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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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2019-05-01 12:15 |

While both New Zealand and Russia are at the top of the leaderboard for softwood log imports into China, as the accompanying table shows, Russia tops the leaderboard for sawnwood imports.

That is largely driven by export tariffs on logs by Russian government which incentivises sawing Russian logs on their side of their border with China.

Source: MIS ITTO Report

The post...

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2019-05-01 11:54 |

Log export markets – This week WoodWeek.com has received it’s monthly update from the Champion Freight team. In short China is up again, all other key Asian log markets are down.

The chart shows total log export values to China year-on-year to the end of March were up 20 percent year-on-year contributing to overall log exports growing 16 percent across all markets.

To the end of March, China shipments month-on-month are...

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2019-04-30 12:50 |

Over 22 million tons of wood pellets were shipped globally in 2018, up 21% from 2017. The US, Canada, Vietnam, Latvia and Russia, accounted for 69% of global exports in 2018, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review

Global trade of wood pellets jumped more than 21% year-over-year in 2018 when a new record of 22.3 million tons was shipped, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. The five major pellet exporting countries (the US, Canada, Vietnam, Latvia, and Russia) have...

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2019-04-26 14:14 |

A company is now producing drones designed to fire seed missiles into fields, aiming to help restore the world’s forests. According to National Geographic, between 1990 and 2016, the world lost 502,000 square miles of forest due to a combination of humans cutting them down, and natural factors including wildfires.

With deforestation affecting all life on Earth, it needs addressing urgently, and Biocarbon Engineering...

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2019-04-26 12:42 |

In December 2018, Te Uru Rākau, the Forest Owners Association and the Forest Industry Contractors Association, with support from Competenz, surveyed the New Zealand silviculture and harvesting sectors’ labour requirements for 2019. The results were published last month. As the move into planting season begins, the responses and results from the survey you may find interesting.

The survey was designed to...

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2019-04-26 11:42 |

The first eucalypt seedlings will be planted out in the Latrobe Valley this winter to meet the Victorian Government’s 2017 promise to spend AU$110 million growing hardwood plantations to support the state’s timber industry.

Agriculture Minister Jaclyn Symes launched the...

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2019-04-25 12:55 |

Toyo Engineering Corporation has been awarded a contract for a project to construct a 51,500kW biomass power plant. This plant will be built in Ishikari- shi, Hokkaido, Japan for Ishikari Shinko New Energy Hatsuden Godo Kaisha.

This project is to construct a...

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2019-04-25 11:37 |

Softwood lumber prices have generally fallen faster than the costs for sawlogs throughout the world in late 2018, resulting in lower margins for the sawmilling sector, according to the WRQ. In western US and western Canada, margins fell to unprofitable levels and many sawmills in the region curtailed production in late 2018 and early 2019.

Seattle, USA. Lumber prices in North America continued their decline from the 3Q/18 with another quarter of substantial reductions. Average lumber...

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2019-04-24 13:20 |

This year KOPA is all set to participate at LIGNA with an entire range of heavy machinery for the forestry industry and will display the innovative forestry solution at the open-air site of the trade fair, the recently revamped F20D forwarder from ROTTNE.

KOPA Forstmachinen – Handels-...

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2019-04-24 12:42 |

Koneosapalvelu is going through a strong development stage. The construction of the company’s new facilities began in Vilppula, Central Finland in February 2019. This investment in premises and equipment enables the company to achieve additional capacity, in addition to having modern production and workshop facilities.

New premises for production and customer service

Koneosapalvelu’s business operations will be concentrated to the new premises and the existing...

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2019-04-24 11:22 |

This year Ligna will become the epicentre for sawmill leaders. Turkish log sawmill specialist Üstünkarli Makine A.S. will attend LIGNA in May at Hannover to display those machines designed to process high-quality French and German hardwood for the leading market.

The company had its inception in 1954 in Izmir, Üstünkarli Makine A.S as a small workshop for saw production and sawmill machinery. At present...

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2019-04-23 14:38 |

In March, the notified area of final felling in Sweden increased by 16% compared with the corresponding month in 2018. It is the second highest monthly recorded data for the whole country in for March month in the last 12 years, according to the Swedish Forest Agency.

The total area of notified final felling in the whole country amounted to 18,103 hectares. The increase is partly due to the extensive attacks by ...

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2019-04-23 12:54 |

Ponsse’s consolidated net sales for 2018 amounted to Euro 143.1 million, which is 0.7% more than in 2017. International business operations accounted for 76.3% of net sales.

The operating result amounted to Euro 12.9 million. The operating result equalled 9% of net sales for the period under review. Consolidated return on capital employed (ROCE) stood at 19.8%.

Order intake for the period totalled Euro 222.8 million, while period-end order books were valued at Euro 367.9...

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2019-04-23 12:29 |

At LIGNA 2019, Linck will be showcasing a further development in the shape of its log motion control: a Microtec Truespin unit tracks and maps the actual position of the log as it is spun.

The Linck optimization program calculates the deviation from the ideal position, and adjusts the spin trajectory if necessary. The more accurately the log can be positioned, the more useable – and saleable – timber it will yield.

Linck...

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2019-04-23 11:57 |

Moelven has entered into a cooperation agreement with SCA to deliver pellets from Moelven’s new pellet factory.

The collaboration will provide the Swedish group SCA with a long-term and exclusive supply agreement of 80,000 tonne per annum, which is the entire production volume from Moelven Pellet’s factory in Sokna, Norway.

“This is a massive agreement for Moelven Pellets, a company that will first start its operations in...

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2019-04-18 12:02 |

JoeScan’s latest JS-50 sawmill scanner keeps impressing. After a successful run of spring tradeshows, the Vancouver, Washington based company is preparing for a busy summer of travel with their new device.

“We got a lot of great feedback from mill owners at the Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association spring meeting and the Hardwood Manufacturers Association annual conference,” says JoeScan president Joey Nelson. “Sawmills love the idea of having a single scanner model for their...

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2019-04-18 11:23 |

BSc Tommi Ekman, 44, has been appointed Logset Oy´s CEO and will start in his new position in late 2019. Ekman comes to Logset from John Deere Forestry Oy, where he has worked as General Manager, Marketing & Order Fulfillment. Ekman has 19 years of experience from different demanding tasks within the global forest machine industry and he has worked several years for John Deere and Waratah...

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2019-04-18 10:51 |

Logset Oy will establish a subsidiary named Logset Inc. in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in May 2019. The new office base will offer sales help and technical support to Logset dealers based in North and South America, Japan and Australia. Through Logset Inc., the company can work in the same time zone as the dealers. In the beginning, Logset will send three people to work for Logset Inc.: Pascal Réty, Vice President of Sales and Marketing (...

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2019-04-17 12:41 |

Komatsu Forest makes one of its biggest investments ever and it will take place in Umeå, Sweden. It will be a future-proof factory in large format, with a focus on sustainable production.

The new factory will be built on the industrial area Klockarbäcken in the outskirts of the city and the company has done a thorough feasibility study to assess the...

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2019-04-17 11:54 |

On April 3, the vessel SAGA FUTURE sailed out of Oskarshamn’s harbor with just over 19,000 m3 of goods from Bergs sawmills.

The delivery is one of the single largest  to it’s warehouse in Baltimore. The US market is important to Bergs Timber and...

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