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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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2017-10-14 13:14 | “I would first like to thank Stéphane Marchesi, who, after 16 years of leading PEFC France, has decided it is time to move on,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, following two days in Paris. “In these last few days I have met with senators, civil society...

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2017-10-14 13:14 | How do forests make a difference to your life? How do you experience the many benefits that forests provide? This was the call earlier in the year to photographers around the world. And they answered, in their thousands! National contests spanning the world… For the first time ever, our...

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2017-10-14 13:14 | Log tracking, dynamic data transfer, blockchain… what are the ‘must have’ technologies that can help us to strengthen trust and traceability throughout supply chains? What technologies are showing promise for transferring complex information in a useable and credible form? How...

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2017-10-14 13:14 | Indonesia’s forests are diverse and beautiful, with their own distinctive features and charms. Photographers from across the country highlighted these stunning forests through the photo contest ‘Explore Indonesia Forest with IFCC’. “We received more than 200 photos within...

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2017-10-14 13:14 | Demonstrate your commitment and activate your support to forests and PEFC by becoming an International Stakeholder member. Want to know more? Then check out our new brochure! Companies, organizations and associations with principles and objectives supportive to PEFC’s are encouraged to...

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2017-10-14 13:14 | A beautiful staircase, spiraling out into the air, is the showpiece of the recently renovated Council Chamber of the City Hall in The Hague, Netherlands. Made from PEFC-certified wood, this icon has sustainability at its heart. Adorning the atrium of the City Hall, it is the result of digital...

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2017-10-14 13:14 | A decade after a branch-cutting inauguration ceremony, the pioneers of the European Forestry House, Natalie Hufnagl-Jovy, Birt Schmetjen and Erik Kosenkranius, returned to remind everyone of the reasons that led to its founding: the need to establish a clear, consolidated voice in Brussels...

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2017-10-14 13:14 | Stately Bavarian beech trees star in the winning photo of PEFC Germany’s ‘Erlebe den Wald. Erlebe PEFC’ photo contest. Andreas Waldmueller’s image ‘Beech trees’ won first prize out of more than 100 photographs entered into the national competition. “I...

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2017-10-14 13:14 | The final piece of the new Mount Fuji World Heritage Center in Japan is soon to be revealed. And the best part? The stunning structure is made from locally sourced wood from PEFC/SGEC-certified forests! Built with local Japanese cypress wood, the striking latticework structure resembles Mount...

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2017-10-13 18:46 | Focali researcher Torsten Krause shares his experience from newly initiated research project on hunting and forest governance in the Colombian Amazon, in collaboration with community members of the indigenous reserve Nunuya de Villazul.

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2017-10-13 18:03 | Tropical forests release more carbon each year than all the traffic in the United States. That’s the alarming finding of a recent study published in Science. The report demonstrates the urgent need to protect tropical forests. It also demonstrates the complete insanity of trading the carbon stored against continued emissions from fossil fuels. The lead […]

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2017-10-13 13:35 | Oct 13,2017---Toscotec is pleased to announce an important expansion of the company’s structure of the Paper & Board division, with a new technical and commercial unit based in Orbassano, in the province of Turin, which fully integrates into the existing team.

"In order to increase the outstanding results accomplished so far in the Paper industry and to achieve the goals we have set ourselves," says Enrico Fazio, Toscotec’s Paper & Board Sales Manager “we have...

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2017-10-13 13:33 | YOUNGSVILLE, N.C.--Oct 13,2017-----Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently introduced Maximus - a totally new portfolio of press felt technology for today’s most demanding press positions.

Maximus’ single-base structure design with lower fabric caliper delivers immediate start-up without the typical long break-in periods often required for conventional technology.

In addition, its...

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2017-10-13 13:31 | Oct 13, 2017---Smurfit Kappa Mexico has invested US $62 million in a new machine which began operating recently in the Los Reyes Paper Mill, north of Mexico City.The PM6 machine, which has a production capacity of 100,000 tons of recycled containerboard per year, will facilitate greater integration within the Group’s converting plants and significantly increase the energy efficiency of the Los Reyes plant.

The investment will enable Smurfit Kappa Mexico to produce high...

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2017-10-13 13:29 | PALO ALTO, Calif. and AMSTERDAM, Oct. 12, 2017 -- Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, announced today that Stora Enso has deployed Rubrik's market-leading data management platform at their paper mill in Langerbrugge, Ghent to protect their virtual and physical workloads. Stora Enso, headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions, and paper on global markets. The Langerbrugge mill produces 540,000 tons of...

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2017-10-13 13:26 | ATLANTA, Oct. 12, 2017 -- Graphic Packaging International (GPI), a leading provider of paper-based packaging solutions for a wide variety of products for food, beverage and other consumer product companies, brought home 11 awards, including the Top Innovation Award, from the prestigious 2017 Paperboard Packaging Council Awards competition Thursday, Oct. 5 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Entries were judged by a panel of packaging experts from various disciplines throughout the industry. GPI...

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2017-10-13 12:27 | From 17 to 22 September 2017, we took part in the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress in Freiburg, Germany. IUFRO stands for International Union of Forest Research Organization and is the oldest scientific union in the world. The congress presented the state of the art in forest research, development...

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2017-10-13 11:51 | Today you see lots of history-making companies being created but not many new big civic organizations or movements.

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Timberland owners in Australia are increasingly exploring opportunities for the exportation of logs as an alternative to selling logs in the domestic market. From 2012 to 2016, the export volume was up 300%, and 2017 is likely to set a new record high, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Rising log prices in the export market have been the key drivers of the increase in exports. Conversely, prices in the domestic market have stagnated the past few years.

Australia has rapidly...

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2017-10-13 11:13 |

Of all the business sectors in B.C. affected by this summer’s forest fires, one of the hardest hit is – for obvious reasons – the forestry sector. In what government officials say was the worst forest fire season on record, fires have scorched 1.19 million hectares in B.C. reports biv.com.

It’s still not known what the total economic impact will be, though it’s a given that the forestry sector will take a serious hit. In terms of actual damage and...

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