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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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2020-05-27 12:37 |

Swire Bulk, the bulk division of The China Navigation Company, has taken delivery of its new, log ship log-fitted bulk carrier into service. MV Singan is traded worldwide with a strong focus on the logs trade in the Pacific and South Atlantic.

The vessel was named in February 2020 by lady sponsor, Mrs Kaori Imoto, the wife of John Swire & Sons Board Director, Jonathan Swire. The...

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2020-05-27 12:22 |

Logging halt undercuts strong export month – Log exports fell sharply in April 2020 after logging operations were suspended during alert level 4, but average prices per cubic metre picked up, Stats NZ said this week.

In contrast, dairy and fruit exports were strong despite fears of port congestion amid the COVID-19 pandemic....

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2020-05-27 11:58 |

Since mid-January, Anna Fredriksson is the new Plant manager at Komatsu Forest in Umeå. Anna is also the first woman ever to become a Plant manager within the global Komatsu Group.

“It has been my driving force to work with what I think is fun, which is technology, without thinking so much about the expectations on me from the...

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2020-05-26 11:33 |

In 2020, more than 41 million tree seedlings will be planted in the forests of Finland, Sweden and Russia by Stora Enso. In the southern parts of the countries, the planting season started as early as April. In May, tree planting will be in full speed even further north. Source: Timberbiz

In northern forests, the planting season lasts about 150...

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2020-05-22 11:58 |

Seven Southern Pine sawmills – all members of the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) – are recent recipients of the 2019 Sawmill Safety Awards.

SFPA lumber manufacturer members are considered for the award based on information submitted regarding occupational injuries and illnesses. Safety performance is judged by how each mill’s safety record...

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2020-05-21 15:11 |

Following a comprehensive review of operations and discussions with National Grid, Ofgem and the UK Government, the Board of Drax has determined to end commercial coal generation at Drax Power Station in 2021 – ahead of the UK’s 2025 deadline.

Commercial coal generation is expected to end in March 2021, with formal closure of the coal units in September 2022 at the end of existing Capacity Market obligations.

Will Gardiner, Drax Group CEO, said:
“Ending the use of coal at...

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2020-05-20 15:08 |

Network Rail, Lynemouth Power Limited (LPL), Port of Tyne and GBRF are working together to keep the lights on at 450,000 homes across the United Kingdom.

The railway and its key workers are keeping vital freight services...

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2020-05-20 14:46 |

International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Klabin for a complete biomass gasification plant and a new biomass handling line for their Ortigueira mill in Brazil.

The scope of supply includes a 51 MW gasification plant, a belt dryer, a multi-fuel lime kiln burner and biomass handling equipment...

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2020-05-20 14:20 |

The U.S. Industrial Pellet Association on May 11 welcomed an order from the European Court of Justice dismissing a case against wood biomass. The court ruled the applicants, a group of six individuals and NGOs, lacked standing to challenge the EU’s inclusion of wood biomass in the bloc’s Renewable Energy Directive.

“We welcome the court’s ruling, which removes unnecessary uncertainty over the future of renewable...

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2020-05-20 13:29 |

Large scale production and commercialisation of hydrogen fuel cells has been given a boost by a joint venture between two of the world’s biggest commercial vehicle manufacturers – Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group have announced they have signed a preliminary non-binding agreement to establish the new joint venture.

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2020-05-20 12:58 |

Tasmanian forest leader wins major management contract – Tasmanian- owned and operated company SFM has announced it has been appointed by New Forests to manage the timber plantation assets purchased from Norske Skog after a competitive tender process.

Now to be called Lenah Estate Pty Limited, the Tasmanian...

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2020-05-20 12:22 |

A new log registration scheme and practice standards will bring us one step closer to achieving ‘value over volume’ in our forestry sector, Forestry Minister Shane Jones says.

New legislation introduced as part of Budget 2020 will require forestry advisers, log traders and exporters to register and work to nationally agreed practice standards that will strengthen the integrity of New Zealand’s forestry supply chain.

The new legislation...

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2020-05-20 12:03 |

Efforts to rebuild a stronger export economy will be short-lived if the country doesn’t start addressing the cost of unfair trade practices by China, wood and steel processors say. A surge in export log prices – driven by demand from China – is part of a recurring issue that successive governments have failed to address, said Jon Tanner, chief executive of the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association.

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2020-05-20 10:51 |

New generation of dry sorting: SPRINGER and SCA continue successful partnership

With its latest major order, the Swedish SCA Group has again proved that it trusts SPRINGER’s pioneering state-of-the-art technology and innovative product solutions. The Austrian family-owned business is designing and constructing a new, innovative and high-performance dry sorting plant for SCA Bollsta.

Tailor-made...

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2020-05-19 14:14 |

USNR’s ...

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2020-05-19 11:58 |

The H219 is ideal for use with large harvesters and big timber. The two-wheel-drive H219 harvester head has dual-speed feed motors. Its feed force and speed automatically adjust to the size of the timber being processed. Delimbing quality is excellent regardless of the diameter of the timber. Long knives and large roller openings make it easy to grab the tree for fell cutting.

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2020-05-19 10:52 |

While many are isolating at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ritchie Bros says the world of heavy equipment auctions is still turning.

The industry leader has taken all its auctions online and has so far seen very little change in anticipated demand – or selling price levels – for secondhand construction and agricultural machines over the last few months, it said. The company also sells forestry equipment through its auction...

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2020-05-12 19:20 |

Rayonier Inc. completes the acquisition of Pope Resources, A Delaware Limited Partnership. Unitholders of Pope Resources approved the transaction at a special meeting of unitholders held on May 5, 2020.

“The ...

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2020-05-12 19:04 |

Södra has now ended the furlough scheme introduced at the sawmill and port at Mönsterås, Sweden, in April in light of reduced demand related to the ongoing pandemic.

“We decided to introduce a furlough scheme because the UK was closed. The UK market is gradually re-opening and we have also identified new business opportunities,...

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2020-05-12 18:47 |

International forestry investment manager New Forests announced the extension of its flagship forestry fund, the Australia New Zealand Forest Fund (ANZFF). Originally launched in 2010 as a 10-year, closed-end fund, ANZFF was converted into an extended long-term vehicle by agreement of the institutional investors in the fund. The extension includes a series of 12-year renewals, commencing 1 July 2020....

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