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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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2019-10-02 13:32 |

The new 46 MW biomass generation plant that Ence is building in Huelva has already joined the Red Eléctrica and has generated its first megawatt of renewable energy from biomass.

The new installation will continue in the testing phase until December, when it is expected to complete this previous test period and make it into official operation. The plant has been built following the best available techniques and can produce an estimated 299,000 MWh of electricity per year, equivalent...

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2019-09-27 11:21 |

Aratu Forests Limited launches new brand
Aratu Forests Limited, one of the largest forestry estates in the Gisborne District, launched its new brand in Gisborne yesterday. The company is a significant contributor to the regional economy, managing around 27,000 hectares of radiata pine plantation on 35,000 hectares of land, and the new brand is a key part of its future strategy and direction.

Aratu Forests Limited CEO Ian Brown said that the company’s philosophy...

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2019-09-26 11:15 |

Planning for Planting and Processing:
Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub launches Action Agenda for South Australia and Western Victoria.

Earlier this week the Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub (GTFIH) launched a $1 billion sustainable growth plan in which an extra 200 million trees will be planted by 2030, sequestering 3.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year....

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2019-09-25 14:37 |

Tigercat has announced that Jochen Reiter has been appointed to the position of factory support representative for western Canada.

Based in Quesnel, British Columbia, Jochen moved to Canada in 2007 from Germany, where he grew up logging with his grandfather and uncle. He is a certified faller supervisor and a Red Seal technician. He has 21 years experience in many aspects of the industry including...

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2019-09-25 13:44 | Data from the MPI Situation and Outlook September update shows log export prices have dropped 20 percent from February to July, including 17 percent just from May to July (Free on board basis, Figure 3).

This was caused by several supply-based factors, including a build-up of softwood inventories in China following very high log export volumes from New Zealand. At the same time, supply of logs and sawn timber increased from Europe and Russia.

China’s manufacturing sectors, including...

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2019-09-25 12:35 |

New 845e Feller Buncher
The next generation 845E and L845E track feller bunchers have been upgraded with the aim of increasing production capacity and improving operator comfort. Enhancements include a new operator’s cab, a larger main hydraulic pump and a longer reach ER boom system.

Operator’s cab
The cab has been redesigned to optimize ergonomics and reduce in-cab noise levels. Redesigned hinge geometry allows the front door to be...

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2019-09-25 12:10 |

The famous Multitask machine MTH from FAE Group celebrates its tenth anniversary, looking towards the future. The restyled version is now on the market, also available in the HP (High Power) model. This top-of-the-range release is designed to work with powerful latest-generation tractors from 300 to 500 horse power.

The key feature of the FAE Multitask range is versatility. Various land clearing tasks can be performed with a single attachment: breaking down stones and crushing rock...

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2019-09-25 11:48 |

UPM was named industry leader for the Paper and Forest industry in the Dow Jones European and World Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for 2019-2020 for the seventh time. Of 61 industry leaders recognised worldwide, UPM was the only Finnish company on the list.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices are published in collaboration with Robeco SAM. The SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) is the longest running global sustainability...

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2019-09-25 11:30 |

Katerra announced the grand opening of North America’s highest volume cross-laminated timber (CLT) factory. Located in Spokane Valley, Washington, the 270,000-square-foot-facility will significantly increase supplies of CLT, a fully renewable structural building material that sequesters carbon for a building’s life and can be used in place of steel and concrete in buildings up to 18 stories.

Katerra’s state-of-the-art CLT facility reflects the company’s technology-first approach,...

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2019-09-25 10:57 |

Tolko announced that it is implementing a flexible operating footprint at its Soda Creek and Armstrong stud lumber mills. This change will reduce the company’s operating stud capacity by 20%.

Vice President, Solid Wood, Troy Connolly says the decision is a result of high log costs in B.C. and weak market conditions.

“The continued and increasing pressures on log delivery costs in B.C. have eroded our competitiveness. This, in...

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2019-09-24 13:06 |

The grand opening of the new training and service centre of OOO Ponsse, Ponsse’s subsidiary in Russia, was celebrated earlier this month in Gorelovo, St. Petersburg. With its area of 1,500 square metres, the new training centre is one of the company’s largest investments in Russia, totalling approximately EUR 3 million.

The new training centre is the flagship of OOO Ponsse’s training network, featuring the best training equipment and skills in the industry. Jaakko Laurila, Managing...

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2019-09-24 11:29 |

Ponsse’s products and services that improve productivity and profitability in logging had a strong presence at the The Great Lakes Logging & Heavy Equipment Logging Congress September 5-7 Escanaba, MI. The new PONSSE Cobra harvester was introduced at the fair as well as new PONSSE Active Crane system for loader controlling.

PONSSE COBRA – an efficient harvester for varying conditions
The PONSSE Cobra is an adaptable eight-wheel all-round machine with an...

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2019-09-24 11:00 |

The managing director of Ponsse AS, Ponsse’s subsidiary in Norway, is to change. Sigurd Skotte, who has held the position since 2011, will transfer to parent company Ponsse Plc starting from 1 October 2019, where he will work in the development of global sales.

Carl-Henrik Hammar, managing director of Ponsse’s subsidiary in Sweden, will be appointed managing director of Ponsse AS. Hammar will...

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2019-09-19 14:27 |

From September 2 2019 until January 13 2020 it is going to travel from the south of Sweden to the most northern parts and is going to make at least ...

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2019-09-19 13:38 |

Weyerhaeuser Company announced an agreement to sell its 555,000 acres of Michigan timberlands to Lyme Great Lakes Holding LLC, an affiliate of The Lyme Timber Company LP, for $300 million in cash. The company expects to recognize a gain on the sale and anticipates no tax...

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2019-09-19 11:10 |

Bjørn Einar Ugedal has been appointed new Managing Director at Norske Skog Skogn AS from October 15, 2019. He has extensive experience from a number of positions in the process- and power-intensive industry.

Until recently, he was the CEO of Ferroglobe Mangan Norway in Mo i Rana, which produces manganese alloys. He has held a number of leading positions in multinational corporations in the process industry.

When Ugedal...

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2019-09-18 14:16 |

British Columbia government has announced $69 million to fund a new series of measures aimed at supporting provincial forest workers impacted by mill closures and shift reductions in several B.C. Interior communities. The Interior forest industry has been reducing production in an effort to adjust to the end of the mountain pine beetle harvest and the devastating 2017 and 2018 fire seasons.

“The previous government knew that the end of mountain pine beetle harvest would disrupt the...

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2019-09-18 13:05 |

Softwood lumber trade was up 5% in the first half of 2019 on a worldwide basis, with China reaching record-high imports in the 2Q, reports Wood Resources International in its Wood Resource Quarterly.

Global Softwood Lumber Trade
Demand for lumber in China, the United Kingdom, Egypt and the Netherlands increased this year despite a slowdown in the global economy. Global softwood lumber trade was up just over...

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2019-09-18 11:22 | Bruks Siwertell, has won a contract to supply a back-on truck dump receiving system for Douglas Pellets LLC. It will be used to efficiently unload dry peanut hulls at the company’s facility in Pearson, Georgia, in the US, and is planned for delivery in January 2020.

Bruks Siwertell has supplied various truck dumpers as well as chippers and other equipment to Douglas Pellets’ network of pellet plants and sawmills in Georgia.

“The contract demonstrates the strength of Bruks Siwertell’s...

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2019-09-17 13:50 |

Georgia-Pacific has announced two major investments that will contribute significantly to its facility community in Gurdon, Arkansas, and the region.

Georgia-Pacific is investing $70 million for upgrades to its plywood and lumber operations in the community. The company is also making its largest contribution ever to Gurdon and Clark County schools, committing $100,000 over five years to help install a multi-use playing field that...

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