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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 00:11 | 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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2018-04-18 05:00 |

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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2018-04-18 01:04 |

Deep in Colorado's national forests, shadowy teams of people are clearcutting underbrush, trenching hillsides for cultivation, diverting and damming streams to create reservoirs and using chemicals that are killing fish and wildlife.

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2018-04-17 17:57 | Modern monoculture farming, commercial forestry and even well-intentioned gardeners could be making it harder for honeybees to store food and fight off diseases, a new study suggests.

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2018-04-17 16:31 | NAMA Facility reports a high proportion of NAMA Support Project Outlines received during the 5th Call have been found eligible. Ecofys analysis highlights lack of successful financial mechanisms attached to NAMAs as one reason behind limited success in securing funds. Countries and organisations discuss climate actions, enhanced cooperation and capacity building, including with focus on transparency.

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2018-04-17 09:35 | Help us to inspire purposeful innovation within forest certification! We are looking for technology solution providers to join forces with our members as they apply for the 2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund. The Fund's Call for Proposals is open until 11 May. This year, our Collaboration Fund is all...

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2018-04-17 08:26 |

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) invites up to two Indonesian graduate students to collaborate with its Research Program...

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2018-04-17 03:54 |

  Delia C. Catacutan has received the country’s highest award for agriculture and rural development On 5 April 2018, Delia Catacutan was awarded the medal, For the Cause of Agriculture and Rural Development, by His Excellency Dr Le Quoc...

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