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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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2017-05-18 13:30 | MIAMISBURG, Ohio, May 18, 2017 -- Verso Corporation (NYSE: VRS) will hold a conference call today to review financial results for the first quarter of 2017. Earlier this week, net sales of $616 million, a net loss of $21 million, and adjusted EBITDA of $26 million were reported. For the first quarter of 2016, results for the predecessor and successor companies are shown below.

"Verso is relentlessly pursuing opportunities to successfully adapt to the rapidly...

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2017-05-18 12:00 | May 18,2017 --One of the world’s most widely used forms of packaging – the blister pack – can now be made totally in paperboard. Two major benefits are reduced environmental impact and less consumer rage and self-injury. Blister packs are made to hang on a holder in the retail store and often consist of a paperboard backing plus a moulded transparent plastic front section to display the product to the consumer. The Norwegian converter Moltzaus’s ingeniously designed Cefapac improves both the...

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2017-05-18 11:55 | May 17,2017 --Paper Prime, a company belonging to the Trevipapel Group, and Toscotec announce the successful start-up of the new TM1. The installation and commissioning were performed according to the scheduled time and the start-up went very smoothly.

Toscotec’s turn-key project for TM#1 includes a stock preparation plant for dry virgin pulp, AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine with Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD-16FT, machine auxiliaries including Milltech Gas fired Hood, steam &...

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2017-05-18 11:53 | May 17,2017 --Bellmer Vaahto Paper Machinery has won a major contract at Stora Enso Skutskär pulp mill in Sweden. The Skutskär mill is located 160 km north of Stockholm and 16 km south of Gävle on the Baltic coast. Pulp dryer DM7 will be converted from bale-based market pulp into soft wood fluff pulp, which is delivered in rolls to customers. The capacity of DM7 will be about 150,000 tons annually.
Bellmer´s scope of supply includes a TURBOVaahtoJetter hydraulic headbox with dilution...

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2017-05-18 11:52 | ROCHESTER, N.Y. - May 16, 2017 --- Diamond Packaging has been granted a Gold Recognition Level based on its participation in the EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) assessment in April 2017. The result places Diamond in the top 4% of suppliers evaluated by EcoVadis in all categories.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the continuing commitment to behave responsibly by integrating social and environmental concerns into business operations. CSR goes beyond...

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2017-05-18 11:50 | LAKE FOREST, Ill.---May 17, 2017-- Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE: PKG) announced today that its Board approved a regular quarterly dividend of $0.63 per share on its common stock. The quarterly dividend of $0.63 per share will be paid to shareholders of record as of June 15, 2017 with a payment date of July 14, 2017. Future declaration of quarterly dividends and the establishment of future record and payment dates are subject to the final determination by PCA’s Board of Directors....

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2017-05-18 11:49 | 18 May, 2017

FPP is looking to hire an experienced project manager, to start in summer 2017, to manage and coordinate multiple projects in (primarily) the Congo Basin, and particularly in Cameroon, Republic of Congo (ROC) and Central African Republic (CAR). The role is primarily a project management- and coordination-focused role with a significant administrative component (including planning, budgeting, reporting to donors), which...

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2017-05-18 11:10 |

In 2007, CEPI was one of the first to propose a common framework, enabling companies to undertake carbon footprints for paper and board products, as there was no standardised approach for their development at that time. Since then, three major internationally-recognised product-related carbon footprint protocols and frameworks have been published, namely:
− The “Greenhouse gases - Carbon footprint of products - Requirements and guidelines for quantification and communication” technical...

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2017-05-18 11:08 |

Vermeer has extended its whole tree chipper product line with the introduction of the WC2500TX tracked whole tree chipper.

The WC2500TX offers the same performance and compact design as the recently released WC2500XL whole tree chipper by Vermeer, but is equipped with a tracked undercarriage to aid in maneuverability in the woods and on tough landclearing sites.

The WC2500TX boasts a compact design and packs a 600 hp (448 kW) Tier 4 Final...

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2017-05-18 10:47 |   by Steffen Dehn The IFSA delegation attended a side event that dealt with protecting and restoring the global forest carbon stock. The first panelist dealt with the topic in the European context. The panelist started off with the fact that currently, in the EU there is zero net forest cover loss. He went on … Continue reading Protecting and restoring the...

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2017-05-18 09:00 |

WASHINGTON, DC and OTTAWA, ON — The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Fiber Sourcing Standard is now recognized by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) as a tool that meets PEFC requirements for the avoidance of controversial sources in the PEFC Chain of Custody standard.

“PEFC is pleased to support initiatives of its members that are unique and innovative such as the SFI Fiber Sourcing Standard, which provides an effective...

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2017-05-18 04:36 | A unique international summer program for civil engineering or architecture students will be held at the Nanjing Tech University, China. The program includes – – Seminars, – Discussion sessions, – Lab tours and experiences, – Post workshop trips to bamboo forests and manufacturing facilities and demonstration project sites. Please read the PDF for more details – […]

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2017-05-18 04:22 |

What does SLA mean?  For those of you that haven’t been in the lumber world, it means Softwood Lumber Agreement.  This is used to refer to the agreement that the United States and Canada had for 10 years starting in 2006.  Essentially it is the agreement between the two nations that regulate the trade of … Continue reading "SLA 2017"

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2017-05-18 03:08 | The ANZ has distanced itself from reports its local partner in a Cambodia joint-venture bank has been accused of illegal logging. Source: ABC News Twelve years ago, the ANZ teamed up with Cambodian conglomerate the Royal Group to form ANZ Royal. Their 45% partner in the bank is one of the country’s most powerful tycoons, Kith Meng, an Australian citizen. Mr Kith’s Royal Group is also developing a 400-megawatt hydro-power dam on the Sesan River in north-eastern Cambodia, along with...

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2017-05-18 03:07 | A big forest with 1902ha of established trees and a freehold land area of 2411ha, is for sale in Marlborough 79kms southwest of Blenheim, along with significant forestry infrastructure. Source: The New Zealand Herald “This is a rare chance for an astute purchaser to secure a well-managed forest of scale,” Jeremy Keating of CBRE Agribusiness said who, with fellow director Warwick Searle, is marketing Manuka Island Forest for sale by deadline expressions of interest with responses to be submitted...

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2017-05-18 03:06 |   The 2017-18 Federal Budget has delivered on all commitments to Australia’s agricultural industries made by the Turnbull Government at the 2016 election. Source: Timberbiz Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Anne Ruston, said the Budget handed down this week included important provisions for natural resources management, wine industry exports and innovation in the forestry sector. “I welcome the new $1.1 billion investment in our National Landcare Program – which is...

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2017-05-18 03:06 | Cover It Pty Ltd is the first harvesting contracting business in northern NSW that will move all operators over to the FOLS Skills Verification Program. FOLS is a national industry-led program, managed by ForestWorks. Source: Timberbiz Cover It Pty Ltd is one of 18 NSW harvesting companies who have made the commitment to adopt FOLS, following a Forestry Corporation of NSW initiative. In February this year, Forestry Corporation of NSW, in their northern hardwood forests around Coffs Harbour,...

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2017-05-18 03:05 | The Wood Processors and Manufacturers’ Association (WPMA) is anxious to assure the New Zealand public that timber retains its excellent reputation as a construction material. Source: Timberbiz In an open letter to Timberbiz, Mr Brian Stanley, chair of WPMA, said that it was the most appropriate body to comment and there were several points the WPMA would like to clarify around this issue. Timber framing cannot cause a leaky building. If water cannot enter the building envelope through a range...

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2017-05-18 03:04 | Prefabricated construction trendsetters Impresa House, operating in Melbourne for only seven months, has already taken out a prestigious manufacturing award, and chief executive Sean Morley will be at Frame Australia to explain how it was achieved. Source: Timberbiz The Australian company, using technology that over decades has transformed panelised construction in Europe, won an award for excellence in construction technologies at the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards in May. Mr...

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