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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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2018-09-05 13:54 |

BID Group founder Brian Fehr has been named to the Order of British Columbia. He will be among 14 people who will receive the province’s highest honour during a ceremony at Government House in Victoria on Sept. 20.

His biography, as provided by the Honours and Awards Secretariat, tells a story of stunning achievement while also overcoming considerable adversity. It also shows a deep commitment to rural B.C. and an ability to make the most of innovation.

Although having...

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2018-09-05 13:20 |

The operator of southern Tasmania’s only direct freight service has announced it is pulling out of the state in two weeks, forcing customers to transport goods to northern ports by road or rail. Singapore-based company Swire Shipping has been operating out of Hobart every nine days since 2015, but are stopping the service due to charter and bunker costs making the service “commercially unviable”.

The end of the service is...

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2018-09-05 13:04 |

Cargotec’s Hiab introduces a spectacular range of LOGLIFT and JONSERED timber cranes at #FinnMETKO2018 at Jämsä, and offers the opportunity to experience the most modern crane control systems in a genuine environment.

“We are again strongly involved in FinnMETKO for the entire product line, with over 14 major bodybuilding units, we present extensive LOGLIFT and JONSERED products as well as versatile HIAB and MULTILIFT...

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2018-09-05 12:49 |

The birch plywood factory Metsä Wood in Pärnu has been officially launched on August 27, 2018.

“The factory project has made full progress on schedule both in Finland and in Estonia. We are now in an important stage in which we are launching a factory production. Until now, the factory has been producing experimental production, the quality of which we have received excellent feedback. I am...

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2018-09-05 12:32 |

In the Veho Commercial Vehicle Department you will find spectacular customer cars and a leisurely Connectivity Café where you can rest with a coffee pot and explore, among other things, Mercedes-Benz Uptim, bringing your productivity to a new level.

We are part of Finland’s largest machine event at FinnMETKO. The fair will be held in Jämsä from 30 August to 1 September 2018 and you will find us at the ballroom in department 302-306. The exhibition is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm...

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2018-09-05 12:12 |

Sisu extensively presents its collection at Finland’s largest and most important heavy duty trade show at FinnMETKO.
Sisu Timber wood carriages, Sisu Carrier machines, Sisu Rock dump trucks and of course Hybrid technology for heavy trucks are available at Sisu Department 17.

In addition, at the Heinolan Sahakoneet Oy department you can visit the new Sisu Polar platform mobile crankcase also in the form of work displays.

Visit Sisu ...

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2018-09-05 11:57 |

Finning International Inc. (TSX:FTT) has announced its intention to expand its dealer relationship with Weiler, Inc., following Caterpillar Inc.’s announcement that it has entered into a preliminary agreement to sell its Cat® purpose-built forestry business to Weiler.

“Finning already has a productive and mutually...

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2018-09-05 11:40 |

Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE: CAT) has announced  that it has entered into a preliminary agreement with Weiler, Inc. to sell the Cat® purpose-built forestry business. The sale is subject to negotiation of a final agreement, the closing of which is expected by early 2019.

“We remain committed to supporting our forestry customers and the forestry industry,” said Tom Pellette...

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2018-09-05 02:59 | Logging won’t end the blazes that are sweeping the West.

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2018-09-04 18:35 | GLF Africa 2018 took place from 29-30 August, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. A “Voices of the Landscape” session explored diverse community restoration efforts. The ‘Atlas of Forest and Landscape Restoration Opportunities’ identifies the potential to restore more than two billion hectares worldwide, at an annual cost of US$350 billion.

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2018-09-04 18:33 | Focusing on positive messages from ongoing restoration projects, the report presents diverse cases studies, and discusses regional initiatives. The report highlights three key messages on the need for: “leadership, visibility and reach” through enhanced efforts at all levels; supporting countries to realize their restoration commitments through stronger guidance and tools; deepening commitments by targeting “benefits as well as hectares”; and scaling up funding and investment.

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2018-09-04 17:11 | The Fourth Assessment’s research scales down models to fill information gaps and support decisions at the local, regional and state levels. The assessment funded the development and enhancement of several tools and resources to support climate action. The assessment comes ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit, which will provide the opportunity for representatives from subnational governments, businesses and civil society to showcase climate actions.

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2018-09-04 17:00 | The introduction of small-scale commercial trout farming has helped communities living near the Tacana volcano in Guatemala and Mexico improve their livelihoods and forest management. In a new 1-minute video, local man No? Escalante describes how an ITTO-funded project has boosted incomes through aquaculture and forest conservation.

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2018-09-04 16:40 | The publication finds that severe water scarcity affects more than 200 river basins annually, with direct impacts on 2.67 billion people. The loss in natural wetlands is estimated at 42% in Africa, 32% in Asia, 35% in Europe, 59% in Latin America and the Caribbean, 17% in North America, and 12% in Oceania. Progress on monitoring and reporting indicator 6.6.1 (tracking changes in the extent of water-related ecosystems over time) data is slow.

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2018-09-04 16:22 | The policy and response strategy seek to enable better coordination of climate change work in Liberia, provide cooperation and collaboration opportunities between the government and stakeholders, and enhance ongoing efforts related to Liberia’s NAP and NDC. The policy was developed with support from UNECA through a project funded by the GCF.

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2018-09-04 16:18 | The report describes the institutional and policy context, and covers development planning, climate policy and climate finance. The paper primarily focuses on near-term priorities, but underscores that “Nepal’s longer-term development vision is guided by the SDGs”. Nepal's NAP process covers seven thematic areas, each of which will be tied to specific “adaptation pathways” that can be mapped to the SDGs and feature concrete actions to be taken.

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2018-09-04 12:32 |

Next Generation Productivity
Speed and efficiency – first-rate productivity! The next generation PONSSE Bison Active Frame forwarder is here. Unprecedented in the field, the CVT power transmission and Active Frame cabin suspension system raise productivity to an entirely new level, especially with long transport distances. The modern motor, powerful loader and robust powertrain makes the Bison...

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2018-09-04 01:05 | Innovative, tall timber framing has risen on the University of Canterbury’s Ilam campus, as a new building, honouring alumna ‘Queen of the Cosmos’ Beatrice Tinsley, advances multi-storey timber-framed construction in New Zealand. Source: Voxy Construction of the Science precinct’s impressive new four-storey, timber-framed Beatrice Tinsley building contrasts with the steel framing typically seen in buildings of similar height and size. The patented, tall timber-framing technology was developed...

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2018-09-04 00:46 | In order to meet increasing customer demand, Stora Enso will broaden its biocomposites raw material base at the Hylte Mill, Sweden to provide more choice in technical properties and selection of fibres. Source: Timberbiz The investment covers a new Biocomposites Competence Centre and the installation of new machinery for the milling of large fibres for Stora Enso’s DuraSense biocomposite material. “As we see an increasing demand for the innovative DuraSense biocomposite, the diversification of...

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2018-09-04 00:45 | Eco Crops International first European forestry investment is open to private and institutional investors. The investment itself is based just outside the Estonian capital of Tallinn and is run in conjunction with the EU Renewable Energy Directive which is a recent law change within the European Union stating that the EU must fulfil a minimum of 20% of its total energy needs with renewables by the year 2020. Source: Timberbiz One of the major ways that countries are going to meet these targets...


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