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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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2017-06-23 10:49 | Tokyo, Japan, 23rd June 2017—Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department announced on 20th June the seizure of 18 ivory tusks believed to be in illegal trade in violation of LCES[1], the Japanese legislation that regulates trade in threatened species.

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2017-06-23 10:33 |

Originally published on the website of National Geographic “If I’m a farmer in Cameroon the true reality is that I’m not part of the value chain of cash crops on international market. I’m the victim of the prices,...

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2017-06-23 04:00 |

Role of REDD+ in stemming deforestation since 2004 is unclear—as is its potential for reversing the recent upward trend

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2017-06-23 03:59 |

People are talking about prescribed fire as a tool for fuels reduction and forest restoration.

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2017-06-23 03:19 |

A portion of the upper road sloughed away, creating a landslide that swept mud, logs and boulders down the hillside and across the lower roadway clear to Willow Creek itself.

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2017-06-22 21:50 |

There’s a great deal of talk in today’s forest management circles about the use of prescribed fire as a tool to manage forests.  Fire can certainly be a great tool to reduce forest fuels and maintain tree spacing.  It’s been used by mother nature for eons.  So much so that many tree species like Ponderosa … Continue reading "Prescribed Fire"

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2017-06-22 17:45 | Around the globe, there are about 1.5 billion smallholder forest and farm producers, many of them organized so they can better protect their rights and the productivity of their land - which very often includes managing and conserving forests. In this way, they are helping to meet some of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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2017-06-22 17:00 | ITTO has released videos of three keynote presentations delivered at the International Conference on Sustainable Mangrove Ecosystems held in Bali, Indonesia, on 18?21 April 2017.

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2017-06-22 16:08 | Nanjing, China, June 2017—34 law enforcement officials from nine separate provinces attended a wildlife forensics technology training workshop at Nanjing Forest Police College (NFPC). Represented institutions included the Forest Police, Custom’s Anti-smuggling Bureau and the Environmental Police.

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2017-06-22 13:59 | Nordic collaboration about green energy is strongly advised in a report that Jorma Ollila made for Nordic Council of Ministers.   – For the moment the Nordic countries are leading the competition, but each country separately can be to weak … Continue reading →

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2017-06-22 13:48 |

OFA Paragon 16 Soft is a development of the original Paragon 16 with a more open chain pattern, resulting in improved performance on soft terrains. The longitudinal studded chain lines enable simplified adjustment and reduced maintenance. Paragon 16 Soft suits very well for forwarders, as the transverse chain lines make the chain very stable on tyre, regardless of the driving direction. The tensioning chain protects the tyre sidewall and shoulders.
OFA U-Grip 22 is a...

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2017-06-22 12:56 | The words come from Jaakko Kuusisaari from Tieto, Finland, and he means that the digitalization of the society can help realize a green industrial transition.   He and others discussed the matters recently in two seminars hosted by the Nordic … Continue reading →

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2017-06-22 12:54 |

The impact of feed rollers on the productivity of harvesting work and the quality of the end product should not be underestimated. The ingenious, uncompromising design and low price of the V-Tec give forest machine contractors the opportunity to improve the productivity of the harvester.

The gripping surface machined onto the diagonal shank in the direction of the axle forms a circular outer sphere, which feeds timber evenly. Cutting length is achieved faster, the operation becomes...

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2017-06-22 12:24 |

SFPA’s 34th Forest Products Machinery & Equipment ExpositionExpo 2017 – was a spectacular showcase for the wood products industry last week in Atlanta.  For three days, 186 exhibitors displayed the latest equipment, technology and services available. Featuring a floor plan that was larger than the 2015 event with nearly 2,000 exhibitors and visitors in attendance, Expo 2017 covered more than 55,000 square feet in two halls of the...

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2017-06-22 12:13 | BOSTON – June 22, 2017 – Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has announced the addition of Somerset 9 point (9pt) Gloss to its Somerset product line. The new line, made at its Somerset mill, will offer an eight percent yield advantage over competitive 9pt grades and increased cost savings for customers.

Through continued investment and innovation, Sappi now offers some of the lightest basis weights in the business for...

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2017-06-22 12:12 | NORCROSS, Ga., June 22, 2017 -- WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) today announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire substantially all of the assets of Island Container Corp. and Combined Container Industries LLC, which together are independent producers of corrugated boxes, sheets and point-of-purchase displays.

The assets to be acquired include a corrugator and the corrugated converting operations located in Wheatley Heights, New York, and certain related fulfillment...

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2017-06-22 12:11 | June 22, 2017---In February 2017, Stora Enso announced that it planned to permanently shut down paper machine 8 (PM8) at Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden due to structural weakening of magazine paper demand in Europe. Co-determination negotiations with employees at the mill are still ongoing, but PM8 was permanently shut down yesterday. The number of people affected by the reorganization of the mill and shutdown will be determined during Q3 2017.

PM8 had an annual capacity of 100 000...

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2017-06-22 11:18 |

Designed to enhance productivity and efficiency, John Deere is debuting its enhanced production series buckets for the 744K-II, 824K-II and 844K-III wheel loader models. The enhanced production buckets offer several new features, including an improved bucket profile, integrated narrow spill guards, bushed static bucket pin joints and optional wear plating.

“In speaking with wheel loader users in the field, they drove home the fact they wanted a bucket option that would increase...

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2017-06-22 10:57 |

Designed to take advantage of the improved performance capabilities and boom design of the G-Series skid steers and compact track loaders (CTLs), John Deere now offers a 90-inch Light Material High-Capacity Bucket (LM90) as part of the ever-expanding lineup of Worksite Pro™ attachments. It features a high back for maximum capacity to cut through piles of snow, mulch or other light materials in large quantities, significantly reducing cycle times versus smaller size buckets.

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