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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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2017-10-11 11:26 |

Members of the Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) planted 80 million coniferous tree seedlings in forests throughout the province in 2017.

“Our Association is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year,” said AFPA President and CEO Paul Whittaker. “Planting trees is an important part of our past and our future. In many areas, forest companies are now harvesting trees that were planted by pioneers in the industry several...

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2017-10-11 11:06 | CINCINNATI--Oct 11,2017--The Board of Directors of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.6896 per share on the Common Stock and on the Series A and Series B ESOP Convertible Class A Preferred Stock of the Company, payable on or after November 15, 2017 to Common Stock shareholders of record at the close of business on October 20, 2017, and to Series A and Series B ESOP Convertible Class A Preferred Stock shareholders of record at the start of business on...

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2017-10-11 11:04 | NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2017 -- Minerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE:MTX) announced today that it has elected Franklin (Frank) L. Feder to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.

“We are pleased to welcome Frank Feder to our Board,” said Douglas T. Dietrich, Chief Executive Officer. “Frank is an accomplished business leader who has served on boards of both operating companies and non-profit entities. His background in the mining and refining sectors, as well as experience in...

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2017-10-11 11:01 | VANCOUVER, Oct. 10, 2017- - Fortress Paper Ltd. ("Fortress Paper" or the "Company") (TSX:FTP) (OTCQX:FTPLF) is pleased to announce that the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill (the "FSC Mill") restarted on October 6, 2017, three days earlier than previously announced in its September 27, 2017 news release. The Company has completed the necessary repairs at the FSC Mill caused by the failure of a pressurized auxiliary gas collection system and has re-commenced...

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2017-10-11 11:00 | MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 10, 2017 -- International Paper (NYSE: IP) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.475 per share for the period from October 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017, inclusive, on its common stock, par value $1.00. This dividend is payable on December 15, 2017, to holders of record at the close of business on November 15, 2017.

Today the company also declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.00 per share for the period from October 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017,...

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2017-10-11 11:00 |

Grown in Britain licence-holder BSW Timber, Britain’s biggest timber producer and supplier, is launching an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for its construction timber today, as part of Grown in Britain Week. The EPD (BRE000124) shows that sawn and planed, kiln-dried British-grown timber from BSW is both carbon-negative and energy-negative. The EPD will enable BSW Timber’s […]

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2017-10-11 10:41 |

Komatsu Forest joins forces with Komatsu construction machinery distributor, McHale Plant Sales Ltd, to provide and further improve forest machine sales and after-sales support to the Irish market.

During the fall, the company will commence a cooperation with McHale Plant Sales Ltd regarding all sales and aftermarket operations within the Irish operations of Komatsu Forest. McHale Plant Sales specialises in the supply, hire and servicing of machinery and became a Komatsu franchise for...

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2017-10-11 10:41 |

The direct address to the new site is www.komatsuforest.fr. It is also possible to navigate to the site by choosing France in the drop-down menu in the top right corner.
Komatsu ask for your patience in case everything is not working properly in the beginning.

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2017-10-11 10:41 |

John Deere North America has announced the latest addition to its forwarder lineup, the 1910G Forwarder. The largest model in the John Deere forwarder line, the 1910G offers operators the power and efficiency needed to tackle tough jobs, even on difficult terrain.

The 1910G machines are equipped with a Final Tier 4 200kW/268 horsepower engine. The maximum engine output has increased by 7.5 percent and torque by 21 percent compared to previous models, offering customers the power and...

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2017-10-11 10:40 |

Tigercat has announced that Tony Iarocci will be stepping away from his position as president effective October 16, 2017. Tony has held the position of president since Tigercat’s inception in 1992, steering the company through rapid growth both in terms of product development and geographic market expansion amidst an often fierce competitive landscape, major economic downturns and other challenging externalities.

“I have immensely enjoyed my work at Tigercat — the initial research of...

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2017-10-11 09:28 | The bark beetle will maybe be beaten by its own odor receptors. The bark beetle causes major economic damage every year in the Nordic forests. Swedish researchers at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences now tries to fool them with a fragrance that is supposed to disturb the insects odor communication.…

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2017-10-10 17:46 | Planting trees can reduce flood risk, but a high intensity forest land use, such as grazing, can counteract the positive effect of the trees, a recently published study suggests. The study investigated the rate that water infiltrated the soil under trees at an experimental agroforestry site in Scotland.

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2017-10-10 17:26 | UN Environment and local partners have implemented a demonstration plot in Colombia, showcasing 11 EbA measures to teach farmers how to adapt to climate change and increase their productivity in a sustainable manner. At the conclusion of the meeting of the Second African Regional Conference of Forest and Farm Producer Organizations, forest experts issued a declaration urging governments to reduce legal barriers to commercial and sustainable use of forests and trees.

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2017-10-10 16:56 | With abundant data on plants, large animals and their activity, and carbon soil levels in the Amazon, research suggests that large animal diversity influences carbon stocks and contributes to climate change mitigation.

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2017-10-10 15:10 |

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity, Lord Gardiner of Kimble, welcomed CEO Dougal Driver to Westminster ‘s Victoria Tower Gardens this morning, to celebrate the start of Grown in Britain Week. Lord Gardiner said: “Our magnificent trees and woodlands are a much loved part of our country. They provide us all […]

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2017-10-10 14:55 | New research uses law enforcement data collected from 2010 to 2015 to understand the geographical distribution of the illegal use of natural resources across the region's protected area network. In the study, a total of 4,243 reports of illegal use of natural resources were evaluated and mapped. These reports generated US $224.6 million in fines.

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2017-10-10 13:40 |

Vermeer is expanding its line of recycling equipment with the addition of a new trommel screen. Outfitted with a 74 hp (55 kW) Deutz TD 2.9L Tier 4 Final (EU Stage IV) engine, the powerful Vermeer TR5300 trommel screen delivers a drum speed of 0–24 rpm to handle multiple material types.

The trommel screen’s conveyors have the ability to lower parallel to the ground giving the operator more control over...

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2017-10-10 13:25 | Greenpeace Russia analysed the loss of intact forest landscapes in Arkhangelsk region in Russia from summer 2016 to early autumn 2017 in relation to logging companies as well as to the voluntary forest certification schemes (FSC and PEFC). The results of this analysis were recently released in Russian and soon will also be available in English. Before that we present the summary of this analysis. The FSC system started to develop in Arkhangelsk region seventeen years ago, since the year 2000...

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2017-10-10 13:15 | “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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2017-10-10 12:55 | Oct 10,2017---Rengo Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Kita-ku, Osaka; Chairman, President & CEO: Kiyoshi Otsubo) announces that it has acquired a 100% stake in Sugii Kogyosho Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Tateyama-shi, Chiba Prefecture; President: Shigeki Sugii), making it a wholly-owned subsidiary.

Sugii Kogyosho is a manufacturer of corrugated boxes which operates in the Southern area of the Boso Peninsula. It was founded in 1947, has been soundly managed since its founding, and has a...

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