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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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2017-03-15 12:05 | Mar 15,2017 --Norske Skog, a global leader in production of newsprint and magazine paper, announces a price increase for all exports from Australia and New Zealand to Asian markets. The increase is necessary to address higher production and shipping costs, which has led to unsustainably low pricing in these markets. The price increase will be in the range of 5-10%, depending on the underlying cost increase applying to the relevant market and customer, and will take effect from 1 April 2017....

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2017-03-15 12:04 | HARTSVILLE, S.C., Mar 14, 2017 -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Peninsula Packaging Company, a leading manufacturer of thermoformed packaging for fresh fruit and vegetables found in the fast-growing perimeter of retail supermarkets.

Sonoco acquired Peninsula Packaging for approximately $230 million from funds managed by Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC and other shareholders....

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2017-03-15 12:03 |

Rörvik Timber plans to shut its two sawmills at Boxholm and Myresjöfönster in Sweden. The company had tried unsuccessfully for a long time to find suitable owners for the two mills in south Sweden. It has started closure negotiations with the unions and expects the decision to take effect by the summer 2017, reports TTJ.

 

“For several years the sawmills have recorded heavy losses and the actions taken to improve profitability have not succeeded,” the Rörvik board said.

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2017-03-15 12:03 | ATLANTA, March 14, 2017 - Caraustar Industries, Inc. announced a price increase of 10% on its paper tube and core, header and protective packaging product lines effective with shipments on April 10th. The increase is in response to the additional increases of raw materials and other costs in 2017 to date, including recycled paperboard and adhesives.

About Caraustar Industries: Caraustar Industries, Inc. is an integrated manufacturer of 100% recycled paperboard and converted...

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2017-03-15 11:20 | With the deadline just a few weeks away, we encourage anyone who was not yet applied for the 2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund to send us their proposals for new and innovative projects. The last day for submitting your proposals is 31 March 2017. PEFC members and other non-profit organizations are...

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2017-03-15 10:47 |

West Fraser announced that Larry Hughes will retire as Vice President, Finance and CFO at the end of March 2017. Chris Virostek will become Vice President, Finance and CFO upon Mr. Hughes’ retirement.

Virostek is a Chartered Professional Accountant, CA and has held a number of senior financial roles at Masonite International Corporation since 2002, most recently as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development.Mr. Hughes will remain with the Company until the end...

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2017-03-15 10:33 |

Almost 50% of the fiber feedstock for wood pellet plants in the US South was industry and forest residues in the 1Q17, up from 33% five years ago, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review.

Wood pellet manufacturers in both the US and Canada are increasingly diversifying their feedstock to reduce fiber costs and take advantage of less utilized fiber sources, according to analysis by Wood Resources International. The key fibre furnish in both countries are sawmill by-products...

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2017-03-15 10:22 |

While BC forestry companies face a long-term decline in the annual allowable cut in the Interior, thanks to the mountain pine beetle infestation, BC companies on the coast have been exporting raw logs, mostly to China, in record volumes in recent years.

 

According to a recent Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) report, one in three trees cut on the BC coast was exported in 2016 – 6.6 million cubic metres – which is slightly short of the 6.9-million-cubic-metre...

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2017-03-15 07:12 |

Tension between the broader devolution of rights to communities and specific forest regulations hamper the development of sustainable eco-businesses

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2017-03-14 17:50 | The Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) partnership indicates that Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) countries are increasingly using natural capital accounting (NCA) to inform decision making on policies and planning in areas such as monitoring energy and natural resource extraction and estimating the economic values of water- and forest-related ecosystem services. Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala and Mexico have implemented environmental accounts, and...

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2017-03-14 17:50 | The European Environment Agency (EEA) has released ‘Climate Change, Impacts and Vulnerability in Europe 2016’, a report assessing past and projected climate change and its impacts on communities and ecosystems in Europe, including in its mountain regions. The Mountain Partnership Secretariat (MPS) has launched the ‘Mountain Education Database’ to help users find courses on mountains in their area of interest and compare these courses with others offered by different universities.

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2017-03-14 16:53 | CGIAR presents a virtual Symposium on the topic of Trees and Forests Recycle Water and Modify Climate. The CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry is hosting a virtual symposium on the linkages of forests, water and climate on the occasion of the International Day of Forests (21 March) and World Water Day (22 March).

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2017-03-14 16:12 | A new study reveals some stunning estimates about how much the world's spiders eat annually: between 400 and 800 million tons of insects and other invertebrates. These eight-legged carnivores play an important role to keep countless insect pests in check.

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2017-03-14 13:17 | On March 11, WhatWood chief editor Kirill Baranov gave a presentation to the State Forest Service of India, reporting on the Russian timber industry: its production, major trends and development outlook of the lumber, plywood and panel industries. The presentation was held at the Mytischi branch of Bauman State Technical University (former Moscow State University […]

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2017-03-14 13:09 |

The European Parliament has today opted to follow the ambitious lead set by Environment committee’s vote on the Circular Economy package in January this year.

The most important outcome from today’s vote is that MEPs moved in favour of one single calculation method that enshrines real and comparable recycling rates both in and for Europe.

“Today, the European Parliament has fully grasped the opportunity to make the Circular...

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2017-03-14 11:41 | Mar 13,2017 --Cellwood Machinery was awarded an order from Sattur Sri Duplex Boards to upgrade the stock preparation line with a 75 Tpd - Krima Dispersing Unit.This new Krima unit will be used for improving the quality of top layer.

The delivery will take place summer 2017.
For further information, please contact: sales@cellwood.se

Cellwood Machinery develops, manufactures and supplies machinery and systems for the pulp and paper industry.
We are...

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2017-03-14 11:39 | APPLETON, Wis., March 13, 2017 -- Appvion's 2016 operating income improved to $23.5 million from $10.5 million in 2015 as aggressive cost reductions combined with sales and volume growth and improved prices for its thermal products more than offset lower prices and shipment volume for its carbonless papers.

Appvion's fourth quarter 2016 net sales of $167.1 million were $2.3 million lower than fourth quarter 2015. Thermal papers net sales were $101.1 million which was $5.3 million...

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2017-03-14 11:38 | HARTSVILLE, S.C., Mar 13, 2017 -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced it is implementing price increases for all paperboard tubes and cores in the United States and Canada by a minimum of 10 percent. The increase is effective with shipments beginning April 10, 2017.

“This price adjustment is necessary to recover continuing cost inflation, particularly in uncoated recycled paperboard, our primary raw material,” said James Harrell, corporate vice president for Sonoco’s U.S. and...

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2017-03-14 11:36 | Mar 13, 2017--The combination of Ahlstrom and Munksjö is approved by the European Commission and expected to be completed in the beginning of April 2017.

The European Commission has today approved the merger between Ahlstrom Corporation ("Ahlstrom") and Munksjö Oyj ("Munksjö"). Ahlstrom and Munksjö have now received all pre-closing competition approvals required for completing the merger.

The merger is currently expected to be completed on or...

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2017-03-14 05:33 | Bamboo generally known as “poor man’s timber” is a group of perennial evergreen plants. There are a total of 75 genera and 1250 species of bamboo mostly occurring in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. The growing habits and physical characteristics of different bamboo species are different: dwarf varieties can grow only few […]

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