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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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2017-10-17 21:29 | With warm, dry summers comes a deadly caveat for the western United States: wildfires. Scientists say the hot, dry climates found west of the Mississippi, along with decades of fire suppression efforts, are creating a devastating and destructive combination -- leading to fires like the ones currently burning in California. Now, new research is giving forest and fire management teams across the country the upper hand in reducing the severity of these events.

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2017-10-17 20:41 | By Susan Minnemeyer and Octavia Payne The wind-fueled fires that swept across Northern California last week, which resulted in at least 41 deaths (the largest death toll from fires in California’s history), hundreds missing and roughly 75,000 evacuated, are among the worst the state’s seen, according to active fire alerts produced by NASA and available […]

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2017-10-17 20:34 |

To explore the uses and design possibilities of mass timber, the University of Oregon architecture program is combining efforts with Oregon State University’s forestry and engineering programs to create the Tallwood Design Institute.(more)

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2017-10-17 20:24 |

"We really don't have the capacity in most places to do the work at anything like the scale needed," said John Bailey, an Oregon State University professor of silviculture and fire management.(more)

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2017-10-17 19:16 | Delegates at the 44th session of the Committee on World Food Security raised concerns that world is not on track towards achieving SDG 2 and other targets of the 2030 Agenda relating to food security and nutrition. The meeting also adopted recommendations for policy convergence sustainable forestry, women empowerment, and urbanization and rural transformation in relation to food security and nutrition.

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2017-10-17 19:01 | HLPF 2018 will take place from 9-18 July 2018, at UN Headquarters in New York, US. The meeting will address the theme, 'Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies'.

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2017-10-17 18:09 | The joint 75th session of COFFI and EFC addressed, among other things: global forest policy matters; regional cooperation; the 70th anniversary of the UNECE/FAO partnership; and an Integrated Programme of Work 2018-2021. During a High-Level meeting at the opening of Las2017, speakers highlighted interconnections among efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat the degradation of water quality, forests and biodiversity.

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2017-10-17 16:59 | Land stakeholders have stepped up resource mobilization efforts to strengthen land rights and tenure governance globally, through the launch of the International Land and Forest Tenure Facility (the Tenure Facility) and preparations for the 'Land 2030 Global Initiative'. Six pilot projects of the Tenure Facility nurtured innovative multi-stakeholder partnerships in six countries and supported indigenous and community land rights initiatives in an estimated two million hectares of forest. A...

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2017-10-17 15:40 | IUFRO All-Division 7 Meeting at the 125th Anniversary Congress An Interview with Division 7 Coordinator Eckehard Brockerhoff of Scion (New Zealand Forest Research Institute) PDF for download ——– The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists, which promotes global cooperation in forest-related research and enhances the […]

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2017-10-17 14:16 |

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has secured an order for close to 40 LOGLIFT F96ST forestry cranes from Russia. The customer is ULK, a group of Russian companies specialised in logging, deep wood processing and disposal of waste lumber. The value of the order exceeds EUR 1 million and it has been booked into Cargotec’s third-quarter order intake.

“We will build a new wood processing plant next to the...

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2017-10-17 14:03 |

Since it’s beginning in 1980, Log Max has grown to be highly regarded and much sought-after manufacturer of harvesting heads and control system.

Today the company is one of the world’s largest manufacturer in the segment. With an extended range of products, high service, and quality benefits, Log Max products bring the best in advanced technology and reliability.

After the success of the T-series, featuring the Log Max 3000T and 4000T...

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2017-10-17 13:54 |

At Ecomondo, the international trade fair for material and energy recovery (7 to 10 November in Rimini), Vecoplan AG will be presenting its VEZ 2500 T high-performance shredder and other products. The machines in this series are used for deriving fuels from production waste, sorting waste, packaging material, domestic waste and industrial waste. The fuels can then be used as an energy source in cement works and power plants.

Vecoplan will be displaying a selection of its powerful...

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2017-10-17 13:46 |

New Zealand’s commercial drone manufacturers are successfully finding niche markets as the potential for the unmanned flying machines takes off.

While unable to compete on price with large Chinese drone makers, several Kiwi companies are finding specialised uses for drones, which are already saving business time and money.

Currently, 70 per cent of commercial drones are used for aerial photography, 8 per cent for power line inspection and 2 per cent for agricultural work...

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2017-10-17 13:18 | Oct 17,2017---International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the TM6 tissue machine delivered to Guizhou Chitianhua Paper Industry Co., Ltd. (Taison Group), Guizhou Province, China. The new PrimeLineST tissue machine, with a design speed of 2,000 m/min and a paper width of 5.6 meters, will produce high-quality facial wipes and toilet paper, as well as paper tissues based on bamboo furnish.

This delivery follows the supply of TM5, which was started up...

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2017-10-17 13:17 | HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 16, 2017 -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a $.39 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend will be paid on December 8, 2017, to shareholders of record as of November 10, 2017.

According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 370th consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid dividends to shareholders.

Over the past three years, Sonoco has increased...

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2017-10-17 06:16 |

Treesource.org is hosting a forum in Missoula, Montana at the University of Montana in cooperation with the UM President’s Office and the University of Montana Retirees Association.

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2017-10-17 05:58 |

Forest Products Week highlights and recognizes the forest products businesses and organizations that keep this manufacturing sector of Wisconsin healthy.

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2017-10-17 05:38 |

Professors provide fire-conscious landscaping methods.

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2017-10-17 05:34 |

Thinning of forests in central Oregon, where towns and subdivisions sit in a green ocean of Ponderosa and lodgepole pines, has saved homes amid one of the most devastating wildfire seasons in the American West.

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2017-10-17 04:53 |

An interview with Stéphane Alzaix, ornamental bamboo grower at Newfi Bamboo How did you first get in touch with bamboo? “My grandmother’s home was inhabited by the Phyllostachys viridiglaucescens and its shoots grew so much overnight that its shade threatened the growth of other plants. I found it very surprising that the shoots grew so […]

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