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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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2018-09-04 01:05 | Innovative, tall timber framing has risen on the University of Canterbury’s Ilam campus, as a new building, honouring alumna ‘Queen of the Cosmos’ Beatrice Tinsley, advances multi-storey timber-framed construction in New Zealand. Source: Voxy Construction of the Science precinct’s impressive new four-storey, timber-framed Beatrice Tinsley building contrasts with the steel framing typically seen in buildings of similar height and size. The patented, tall timber-framing technology was developed...

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2018-09-04 00:46 | In order to meet increasing customer demand, Stora Enso will broaden its biocomposites raw material base at the Hylte Mill, Sweden to provide more choice in technical properties and selection of fibres. Source: Timberbiz The investment covers a new Biocomposites Competence Centre and the installation of new machinery for the milling of large fibres for Stora Enso’s DuraSense biocomposite material. “As we see an increasing demand for the innovative DuraSense biocomposite, the diversification of...

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2018-09-04 00:45 | Eco Crops International first European forestry investment is open to private and institutional investors. The investment itself is based just outside the Estonian capital of Tallinn and is run in conjunction with the EU Renewable Energy Directive which is a recent law change within the European Union stating that the EU must fulfil a minimum of 20% of its total energy needs with renewables by the year 2020. Source: Timberbiz One of the major ways that countries are going to meet these targets...

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2018-09-04 00:45 | Affordable, simply made school furniture for Papua New Guinea classrooms designed and prototyped by QUT Industrial Design students is headed to PNG for production from wood off-cuts. Source: Timberbiz QUT Industrial Design senior lecturer Dr Marianella Chamorro-Koc said 11 teams of third-year students worked on the brief from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). “The students’ prototypes will be sent to PNG...

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2018-09-04 00:44 | A large-scale land purchase by an American forestry company west of Taupō will see 1148ha of farmland converted into a redwood forest. Source: Stuff NZ The NZ$7 million purchase north of Taumarunui, near Matiere, by The New Zealand Redwood Company was approved by the Overseas Investment Office in July. The venture was likely to create six full-time jobs and increase New Zealand’s export returns because the bulk of the timber will be exported to the United States in a processed form, the...

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2018-09-04 00:43 | The Forest Products Commission WA (FPC) has begun salvage operations in coupes damaged by the 2016 Yarloop fire. Source: Timberbiz Forester Jane Charles said that the fire burnt through over 50,000 hectares of state forest, including several recently harvested native forest coupes. “We’ve started a salvage operation at Nanga 0311, four years after our last operation, to remove the dead and badly damaged trees,” Ms Charles said. The harvested fire damaged logs are not suitable for sawlogs and...

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2018-09-04 00:41 | The push by the Softwood Working Group (SWG), as well as the Snowy Valleys, Greater Hume and Cootamundra-Gundagai Councils, for road upgrades in the key forestry hub that is the South-West Slopes region will ensure appropriate future transport links for forest industries. Source: Timberbiz The SWG recently received approval to proceed to Stage 2 of its application under the NSW Growing Local Economies program to apply for $20 million in funding to upgrade local roads prioritised by the SWG 2015...

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2018-09-04 00:40 | The Tasmanian forest industry is on an even keel after several challenging years, with a new report showing employment and spending have stabilised after a period of decline, and are growing in some parts of the industry. Source: Timberbiz According to the report ‘Socio-economic impacts of the forest industry – Tasmania’ funded by Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) and the Commonwealth Government’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, a total of 5727 jobs were generated by the...

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2018-09-04 00:39 | June 2018 will be remembered, in the Australian wood resources trade at least, as the month that the average price reached a new record and topped AUDFob200/bdmt for the first time since it crept there for one month only, in March 2010. Source: IndustryEdge for Timberbiz The new record average price – AUDFob201.98/bdmt – was achieved with the average price for shipments to China reaching AUDFob208.21/bdmt, and the average price in to Japan also resting above AUDFob200/bdmt. Although not all...

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2018-09-04 00:35 | Timberlink has approved a $100 million upgrade program to its Australian sawmills. This generational investment will see the total processing capacity of the Australasian sawmilling company increase by more than 15%. Source: Timberbiz The investment will secure more than 1350 direct and indirect jobs in regional Australia for years to come while supporting the residential housing sector with increased timber supply. Timberlink’s chairman and CEO of investment management firm New Forests, David...

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2018-09-03 13:21 |

There is currently unprecedented demand for home grown timber, driven by rising import prices, greater use of timber and a desire from public and private businesses to use more assured homegrown timber products. The heat of the summer is reflected in the ‘heat’ in the timber markets from woodfuel (very hot !) though to sawn […]

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2018-09-03 13:19 | Recreation and leisure time were the focus of PEFC Finland’s photo contest ‘Vastuullisesti metsästä’ (Responsibly from the forests). The winning images, chosen out of 1200 photos that entered into the contest, highlight the recreational opportunities that forests...

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2018-09-03 12:45 |

A new INBAR Regional Office will strengthen bamboo and rattan development in Central Africa. Sunday 2 September, Beijing – On 2 September, INBAR and Cameroon formally agreed to establish a new INBAR Regional Office in Central Africa, in a signing ceremony held at the Embassy of Cameroon in Beijing, China. Cameroon has been a member […]

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2018-09-03 12:41 |

Grown in Britain Week 8-14th October 2018 Whether you’re involved in an architectural practice or a community forest, or working for a major construction contractor, a retailer, a charity or wildlife organisation, wherever you are you can help us celebrate Great British Wood during Grown in Britain Week.  We have special promotional packs available for our […]

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2018-09-03 08:23 |

Representatives from government and non-governmental organizations are working together to ensure that growing more trees on agricultural land will increase protection of biodiversity as well as farmers’ livelihoods   In the province of West Kalimantan in Indonesia, an...

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2018-09-02 09:01 |

An unsigned editorial by a frustrated ALERT member:

Only in an upside-down country like Australia would the term “Liberal” actually mean far-right conservative.

Australia’s "Liberal Party" showed its true colors last week by toppling the country's conservative but mainstream Prime Minister — in an effort to install their own right-wing hero.  A hero that nobody liked.

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2018-08-31 10:26 |

On 24 August 2018, Minister of Industry Mika Lintilä opened a new plant extension at Vieremä. The factory extension marks a significant step in the development and competitiveness of Ponsse’s production.

Factory investment is the largest in Ponsse’s history as production facilities expand from 2.7 hectares to four hectares. Above all, investment means a leap in production technology...

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2018-08-30 21:09 |

The European Commission’s proposal on single use plastics products (SUPP), aims at addressing the marine pollution caused by the most littered plastics products. Yet an ill-defined product scope, open for interpretation, could consider any material using any sort of plastics layer or coating as plastics, whether the materials is in contact with food or for other functionalities.

During their first discussion on the SUPP proposal, members of the Environment committee of the European...

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2018-08-30 17:00 | New approaches to ecotourism and sustainable forest management have improved livelihoods for people living near the Tacana volcano in the Mesoamerican Biodiversity Corridor. In a new 1-minute video, community member Anibal Abundio Berduo speaks about an ITTO-funded project that has helped people increase incomes, upgrade forest trails, lookouts and signage, and conserve their forests.

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