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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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2017-12-15 03:03 |

Barte Starker spent his professional career growing timber for his family business, but the people who knew him best said he quietly devoted much of his personal time to helping his industry and his community thrive.

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2017-12-15 02:30 |

With the climate growing hotter and drier, the regeneration of Rocky Mountain forests after summer wildfires is expected to diminish, if they come back at all.

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2017-12-15 02:01 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 15th December 2017—An average of 20 tonnes of pangolins and their parts have been trafficked internationally every year with smugglers using 27 new global trade routes annually, according to new research released today by TRAFFIC and IUCN.

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2017-12-14 23:42 | The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the City of Mantova, the Italian Society of Silviculture and Forest Ecology (SISEF) and the Politecnico di Milano have announced the 1st World Forum on Urban Forests. The Forum will bring a variety of stakeholders together to exchange experiences and lessons learned, and discuss possible long-term collaboration on the development of urban forestry strategies and the identification of nature-based solutions towards a greener, healthier, and...

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2017-12-14 21:33 | A team of scientists recently completed the first-ever range-wide population census of the Zanzibar red colobus monkey (Piliocolobus kirkii) an endangered primate found only on the Zanzibar archipelago off the coast of East Africa.

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2017-12-14 21:17 | UN CONVENTION OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY Breaking news & summaries from the Secretariat World Soil Day – December 5th “Caring for the planet starts from the ground” It can take thousands of years for 1cm of soil to form, and it is estimated that soils host a quarter of the planet’s biodiversity. This makes soil particularly … Continue reading UN CBD BREAKING NEWS

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2017-12-14 20:59 | The MGEM program kicks off with a 2-week Landscape Ecology & Management intensive comprised of lectures, discussions and hands-on exercises.

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2017-12-14 18:20 | In the UN Environment Programme report titled, ‘Frontiers 2017,’ a global network of experts identify six issues with the potential to hugely impact society, economy and the environment. The report discusses: marine protected areas; sand and dust storms; environmental displacement; off-grid solar solutions; the environmental dimensions of antimicrobial resistance; and nanomaterials.

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2017-12-14 11:28 | Dec 14, 2017--- Kyiv CPM has completed a project of the construction of the engineering building of the napkins production plant with an area of 2.500 m2 and an office building for 2 floors. New napkins plant building will accommodate the existing equipment for napkins the production as well as new equipment for the AFH paper products segment that will be installed in summer, 2018.
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2017-12-14 11:27 | Dec 14,2017---ANDRITZ will also supply the main components in the approach flow systems for the top layer of PM 2. Start-up is scheduled for summer 2018.Varaka will reinstall and rebuild the PM 2, which currently is a second-hand newsprint paper machine, into a modern brown packaging paper machine. After full conversion, the PM2 will have an annual production capacity of over 300,000 tons, with a design speed of 1,200 m/min and a paper width at reel of 6,500 mm. The machine will produce...

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2017-12-14 11:25 | Dec 14, 2017---Valmet will supply an OptiConcept M containerboard making line for Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd., in the city of Jingzhou in Hubei province, China. New production line (PM 21) with a wide automation package is designed to produce high-quality testliner grades. By increasing its production capacity, Shanying is aiming for bigger market shares. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for end of the year 2018.



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2017-12-14 11:23 | Dec 14,2017----ANDRITZ will modernize the existing two-stage, low-consistency refining process, which will achieve a significant improvement in the final product. The installation includes a ModuScreen CP, an ANDRITZ Twin Wire Press with shredder, as well as an ANDRITZ high-consistency 1C refiner to significantly enhance the sack paper properties. The existing ANDRITZ low-consistency TwinFlo refiner, supplied in 2015, will remain in the layout. Engineering, training, and advisory services for...

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2017-12-14 11:21 | CHARLOTTE, N.C.---Dec 14, 2017-- Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) announced today that it is implementing a price increase of 2.5 - 5.0% for the majority of its Food Care division's products in Europe, Middle East and Africa with the exception of Switzerland and the United Kingdom who received price increases earlier in the year. The increase will be effective January 1, 2018.

"The price adjustment is the result of escalation of notable increases in the Company's raw...

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2017-12-14 11:19 | The national forest certification system of Belarus has successfully achieved PEFC re-endorsement, confirming it continues to meet our globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks. This re-endorsement also ensures that certified forest owners and companies in Belarus continue to benefit from the...

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2017-12-14 11:18 | Dec 14, 2017---Sappi Limited, a leading global producer of dissolving wood pulp, speciality and packaging papers, graphic (printing and writing) paper and biomaterials, today announced that it had signed an agreement to acquire the speciality paper business of Cham Paper Group Holding AG (CPG) for CHF146.5 million (approximately $149 million).

The transaction includes the acquisition of CPG’s Carmignano and Condino Mills in Italy, its digital imaging business located in Cham,...

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2017-12-14 11:17 | KINGSEY FALLS, QC , Dec. 14, 2017 --- Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS) announces the acquisition of four plants in Ontario to strengthen its position in the containerboard packaging sector, and the purchase of an ownership position in Tencorr Holdings Corporation ("Tencorr"). The company also announces an increase in its equity holding of the Greenpac Mill LLC ("Greenpac").

"We are very pleased to expand our presence in Ontario and increase our stake in Greenpac...

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2017-12-14 11:16 | SPOKANE, Wash.--Dec 14,2017---- Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE:CLW) today announced that Beth Ford has been appointed as chair to the company's board of directors effective January 1, 2018.

Ms. Ford, the chief operating officer for Land O'Lakes Businesses, has served on the Clearwater Paper board of directors since 2013. As chief operating officer, Ms. Ford oversees Land O'Lakes' multi-billion dollar U.S. businesses, which include Purina Animal Nutrition, Land O'Lakes Dairy,...

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2017-12-14 11:15 | Dec 14,2017---International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the rebuilt PM10 at Laakirchen paper mill for the Heinzel Group, Austria. The machine that originally produced SC paper was converted to a fluting and testliner machine producing basis weights ranging from 70 to 140 g/m² based on recycled fibers.

With a design speed of 1,600 m/min and a working width of 7,500 mm, it is now one of the world’s most productive paper machines for fluting and testliners...

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2017-12-14 11:14 | Dec 14, 2017 ---Valmet will deliver a new high capacity chipping line and chip handling system to Sappi Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd, Saiccor mill. The upgrade targets to increase the chipping capacity, to improve chip quality and minimize wood losses. The chipper will be delivered and installed at the end of 2018 and the start-up is planned for January 2019.

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

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2017-12-14 11:13 | Lucart has recently started up a new tissue rewinder TT WIND-P supplied by the Italian machinery producer Toscotec at their facility in Laval sur Vologne – France.

The tissue rewinder model TT WIND-P features 2 unwind stands and handles parent rolls of 2900 mm width and 2600 mm diameter at the maximum speed of 1400 mpm. Toscotec’s machinery is equipped with a slitting unit of 150 mm min width, automatic control of all unwinding and rewinding operations and sectional drive system...

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