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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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2020-11-06 14:33 |

For the third year in succession, ...

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2020-11-06 13:39 |

The 16,000th PONSSE forest machine was completed in the end of September at Ponsse’s factory in Vieremä, Finland. The PONSSE Ergo harvester delivered to Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A. (CENIBRA) will operate at eucalyptus plantations in Brazil to meet the needs of local pulp production.

“Ponsse has worked in close cooperation with Cenibra since 2014 in extremely difficult slope conditions in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. This cooperation has given our R&...

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2020-11-06 13:12 |

Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) has announced that after a 39-year distinguished career with Resolute, Yves Laflamme will be stepping down, and retiring, as of March 1, 2021. The board of directors has unanimously selected and appointed Remi G. Lalonde as the company’s next president and chief executive officer, effective on the same date.  Mr. Lalonde, 44, currently serves as...

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2020-11-06 11:21 |

Lignia Wood Company has signed a distribution agreement with Australian timber experts Hurford Wholesale, who will be distributing LIGNIA products to the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Neil Ryan, CEO of Lignia Wood Company said: “Lignia continues to go from strength to strength across the globe and we are now delighted to...

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2020-11-06 10:49 |

Weyerhaeuser Company reported 3Q 2020 net earnings of $283 million, or 38 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $2.1 billion. This compares with net earnings of $99 million, or 13 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $1.7 billion for the same period last year.

3Q 2020 results include after-tax charges of $103 million for special items, primarily a non-cash timber...

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2020-11-05 14:55 |

The wood industry company Setra has entered into an agreement regarding the sale of Rolf’s sawmill in Kalix to Stockhult Holding. Stockhult is, among other things, the owner of a sawmill in Glommersträsk and intends to resume operations in Rolf’s sawmill.

In 2019, Setra closed down the sawmill operations in Rolfs. The company has now entered into an agreement with Stockhult Holding for a sale of the facility. Stockhult owns, among other things, a...

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2020-11-05 13:31 |

Waratah Forestry Equipment has debuted a new model configuration of the HTH623C harvester head. The new HTH623C loader processor (LP) features a wide delimb opening for increased productivity while its short tilt frame improves reach for higher deck piles, making it more maneuverable and ideal for tight spaces.

“The HTH623C LP takes...

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2020-11-05 12:54 |

Waratah Forestry Equipment has introduced two new models to its 200 Series line: the H219 and H219X harvester heads. Primarily built for late thinning or final felling, the new models have a variety of features for added uptime in harvesting, processing and debarking applications.

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2020-10-28 16:13 |

Raul Kirjanen, Chairman of the Management Board of Graanul Invest AS, was elected Chairman of the Management Board of the Estonian Forest and Wood Industries Association. According to the new chairman, the forest and timber sector has great potential in light of the European Green Deal.

‘We need to work to ensure that...

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2020-10-27 14:01 | Potlatchdeltic Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results

SPOKANE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– PotlatchDeltic Corporation (Nasdaq:PCH) yesterday reported net income of $81.0 million, or $1.20 per diluted share, on revenues of $313.0 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. Net income was $20.6 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, on revenues of $226.3 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2019.

Third Quarter 2020 Highlights

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2020-10-27 12:52 | Honkarakenne Plans To Reorganise Its Production And Commence Co-Operation Negotiations In Accordance With Chapter 8 Of The Finnish Act On Co-Operation Within Undertakings

Honkarakenne Oyj intends to reorganise its production and will commence co-operation negotiations, in accordance with Chapter 8 of the Finnish Act on Co-operation within Undertakings, concerning the reduction in the use of personnel at the company’s factory in Karstula,...

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2020-10-27 11:54 |

The visibility in Komatsu thinning forwarders is excellent in all directions.

When thinning, it is especially important that the operator has a clear view of both the surrounding forest and the machine’s position relative to each individual tree. That is why the visibility in their thinning forwarders, as in all Komatsu forwarders, is excellent in all directions – over the hood and down towards...

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2020-10-22 12:14 |

2020 continues to be a successful year for USNR’s Cambio debarker product line. The latest addition to our order book is a CamShift 600 modular debarking system ordered by the Moelven Soknabruket sawmill in Sokna, Norway.

CamShift is USNR’s modern and modular adaption of traditional Cambio...

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2020-10-22 11:35 |

RDO Equipment celebrated a big milestone in September, delivering its 50th John Deere forestry machine to loyal customer Austimber in Gippsland, Victoria.

After what has been an unpredictable and extraordinary year, RDO and John Deere are both celebrating the success of achieving 50 sales in just over 12 months since RDO Equipment took over the John Deere Construction and Forestry contract in all states except WA.

“No...

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2020-10-21 12:31 |

REDcert and Bioenergy Europe have united efforts and expertise for the establishment of a new independent and credible certification system to ensure sustainable use of biomass within the energy sector
Bonn, 21 October 2020: After two years of meticulous preparation, SUSTAINABLE RESOURCES Verifications Scheme (SURE) starts the operational business as of October 2020 by providing a practical solution to all economic operators within the bioenergy sector to...

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2020-10-21 12:05 |

John Deere will now offer TimberMatic™ Maps and TimberManager™ as a standard offering for tracked harvesters or forestry swing machines with a factory-installed Waratah H-16 Measuring System.
This will enable the onboard TimberMatic™ Maps and cloud-based TimberManager™ programs to incorporate production data from the Waratah H-16 Measuring System.
The expanded software collects timber processing data from the H-16 system, providing a real-time look at job site progress.

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2020-10-21 10:53 |

Russia’s ULK Group is investing close to 400 million euro in one of the country’s biggest sawmill investments in modern times. Their ambition is to have one of the world’s largest and most modern sawmills, with an annual capacity of more than 1 million cubic meters (425,000 MBF) sawn timber and 600,000 t pellets annually, when completed in 2023.

“Our ambition is to build the world’s most modern sawmill, and to do so we must exclusively use suppliers who are technology...

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2020-10-20 14:36 |

Highland Pine Product (HPP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Bitzer to the role of General Manager. Mike will replace current General Manager David Knights who recently announced his retirement. David commenced as General Manager in 2016 and since this time has continued to lead the site through growth and change. We thank David for his service to HPP and wish him well in his retirement.

Located in Oberon NSW, HPP...

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2020-10-14 12:01 |

Mebor presents the newly designed slab chipper – canter BM 900 for Mebor’s VTZ 1400/1600 PLUS vertical band saws. Combining the canter with the vertical band saw naturally brings a higher production and also eliminates the need to transport waste slabs.

Positioning to size is done with a brushless SERVO motor, ensuring fast operation and precise sizes. The canter...

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2020-10-14 11:22 |

Holmen signed an agreement to purchase Martinsons over the summer and 1 October marked the formal change of ownership. To celebrate the occasion, a key handover ceremony took place at the sawmill in Bygdsiljum, which will now become one of the largest in the Holmen Group.

“We will be taking the strengths of Martinsons and building on them....

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