sustaining life on Earth – they play a major role in the fight against climate change. With the 2019 session of the United Nations Forum on Forests wrapping up recently in New York, we delve deeper into the subject, and find out what the UN is doing to safeguard and protect them.

Forests are the most cost-effective way to fight climate change
Arguably, protection and enhancing the world’s forests is one of the most cost-...

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2019-05-21 23:51 | The state wants to roll back protections on millions of acres of forest land owned by U.S. taxpayers.

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-05-21 12:00 |

The Brandt Group of Companies has made a major product-line announcement; they have been named a Hitachi forestry products dealer effective May 9, 2019.

Hitachi’s purpose-built forestry products will be a strong complement to Brandt’s full-line John Deere offering and is a natural fit, as both product lines are designed and manufactured through a joint venture – Deere-Hitachi Specialty Products (DHSP) – in Langley, BC.

This is an exciting day for Brandt and a big win for...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-05-21 11:09 |

Ponsse has its sixth service centre in Sweden on 17 May when a new service centre opened its doors in Sandviken.

Ponsse is growing fast, and the need for services is increasing. We hope that we can meet future needs for maintenance even better than before, says after-sales manager Urban Folkesson. This signifies one-step in our strategy – our goal is to succeed together with our customers.

We hope that...

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