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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.

 

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2018-07-26 02:05 | The Forest Products Commission is now home to two graduates of the Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) pilot industry leadership program For Our Future. Source: Timberbiz Senior Policy Officer Bronwen Williams and Operations Projects Officer Jane Charles both completed the intensive program and found it to be a hugely rewarding development opportunity, and think it will have a big impact on the future of the industry. “We attended one intensive four-day residential session in WA, before...

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2018-07-26 02:04 | Fresh polling shows 7 in 10 voters in next weekend’s Braddon by-election are more likely to vote for a candidate that supports North-West Tasmania’s renewable Forest Industries, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), Mr Ross Hampton said. Source: Timberbiz The Reachtel poll of more than 800 Braddon voters this week, commissioned by AFPA, shows the by-election is on a knife edge. With around 2400 people in Braddon either directly or indirectly employed by...

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2018-07-26 02:01 | LINX Cargo Care Group, and its subsidiary C3 Limited, has been successful in its bid to acquire Pedersen Group, a market leading provider of wood chipping and wood yard management services to pulp and paper mills, and forest owners in Australia and New Zealand. Source: Timberbiz Pedersen Group handles over 8.3 million tonnes per annum of wood fibre across its operations, in the form of logs, wood chip and hog fuel. The company employs 140 people across Australia and New Zealand and has an...

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2018-07-25 13:18 | PEFC Netherlands announced the winners of its national photo contest with the theme “mooiste bospaadje” (#mooistebospaadje, Most beautiful forest path). "We thank all contributors for the lovely photos of their own most beautiful forest paths," said Maarten Willemen, Chairman of PEFC...

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2018-07-25 11:39 |

LINX Cargo Care Group, and its subsidiary C3 Limited, has announced  that it has been successful in its bid to acquire Pedersen Group, a market leading provider of wood chipping and woodyard management services to pulp and paper mills, and forest owners in Australia and New Zealand.

Pedersen Group handles over 8.3 million tonnes per annum of wood fibre across its operations, in the form of logs, wood chip and hog fuel. The company employs 140 people across Australia and New Zealand...

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2018-07-25 11:25 |

The Indian log market has reached China price parity with ‘A’ longs now selling for USD 159-160/JASm3. While volumes delivered to this market are 14% down year on year to May 2018, it has been a steady market and exporters still expect an increase in demand in Q4.

There is an increased schedule of ship arrivals from NZ over the next six weeks, so this will be a good test of this market. Containers of logs are also arriving from Germany, South Africa and southern yellow pine from the...

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2018-07-25 11:05 | Log Market Summary July’s At-Wharf-Gate (AWG) prices for logs delivered to ports around New Zealand are relatively unchanged from June prices. However, some exporters have strategically changed some prices of various grades and lengths, but the overall average price remains unchanged. There has been the usual seasonal slow-down in log demand as the weather heats up in China and log stocks have recently risen by an average of 50,000 m3 per week to a current level of 3.7Mm3. Some...

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2018-07-25 10:32 |

Södra reported sustained strong operating profit of SEK 1,318 million ($149 million) for the 2Q, the best quarterly result ever. The market trend was positive for all of the company product categories and completed investments, efficiency improvements and restructuring are reflected in the result.

Consolidated net sales for the 2Q rose 26% year-on-year to SEK 6,626 million ($751 million), and the operating margin strengthened to 20%. For the...

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2018-07-25 09:45 |

In the State of Mato Grosso, Brazil, there are some 3.2 million hectares of sustainably managed forests and this is expected to rise to 6 million hectares by 2030, as ITTO reports.

In all 44 municipalities in Mato Grosso the domestic economy is driven by the forestry sector which ranks 4th amongst all economic sectors. In 2017 the forestry sector contributed more than R$47 million ($12.6 million) in taxes and over R$16 million ($4.3 million) towards...

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2018-07-24 17:47 | An event on the sidelines of the 2018 HLPF emphasized that global agreements must be translated for policy change at the local level, as the SDGs will be implemented "on the ground, not in Conference Room 4". Keynote speaker Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator, called for land restoration to be embedded in the larger sustainable development community, and said it can be used to address inequality.

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2018-07-24 17:28 | An OECD report draws on experiences from 16 predominantly megadiverse countries, highlighting examples of good practices and remaining challenges in four key areas related to biodiversity mainstreaming. It recommends that governments prioritize actions that underwrite a strong business case for biodiversity.

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2018-07-24 17:00 | ITTO Executive Director Gerhard Dieterle says governments needed to do more to encourage sustainable forest management (SFM) in the tropics, including by providing incentives. “In many countries, unsustainable production is more profitable than sustainable practices, which are more expensive,” he said. “So we need a revolution in terms of how the public sector is providing incentives and how it promotes sustainable forest management against unsustainable forest management.” Dr Dieterle made...

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2018-07-24 17:00 | ITTO Executive Director Gerhard Dieterle says governments needed to do more to encourage sustainable forest management (SFM) in the tropics, including by providing incentives. “In many countries, unsustainable production is more profitable than sustainable practices, which are more expensive,” he said. “So we need a revolution in terms of how the public sector is providing incentives and how it promotes sustainable forest management against unsustainable forest management....

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2018-07-24 16:44 | The publication, titled ‘Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities,’ presents a global assessment of scientific information on the interactions between forests and water. The report presents the results of the sixth global scientific assessment undertaken in the framework of Global Forest Expert Panel on Forests and Water (GFEP) and provides a structured synthesis on the state of knowledge on the forest-water relationship.

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2018-07-24 16:15 | The UN Forum on Forests organized an event highlighting the role of forests in transformations towards sustainable and resilient societies. The event recognized the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030 (UNSPF) as a vehicle to achieve forest-related SDGs and explored ways and means to accelerate achievement of the forest-related SDGs and the UNSPF’s Global Forest Goals.

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2018-07-24 15:33 |

Sveaskog’s 2Q 2018 net sales rose to SEK 1,918 million ($216 million), an increase of 13%. Sales of wood raw material amounted to 2.9 million cubic metres.

Operating profit from continuing operations increased by 12% and amounted to SEK 382 million ($43 million). The improvement in earnings is mainly an effect of higher prices. Difficult soil scarification and planting conditions led to a lower level of silvicultural activity. This had a negative effect on external sales of seeds and...

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2018-07-24 15:05 |

 

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. reports 2Q 2018 sales of $1,834 million, compared to $1,322 million in the 2Q 2017. Adjusted EBITDA was $593 million, compared to $305 in the 2Q 2017.

Lumber segment generated operating earnings of $358 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $467 million. Improved product pricing and increased shipments of 416 million board feet were...

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2018-07-24 13:21 |

Tigercat has announced Mark Tourand has been appointed to the position of product support representative for British Columbia.

Tourand will be primarily involved with product support for Tigercat’s extensive customer base in western Canada.

Based in Merritt, British Columbia, Tourand has been involved in the equipment industry for over 25 years, previously working as a heavy-duty equipment...

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2018-07-24 12:00 | Dehradun, India, July 2018—Earlier this month, TRAFFIC organised a multi-agency co-ordination meeting for senior officials from the Indo Tibet Border Police (ITBP), Uttarakhand Forest Department, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) and Wildlife Institute of India (WII) to enhance co-operate and collaborate to prevent poaching and smuggling of endangered wildlife across borders.

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