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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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2017-08-03 01:34 | The most valuable part of a tradie’s toolkit is their health and safety and August is Tradies Health Month. Source: Timberbiz Safe Work Australia is calling on tradies to make their health – and the health of their co-workers – a priority. Michelle Baxter, Safe Work Australia CEO, said that while tradies make up almost one-third (31%) of Australia’s workforce, they represent over half (51%) of serious claims for workers’ compensation. “Our research shows that the most common cause of injury...

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2017-08-03 01:33 | American consumers may be fuelling logging linked to illegal land grabs in Papua New Guinea which have devastated local communities and the world’s third largest tropical rain forest, Global Witness said. Source: Yahoo 7News Timber logged in the impoverished Pacific nation is exported to manufacturing hubs, mostly in China, before being sent to other countries such as the United States as wooden flooring and other commercial products in a multi-billion dollar trade. But Global Witness...

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2017-08-03 01:33 | For the first time, authorities fighting the spread of wilding conifers will have a complete picture of infestations throughout the country. Source: Otage Daily Times The Wilding Conifer Information System (WCIS) is a web-based mapping and monitoring tool developed by Land Information New Zealand (Linz), which highlighted different areas of the country where the trees were located. Minister for Land Information Mark Mitchell said the conifers affected more than two million hectares of land and...

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2017-08-03 01:32 | A recently completed analysis of Australia’s national forest industry biosecurity programs has revealed exotic pests are a real and rising risk to Australian plantations and native forests – and that the right investments in prevention and mitigation pay off. Source: Timberbiz The comprehensive study included an analysis of the cost benefit of two current pest management examples – chysomelid leaf beetles and sirex woodwasp – and modelled a potential scenario for an incursion by the pinewood...

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2017-08-03 01:28 | A massive crowd left organisers short on food but long on satisfaction, it was the standout at this year’s Glenreagh Timber Festival. Source: Coff’s Coast Advocate Festival president Chris Hanson said his committee had budgeted on a crowd of 3000 to 5000 but said on Saturday at least 6000 people had flocked to the historic timber village. “We started to run out of food and that sort of stuff,” he said. “But you’d have to say we’re very pleased with the...

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2017-08-03 01:27 | “The outcome of Tuesday’s RBA meeting means that the Official Cash Rate has now been held steady for 12 consecutive months,” HIA Senior Economist, Shane Garrett said. “The decision to hold rates steady was made in the context of fairly restrained price inflation across the economy and challenging demand conditions. “Residential building activity is now starting to contract having been a driver of growth up until recently. “New dwelling commencements peaked in the March 2016 quarter and...

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2017-08-03 01:26 | Two disparate worlds — city-based corporate retailing and farming of the nation’s oldest agricultural land — will come together in a landmark philanthropic deal to restore degraded landscapes across three states. Source: The Australian Officeworks will announce a multi-million-dollar deal with Greening Australia to rehabilitate some of Australia’s oldest, and most degraded, grazing and cropping land. A first of its kind in Australia, the $1.2 million-a-year, three-year agreement will see the...

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2017-08-03 01:25 | New Zealand couple Karen and Wayne Corbin are administrators and competitors in timber sports. When Wayne Corbin competes in Brisbane in August, he will be the third in his family to represent New Zealand in timber sports. Source: Stuff NZ It will be a proud occasion for the Corbins of Riverton. Wayne’s wife, Karen, was in the national women’s team for two years, 2013-14, and son, Nic, now living in Christchurch, is in the New Zealand under- 21 team for the third year. Karen and...

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2017-08-03 01:25 | More than 50% of the timber harvest in New Zealand is being exported in log form. Source: Timberbiz However, some sawmills in the country have taken advantage of the growing demand for softwood lumber in the US the past few years, with the total export value having gone up 37% from 2012 to 2016, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. New Zealand’s log exports have fallen for two consecutive quarters and were at 3.8 million m3 in the 1Q/17, down 12% from the two-year high in the 3Q/16. China...

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2017-08-03 01:22 | The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) welcomes the South Australian Government announcement of $2 million towards a National Institute for Forest Products Innovation node in Mount Gambier. Source: Timberbiz “This investment is recognition that in a carbon constrained global economy in which renewable resources are at a premium, the forest products industry can play a key role in Australia’s innovation agenda,” Mr Hampton said. “With a $2 million commitment from the Federal...

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2017-08-03 01:15 | The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has announced that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will be speaking at AFPA’s Industry Gala Dinner on Tuesday 12 September 2017 at the Great Hall in Parliament House.  Source: Timberbiz The Prime Minister will be delivering the keynote address to around 500 forest product industry representatives as well as many Government ministers, Members of Parliament and Senators.  AFPA Chair, Mr Greg McCormack, said the attendance of the Prime Minister was...

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2017-08-02 14:52 | The FairWild Foundation will launch the first ever “FairWild Week” to champion the vital need to harvest wild plant ingredients sustainably. The inaugural event will take place between 21–27th August, with the support of FairWild partners such as TRAFFIC, and involvement of FairWild certification scheme participants including Pukka Herbs, Traditional Medicinals, Neal’s Yard Remedies, London and Scottish and Dr. Jackson’s.

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2017-08-02 14:17 |

Vancouver, WA – JoeScan, Inc., a market leader in 3-D laser scanning technology, has announced the appointment of Jason Farmer as vice president of engineering. In his new role, Farmer will manage engineering, oversee product development and contribute to strategic direction.

“The market for JoeScan’s products is strong,” says Joey Nelson, president and founder of JoeScan. “The company has grown considerably over the past few years. Jason brings a wealth of engineering and management...

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2017-08-02 14:03 |

Södra is investing just over SEK 100 million ($12.3 million) in the Långasjö sawmill in Sweden and mid-July marks a milestone in the major investment project. This is when the old sawmill from 1982 will be demolished to make way for a new profiling line. A total of 25 people are working with dismantling operations. The sawmill will return to full production by the end of October.

The investment will increase capacity at the sawmill from 280,000 cubic metres to 360,000 cubic metres. A...

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2017-08-02 13:50 |

Customers and dealers can attend hands-on part and service workshops, live equipment demonstrations, and learn about the product line.

Continental Biomass Industries (CBI) is hosting its 2017 Factory Forum in New Hampshire at the CBI factory for three days in early October. The dealer and customer event begins on the evening of October 3 and runs through October 5 at various locations throughout New Hampshire, including a night out in Portsmouth and a foliage tour through the White...

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2017-08-02 13:18 |

Southeastern Forests Continue to Grow and Thrive

Enviva, the world’s largest producer of wood pellets, has released its latest proprietary Track & Trace forestry data, highlighting the company’s ongoing commitment to a sustainable and transparent supply chain. These data are another key tool for measuring and demonstrating Enviva’s sustainability practices throughout the Southeastern United States.

“We are committed to keeping forests healthy and growing, while producing a...

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2017-08-02 12:51 |

One of Prince George’s flagship companies in the alternative forestry sector has gotten an international boost reports Prince George Citizen.

Sumitomo Corporation of Japan has acquired a 48% equity interest in Pacific BioEnergy Corporation (PBEC), one of Canada’s leading producers of wood pellets reports It has its head office in Vancouver but its original manufacturing facility is in Prince George on the Willow Cale Forest Service Road, built in 1994 then rebuilt and...

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2017-08-02 12:40 | ALPHARETTA, Ga., Aug. 1, 2017 -- Neenah Paper, Inc. (NYSE: NP) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.37 per share on the company's common stock. The dividend will be payable on September 5, 2017 to shareholders of record as of close of business on August 18, 2017.

About Neenah

Neenah is a leading global specialty materials company, focused on premium niche markets that value performance and image. Key...

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2017-08-02 12:39 | WESTFORD, Mass.--Aug 1,2017---Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI) reported its financial results for the second quarter ended July 1, 2017. Second Quarter 2017 Highlights

GAAP diluted EPS decreased 4% to $0.72
Adjusted diluted EPS increased 18% to a record $1.04
Net income decreased 3% to $8 million
Adjusted EBITDA increased 5% to a record $19 million and represented 17% of revenue
Revenue decreased 1% to $110 million
Gross margin...

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2017-08-02 12:38 | DALLAS, Aug. 1, 2017 -- The board of directors of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $.97 per share. The dividend is payable on October 3, 2017, to stockholders of record on September 8, 2017.

2017 marks the 45th consecutive year that Kimberly-Clark has increased its dividend and the 83rd straight year it has paid a dividend to shareholders.

About Kimberly-Clark
Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) and its well-known...


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