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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.


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2018-10-02 02:56 | Most people in New Zealand are not aware that technology has been commercialised in the United States for the production of fully drop-in renewable diesel made from cellulosic feedstocks. Source: Timberbiz This renewable diesel is a direct substitute for mineral diesel and meets all of the New Zealand specifications other than density (kilograms per litre). But it makes up for that by having a high energy density per kilogram so that the amount of energy per litre of fuel is equal to, or in...

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2018-10-02 02:55 | MicroPro Wood Treatment Technology has received a Global GreenTag GreenRate Level A award under Version 4.0 of the Global GreenTag International Product Certification Standard. Source: Timberbiz It is the highest-level achievement for a product under Global GreenTag’s GreenRate product rating system – declared by the certification body as ‘Fit-for-Purpose’ and confirmed for Green Building compliance. GreenRate Level A is equal to a sustainability factor of 100% under the Australian and New...

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2018-10-02 02:54 | As part of its mission to promote the sustainable management of Australia’s plantation and native forests, Responsible Wood is seeking one independent director to join its board. Source: Timberbiz Responsible Wood is a not-for-profit company established in 2002 to promote the sustainable management of Australia’s plantation and native forests. To accomplish this aim, Responsible Wood owns and manages the Responsible Wood Certification Scheme. The Scheme is underpinned by two endorsed Australian...

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2018-10-02 02:52 | Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers has lodged its Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Kangaroo Island Seaport with the State Government. Source: Timberbiz The Draft EIS has been prepared by Adelaide-based environmental consultants Environmental Projects, supported by a large study team of engineers, scientists and technical experts, in response to guidelines issued by the SA Development Assessment Commission. KIPT Managing Director John Sergeant said the Draft EIS and its...

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2018-10-02 02:51 | Small sized softwood logs were exported at an average price of AUD144.70/m3 in July, the price having risen 20% on the prior month. Typically, the larger dimension logs are higher priced, reflecting the extra value in sawlogs and peeler logs. Source: IndustryEdge for Timberbiz That is still true, but the gap narrowed in July, reflecting the value that exists for all wood fibre in global markets right now. For export, logs are recorded as larger or smaller than 15cm diameter. Larger dimension...

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2018-10-02 02:48 | Aborigines’ fire management skills should be integrated into Victoria’s fire-fighting planning to complement fuel reduction burning, according to the state’s forestry experts. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz “The traditional owners of the land have unique skills and expertise in the management of fire in the landscape,” said the Victorian division of the Institute of Foresters of Australia in a pre-state election paper. “Traditional burning is an integral part of sustainable forest...

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2018-10-01 16:00 |

We are delighted to announce two TV wildlife experts as guest speakers for our gala dinner, The Night of a Thousand Trees. BBC wildlife presenter Gillian Burke is well known for her role on Springwatch and she is also a regular contributor to BBC Wildlife Magazine. Gillian was born in Kenya, where she spent her

The post TV wildlife experts join us for The Night of a...

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2018-10-01 14:35 |

The group of companies Pulp Mill Holding announces the conclusion of a transaction for the acquisition of 100% of the shares of OOO Evropak, a corrugated cardboard and corrugated packaging plant in the Voronezh Region (Maslovsky, 1st Parkovaya Street).

The amount of the transaction was not disclosed.

The asset of Pulp Mill Holding – OOO “Evropak” – is registered at the address Voronezh,...

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2018-10-01 14:23 |

Forestry and wood processing company, Juken New Zealand Ltd (JNL) has announced a proposal to modernise its Kaitaia Triboard mill.

The company is proposing to make a significant investment over the next few years to upgrade and modernise the mill. The mill’s engineered wood Triboard product is globally unique and is used to build houses.

The proposal to make the 30-year old mill modern, safer and return it to profitability will see a shut down across parts of the mill to carry...

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2018-10-01 14:21 | When invasive species enter the picture, things are rarely black and white. A new article has revealed that some plant invaders could help fight climate change by making it easier for ecosystems to store 'blue carbon' -- the carbon stored in coastal environments like salt marshes, mangroves and seagrasses. But other invaders, most notably animals, can do the exact opposite.

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2018-10-01 14:06 |

When Fredrik Lundberg steps down from the post of CEO, Vimek’s current Design/Product Officer Johannes Nilsson will take on the role of acting CEO while a new CEO is being recruited.

Vimek manufactures professional, light forest machines for low-impact forestry.

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2018-10-01 13:43 |

Canfor Pulp Products Inc. will extend its scheduled maintenance outage on one production line at its Northwood Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (“NBSK”) pulp mill located in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada.

The outage is to enable necessary tube replacements to its No. 5 recovery boiler to rectify damage discovered during routine preventative maintenance inspections.

Based on a preliminary review, the Company currently estimates that the extended...

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2018-10-01 12:17 |

As part of its aggressive five-year strategic plan and transition to new leadership, the Softwood Lumber Board announced has announced that Maureen T. Pello has been selected to serve as the SLB’s Vice President for Operations beginning October 1, 2018. Maureen is a seasoned professional with a successful track record at the U.S. Department of Agriculture guiding USDA check-offs and marketing orders to implement solutions...

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2018-10-01 11:58 |

Enviva Holdings, LP announced that its previously disclosed take-or-pay off-take contract to supply Sumitomo Corporation with 250,000 metric tons per year of wood pellets is now firm, as all conditions precedent to the effectiveness of the contract have been satisfied.

Deliveries under the contract are scheduled to commence in 2021 and continue...

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2018-10-01 11:42 |

Stella-Jones Inc. appoints independent Director, Katherine A. Lehman as the Company’s Chair of the Board of Directors (the “Board”).

Ms. Lehman has served on Stella-Jones’ Board of Directors and Audit Committee since 2016. She is Managing Partner at Hilltop Private Capital LLC, a private equity firm based in New York and has garnered more than a decade of experience in private equity executive roles and...

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2018-10-01 11:18 | Archer Forest Products, a supplier of wood pellets to the European industrial market, will create 35 jobs and invest $15 million in Brantley County, Georgia, as the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) reports.

Archer Forest Products is a division of Fram Renewable Fuels. Fram was established in 2005 as a significant, reliable and sustainable supplier of wood pellets to the growing European industrial market.

“Archer Forest Products, LLC is a very important project to...

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2018-09-29 02:34 |

The rainforests of Central Africa’s Congo Basin are disappearing before our eyes.  

New research is suggesting a major cause is demand for furniture in the United States – furniture manufactured from African timbers that in turn are imported from China.

A new study from the University of California examines timber exports...

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2018-09-28 23:55 | Congratulations to Maja Krzic on being the 8th recipient of the Award for Excellence in Open Education. Dr. Maja Krzic’s leadership has been instrumental in transforming provincial, national, and international post-secondary soil science education by establishing the Virtual Soil Science Learning Resources (VSSLR) group with 30 Canadian soil scientists, media developers, students, and educators focused on developing […]


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