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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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2020-09-08 14:21 |

The newly formed Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA) yesterday announced 23 foundation members and elected its Interim Governing Council. The new Association will span Victoria’s forest industry value chain including plantations, native forestry operators, sawmills and pulp and paper making.

The eight...

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2020-09-08 13:51 |

Kiwi Lumber is to set up permanent operations following the successful trial of a sawmill at Matawhero, Gisborne. The operation will create 50 jobs and pave the way for NZ$15 million of capital investment over the next three years and a substantial investment in systems and teams.

Kiwi Lumber managing director Adam Gresham is confident the Matawhero mill can be highly successful. “Kiwi Lumber wouldn’t...

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2020-09-08 13:06 | Global forest innovation competition is being decided 24 September

The What wood you do competition was launched in March to find new solutions that accelerate the transition to a fossil-free society. After more than 50 entries from 10 countries, six finalists have been selected from with ideas ranging from new uses for cellulose to high-tech drone solutions. Read more about the innovations below.

On September 24, the six forest innovations compete for €25,000 and the opportunity to...

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2020-09-02 10:32 |

Climate change – Humanitarian crises have recently been declared in Sudan, Yemen, Niger, Mali, and Somalia—affecting at least 450,000 people—due to flash floods and landslides. Areas with low tree coverage and poor soil quality are more likely to experience flood and drought, as the soil is less able to retain excess rainwater.

Countries like Morocco, which are highly susceptible to long periods of drought, are welcoming reforestation efforts to improve agriculture. In...

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2020-09-02 10:02 |

Early expressions of interest are being called for to present at next year’s major wood harvesting and log transport event, HarvestTECH 2021. Early details on the planned event can be found on the event website.

Background:
If you’re involved in wood harvesting, you’ll remember well the major harvesting event, HarvestTECH 2019 that ran in Rotorua, New Zealand last year. The event...

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2020-09-02 09:32 |

Exports decreased 8.0% in volume to nearly 15.8 million tonnes and imports decreased 7.8% to just over 9.0 million tonnes for the year ended 30 June 2020.

In the first half of the financial year, log volumes were hit by lower international prices and demand. By March positive signs were emerging in China, New Zealand’s major log export market, as business there returned to normal and demand increased.

However, forestry was deemed a non-essential industry during New Zealand’s...

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2020-09-01 11:09 |

The 2021 version of the Komatsu S132 introduces a number of functions and improvements that make an already well-adapted harvester head even more versatile and suited to demanding logging assignments. The reliable and service-friendly design has been updated with new features such as Constant Cut as standard, improved length measuring and a reinforced frame.

Together with the...

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2020-08-28 15:48 |

Mechanised tree planting technologies profiled – For the first time since the annual ForestTECH series started back in 2007, this year’s event will involve two separate themes over the two days. ForestTECH 2020 runs in Rotorua on 18-19 November 2020. This year, it’s being run live and as a virtual on-line event for Australian and international delegates.

The usual focus for the end of year series is on remote sensing, data capture, GIS and mapping and forest inventory...

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2020-08-28 14:19 | Few work environments present such a variation of potential hazards as the forestry, arboriculture and outdoor work sectors. From extreme weather to difficult underfoot terrain, working with cutting tools to working at height, wearers in these industries demand more from their protective footwear than any other.

Specialist functional footwear manufacturer HAIX understands that the exceptional demands on forestry...

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2020-08-28 13:26 |

Koppers, a global provider of treated wood products, plans to invest a minimum of $23 million and increase the number of workers at its North Little Rock facility in Arkansas over the next two years.

The investment will be used for new construction and to purchase equipment that will allow Koppers to upgrade and modernize the company’s processes and further improve its environmental footprint.

The North Little Rock facility...

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2020-08-28 12:11 |

The Dutch company GMT Equipment is about to introduce a new product: the GMT TTC grapple saw. TTC stands for Total Tree Control. The products will enter the market as GMT035 TTC and GMT050 TTC. With the existing generation of grapple...

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2020-08-27 12:10 |

Western Forest, one of North America’s leading full service distributors and remanufactures of softwood and hardwood lumber and specialty products, located in Mississauga Ontario, has announced an agreement to purchase Bolton, Ontario-based Monterra Lumber Mills Ltd.

Monterra is one of the most respected lumber re-manufacturers in Ontario. Producing a wide range of high-quality lumber products for home centers in Canada and...

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2020-08-27 11:19 | The oldest family owned lumber company in Montana, F.H. Stoltze Land and Lumber Company has announced that they are joining forces with a group of key partners to form Stoltze Timber Systems, Inc. to build North America’s first mass timber production facility aimed at using small-diameter trees to build large format, cross-laminated timber panels. Currently, Montana forests are saturated with small-diameter timber. In terms of...

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2020-08-27 10:55 |

Tigercat has announced that Stefan Carlsson based in Nas, Sweden has taken on the role of sales specialist for Tigercat AB.

Stefan is covering the mid-region of the country, specifically the areas of Värmland, Dalarna, Gavleborg, Örebro, Västmanland, Uppsala, Södermanland, and Stockholm.

Stefan has an extensive forestry background with over 20 years’ experience as a machine...

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2020-08-27 09:58 |
  • The 145-horsepower 200G Excavator reduces the amount of fuel burn without sacrificing power or productivity.
  • Adjustable power modes can be set by the operator based on the job, engaging the machine automatically to change the engine and hydraulic pump settings.
  • This model boasts a faster swing speed due to efficiencies with the hydraulic system, increasing productivity in applications that require swing movements.
  • The 200G is compatible with a broad portfolio...

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2020-08-25 17:05 |

John Deere now offers a dealer-installed Mulcher Hydraulics Conversion Kit for the 843L and 843L-II Wheeled Feller Bunchers.

The base kit, which includes a new hydraulic pump and component updates, equips the machine for mulching applications, such as land clearing and right-of-way maintenance.

Additionally, attachment manufacturer Fecon has worked with John Deere...

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2020-08-24 10:17 |

Thanks to the efforts of SpektrTrading, the Belarus dealer for Komatsu forest machines, Komatsu Forest is to deliver nine Komatsu 911 harvesters to companies at the Ministry of Forestry in Belarus.

The Komatsu 911 harvester is an agile machine that can be used in different conditions. Especially when it is equipped with the Komatsu C124 harvester head, that has 4 feed rollers for high feeding force and quite impressive working range from 50 to 480 mm DBH.

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2020-08-21 11:35 |

Interfor – Board of Directors appointed Rick Pozzebon as Senior Vice-President & CFO, effective August 6, 2020. Mr. Pozzebon joined the company in January 2014. As Vice President, Corporate Controller, he has led the company’s corporate finance and tax functions.

He has more than 18 years of...

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2020-08-21 10:42 |

Strongco Corporation, a Nors Group company, has recently announced that it has entered into an agreement with Eco Log Group as the exclusive dealer for their forwarders & harvesters product lines throughout all of Canada.

Strongco’s construction equipment division has been supporting customers in the forestry industry for many years with their extensive industry...

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2020-08-20 10:37 |

To better meet customer needs, Komatsu is upgrading its XT-5 family of tracked feller bunchers, adding performance and operator improvements, as well as covering the machines with a special 2-Year/5,000-Hour warranty program. The XT430-5, XT445L-5 and XT465L-5 models were introduced in 2018, and these advancements were made based on customer feedback.

Komatsu XT-5 machines let...

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