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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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2017-06-14 11:59 | A Dunedin forest remains closed to the public after a pine tree disease not previously found on the South Island’s lower east coast reached the city. Source: Otago Daily Times City Forests chief executive Grant Dodson yesterday confirmed the forest at Cedar Farm, above Port Chalmers, was closed following the discovery of red needle cast in the plantation. The disease attacked pine trees and could cause defoliation in some trees, which typically recovered the following season, but could...

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2017-06-14 11:59 | Caterpillar has been involved in the forestry industry going back to its formation in 1925.  Its history in logging goes back even further – over 100 years – back to the time of Daniel and CL Best. Source: Timberbiz It all started with one of Caterpillar’s founders, CL “Leo” Best.  Leo’s father made steam tractors and wagons that supported the logging industry in the late 1800s, and Leo worked for his father in many capacities starting at the age of 13.  These machines hauled large...

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2017-06-14 11:58 | ASH will axe 250 jobs and move to Tasmania after the owners say the Victorian government failed to make a “genuine offer” to keep its production on the mainland. Source: AAP Australian Sustainable Hardwoods’ Heyfield Mill will close in August, ahead of its original September closure date, as the owners blamed VicForests for falling short in its promised log supply. The company said VicForests had suffered significant harvesting losses due to exclusion zones for the Leadbeater...

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2017-06-14 11:57 | Carter Holt Harvey’s timber mill at Myrtleford remains in limbo after workers voted down a new pay deal on Friday. Source: The Border Mail A total 97 workers voted no to the new enterprise agreement while 86 voted yes in the secret ballot over two days. Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) assistant district secretary Andrew Vendramini welcomed the narrow win for his members. “It’s good to get the ballot go our way,” he said. “No one is happy people are...

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2017-06-14 11:57 | Processed plantation timber waste could provide a new source of baseload electricity in South Australia when renewable energy rules are overhauled, in the wake of today’s release of the Finkel report. Queensland-based company Altus Renewables is planning to build a $125 million plant near Mt Gambier, where timber residues will be turned into bioenergy pellets which can be used to fire power stations. But unless Australian power generators begin using biopower, all of the material will be...

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2017-06-14 11:56 | Forest owners in New Zealand want the government to get extra forest planting underway, rather than waiting for a report on climate change to be presented next year. Source: New Zealand Herald Minister for Climate Change Paula Bennett has announced that the Productivity Commission will report back in June 2018, with recommendations for achieving a lower-carbon economy, to enable New Zealand to achieve its Paris Agreement commitment of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30% from 2005 levels,...

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2017-06-14 11:34 | June 14,2017 --International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from AO Knauf Petroboard to rebuild the KM 2 board machine at its mill in Kommunar, Russia. The board machine – with a basis weight range from 100-320 g/m2, a working width of 4,260 mm, and a design speed of 700 m/min – has an annual capacity of 155,000 t/a for production of gypsum board made of 100% waste paper raw material. Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2018.

The rebuild includes the...

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2017-06-14 11:34 | HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 13, 2017 -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced it has restated and is implementing a previously announced price increase for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) products in the United States and Canada, effective July 10, 2017.

The low yield on the previously announced April URB price increase, along with the impact of rising raw material and other costs, makes it necessary to go back to the market to recover those costs, explained Palace...

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2017-06-14 11:32 | York, PA – June 13, 2017 – Glatfelter (NYSE: GLT) announced that Tina M. Moylan joined its Specialty Papers business unit as Director, Specialty Inkjet Products, reporting to David Dickerhoof, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, effective June 12. In this new role, Tina will bring significant industry experience and will be responsible for leading the development of Glatfelter’s product portfolio, sales channels and growth strategies for inkjet printable substrates.
Tina brings 35...

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2017-06-13 16:00 |

Forestry Tasmania has been supporting National Tree Day for the past eleven years and has donated more than 82,000 seedlings!

Schools Tree Day is Friday 28 July and National Tree Day is on Sunday 30 July.

Our staff have been busy propagating 8,500 seedlings and there are 19 different species of trees and shrubs available for planting.

The seedlings are available to schools FREE of charge. All schools have recently been sent an...

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2017-06-13 13:35 | Focali will report from the event, when High-Level panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) launch their report on the topic of “sustainable forestry for food security and nutrition” at the FAO Headquarters in Rome on June 27th.

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2017-06-13 13:03 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 13th June 2017–For the third time in just over a month, Malaysian authorities have seized a large shipment of pangolin scales inbound from Africa. This latest seizure brings the total weight of confiscated scales so far to a tonne.

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2017-06-13 12:39 | June 12, 2017 --Kemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries, announced today the opening of its new AKD emulsion and cationic rosin production lines at its production site in Nanjing, Jiangsu province in China. With the inauguration of the new production line, Kemira is able to produce and supply all types of sizing agents (ASA, AKD, cationic rosin, surface size) to serve customers in mainland China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan and other Asia-Pacific region....

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2017-06-13 12:38 | BRENTWOOD, Tenn., June 12, 2017 -- Orchids Paper Products announces the startup of its new State of the Art 100% QRT Paper Machine in Barnwell, South Carolina, with paper machine capacity of 35,000 tons per year. The QRT Paper Machine, developed by Valmet, is new technology capable of manufacturing both ultra-premium and premium tissue, towel, facial, and napkin paper at a lower manufacturing cost compared to traditional ultra-premium machines. This paper is an integral part of Orchids...

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2017-06-13 12:27 | Throughout the week, a group of scientists from different disciplines are gathering in Solsona to share different types of data, models and tools to address biodiversity conservation challenges. This knowledge exchaneg will help decision makers with the management of fire-prone ecosystems.  Solsona, 12 June 2017. Participants of the workshop, from […]

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2017-06-13 11:04 | Tropical cyclones can become more frequent and cause more damage when climate gets warmer, writes www.forskning.se. ‘This is the conclusion of the researchers who made a simulation of an earlier warm period about 6000 years ago. The researchers claim that … Continue reading →

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2017-06-13 10:42 |

Weyerhauser have just announced an agreement to sell its timberlands and manufacturing business in Uruguay to a consortium led by BTG Pactual’s Timberland Investment Group (TIG), including other long-term institutional investors, for $402.5 million.

The transaction includes over 120,000 hectares of timberlands in northeastern and north central Uruguay, as well as a plywood and veneer manufacturing facility, a cogeneration facility, and a seedling nursery.

“Our...

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2017-06-13 09:50 | There are fewer roads and navigation is more challenging in the Finnish forests compared to where we come from, is […]

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2017-06-13 05:57 |

A stave company building a mill in Marshall County is working to sustainably harvest white oak.

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