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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



--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-16 14:22 |

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, is building the world’s most modern sawmill in Rauma, Finland. The construction work began in May 2020, and the sawmill’s foundation stone was laid on Thursday 25 March 2021. Due to the coronavirus situation, the foundation stone was laid by Harri Haapaniemi, Project Director, and Liisa-Maija Perävainio, Sawmill Director, without external participants.

“The sawmill’s foundation stone has been laid, and both the engineering and...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-16 13:28 |

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, and Eltel have signed an agreement to build a power line from the new bioproduct mill being constructed in Kemi to the Keminmaa substation via the Pajusaari–Isohaara–Keminmaa route. The new 110 kV power line will be about 15 kilometres long.

The...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-16 12:11 |

Imagine a system that could detect any bushfire in Australia within minutes of ignition so firefighters could tackle the blaze before it spreads. Recently, an important development on the road to this future: a Queensland-based company, Fireball, announced the first purpose-built satellite for fire detection in Australia.

Scheduled for launch a year...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-15 12:19 |

HASSLACHER Group, one of the world’s leading producers of glulam and Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), invests in TC continuous kilns from Valutec. The deal means the well-known timber industry group becomes the first in Austria to own the groundbreaking lumber kiln. This is also a new prestigious order for Valutec, which strengthens its position as a global leader within the field of continuous kilns.

“We want to increase the drying capacity at our sawmills in Preding and Sachsenburg and...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-15 11:24 |

The first of two new Continuous Drying Kilns (CDK) was launched last week, replacing old batch kilns with more efficient and environmentally conscious biomass fuelled system.

OneFortyOne Jubilee Sawmill General Manager Paul Hartung said the kilns will produce higher-grade timber, with less energy and less downtime.“As the name suggests, the...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-14 14:21 |

Delivering improved ride quality and increased productivity on the industry’s toughest and most challenging job sites, John Deere announces enhancements to its largest dozers, the 950K and 1050K models. Enhanced with the customer in mind, the updates improve productivity, durability and operator satisfaction. Including a...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-14 13:41 |

Adding industry-exclusive features, John Deere further demonstrates the precision of its Grade Pro (GP)–Series motor graders. Building upon the releases of Machine Damage Avoidance and exclusive Blade-Stow added in November 2020, two additional industry-exclusive features, Auto-Pass and Auto-Shift PLUS, further enhance machine capability. These fully programmable, intuitive and versatile features are ideal for any job,...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-14 13:13 |

Europe’s pellet industry is the largest in the world and is expected to continue to grow strongly, at least until 2025. The key factors driving this increase include:

·       EU has ambitious and rising targets for renewable energy supply,

·       Biomass will play an important role in meeting those targets,

·       Pellets offer several advantages over other forms of biomass in many applications.

Pellet demand is likely...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-14 12:38 |

The softwood timber harvest in Germany is likely to reach almost 50 million m3 in 2020, about ten million m3 more than a typical year before the spruce bark beetle-infestation in 2018. In addition, Germany has harvested 6-7 million m3 of hardwood species annually for the past five years. The total timber harvest in 2020 will be the highest since 2007, when the cyclone Kyrill swept in over Central Europe and damaged approximately 45 million m3 of timber.

Practically all of the...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-14 11:58 |

UFP Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPI) has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Sunbelt Forest Products Corporation closed on its agreement to purchase the net operating assets of Spartanburg Forest Products, Inc. and its affiliates. The purchase price for Spartanburg’s property, plants and equipment is approximately $16.5 million. Sunbelt also purchased Spartanburg’s net working capital for an amount equal to the net book value determined on the date of closing, which totaled...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-14 10:58 |

China saw a decline in 2020 log imports – According to China Customs, log imports in 2020 totalled 59.20 million cubic metres valued at US$8.415 billion (CIF), a year on year decline of 2% in volume and 11% in value. The average price for imported logs was US$141 (CIF) per cubic metre, down 9% on levels in 2019. Of total 2020 log imports, softwood log imports rose 4% to 46.86 million cubic metres, accounting for 79% of the national total, 4% up on 2019. The average price for imported...

--- NYT Logging Industry ---

2021-04-10 20:37 | Environmentalists and loggers thought they had nothing in common, until they started talking.

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-09 13:53 |

John Deere increases the range of its grade control solutions with the launch of SmartGrade on its 210G LC and 350G LC excavators.

The factory-installed and -calibrated 3D...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-09 10:38 |

Paper Excellence announces the acquisition of an interest in the Atli Chip Limited Partnership. The Partnership has acquired the assets of the North Island Chipping facility situated in Beaver Cove, BC, located on the traditional territory of the ‘Namgis First Nation. The facility is capable of processing 300,000 to 400,000 m3 of chips per...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-07 16:21 |

Södra is acquiring Ture Johanssons Trävaru AB and AB Tenhults Impregneringsverk. The new sawmill and timber treatment facility will provide a better market for wood in a prioritised area and strengthen Södra’s customer offering in the Swedish building trade. It will also improve Södra’s ability to implement its Group strategy.

“We look at specific needs and criteria when we develop our industrial structure. We are therefore delighted to welcome Ture Johanssons Trävaru and Tenhults to...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-07 15:33 |

Nanaimo, BC  ̶  Mosaic Forest Management is announcing its partnership with local Vancouver Island service provider, EcoWest Driven, to introduce several Tesla semi-trucks into log hauling. There are currently no commercially available electric log trucks solutions appropriate for the terrain on Vancouver Island.

The BC forest sector has a significant role to play in addressing climate change. The working forest captures carbon as it grows, and wood products keep...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-07 14:09 |

TOKYO — Japanese equipment maker Komatsu hopes to generate 140 billion yen ($1.27 billion) in revenue from forest machinery after four years, which would mark a 40% increase, due to robust housing and material demand reports HIROFUMI YAMANAKA NIKKEI Asia.

Komatsu intends to fulfill its goal by offering a stronger lineup of equipment such as feller bunchers and forwarders for the North American market. The U.S. has the fourth largest distribution of forests in the world, in terms...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-06 14:37 |

The decision made by CHH to discontinue supply of structural timber to some merchants comes as no surprise says NZTIF. In recent months all New Zealand sawmills have been under pressure to supply a booming domestic timber market for all end uses; residential building and outdoor timber for uses including fencing decking and landscaping.

However, based on other available timber milling production capacity and previous cyclical shortages, the New Zealand Timber Industry Federation doesn...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-06 13:59 |

A decision by Carter Holt Harvey to stop supplying wood products to major retailers could redefine how houses are built in New Zealand, an industry organisation says. Mitre 10 and Bunnings have confirmed to Stuff Carter Holt Harvey has stopped supplying them with wood products.

Mitre 10 chief of customer solutions Chris Peak said Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts had told Mitre 10 that it could not supply it with structural timber for the...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-06 12:49 |

You may have noticed that Holmen has changed colors, icons and a new logo in our digital channels, in the annual report and in social media. It is part of Holmen’s new brand identity and affects how we look and communicate.

The new identity is based on the interplay between nature and technology. Holmen creates a sustainable future for customers and society, and it is through nature and technology that they make it happen. ...

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