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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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2020-08-05 12:05 | Timbeter and Cind enter into partnership and launch first cooperation project in Sweden Timbeter, an Estonian company providing an AI-based digital workflow management solution for the timber industry, and the Swedish image processing technology provider Cind (a spin-off from SAAB AB) have signed a cooperation agreement and launched the first joint project for the automation of timber trucks...

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2020-08-05 10:19 |

Enviva Partners, LP (“Enviva” or the “Partnership”), a leading global energy company specializing in sustainable wood bioenergy, today announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of a world-class, industrial scale wood pellet production plant in Waycross, Georgia, and associated contracted terminal capacity in Savannah, Georgia...

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2020-08-04 13:25 | South Coast Lumber has purchased a GradeScan with Perceptive Sight 2.0 from Lucidyne for installation in their Brookings, OR mill.  South Coast chose the Lucidyne GradeScan after researching scanning systems over the last couple years.

Nick Johnson, South Coast’s Operations Manager, stated that along with showing great results, Lucidyne’s excellent customer...

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2020-08-04 12:22 | Holmen has signed an agreement to acquire Martinsons, one of Sweden’s leading players in sawn and processed wood products. The purchase price is SEK 1.0 billion for 100 per cent of the shares. The acquisition will almost double Holmen’s sales of wood products to over SEK 3 billion, while also advancing positions in wood construction and providing Holmen with the capacity to...

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2020-08-04 11:29 |

One of the U.K.’s largest rail freight operators, DB Cargo U.K. will operate an average of 60 trains per week from the ports of Immingham and Hull to Drax Power Station in Selby, Yorkshire.

Each train will carry around 1,650 metric tons of sustainable biomass to Drax Power Station, which provides flexible and reliable renewable power for...

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2020-07-31 21:29 |

Enviva Partners LP has completed the previously announced acquisition from its sponsor of Enviva Pellets Greenwood Holdings II LLC, which, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a wood pellet production plant in Greenwood, South Carolina.

In connection with the Greenwood acquisition, our sponsor has assigned to the partnership five firm, long-term, take-or-pay off-take contracts with creditworthy...

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2020-07-31 21:01 |

Canfor Corporation (TSX:CFP) announced today that its 70%-owned subsidiary, Vida Group, has entered into an agreement to purchase three sawmills located in Sweden from Bergs Timber for a purchase price of CAD$43 million plus working capital.

“We are excited that Vida’s strong performance and balance sheet has enabled them to grow their operating footprint in Sweden,” said Don Kayne,...

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2020-07-31 18:38 |

The new woodroom includes three lines with an aggregate capacity of 5 million cubic meters of chips per year. The project investments amounted to USD 125 million. The woodroom lines are interchangeable with the distinction between them being the type of processed species. The lines handle SW and HW species, as well as their mix. A completely automated process control from debarking to feeding of chips to a storage area allows not only to minimize losses during the chip...

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2020-07-31 17:57 |

New order for Büttner: The specialist for energy and drying systems will deliver four new drum dryers to the American pellet producer Highland Pellets LLC. Büttner convinced the Arkansas-based company with a practical conversion project and its many years of expertise in drying technology.

At the end of June both cooperation partners signed the supply contract for the new...

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2020-07-28 11:03 |

SCA has confirmed a new harvesting plan which shows that the harvesting level in their own forest will increase over the coming five years by an additional one million cubic meters per year more than the current level. The increased harvesting level gives an increased cash flow of 300-400 MSEK per year with full effect from 2025.

In 2019, SCA made a new forest survey which showed that the company’s forests had a higher standing volume and a higher growth rate than previously estimated...

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2020-07-24 15:09 |

Holmen has signed an agreement to acquire Martinsons, one of Sweden’s leading players in sawn and processed wood products. The purchase price is SEK 1.0 billion for 100 per cent of the shares. The acquisition will almost double Holmen’s sales of wood products to over SEK 3 billion, while also advancing positions in wood construction and providing...

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2020-07-24 14:50 |

C3’s Portland log marshalling operation has increased throughput by 300% since the deal was completed despite C3 purchasing equipment and commencing operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

C3, one of Australia’s largest forest products logistics providers and part of LINX Cargo Care Group, has secured a multi-million dollar deal to provide log marshalling services in...

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2020-07-24 14:34 |

AFM-Forest Ltd. launches the all new AFM 75 processing head model. The new AFM 75 is a tough-built processing head with high feeding power and excellent geometry for the most demanding logging operations worldwide.

With its new HD frame and pins made from SSAB RUUKKI Scandinavian quality steel and nylon bushings it can fit on different tracked base machines.

A wide tilt...

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2020-07-23 10:37 |

Effective July 2, the Brandt Group of Companies successfully acquired the assets of Ontario-based Sokkia Canada in a deal with owner Topcon Positioning Systems.

The acquisition, which directly affects the Ontario and Quebec markets, makes Brandt the exclusive dealer for Sokkia optical survey instruments, accessories and parts for the Canadian market.

The news signals Brandt’s entry into...

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2020-07-22 14:13 |

Segezha Group, one of the leading Russian wood processing company, intends to build new CLT plant in Arkhangelsk region, said Mikhail Shamolin, president of Segezha, at the meeting with Arkhangelsk governor.

Segezha expects a CLT plant to be operational by 2023 with capacity of 50 thousand m3. Company plans to spend $25.5 million (1.8 billion roubles) on the plant.

The post...

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2020-07-22 13:42 |

At this time of year it is usual for softwood lumber prices to be lowering, as end-users would be stocked-up on inventory needs for ongoing building projects, and sawmills would be slowing down as normal seasonal closures and curtailments come into effect, according to Madison’s Lumber Reporter.

However, this year – having largely stopped production during...

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2020-07-22 13:08 |

US Softwood Lumber Production Improves in January-February 2020 Compared to One-Year-Ago

For the first two months of 2020 softwood lumber production in the US continued improvements compared to one-year-ago, to increase even more, says the latest issue of the Western Wood Products Association’s monthly ...

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2020-07-22 12:16 |

Interforst – The next international leading trade fair for forestry and forest technology will take place from July 20 to 23, 2022 in Munich, Germany. The aim of the event is to bring all representatives of the international forestry sector, including representatives from science and politics, together at a trade fair so that visitors can enjoy a high-level exchange.

Personal meetings with members of...

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2020-07-22 11:47 |

Seeding – It is all hands-on deck at the West Manjimup Nursery in Western Australia. Forest Products Commission (FPC) staff and a team of casuals have started dispatching seedlings for the 2020 planting season.

The first load of pine seedlings left the nursery in mid June and was taken to Baudin...

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2020-07-22 11:13 |

Combilift is a winner at this year’s IFOY Awards 2020– one of the most prestigious and hotly contested international awards in the materials handling industry which honours the best products and solutions of the year. The company won the Warehouse Truck Lowlifter Category with its innovative Combi-CS pedestrian counterbalance stacker.

The Combi-...

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