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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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2018-04-19 00:26 | National parks that genuinely promote biodiversity are the best way to guarantee the future of the timber industry under the New South Wales regional forest agreements (RFAs). Traditional Aboriginal forest burning should play a key role in managing the forests. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz That’s the view of the South East Timber Association in its submission to the renewal of the NSW RFAs. The association represents those involved in harvest operations. SETA’s president, Stephen Pope,...

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2018-04-19 00:18 | Climate change could speed the natural regrowth of forests on undeveloped or abandoned land in the eastern US, according to a new study. Source: Eureka Alert If left to nature’s own devices, a field of weeds and grasses over time will be replaced by saplings, young trees and eventually mature forest. Earlier research has shown that this succession from field to forest can happen decades sooner in the southeastern US than in the Northeast. But it wasn’t obvious why, especially since ...

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2018-04-19 00:18 | The EU’s highest court has ruled that Poland’s logging in the Unesco-protected Białowieża forest is illegal, potentially opening the door to multi-million euro fines. Source: The Guardian At least 10,000 trees are thought to have been felled in Białowieża, one of Europe’s last parcels of primeval woodland, since the Polish environment minister, Jan Szyzko tripled logging limits there in 2016. Greenpeace says that as many as 100,000 conifers and broad-leaved trees in the lowland forest may have...

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2018-04-19 00:15 | The 3rd Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit (APRS) starts on 23-25 of April in Yogyakarta, Indonesia with the theme: Protecting Forests and People, Supporting Economic Growth. Source: Timberbiz Seven subthemes have evolved through APRS activities and in response to partners’ and participants’ engagements and priorities. These seven submthemes form a starting point for the selection of discussion topics at the 2018 APRS. Forests in NDCs The objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement cannot be achieved...

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2018-04-19 00:13 | The Timber & Working With Wood Show is on from tomorrow Friday 20 April until Sunday 22 April in Brisbane. Source: Timberbiz This is one of Australia’s premier events for woodworking and encompasses information and attractions for everyone with an interest in wood from the hobbyist to the enthusiast to the skilled tradesman. The event opens daily at 10am at the Brisbane RNA Showgrounds and finishes at 4pm at the Brisbane RNA Showgrounds. Tickets are available for one day or for the whole...

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2018-04-19 00:12 | Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers has received the initial results of coastal process modelling at Smith Bay, the site of the proposed KI Seaport. Source: KIPT and Timberbiz The initial modelling, by the coastal process modeller Dr Ian Teakle, addressed the primary and secondary effects of the dredging needed to create a berth pocket and to level the seaward approaches. The results are favourable, and show that: Smith Bay is subject to natural variation in water quality. Fine materials are...

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2018-04-19 00:11 | A Golden Bay couple’s “true love of wood and all its forms” has inspired an educational community event to be held in East Takaka on the weekend. Source: Stuff NZ The Living Wood Fair is described by Golden Bay residents and co-founders Liv and Graeme Scott as an educational two-day event for all ages, celebrating “all things wood”. It will be held at Totara Whenua and the adjacent historic Fairholm Gallery, on April 21-22. Its creators said participants would be...

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2018-04-19 00:08 | The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned about risks to which agricultural and forestry workers are exposed at the 6th International Forest Engineering Conference (FEC2018) Quenching our thirst for new knowledge held on 16 – 19 April 2018, Rotorua, New Zealand. Sources: Prensa Latin, Timberbiz In a document ‘Heat administration for agricultural workers’ and ‘Report and Analysis of Accidents in the Forestry Work’, the specialized body called...

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2018-04-19 00:06 | Australia’s consumption of sheathing material, especially Oriented Strandboard has grown strongly in recent years, faster in fact than the rate of housing growth would suggest. Source: IndustryEdge for Timberbiz Over the last year, imports of OSB rose almost 50% and for the year-ended February, topped 50,000 m3 for the first time. The main grade of OSB saw imports rise more than a quarter to almost 39,000 m3 for the year-ended February 2018, prompting IndustryEdge analysts to state that the...

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2018-04-19 00:02 | More than 100 years ago Richard Matthews (RM) Hyne, founder of Hyne Timber and Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly successfully introduced a motion that the government take immediate action in the replanting of forests and the creation of a Department of Forestry. Source: Timberbiz The journey began towards ultimately establishing a forest and forest products research facility in 1918. During the centenary celebration, James Hyne, Executive Director of Hyne Timber spoke about the 100...

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2018-04-18 17:51 | Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India, April 2018—earlier this month, frontline staff of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh (UP) Forest Departments including range officers and forest guards underwent two days of rigorous training to strengthen their legal capacity for effective wildlife crime prosecution and conviction.

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2018-04-18 14:12 | MaxiXplorer’s new function, stem codes, improves environmental reporting by automating and simplifying the reporting process for machine operators. The update will be available as of MaxiXplorer 3.14 and in machines manufactured from February 2018 onwards.

Using the hand controllers, machine operators can flag and register in the production file that an environmental object (such as a high stump or a retained stand) is being left standing next to the tree being harvested. This new function...

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2018-04-18 14:06 |

GFC actively participated in and organised a number of events at the World Social Forum which was held in Salvador, Bahia, 13-17 March 2018. Together with the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity and several other organisations and social movements, we co-organized two events: The first one titled “Global resistances against corporate power and the struggle for an international treaty on transnational corporations and human rights” discussed the corporate power...

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2018-04-18 12:51 | On April 10, 2018, Komatsu Forest (President & CEO: Mitsuru Ueno) acquired Oryx Simulations (CEO: Rami Morssy), a company based in Umeå, Sweden.

Komatsu Forest and Oryx Simulation share a long history. During the 1990s a project was started by Komatsu Forest and Umeå University that was the starting point for Oryx Simulations. During the years Komatsu Forest has been a customer to the company. Today Komatsu Forest sells simulators, developed by Oryx Simulations, all over the world. Now...

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2018-04-18 12:25 |

BOGOR (19 April 2018) – Exploring the biomass potential of bamboo, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) will sign...

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2018-04-18 12:16 | Ponsse presents the new loader for Elephant and ElephantKing forwarders. The completely new Ponsse K121 loader offers a new level of efficiency and speed for load handling in tough conditions.

The new PONSSE K121 loader extends Ponsse’s loader series to a completely new size range. The new loader combines high slewing torque and lifting power, increased reach, and a new type of loader geometry that is easy to control. These innovations come together to create the most powerful loader on the...

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2018-04-18 10:38 | Forest machine data may help to take efficiency and precision of forestry to the next level – there are many exciting examples of how machine-generated data can be captured and used. But there are also questions about data ownership, ethics and GDPR-compliance. The SNS CAR NB NORD will arrange a…

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Construction is one of several major themes at the Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress In a world of increasing urban densification, construction needs to become safer and more resilient. This is particularly true in the context of a changing climate, with its more extreme weather patterns. In earthquakes, an estimated three quarters of deaths are […]

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2018-04-18 01:27 |

Momentum continues to build on the successful State of America’s Forests platform as the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities released six new components on the interactive website, usaforests.org.

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