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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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2018-02-22 19:38 | FAO and partners have launched a global knowledge platform to support Farmer Field Schools. Farmer Field Schools are an effective tool for sustainable agricultural development and for achieving the SDGs as they enable smallholder farmers to address local problems and provide them with critical information and decision making tools. Through the Platform, FAO and partners aim to support rapid expansion of Farmer Field Schools to contribute to the SDGs and address impacts of climate change.

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2018-02-22 19:16 | UN regional commissions are organizing their preparatory meetings ahead of the 2018 session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. In addition, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) announced several special events that will take place during HLPF 2018.

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2018-02-22 17:27 |

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2018-02-22 11:21 | Feb 22, 2018 ---Valmet will supply three winders for Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd., in the city of Jingzhou in Hubei province, China. The order is following the delivery of the Valmet OptiConcept M board machine (PM 21) announced in December 2017 and earlier winder deliveries to company's Ma'anshan site. The capacity of the three winders will cover the production of two board machines. The start-ups of the winders are scheduled for the end of the year 2018.

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2018-02-22 04:46 |

Scientist Esther Mwangi shares findings from Tanzania, Indonesia and Peru

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2018-02-22 01:51 | The outlook for Canadian lumber producers appears to be more rosy than ever, with the forecast for 2018 housing starts in the US and lumber prices expected to be on the rise yet again. Source: Baystreet With forecasts of nearly 8% growth in housing starts expected in 2018 (on a seasonally adjusted basis), lumber prices are expected to remain robust in North America, dampening the effects of any duties as US builders look to source lumber at increasing prices. Softwood lumber producers have for...

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2018-02-22 01:50 | Stronger than steel, capable of deflecting bullets and lighter than metal alloys – yet this new “supermaterial” is made mostly from wood. Source: Physics World The material was created by Liangbing Hu at the University of Maryland Energy Research Center and colleagues, who have developed a new way of treating and compressing wood. When choosing materials, architects and engineers are often faced with a trade-off. Steel and metal alloys are exceptionally strong, but they are also...

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2018-02-22 01:47 | The jobs of eight sawmill workers were a key factor in allowing a mill near Grafton to keep operating despite doubts about the legality of its operation. Source: The Daily Examiner Councillors voted 7-1 to allow the Raging Red Timbers mill at the Pinnacles, north of Grafton, to keep operating, but at a reduced capacity, while it allowed the mill owner to modify its application to the council. The decision reflected last week’s committee recommendation. The council was flooded with...

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2018-02-22 01:46 | An effort to crowdfund a forest, founded by a trio from Christchurch, has hit an incredible target of 1 million trees pledged. Source: Newshub Adrien Taylor, Jeff Willis and Dr Dan Price created ‘Trump Forest’ less than a year ago, after the US president, the movement was named after he signed an executive order rolling back clean energy initiatives set into action by his predecessor. Shortly afterwards, Mr Trump announced the US was withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement to...

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2018-02-22 01:46 | Polling of voters in the seats of Mount Gambier and MacKillop has found that almost 2 in every 3 voters say they will vote for the Party and candidate that best supports South Australia’s Forest Industries, and almost 9 in 10 recognised the sector’s importance to the local economy. Source: Timberbiz Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) CEO, Mr Ross Hampton, said the AFPA commissioned poll clearly shows that the major parties and candidates contesting the forestry-rich electorates of...

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2018-02-22 01:45 | The Tasmanian Liberal government has promised to introduce new anti-protest laws to replace those struck out by the high court if it is returned to power next month. Source: The Guardian The previous laws were ruled unconstitutional in October after a challenge by the former Australian Greens leader Bob Brown, who had been arrested during an anti-logging protest in the state’s north-west. Described by the Hodgman government as the toughest anti-protest legislation in the country when introduced...

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2018-02-22 01:44 | After protestors stationed themselves at a live VicForests harvesting site in far East Gippsland recently they put themselves, and workers, at risk and caused timber harvesting operations to be suspended. Source: Timberbiz This harvesting is part of ongoing operations that occur following a multi-layered planning process that considers the management of the many environmental and other values present in the forest. This operations are important to meeting the increasing demand for timber in...

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2018-02-22 01:40 | Forest safety, improving productivity and getting workers off the felling site has been a major push for forestry managers, forest owners, logging contractors and equipment suppliers. Source: Timberbiz To provide local operations with an insight into just where the technology is heading, internationally and locally, and the opportunities for using remote controlled and autonomous machinery, the SWC is running a meeting for the forest products industry in the lower South Island of New Zealand....

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2018-02-22 01:36 | Operators of the Goulburn rail hub are investigating opportunities to expand the facility. Whether that’s at the existing Braidwood Road/Sloane Street location or elsewhere around Goulburn is still up in the air, says Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia (CFCLA) managing director, Ian Gibbs. Source: Goulburn Post The hub, which won approval in December, 2015, transports treated timber logs and other products to port for companies. Currently it’s running two trains a week of treated timber and...

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2018-02-21 20:09 | Tropical trees in the Amazon Rainforest may be more drought resistant than previously thought, according to a new study. That's good news, since the Amazon stores about 20 percent of all carbon in the Earth's biomass, which helps reduce global warming by lowering the planet's greenhouse gas levels.

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2018-02-21 19:16 |

“From a regional perspective, the differences in projected future changes are minor when you look at how much each projection says climate will change for the business-as-usual scenario,” said Yueyang Jiang, lead author and a postdoctoral scientist at OSU. “The climate projections were created...(more)

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2018-02-21 15:15 |

Gilbert is a market leader in the design and manufacturing of construction & forestry attachments, sawmilling equipment and snowgroomers. Totally oriented towards innovation, quality and customer satisfaction, we furnish highly profitable methods and technological equipment, surpassing the latest industry standards.

The post Gilbert Corporate Video (French) |...

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2018-02-21 14:46 |

The 480B mulcher is built for the toughest terrain, soft soil conditions and the most demanding duty cycles. It is the ideal carrier for large scale clearing and right-of-way projects.
The key benefits are:

  • Powerful and efficient Tigercat FPT C13 Tier 4f engine
  • Efficient, high capacity cooling system with variable pitch fan and automatic reversing cycle
  • Large, dedicated attachment pump
  • Highly refined closed loop track drive system
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2018-02-21 14:16 |

Imports of logs, lumber and woodchips have been growing at such a rapid rate, and to such lofty heights, that it’s been close to unbelievable at times.

Between 2012 and 2017 (estimated), Chinese imports of logs (softwood and hardwood) have increased by 42 percent, hardwood chip imports have jumped 59 percent and lumber imports (again both hardwood and softwood) have soared 81 percent.

Over the past 15-20 years, the excessive and often very wasteful surge in construction...

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2018-02-21 14:01 |

Brendan Slui has been appointed Managing Director of Rayonier Matariki Forests following the resignation of Paul Nicholls who is stepping aside after 25 years service.

Brendan has held a series of roles during his 18-year tenure with Rayonier Matariki Forests, joining as a Senior Forester and progressing to Resources Manager, Regional Manager and most recently, Director of Operations. Brendan also spent six months in the USA working...

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