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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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2018-03-27 01:03 | Plywood imports to Australia rose a hefty 21.4% for the year-ended January 2018, totalling almost 500,000 cubic metres for the year, raising concerns for the Australian manufacturers. Analysis of the latest trade data shows imports have risen particularly strongly through the second half of 2017, and into early 2018. Source: Industry Edge Higher imports and expectations that plywood production has been relatively stable over the same period are linked to the strength of the housing and...

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2018-03-27 01:02 | KIPT has implemented a new safety system for its forestry services team. Source: Timberbiz Long-serving employees Stephen Connell (team manager) and Barry Budarick were joined for the day by the company’s newest employees Brian Stewart and Claire Lillington, at the company’s Kingscote office. KIPT Director of Operations Graham Holdaway conducted the training with Safety Manager Allie Zubizarreta and consultant Robin Holmes. “Forestry is an industry with specific safety issues and we are...

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2018-03-27 01:01 | RoadEng, from Softree Technical Systems, is an easy to use forest engineering and design software which has recently been released as Version 8 offering some game-changing features for field-based forestry operations. Source: Timberbiz “Forestry has always been a ‘boots on the ground’ type of industry,” said Jack Rimac, Senior Applications Engineer at Softree. “I’m happy to say that our new Version 8 really has some big improvements for those of our customers in forestry who spend a lot of time...

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2018-03-27 01:00 | After almost two decades at the helm, Peter Clark, CEO of PF Olsen (and president of the NZ Forest Owners Association), plans to resign later this year. Source: Timberbiz “I came into this role at a time when PF Olsen was a relatively small business and have had the support of key clients, staff and successive Boards to grow it into a substantial forestry services firm in New Zealand and Australia,” Mr Clark said. “The job is a long way from finished but I’ve decided that someone...

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2018-03-27 00:59 | On 25 March 2018 Australian Paper at Maryvale, near Morwell opened up to the public the first time for several years. Source: Timberbiz Peter Williams, the company’s Chief Operating Officer was there but in a new role, tour guide for Bus trip 13 on its trip around the facilities. Bus 13 was one of 60 bus tours scheduled for the day with visitor numbers expected to be around 5000. Initially the day was bleak with showers and it cast a pall over the amount of people who would attend but by the...

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2018-03-27 00:58 | It was an auspicious day to be launching AUSTimber 2020 as unbeknown to the large gathering at the HVP plantation just outside of Traralgon elsewhere the RFAs for the area were being signed. Source: Timberbiz At the launch were an ample number of politicians including local National Member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath MP, Member for the Legislative Assembly and Member for Morwell Russell Northe, Latrobe City Council Mayor Councillor Darrell White, Councillor Ripper from Wellington Shire...

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2018-03-27 00:56 | More news, more often … that’s the promise as Daily Timber News moves into its twice-weekly time slot (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from this week. This special industry-driven news outlet takes on a slightly different content coverage with special segments and opinion pieces plus a wide coverage of highly topical and relevant material … all designed to keep you abreast of what is happening in the forestry and timber industry, locally, nationally and internationally.

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2018-03-27 00:55 | Victoria’s forest industry jobs and the environment have been assured certainty with the Australian and Victorian governments extending the Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) for East Gippsland, Central Highlands and the North-East regions. Source: Timberbiz The extension of the three RFAs, signed yesterday by Prime Minister Turnbull and Premier Andrews, will bring them in line with the two other Victorian RFAs, West Victoria and Gippsland with all five RFAs effective to 31 March 2020. This will...

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2018-03-26 20:33 | Teresa Ryan, UBC Forestry Postdoc, draws from her ancestral Tsimtian heritage and her work as a fisheries scientist and natural resource conservation expert.

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2018-03-26 19:52 |

A team of scientists — led by Beverly Law, a professor in the College of Forestry at OSU; Tara Hudiburg, an assistant professor in U of I’s Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences in the College of Natural Resources; and U of I postdoctoral researcher Jeffrey Kent — analyzed how...(more)

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2018-03-26 17:56 | 21st March 2018, Beijing—Representatives of the alliance of Chinese internet companies committed to combatting wildlife cybercrime were trained by experts in Beijing last week.

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2018-03-26 14:06 | Traction aid winches constitute one of the most significant innovations in forest technology over the last ten years. As a valuable tool used for forest work on slopes, they are indispensable for the protection of the soils and in terms of sustainability and under economic aspects. For companies from the German-speaking area, the winches have developed to become a real export hit. Traction aid winches will therefore make a subject of discussion at INTERFORST in Munich...

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2018-03-26 13:04 | Global Softwood Lumber Trade

Trade of softwood lumber reached an all-time-high in 2017 as demand for wood was strong in most key markets around the world. An estimated 126 million m3 of softwood lumber was shipped from forest-rich countries such as Canada, Russia, Sweden and Finland to markets with high consumption of lumber, including China, the US, the United Kingdom, Japan and Germany. Since the global recession in 2008, international trade of lumber has gone up by as...

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2018-03-26 12:30 | New Zealand’s forestry exports are forecast to rise nearly 11% in the year ending June 2018 to NZ$42.2 billion. This would be the largest annual increase since 2014, according to the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI’s) latest quarterly update. “Our Situation and outlook for primary industries report shows export revenue across all of the sectors has been incredibly strong over the past year, particularly for dairy, meat, and forestry,” says Jarred Mair, MPI...

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2018-03-26 11:54 | Woodflow 2018 – As part of the upcoming two-yearly tech update for forestry, wood harvesting and transport companies around Australasia, the very latest international and local developments around vehicle fleet operations, planning and safety as they apply to the wood transport businesses are being unveiled.

Included in the line-up for WoodFlow 2018 are; Alexander Mastrovito, Head of Sustainable Transport Solutions, Scania – Asia & Oceania, Hong Kong. Alexander is the project...

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2018-03-26 02:01 | Jakarta, Indonesia, 26th March 2018—They are shy creatures, but for the thousands of threatened tortoises and freshwater turtles found on sale in Jakarta’s shops and markets, there’s no shelter from the glare of the illegal trade spotlight, finds a new TRAFFIC report.

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2018-03-26 00:00 |

Good governance and sustainability incentives can provide alternatives for land conversion fires

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2018-03-25 06:52 |

The University of Maine at Fort Kent recently welcomed Nicole Rogers to the forestry faculty.

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