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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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2018-05-22 00:54 | The “Strength in Support” cocktail party which is being held on 2 June at the Hamilton Hotel in Hamilton, Queensland provides an opportunity for women in the industry to network and support each other. Source: Timberbiz The invitation to attend the event is extended to all employers, family and friends of women working in the forest and timber industry – men and women. The forest and timber industry is a male dominated industry, women comprise approximately 5% of the workforce...

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2018-05-22 00:47 | Hyne Timber has released its new Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) campaign – and it’s not what you’d expect from an Australian softwood processor. Source: Timberbiz Playing on the love story Hyne Timber has with Australian pine, and with a focus on building relationships at every stage of the design and construction journey, the new campaign features plenty of cheeky puns and innuendo. It’s part of Hyne Timber’s service-based marketing strategy which sees the company working...

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2018-05-22 00:46 | The Australian Forestry Contractors Association (AFCA) will host its next round of free safety workshops for forestry workers in regional NSW, Victoria and South Australia. Sourc: Timberbiz The NHVR has joined forces with AFCA, providing funding for the Forestry Logistics Safety Program under the Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative. NHVR Stakeholder Manager John Gilbert said it is imperative Australia’s forestry workers have a safe environment and the training is providing much-needed support and...

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2018-05-22 00:35 | Following on from Frame Australia’s conference in Melbourne a three-day tour is planned to visit Australia’s largest CLT plant in Wodonga and a number of mass and timber framed buildings in Sydney. Source: Timberbiz The tour commences in Melbourne, travelling by coach to Wodonga to see XLAM’s CLT plant; following this, flights to Sydney have been arranged as well as overnight accommodation, if required. The tour continues Thursday 21 June and Friday 22 June, inspecting many buildings currently...

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2018-05-22 00:33 | Australia’s trade deficit in paper and paperboard was AUD$1.681 billion for the year-ended March 2018, meaning the value of imports outstripped the value of exports by this massive amount. Source: IndustryEdge for Timberbiz The annual value of imports lifted just 0.4% to AUD$2.741 billion and the value of exports grew a solid 7.6% to AUD$1.060 billion. As a result, the deficit, although still substantial, fell 3.7% from a year earlier and was AUD$64.5 million lower. Despite being an open...

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2018-05-22 00:28 | Australia’s timber plantations are continuing to decline, with more hardwood estates being converted back to agriculture, the latest figures show. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz “This is a crisis,” said Ross Hampton, chief executive of the Australian Forest Products Association, and should be a wake-up call to policymakers. In 2016-17, Australia lost 19,700 hectares of plantations, down 1% to 1,955,100 hectares from 1,974,800 hectares the year before, according to the latest ABARES report...

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2018-05-21 15:33 |

Viet Nam steps up efforts to put smallholders’ forest communities at the forefront of its sustainable forest management program through UN REDD+ and partnerships with the private sector.   By Anoushka Carter and Johanna Gammelgaard In Viet Nam,...

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2018-05-20 20:10 |

We are happy to share our 2017 Annual Report: “In Defence of Real Forests and their Communities”. As a global coalition, we have come far. Founded in 2000 with just 19 members, the Global Forest Coalition has since succeeded in bringing together 94 diverse organisations from 62 countries. Together, we work to defend the world’s forests and forest peoples, threatened by a dangerous consumer culture that is promoted by transnational corporations. But nature is not a commodity, and life is...

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2018-05-19 15:49 | In 2017, the plywood production volume in Russia reduced for the first time since 2009 by 2.2% (YoY) to 3.7 million m3. The main reason for the decline in production: deficit of wood raw materials caused by failure to fulfill supply plans due to weather conditions in summer-fall timber harvesting season. Export sales in 2017 […]

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2018-05-18 15:09 |

The European pulp and paper sector has a long expertise in bioeconomy and has a significant role in providing solutions to many global challenges such as climate change, urbanization and ageing with using sustainable renewable materials. The European pulp and paper sector also offers easily recyclable solutions and answers to EU Circular Economy, Strategy on plastics in the circular economy and the UN Paris Agreement. Our sector operates in a circular way and resource efficiency is at the...

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2018-05-18 13:36 | Sumitomo Forestry NZ, the local unit of the Japanese timber conglomerate, posted a record profit last year after buying the timber plantations of US forestry investor Hancock in 2016 to secure more supply for its wood processing plant.

The timber company , Sumitomo Forestry NZ posted a profit of $48.9 million in the year ended Dec. 31, 2017, from a loss of $18.4 million a year earlier when its earnings were hurt by a $62 million reduction in the value of...

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2018-05-18 13:05 | The Austrian, Canadian, UK and Uruguayan national forest certification systems have successfully achieved PEFC re-endorsement, confirming they continue to meet our globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks. Combined, these four systems account for over 40 million hectares of sustainably...

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2018-05-18 12:45 |

The CEO of the BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC), Rob Moonen, and the President and CEO of FPInnovations, Stéphane Renou, have announced that the two organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work collaboratively on enhancing safety performance in the forest industry by sharing leading, innovative scientific and technical applications.

Under the MOU, individual projects and financial support agreements for specific activities will be identified through...

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2018-05-18 12:03 | Federal Government figures released yesterday (Abares) showing a continuing decline in Australia’s plantation timber estate, should be a wakeup call for policy makers, according to Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), Mr Ross Hampton.

The ABARES report graphically shows the decline in available timber for domestic processing and continues a troubling trajectory of several years. The Australian plantation statistics 2018 update released by ABARES shows...

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2018-05-18 11:59 |

Worldwide, areas suitable for cocoa production are predicted to shrink by up to 20-30% over the next 30 years. This is because cocoa trees are already struggling to cope with drier, hotter conditions – attributed in large part to climate change.

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2018-05-18 11:26 | New Zealand’s Forestry Minister Shane Jones on Friday announced the formation of a new Ministerial advisory group to provide independent advice about the forestry sector and how Government and industry can work together to deliver outcomes for New Zealand. The Forestry Ministerial Advisory Group is made up of ten forestry experts who will provide industry perspectives and advice to help meet New Zealand’s forestry goals, including the One Billion Tree...

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2018-05-18 01:37 |

The hidroituango, hydroelectric project in the department of Antioquia is the largest infrastructure currently running in the country. Since April 28, technical failures have occurred for the plugging of the Cauca river tunnel, which has generated an emergency due to the overflowing of the river, putting at risk the lives, houses, livelihoods and work of thousands of families. On May 16, the powerhouse dam, in trying to evacuate the accumulated water, collapsed, causing a catastrophe that...

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2018-05-17 20:53 | Finding echoes of Japan’s ancient past, and of the woodlands of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated masterpiece “Princess Mononoke,” deep among the trees of Yakushima island.

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