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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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2021-01-15 14:58 |

John Deere is launching redesigned jib boom options equipped with a hidden hose extension for forwarders with CF5, CF7 and CF7S booms. The redesigned jib booms bring a clear improvement in usability, durability and serviceability. The new XI-designated hidden hose extensions will be an available option for the 910G, 1010G, 1110G, 1210G and 1510G forwarders during spring 2021.

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2021-01-15 10:57 |

PotlatchDeltic has selected BID Group’s OPER8 ™ as its Industrial IoT (‘IIoT’) Solutions Platform.  OPER8 ™ is the only purpose-built IIoT solution for the Wood Processing Industry. Wrapping around and extending through new and legacy equipment, technologies, and systems, OPER8™ was designed for rapid implementation to provide a “single pane of glass” view into all aspects of operational performance....

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2021-01-15 10:32 |

Debarking – Hekotek continues projects in France, supplying equipment for wood pellets manufacture. One of the recent projects was successfully completed in the summer of 2020, and the next one is planned to be completed next summer.

Hekotek completed its first project in France in 2013 – for the Biosylva SAS plant (Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire) a line for low-quality log debarking and feeding them into a...

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2021-01-14 12:30 |

SCA’s NorrPlant delivered 103.5 million seedlings in 2020, which is over a million more than before.

“We delivered 103.5 million seedlings, which is over a million more than our previous record. It’s great to have succeeded so well, especially considering the coronavirus pandemic. In the spring, we were concerned that we would be forced to discard seedlings due to the coronavirus, but it turns...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-01-13 12:26 |

At the end of 2020, USNR signed a contract with Tschopp Holzindustrie AG in Buttisholz, Switzerland, for a complete new saw line. The sawline will be a fully equipped premium production line that is custom designed to cut a maximum volume of thin boards from each log. The mill, one of Switzerland’s largest, provides the raw material for Tschopp’s production of...

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2021-01-08 14:10 |

The Forestry Commission is inviting prospective applicants to quote for a new scheme which will help UK seed suppliers and tree growers predict supply and demand.

The government manifesto committed to increase tree planting across the UK to 30,000ha of new woodlands each year by 2025. The £640 million Nature for Climate Fund announced in the March 2020 budget will support these ambitions for tree planting in England.

The programme of work...

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2021-01-07 12:42 |

A milestone in forest machine technology, John Deere’s Intelligent Boom Control (IBC), is now available for all John Deere WCTL forest machines. IBC was launched for forwarders in 2013. It was introduced for harvesters in 2017, initially for the 1270G and 1170G models. IBC was available for the biggest harvester model, the 1470G, earlier in 2020, and it...

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2021-01-07 11:27 |

Weston Forest, a leading distributor and remanufacturer of softwood and hardwood lumber and specialty panel products, has announced it has been acquired by the Watermill Group, a strategy-driven private investment firm.

“This is a historic event for everyone at Weston Forest,” said Steve Rhone, President, Weston Forest.
“Our partnership with the Watermill Group will give us the strategic expertise and financial resources we need to help us enter the next...

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2020-12-24 10:53 |

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The importance of wildfire suppression and effective firefighting measures has increased globally. In recent years, human activities and global warming have increased wildfires in all parts of the world.

Making use of the properties of forest machines

The post...

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2020-12-11 14:01 |

New funding will help the government reach its target of 30,000 hectares of new trees per year across the UK by 2025.

£2.5 million will plant trees in cities, towns and the countryside, tackling climate change and creating habitats for wildlife.

£1.4 million, part of the £640m Nature for Climate fund, will plant 850,000 trees near rivers and watercourses, better protecting homes and reducing flood risk.

This follows the recent announcement of ...

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2020-12-11 12:36 |

Jartek Invest Oy has signed a major contract ­with Fargesbois in France. Fargesbois belongs to Piveteau Group which is one of the major wood processors in France. Piveteau has several processing sites and is known for value added projects and innovative thinking. Jartek delivers a sorting line for green lumber. The project is so called brownfield project....

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2020-12-11 11:44 |

The importance of wildfire suppression and effective firefighting measures has increased globally. In recent years, human activities and global warming have increased wildfires in all parts of the world.

Making use of the properties of forest machines
Finnish forest machine company Ponsse Plc, together with rescue departments, has developed ...

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2020-12-11 10:50 |

In the spring, the merger between Eco Log and Gremo was announced. Now SP Maskiner AB is also joining the joint group and for Eco Log it is an important part of the company’s long-term plan. Over the past two years, Eco Log has followed a clear growth strategy and Anders Gustafson, CEO of Eco Log, can state that the work so far is going according to plan.

A lot has happened with us at Eco Log in a relatively short time, including the acquisition of the sales company...

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2020-12-10 11:01 |

Freres Lumber Co. Inc. is using a custom below-the-hook attachment, manufactured by Caldwell, to lift long lumber loads at its Mass Ply Panel (MPP) facility in Lyons, Oregon.

The 15-ton capacity, 53 ft.-long, motorized rotary leg lumber lifter handles lamellas (thin layers / plates) of structural composite lumber, used to manufacture MPP products. It is attached to a 20-ton capacity overhead crane with two hoists; the lifting...

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2020-12-03 05:24 | Trees appear to communicate and cooperate through subterranean networks of fungi. What are they sharing with one another?

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2020-12-02 10:55 |

Award winning company and author join forces for a successful “Combi’nation”

An excellent new children’s book has been launched just in time for Christmas. Collaboration between forklift manufacturer Combilift and award-winning Irish author Emer Conlon has resulted in “The Forklifts and their Secret Superpowers”, which depicts the main Combilift products as cartoon characters. Innovation has been a hallmark of...

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2020-12-02 10:27 |

Germany’s best wood SCHNEIDER is investing around EUR 80 million in a completely new sawmill in Messkirch. The sawmill will have an annual capacity of 200,000 m3 (85,000 MBF) of sawn lumber. All lumber drying will be performed in four OTC model continuous kilns from Sweden’s Valutec...

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2020-12-01 20:12 | The effort to open the Alaskan wilderness area, the nation’s largest national forest, has been in the works for about two years.

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2020-12-01 14:59 |

Remsoft  has assisted Forestry Corporation with the bushfire recovery process, providing optimization modelling technology to efficiently schedule crews to harvest the burnt timber.

Forestry Corporation of NSW, a state-owned business responsible for the management of state forests within New South Wales, Australia, has reached an important recovery milestone following the country’s 2019-20...

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2020-12-01 14:02 |

Stora Enso has received approval for producing and delivering CLT panels to the U.S. in accordance to the International Building Code (IBS), company announced. The CLT panels can now be produced to be certified in compliance with the North American CLT standard ANSI/APA PRG 320-2019, Standard for Performance-Rated Cross-Laminated Timber.

The changes in the 2021 issue of this code now...

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