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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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2017-08-17 01:59 | A new whitepaper has been released recently on the importance of lifecycle assessments, sponsored by composite timber specialist Innowood. Source: Architecture And Design The paper titled Improving transparency: how lifecycle assessments help preserve our forests examines our dependency on forests in order to manufacture timber products and timber-based composites, and how deforestation and illegal felling jeopardise much more than just our ability to produce. Timber is a timeless and natural...

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2017-08-17 01:58 | A disease wiping out native forests in Hawai’i could do the same to pōhutukawa and rātā here if biosecurity measures are not stepped up, leading botanists warn. Source: Radio New Zealand Rapid ōhi’a death has killed hundreds of thousands of Hawai’i’s native pōhutukawa – the ōhi’a tree. Once the fungal disease infects a tree it can die in a matter of days. Department of Conservation principal scientist Peter de Lange said if the disease got into New Zealand it...

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2017-08-17 01:55 | Ironbark Timber Products was started in my family’s backyard in Buderim in 1980 by my father David Brady and his friend Laurie Morgan says Simon Brady. So, I grew up around timber from the time I was eight years old. Mum and dad were running the tennis centre then. Sunshine Coast Daily My dad and Laurie put in $500 each to buy a semi-trailer load of sleepers to meet a contract in Melbourne. The business name came from the fact that the sleepers were ironbark. For five years, the business...

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2017-08-17 01:51 | A recent series of 15 second commercials showing different applications of wood and their benefits, boosted by online content marketing, have achieved results. Source: Timberbiz The results exceed media industry averages and increased the number of consumers who say they are more likely to choose wood. Branded with Planet Ark’s Make It Wood and featuring award-winning architect and host of Grand Designs Australia, Peter Maddison, the campaign combined six television commercials that were shown...

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2017-08-17 01:51 | Northland conservationists who oppose the export of swamp kauri are heading back to court for another round with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). Source: Radio New Zealand The High Court last year dismissed allegations by the Northland Environmental Protection Society (NEPS) that the ministry was allowing unlawful exports of the ancient timber. But the society is still worried that swamp kauri is going out of the country when it should not be. The group said it believed the Forests...

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2017-08-17 01:50 | With the race to the tallest timber building comes a form of building construction that has surprised the design world in its cost, speed of construction and beauty. Source: Timberbiz This form of building design is Post and Beam construction made from Mass Timber. An all-day seminar will be held in Sydney on 13 September to explore this form of building construction. Australian leaders in this field will discuss the many options available in mass timber. Keynote speaker for this seminar will...

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2017-08-16 23:01 |

Ari Sinha, Andre Barbosa and Chris Higgins are working on a project called “Framework” (Framework Project LLC), a 12-story, mixed-use structure in north Portland. It was created by a team from LEVER Architects and...(more)

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2017-08-16 20:11 |

By Annie Sneed. Published in Scientific American September 2017 Issue Tall timber buildings could produce fewer emissions and sequester carbon dioxide.   A wood skyscraper might sound like a bad idea—and potentially a giant tinderbox. But architects around the world are steadily building more timber high-rises, partly with the aim of curbing carbon pollution. Lofty […]

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2017-08-16 16:02 | Characterized with high levels of biodiversity and endemism, the Atlantic Tropical Forest has been facing serious anthropogenic threats over the last several decades. Having put important ecosystem services at risk, such activities need to be closely studied as part of the forest dynamics. Thus, a Brazilian team of researchers spent a decade monitoring a semi-deciduous forest located in an ecological park in Southeast Brazil.

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2017-08-16 15:16 |

The head of state of Sweden visited Indonesia and attended a seminar on the role of forestry in sustainable development.

The post Farms, forests and fuel in Sweden and Indonesia appeared first on ...

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2017-08-16 14:55 |

With its large hoppers and long discharge conveyors this machine can save multiple cycles per shift.

In October, environmental technology company Doppstadt will begin series production of the new SM 620 K Plus separating machine. This solution for separating materials into multiple fractions is designed for efficiency: its charging hopper, over seven cubic metres in volume, can receive large quantities of feed material, which is then discharged via extended side and rear...

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2017-08-16 13:30 |

Metsä Group’s sales in January–June 2017 were Euro 2,451.4 million, compared to Euro 2,339.5 million in 1H 2016. The growth in sales is primarily the result of greater delivery volumes.

The comparable operating result was Euro 246.9 million, or 10.1% of sales. The operating result improved compared to the previous year, mainly due to the positive development in Finland’s paperboard business and the increase in pulp prices. 1H 2017 operating result was Euro 253 million, compared to...

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2017-08-16 13:17 | Aug 15, 2017---Montreal, Quebec – After several months of laboratory work by the Research and Development team in Bordeaux France, Tembec has developed a very high viscosity cellulose grade. Just days ago, the production of this new grade, called Biofloc XV20, took place at the Tartas Specialty Cellulose mill in France. It is a tremendous success because a new world record for viscosity of a wood pulp was achieved.

Tembec, the world leader in specialty cellulose for use in the...

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2017-08-16 13:15 | PURCHASE, N.Y., Aug. 15, 2017 -- Central National Gottesman Inc. (CNG), a leading sales and marketing organization in the pulp, paper, packaging, tissue, wood products and metal industries, announced today that its Spicers Paper Inc. entity has signed a definitive Purchase Agreement to acquire the business of JC Paper, based in Fremont, CA, expanding its paper distribution presence in Northern California and Nevada.

JC Paper is an independent, family-owned paper merchant that has...

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2017-08-16 13:13 | VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA-- Aug 14, 2017 -Fortress Paper Ltd. (TSX:FTP) ("Fortress Paper" or the "Company") reported 2017 second quarter operating EBITDA of $4.3 million, a decrease of $2.0 million relative to the comparative prior year period and a decrease of $3.2 million over the previous quarter. The Dissolving Pulp Segment generated operating EBITDA of $3.5 million and the Security Paper Products Segment generated operating EBITDA of $2.8 million. Corporate costs...

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2017-08-16 12:33 |

In the first half of 2017 the value of wood products trade between China and Australia rose 17% to $1,680 million from the same period of 2016, ITTO reports.

Of the total, the value of China’s wood products imports from Australia grew 23% to $790 million. The value of log and waste paper imports rose 47% and 41%, respectively.

The value of China’s wood products exports to Australia increased 12% to $890 million. The value of China’s plywood exports to Australia grew 36%.

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2017-08-16 12:19 |

Conifex Timber Inc. reported results for the 2Q ended June 30, 2017. Adjusted EBITDA in the 2Q 2017, which excludes countervailing duty (“CVD”) deposits of $4.6 million, was a record $14.8 million, compared to $6.1 million in the 1Q 2017 and $9 million in the 2Q 2016. Revenues totaled $116.4 million in the 2Q 2017, an improvement of 16% over the prior quarter and 12% over the same quarter last year.

Operating income, which includes preliminary CVD deposits of $4.6 million...

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2017-08-16 09:44 |

Taking the opportunity, I would like to present you a blog about forestland investments, forest business and forest products markets.  Please see below the link to the article: Why interest rates differ in timberland investments? If you like to be updated with forestry and wood industry markets stay tuned at Forest Business Analytics blog section. 

Artykuł New forest business blog at Forest...

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2017-08-16 05:19 |

A sea change in how federal judges view collaborative forest restoration projects is underway.

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2017-08-16 03:20 |

Smoke from Wildfires has been affecting more than just those living near the fire-prone forests.

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