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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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2019-08-14 11:13 |

Log Max has signed an agreement with it’s current Brazilian dealer Timber Forest to become the exclusive Log Max distributor for all of Brazil. – Timber Forest has grown to become one of Log Max best-selling distributers worldwide. They share the Log Max ground values of excellent customer support and product knowledge, says Greg Porter at Log Max. Our common goals make this a great choice for Log Max distribution.

Timber...

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2019-08-13 14:22 | Timber Forest, part of Rodoparaná Group, appointed Rafael Macedo as marketing coordinator. The Timber Forest is the dealer for the Ponsse and Sany machines in the southern region of Brazil. Rafael Macedo has MBA in marketing and 16 years of experience in forestry sector. Previously he was the editor of Referência Florestal Magazine, the main forestry magazine in Brazil.

“It’s a great opportunity and honor to be able to contribute to Timber’s continued growth. My role will...

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2019-08-12 13:37 | With tightening supply of hardwood fiber in the Pacific Rim, prices for hardwood chips exported from Latin America were up 15% in the 1Q/19 from their eight year-low in late 2017, reports the WRQ

Export prices for hardwood chips jumped for all three exporting countries in Latin America in the 1Q/19. The biggest increases were for chips shipped from Chile and Uruguay, which were up over 10% from the 4Q/18. Prices for chips exported from Brazil were up six percent quarter-over-quarter. For...

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2019-08-12 12:02 |

September 2019 will again see one of the largest gatherings yet seen in this region of wood scanning, sawing, saw and mill maintenance technology specialists, innovators and leading practitioners. The two-day independent programme, WoodTECH 2019, will be providing New Zealand and Australian sawmills with a unique opportunity to learn about the very latest in technologies and operating practices from around the globe.

Registrations continue to pour in. Most mills have been taking full...

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2019-08-09 14:38 | A huge need exists for up-to-date, precise forest inventory data in Russia. The transition from extensive forest management to intensive forest management has already started in several regions of northwest Russia, resulting in an increase in pulpwood available on the market. Detailed information on current forest resources is a basic requirement for this transition.

Luke carried out the research project “Competitive solution based on Finnish knowledge for management of up- to-date forest...

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2019-08-09 10:08 |

Nelson Forests Ltd is exploring new ways to meet wood export market demand that will create jobs, increase domestic processing of logs in the Marlborough region, and add value to the Top of the South economy. Nelson Forests and Kaituna Sawmill are owned by Australian company OneFortyOne. OneFortyOne Executive General Manager – New Zealand, Lees Seymour, says the company is exploring opportunities to process more logs on shore...

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2019-08-08 14:43 |

Tigercat has announced the launch of SECURE – Tigercat’s new extended coverage program.

SECURE offers customers a selection of four competitive coverage plans for engines and drivetrain components that begin after the standard warranty period on drivetrain components has ended. SECURE increases engine and drivetrain component coverage to 3-year/6000 hours, with the option to add in a travel time and mileage...

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2019-08-07 21:00 | The Trump administration is attempting to eliminate public voice from the management of national forests. We must speak up.

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2019-08-07 09:28 |

The Coal Tit is smaller than the Blue Tit and is very common in coniferous woodland and makes greater use of this habitat than other tit species. Their small size and agile nature allow them to glean food from between pine needles and pine cones with its narrow bill. Coal Tits use broadleaf woodland to a greater extent than their continental cousins and consequently have slightly larger bills. In Ireland, Coal Tit bills are even larger than their UK counterparts.

Periparus ater...

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2019-08-06 14:53 |

Sveaskog’s 2Q net sales, which comprise both deliveries from its own forest and externally acquired wood raw materials, increased to SEK 1,925 million. Prices increased by 9% on average and total delivery volumes were down by 10%. The sales of wood raw materials amounted to 5.5 million cubic metres whilst deliveries of seedlings have increased.

2Q 2019 operating profit decreased by 15% to SEK 323 million ($33 million). The positive effect of higher prices has been counteracted by...

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2019-08-06 14:10 | Forestry England, the country’s largest land manager and the arm of the Forestry Commission that manages the nation’s forests, has a new chief executive.

Mike Seddon has almost 30 years of experience in forestry and forestry policy and begins his new role 1 August 2019.

Mike said:

Forestry England manages one of the country’s greatest public assets: the nation’s forests.

“The need for public forests came...

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2019-08-02 12:45 | Strong demand in the sawn timber market

The new Senior Vice President of Business at UPM Timber, Aki Temmes, estimates that the demand for sawn timber remains at a healthy level, even though the peak of the economic cycle might have been reached last year.

“We made good deals and the volumes moved very well in the first quarter of 2019.”

In Finland, UPM Timber consists of four sawmills with a total capacity of over 1.5...

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2019-07-31 11:22 | Weyerhaeuser Company reported 2Q 2019 net earnings of $128 million, or 17 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $1.7 billion. This compares with net earnings of $317 million, or 42 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $2.1 billion for the same period last year.

Adjusted EBITDA for the 2Q 2019 was $343 million compared with $637million for the same period last year and $365 million for the 1Q2019.

“Our businesses delivered strong operating performance in the 2Q despite...

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2019-07-31 10:42 | Confor has welcomed strengthened measures on the import of oak into England that are to be introduced to protect trees from the threat of Oak Processionary Moth (OPM).

Caroline Ayre, National Manager for England, said Confor had worked closely with the UK Government and its agencies to introduce the tighter controls. She added: “We had already produced a ...

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2019-07-30 14:41 | More than 10,000 hectares of new woodland have been planted in Scotland for the first time in almost 20 years, it was recently announced.

Confor has welcomed the figures – 11,200 hectares of new planting, up from 7,100 the previous year – and called on the forestry industry to maintain the momentum and drive on to meet the next landmark Scottish...

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2019-07-28 08:55 | Cutting down trees at the current rate could lead to runaway deforestation, environmentalists say. But President Bolsonaro is sticking to his promise to curb enforcement.

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2019-07-26 12:08 |

UPM will construct a 2.1 million tonne greenfield eucalyptus pulp mill near Paso de los Toros in central Uruguay, company announced. The mill investment of $2.7 billion will grow UPM’s current pulp capacity by more than 50%, resulting in a step change in the scale of UPM’s pulp business as well as in UPM’s future earnings. Additionally, UPMwill invest $350 million in port operations in Montevideo and local facilities in Paso de los Toros. The mill is scheduled to start up in the second half...

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2019-07-26 11:48 |

In June 2019, exports of logs and wood led the rise in New Zealand’s exports, up 16% or $43.5 million (NZ$65 million) from June 2018 to $316.1 million (NZ$472 million) in June 2019. These commodities are the third-largest goods export group, behind milk powder, butter, and cheese (NZ$1.1 billion) and meat and edible offal (NZ$678 million).

The rise in logs and wood was led by untreated logs, up 20% or $36.8 million (NZ$55 million) on a year earlier. The quantity rose 26% and...

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2019-07-26 10:32 | The Government of Canada is investing in Canada’s resources to boost economic competitiveness while protecting the environment. By promoting innovative wood products from sustainably managed forests, Canada is supporting its forestry sector by expanding market access and creating jobs and economic opportunities for Canadians, Natural Resources Canada...

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2019-07-25 19:54 | Moscow welcomes the investment from Beijing, but locals say it mostly benefits China, and they bemoan deforestation and the risk of accidents.

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