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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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2017-08-08 13:09 |

The US pellet plants have produced a total of 1,727 million tonnes of pellets during the first quarter of 2017, 5.4% more than in the same period last year.

According to figures of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) at the U.S. Department of Energy, production of pellets for the heating market and of industrial pellets developed along contradictory lines. Whereas production of industrial pellets increased by 11.5% to 1,364 million tonnes in the first three months,...

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2017-08-08 12:59 |

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has appointed Hans Ekman as Vice President, Forestry & Recycling Cranes as of 14 August 2017. He will report to Joakim Andersson, head of Hiab’s Cranes Business Line, and be part of the Cranes Leadership Team. Hans is located in Raisio, Finland.

“Hans has worked for Hiab’s Demountables Business Line since 2001 in several roles, most recently as Director for Sales & Product Business Management in Demountables. Hans has gained excellent...

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2017-08-08 12:29 |

Motion Industries, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Numatic Engineering. Execution of the transaction will occur on August 1, 2017.

Founded in 1955, Numatic Engineering has over sixty years of experience selling and supporting automation components. Their vast product offering ranges from pneumatic automation to electrical motion controls, PLCs, VFDs, machine vision, sensors and...

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2017-08-08 12:11 | DALLAS, TEXAS.Aug 7, 2017. Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:KRO) today reported net income of $196.5 million, or $1.70 per share, in the second quarter of 2017 compared to net income of $1.7 million, or $.01 per share, in the second quarter of 2016. For the first six months of 2017, Kronos Worldwide reported net income of $233.3 million, or $2.01 per share, compared to a net loss of $2.1 million, or $.02 per share in the first six months of 2016. We reported higher net income in the 2017 periods...

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2017-08-08 12:10 | DALLAS, TEXAS - Aug 7, 2017 - Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: KRO) announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend of fifteen cents ($0.15) per share on its common stock, payable on September 21, 2017 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 5, 2017.

Kronos Worldwide, Inc. is a major international producer of titanium dioxide products....

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2017-08-08 12:00 | APPLETON, Wis., Aug. 7, 2017 -- Appvion recorded second quarter operating income of $5.1 million compared to operating income of $3.9 million for second quarter 2016. The improved earnings in second quarter 2017 were driven by volume growth for the Company's tag, label and entertainment (TLE) products and carbonless papers segment. Continued execution of profit improvement initiatives, improved manufacturing performance, and lower selling, general, and administrative (SG&A) expenses also...

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2017-08-08 11:19 | Whether it is hardware, software, services or tools, the incorporation of technology within forest certification can overcome many barriers. But what technologies exist, and how can they best be used? Join us for the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue ‘Making Certification SMART’ (16-17...

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2017-08-08 10:15 | Tokyo, Japan, 8th August 2017—TRAFFIC surveys of Japan’s online domestic ivory markets in 2017 have found booming sales across online shopping malls, auction sites and emerging CtoC (Customer to Customer) websites, with thousands of advertisements posted every week. The significant number of ivory products being offered and traded online in Japan is of concern.

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2017-08-08 05:14 |

Team is partnering with British Columbia to predict smoke impacts from province’s fires.

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2017-08-08 03:46 |

Pollution from illegal marijuana farms deep in California's national forests is far worse than previously thought, and has turned thousands of acres into waste dumps so toxic that simply touching plants has landed law enforcement officers in the hospital.

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2017-08-08 03:36 |

As the seven-year anniversary of the devastating Fourmile Fire approaches, a new book by a Boulder author advances the proposition that so-called "megafires" have become far more common and for several reasons will likely only become more so.

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2017-08-08 03:31 |

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled no injunction is warranted for a 12,800-acre thinning project in Washington’s Colville National Forest.

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2017-08-08 03:27 |

As I write this, the air above my home in Missoula, Montana, is filled with smoke.

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2017-08-08 03:23 |

The harder we struggle against wildfires, the deeper we sink, like we’re in quicksand, says Mark Finney, research forester for the U.S Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Research Station.

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2017-08-07 12:48 | Interesting article about history of Russian strict protected areas (zapovedniks) is published in The New York Times: Lenin’s Eco-Warriors The role of Lenin in the development of zapovedniks and nature protection movement is greatly exaggerated; but otherwise the article is correct. A good start for understanding the history of Russian reserves.

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2017-08-07 12:07 |

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2017-08-07 12:02 | BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Aug. 7, 2017 -- Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE American: TIS) today reported results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. The following tables provide selected financial results for second quarter 2017 compared to second quarter 2016 and first quarter 2017.

Jeff Schoen, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "As expected, the second quarter was not a good one, financially speaking. Sales volumes continued at relatively low historical levels...

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2017-08-07 09:03 |

Une expédition scientifique sur le mont sous-marin Banc Walters

Learn more: Gouvernance des océansWork area: MarineLocation: ...


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