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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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2018-02-19 17:11 |

In February 2018, the European forest fibre and paper industry presented its 2050 vision to decarbonise its transport and logistics and contribute to the EU’s debate on low-carbon mobility.

We have a supply chain that is quite different from that of other industries and this presents both opportunities and challenges for decarbonisation. Access to raw materials, such as wood from forests and recycled paper from collection points is much more dispersed than in other industries.

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2018-02-19 17:11 |

The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) is now an associate member of the European Energy Forum (EEF).

The EEF provides a place for knowledge-sharing and open dialogue on energy, climate and other energy-related issues. For over 20 years, this non-profit association enables its members representing all energy-related sectors to meet, get informed and debate in a setting where all views and ideas are welcome. By...

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2018-02-19 12:18 | This report analyzes the financial performance of 55 real assets impact investing funds of vintage years 1997 through 2014, grouped into three sectors: timber, real estate, and infrastructure. Impact investments are defined by their intent to generate social and/or environmental returns alongside a financial return.

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2018-02-19 11:59 | MIAMISBURG, Ohio, Feb. 19, 2018 -- Verso Corporation (NYSE: VRS) today announced plans to upgrade the shuttered pulp line and No. 3 paper machine at its Androscoggin Mill in Jay, Maine, enabling this equipment to restart for the manufacture of packaging products. The paper machine and associated pulping capacity were temporarily idled in January 2017 and shut down in July 2017 as a result of declining demand for the graphic paper products formerly produced on the machine.

With an...

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2018-02-19 11:58 | Feb 19, 2018 ---Valmet will supply a wet end rebuild with installation for Sappi Gratkorn Mill in Austria. The goal of the rebuild is to improve paper machine (PM 9) efficiency, reliability and energy efficiency. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for 2019.



The order is included in Valmet's first quarter of 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The value of an order of this type is typically around EUR 10-20 million....

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2018-02-19 11:56 | Feb 19, 2018---Valmet will supply Smurfit Kappa Piteå with a cooking plant rebuild into CompactCooking G2 and brown stock washing equipment for its mill in Piteå, Sweden. The order is included in Valmet's fourth quarter of 2017 orders received.

Valmet's scope of supply includes a new ImpBin(TM) with CompactFeed(TM) G3, pump feeding system and a new pressure diffuser. The start-up of the cooking plant rebuild and brown stock washing equipment is planned for May 2019.
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2018-02-19 11:54 | Feb 19,2018---International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Metsä Tissue to modernize and upgrade the existing DIP line at the Metsä Tissue mill in Mänttä, Finland.The new DIP line is to supply the furnish for all three tissue machines at the Mänttä mill and will process medium- to high-quality recycled paper grades to be used as raw material for production of various tissue products.

ANDRITZ will upgrade the pulping process with a new detrashing system –...

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2018-02-19 11:53 | Feb 19, 2018 ---Valmet will replace the first-ever Damatic Classic automation system delivered with a Valmet DNA automation system at Pankaboard's board mill in Lieksa, Eastern Finland. The system has been operating since 1979. Additionally, Valmet will also upgrade the mill's existing Valmet Damatic XD automation system to Valmet DNA. The new system will increase process availability and improve its performance.

The order was included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2017 orders...

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2018-02-19 11:50 | Feb 19,2018---On February 8 2018, Duni acquired 75% shares in Kindtoo Ltd., trading as Biopac UK Ltd., from entrepreneurs Mark Brigden and Eric Graham. Biopac is a leading supplier of sustainable disposable packaging for food and beverages in the UK. The acquisition will be consolidated into Business Area Meal Service.

Established in 2002, Biopac specializes in food packaging and service products created with sustainable materials with some 12 employees. The capacity to...

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2018-02-19 11:49 | GREEN BAY, Wis., Feb. 05, 2018 -- WS Packaging Group announced today that Platinum Equity has acquired the company from J.W. Childs Associates, L.P.
Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, WS Packaging Group provides labels and packaging solutions for the food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, and pharmaceutical markets.

The company, which primarily markets pressure sensitive labeling products, is one of North America's leading label converters, providing innovative...

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2018-02-19 08:29 |

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2018-02-19 06:00 |

Experts around the world agree that bio-based products are essential for a sustainable society. Researchers are working hard to develop innovative projects such as regenerating human body parts out of wood fibres.

At our current pace of consumption, humankind is running out of resources and time to keep our planet habitable.

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2018-02-19 00:00 |

Specialists and stakeholders from across sectors and around the globe will seek new ways to collectively deal with the challenge of halting deforestation and increasing forest areas worldwide when they gather at an international conference next week at FAO headquarters.


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2018-02-19 00:00 |

Read about major recent and forthcoming activities of FAO Forestry and its partners in the latest issue of the Department’s e-newsletter, inFO news.


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2018-02-18 17:26 |

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2018-02-17 17:39 | Animal traffickers are taking advantage of remote ivory trade routes to smuggle pangolins – one of the world’s most endangered animals – out of Central Africa, a new study has found.

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