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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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2019-10-10 12:58 |

Sawmill profit margins have fallen substantially in North America over the past 12 months with BC sawmills margins in the 2Q/19 being close to their lowest levels in 15 years, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly

Costs for sawlogs declined in most major regions around the world in the first half of 2019. However, lumber prices have fallen faster in key markets resulting in lower profits for sawmills, particularly in British Columbia, the US South and Eastern Russia, according to...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-10-09 10:22 | The 1165 is a mid-sized harvester well suited for thinning, selective cut and final fell applications. With strong swing and leveling capabilities that exceed the competition, the 1165 is well suited for steep slopes. The machine is available in both six-wheel and eight-wheel drive configurations.

Powered by the Tigercat FPT N67 engine, the 1165 provides full emissions compliance for Tier 4 final regions, along with excellent fuel economy, all in a simple and reliable package. Both Tier 4f...

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2019-10-06 09:25 | Welcome to the lawless heart of the Brazilian Amazon. Here, cattle ranchers and loggers — emboldened by President Jair Bolsonaro — are clearing huge swaths of rainforest every minute. All in the name of progress.

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-10-04 12:19 |

Raute Corporation has received orders worth approximately Euro 58 million from Segezha Group to Russia. The scope of orders includes all machinery and equipment for the production process of an entire plywood mill. The ordered machinery and equipment will be delivered during the year 2020 and production in the plywood mill will start in summer 2021.

The machinery and equipment will be delivered to a green field plywood mill to be set up in Galich, Kostroma region by Segezha Group. The...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-10-03 13:35 |

The One Billion Trees Fund has just hit two significant milestones that will create more than 7,500 hectares of new forest cover, New Zealand’s Forestry Minister Shane Jones says. Speaking at a celebratory dinner at Parliament to mark 100 years of the New Zealand Forestry Service this week, Minister Jones said the One Billion Trees Fund was helping put forestry back on the map.

The Fund offers direct grants to landowners for planting and regeneration projects, as well as partnership...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-10-03 12:23 |

Ence – Energía y Celulosa sponsors a course to instruct new forest machinists for processors and self-loaders, in their eagerness to develop and professionalize the sector, as well as to continue improving occupational safety. The company expects that part of the students, once the course is finished, will start working in leading companies in the forestry sector, such as forest harvesting and maderistas, helping them to continue growing....

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-10-02 14:14 |

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has appointed Sergei Mikhailovich Anoprienko, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation – Head of the Federal Forestry Agency, the Russian government’s website reported. Earlier, Sergei Anoprienko served as deputy head of the Federal Property Management Agency.

Sergei Anoprienko was born on November 24, 1970 in the city of Novy Oskol, Belgorod Region of Russia. In 1992 he graduated from the Moscow Higher...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-10-02 13:32 |

The new 46 MW biomass generation plant that Ence is building in Huelva has already joined the Red Eléctrica and has generated its first megawatt of renewable energy from biomass.

The new installation will continue in the testing phase until December, when it is expected to complete this previous test period and make it into official operation. The plant has been built following the best available techniques and can produce an estimated 299,000 MWh of electricity per year, equivalent...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-09-27 11:21 |

Aratu Forests Limited launches new brand
Aratu Forests Limited, one of the largest forestry estates in the Gisborne District, launched its new brand in Gisborne yesterday. The company is a significant contributor to the regional economy, managing around 27,000 hectares of radiata pine plantation on 35,000 hectares of land, and the new brand is a key part of its future strategy and direction.

Aratu Forests Limited CEO Ian Brown said that the company’s philosophy...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-09-26 11:15 |

Planning for Planting and Processing:
Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub launches Action Agenda for South Australia and Western Victoria.

Earlier this week the Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub (GTFIH) launched a $1 billion sustainable growth plan in which an extra 200 million trees will be planted by 2030, sequestering 3.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year....

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2019-09-25 14:37 |

Tigercat has announced that Jochen Reiter has been appointed to the position of factory support representative for western Canada.

Based in Quesnel, British Columbia, Jochen moved to Canada in 2007 from Germany, where he grew up logging with his grandfather and uncle. He is a certified faller supervisor and a Red Seal technician. He has 21 years experience in many aspects of the industry including...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-09-25 13:44 | Data from the MPI Situation and Outlook September update shows log export prices have dropped 20 percent from February to July, including 17 percent just from May to July (Free on board basis, Figure 3).

This was caused by several supply-based factors, including a build-up of softwood inventories in China following very high log export volumes from New Zealand. At the same time, supply of logs and sawn timber increased from Europe and Russia.

China’s manufacturing sectors, including...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-09-25 12:35 |

New 845e Feller Buncher
The next generation 845E and L845E track feller bunchers have been upgraded with the aim of increasing production capacity and improving operator comfort. Enhancements include a new operator’s cab, a larger main hydraulic pump and a longer reach ER boom system.

Operator’s cab
The cab has been redesigned to optimize ergonomics and reduce in-cab noise levels. Redesigned hinge geometry allows the front door to be...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-09-25 12:10 |

The famous Multitask machine MTH from FAE Group celebrates its tenth anniversary, looking towards the future. The restyled version is now on the market, also available in the HP (High Power) model. This top-of-the-range release is designed to work with powerful latest-generation tractors from 300 to 500 horse power.

The key feature of the FAE Multitask range is versatility. Various land clearing tasks can be performed with a single attachment: breaking down stones and crushing rock...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-09-25 11:48 |

UPM was named industry leader for the Paper and Forest industry in the Dow Jones European and World Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for 2019-2020 for the seventh time. Of 61 industry leaders recognised worldwide, UPM was the only Finnish company on the list.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices are published in collaboration with Robeco SAM. The SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) is the longest running global sustainability...

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2019-09-25 11:30 |

Katerra announced the grand opening of North America’s highest volume cross-laminated timber (CLT) factory. Located in Spokane Valley, Washington, the 270,000-square-foot-facility will significantly increase supplies of CLT, a fully renewable structural building material that sequesters carbon for a building’s life and can be used in place of steel and concrete in buildings up to 18 stories.

Katerra’s state-of-the-art CLT facility reflects the company’s technology-first approach,...

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2019-09-25 10:57 |

Tolko announced that it is implementing a flexible operating footprint at its Soda Creek and Armstrong stud lumber mills. This change will reduce the company’s operating stud capacity by 20%.

Vice President, Solid Wood, Troy Connolly says the decision is a result of high log costs in B.C. and weak market conditions.

“The continued and increasing pressures on log delivery costs in B.C. have eroded our competitiveness. This, in...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-09-24 13:06 |

The grand opening of the new training and service centre of OOO Ponsse, Ponsse’s subsidiary in Russia, was celebrated earlier this month in Gorelovo, St. Petersburg. With its area of 1,500 square metres, the new training centre is one of the company’s largest investments in Russia, totalling approximately EUR 3 million.

The new training centre is the flagship of OOO Ponsse’s training network, featuring the best training equipment and skills in the industry. Jaakko Laurila, Managing...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-09-24 11:29 |

Ponsse’s products and services that improve productivity and profitability in logging had a strong presence at the The Great Lakes Logging & Heavy Equipment Logging Congress September 5-7 Escanaba, MI. The new PONSSE Cobra harvester was introduced at the fair as well as new PONSSE Active Crane system for loader controlling.

PONSSE COBRA – an efficient harvester for varying conditions
The PONSSE Cobra is an adaptable eight-wheel all-round machine with an...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-09-24 11:00 |

The managing director of Ponsse AS, Ponsse’s subsidiary in Norway, is to change. Sigurd Skotte, who has held the position since 2011, will transfer to parent company Ponsse Plc starting from 1 October 2019, where he will work in the development of global sales.

Carl-Henrik Hammar, managing director of Ponsse’s subsidiary in Sweden, will be appointed managing director of Ponsse AS. Hammar will...

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