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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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2020-05-19 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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2020-05-12 18:14 |

With new front-end features and an all-new cab and controls, the 444L, 644L, and 724L help you put your best foot forward. Enhancements over previous models include near-parallel lift, a more spacious operator station, ergonomic electrohydraulic (EH) controls, and new bucket and linkage designs. Plus streamlined electrical and hydraulic routing, and a host of other features help...

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2020-05-07 12:13 |

Opticom is has announced the release of its integrated facial recognition and temperature screening system for access control.

The OPT-7MFTD solution includes a 7” high resolution TFT screen with built in high sensitivity thermometry accurate to within 0.5°F. The system’s database can store up to 10,000 facial images along with temperature records, time passed, name, and ID card information.  

The ultra high speed system captures image and...

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2020-05-06 17:27 |

Utility company FortisBC will purchase wood waste-derived renewable natural gas (RNG) from REN Energy International through a new partnership.

The project features technology being used for the first time in the US and represents ‘exciting new opportunities’ to reduce emissions using British Columbia’s (BC) expansive forestry sector, according to FortisBC. The...

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2020-05-06 17:10 |

Drax has launched a Biomass Carbon Calculator to help the industry accurately measure emissions in the biomass supply chain.

The new tool will allow the sector to identify where emissions reductions can be made and help to make a greater contribution to tackling climate change, according to Drax. The company is seeking views from a wide range of experts, including non-governmental organisations, academics and...

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2020-05-06 16:36 |

OneFortyOne New Zealand (formerly Nelson Forests) to recommence business activities in its forest estate and Kaituna sawmill in New Zealand.

OneFortyOne Executive General Manager Lees Seymour said: “Whilst the country was at Alert Level 4 we were able to pay the team’s full salary and the wage subsidy did help us achieve that. We are now looking forward to getting back to work, supporting our employees,...

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2020-05-06 16:14 |

The Forestland Group has appointed Tommie Herbert as Director of Investor Relations. She will be responsible for new product development, investor outreach, and relationship management. Her background includes a combination of conservation finance, forestry, and ecosystem markets research. Most recently, she served as the National Conservation Finance Lead at the USDA Forest Service headquarters in Washington D.C.

Tommie will be working with Benjie Tarbutton,...

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2020-05-05 14:07 |

The Wilkins family owns two mills: WKO at Carson, WA and Mt. Hood at Hood River, OR. Both mills installed USNR’s Lineal High Grader (...

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2020-05-01 14:00 |

Gruen-Wald Laminates is investing in a new radio frequency (RF) generator and 24′ long curing tunnel for its fingerjoint line at its plant in Tea, SD. This is the second tunnel at the plant, and the new equipment will provide increased capacity. The equipment is scheduled to be installed in Q3 of this year.

Gruen-Wald produces engineered building components for many industries including residential, commercial, and civil construction, production and storage...

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2020-05-01 13:37 |

Given the small surge last week, North American softwood lumber prices have bounced from lows of two weeks ago. Whether they will remain there in the short term, or if restricted supply will drive another surge upward, remains to be seen. The upheavals of the past month or two are far from over, states Madison’s Lumber Reporter.

The wholesaler price of several...

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2020-05-01 12:56 |

In Q1 2020, Vologda loggers of Segezha Group (part of Sistema JSFC) purchased 11 new timber carriers equipped with trailers and manipulators, as well as 22 all-terrain vehicles. The total investment amounted to around RUB 300 million.

“State-of-the-art SCANIA, MAN and Volvo timber carriers will guarantee handling of the scheduled timber hauling volumes,” says Kipelovo LCS JSC Executive Director Fedor Potapenko. “The new vehicles will be operated by our...

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2020-04-30 17:01 |

The second stage of KsilotekSibir LLC fuel pellet plant has been launched five months in advance of the project schedule at the manufacturing site of Lesosibirsky LDK No. 1 JSC, asset of Segezha Group (part of Sistema JSFC). The new plant has brought the total pellet production capacity of the company to 110.5 thousand tons of pellet granules per year.

The first construction stage of the third manufacturing line with an output of 30 thousand tons per year ...

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2020-04-30 15:31 |

In 2020 Segezha Group (part of Sistema JSFC) will spend around RUB 10.5 million on restoration of forest crops in Kirov Oblast. Employees of Vyatsky Plywood Mill, the holding’s asset, will plant about 775.5 thousands of fir and pine seedlings from the local forest nurseries across the area of 258.5 hectares. Other activities are scheduled to ensure natural restoration of forests, particularly to preserve...

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2020-04-29 15:47 |

The new H212 harvester head has been designed specifically for thinnings. The harvester head’s dimensions give it agility in navigating even dense thinning stands. Delimbing has been optimized for smaller trees, enabling a very high-quality delimbing result. The location and the high-speed cutting of the saw increases productivity and minimizes cutting damage. It has the power and feed speed also for bigger trees. The H212 harvester head is available for John Deere 1070G and 1170G...

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2020-04-29 11:35 |

In a move that creates the largest wood products scanning company in the world, Microtec has acquired Lucidyne Technologies, Inc.

Microtec has been delivering technologically advanced scanning and optimization systems for 40 years, and is the premier scanning company across Europe. Lucidyne has been the industry leader in scanning and optimization throughout North America since 1985. This acquisition expands both companies’ product lines, geographical reach, and...

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2020-04-28 13:31 |

Over the last 50 years, Demo International has become North America’s largest and most recognized ‘live, in-woods’ forestry equipment show; this years’ event scheduled for September 24-26, 2020 in Venosta, Quebec in the Gatineau Valley Region was shaping up to be an excellent show.

As part of DEMO International®, the pre-show conference entitled, “Digital Transformation in Forest Operations: A leap forward in driving business growth & competitiveness”, was also scheduled for...

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2020-04-28 13:12 |

John Deere’s new premium XUV 865R Gator is the most comfortable model ever produced in the company’s popular cross-over utility vehicle range. This 23hp diesel-powered model combines the established high performance of the XUV 865M with a wide range of additional operator friendly features, including a luxurious cab environment.

Standard specification includes a continuously...

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