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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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2021-04-06 12:49 |

You may have noticed that Holmen has changed colors, icons and a new logo in our digital channels, in the annual report and in social media. It is part of Holmen’s new brand identity and affects how we look and communicate.

The new identity is based on the interplay between nature and technology. Holmen creates a sustainable future for customers and society, and it is through nature and technology that they make it happen. ...

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2021-04-06 11:57 |

North Lincolnshire-based timber importer and timber products manufacturer Arbor Forest Products has begun production on its new sawmill planing line – thought to be the most advanced system of its kind in the UK.

Last year the company announced it was investing £6 million in the new facility which features unique timber scanning technology, allowing Arbor...

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2021-03-31 14:29 | There were bright spots, but the total lost acreage increased by 12 percent over all from the year before, according to new research.

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2021-03-31 11:52 | New, comprehensive, online tool helps landowners build their biodiversity and net zero carbon strategies, as well as navigate post-EU subsidy regimes. (Oxford, March 2021) New tools help to identify and measure the natural capital of assets to develop future carbon strategies and access post-Brexit environmental subsidies.

As landowners, estate managers, renewable energy and traditional farm businesses adapt to the new post-EU subsidy regimes across the UK, they must prepare...

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2021-03-26 14:10 |

James Jones & Sons Ltd has launched a new fencing app to help customers with their fencing projects.

The new app guides users through an easy step by step process, from choosing the fence design to working out an exact specification of the fencing components needed and creating a 3D model of their fence, through to listing their nearest James Jones & Sons stockist.

Graham Blyth, Sales Director of James Jones & Sons, said “When it comes to designing a garden fence,...

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2021-03-26 13:09 |

James Jones & Sons Ltd has announced the acquisition of GT Timber Ltd, the holding company of Taylormade Timber Products Ltd and Kerr Timber Products Ltd which operate sawmills at Sherburn Hill,...

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2021-03-26 12:29 |

China is the world’s largest importer of softwood and hardwood logs, and for many decades, Russia has been a significant log supplier for them. This relationship may change in 2022 if Russia implements their proposed ban on exports of softwood logs and valuable hardwood logs, while also introducing export taxes on green lumber. All these policy changes are designed to encourage increased domestic production of higher-valued forest products.

The Russian parliament has not yet announced...

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2021-03-25 13:54 |

At a meeting held on 24 March 2021, the Supervisory Board of Metsä Group’s parent company, Metsäliitto Cooperative, elected Nina Pärssinen, Bachelor of Law, as a new member of the cooperative’s Board of Directors.

Pärssinen has extensive work experience from various labour market organizations. She was the labour market director of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation in 2015-2019. She is currently working as the administrative director of the city of Alajärvi.

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2021-03-25 12:44 |

Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring and Valmet are building a demo plant in Äänekoski. The plant will manufacture new 3D fibre products for food packaging and other purposes.

The demo plant reached its full height on 23 March 2021 with construction work...

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2021-03-25 12:14 |

For Lunawood, safe working environment and sustainable business growth are key factors in building the future and ensuring customer satisfaction. As a result, Lunawood will invest in automatic fire extinguishing system at the beginning of the year, as well as in rebuilding and increasing production capacity.

An automatic fire extinguishing system covering all production departments...

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2021-03-25 11:32 |

The convincing overall performance of Siempelkamp’s No. 1 plant leads to a “remake” of the successful concept: Once again, the Brazilian wood-based materials producer Guararapes Paineis, S/A. placed an order for an MDF plant with its German partner.

Top availability and low production costs – Guararapes, one of the most important MDF producers in South America, is fully satisfied with the performance of...

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2021-03-24 13:44 |

Höglands Såg & Hyvleri invests in two continuous kilns from Valutec for its sawmill at Anundsjö, Sweden. After the investments, the company’s drying capacity will reach 375,000 cubic meters (158,916 MBF) annually.

“With the sawmill in full operation, we have experienced the lumber drying kilns as a limiting factor. This investments main benefits are the improved flow on our production line and the increased quality of the finished product,” says David Markusson, CEO of Höglands...

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2021-03-24 13:09 |

Segezha Group, a subsidiary of Sistema PJSFC and a leading Russian vertically integrated holding company in the forest industry performing a full cycle of operations from logging to advanced wood processing, has joined the United Nations Global Compact (“UN Global Compact” or “Compact”), the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.

With this commitment, Segezha Group is demonstrating...

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2021-03-24 11:58 |

On 25 February, Segezha Group President Mikhail Shamolin visited Sokol in Vologda Oblast to oversee the grand opening of Segezha Group’s cross-laminated timber (CLT) plant. The plant is the first industrial-scale production facility to manufacture the innovative building construction material. The factory is located at Sokol Woodworking Plant (S-DOK JSC), a leading producer of laminated wooden structures in Russia. Segezha Group, a Sistema Company, has invested over RUB 3 billion in the new...

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2021-03-19 12:48 | Funding boost and new woodland creation partnership formed between Defra and Forest for Cornwall. Trees are a precious natural asset and central to the fight against climate change.

Defra and Forest for Cornwall have today [19 March] joined forces to form an innovative new National Woodland Creation Partnership pilot to drive regional tree planting. This new partnership will be supported through an initial £120,000 uplift from the Nature for Climate Fund, the Forestry Minister Lord Goldsmith...

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2021-03-19 12:17 |

Russia has been one of the largest roundwood traders globally for many years by exporting roughly 15-20 million m3 per year between 2010-2020. The main importers of the Russian roundwood are traditionally China and Finland, importing around 90% of the total Russian export volumes.

Based on the announcement of President Vladimir Putin last year, instructing the country’s government to ban the export of untreated or roughly processed wood, the roundwood exports might be heavily limited...

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2021-03-19 11:42 |

The advancement of forestry equipment has typically focused on generating more powerful machines. Now, John Deere has launched a new tech-driven initiative that will marry strength with intelligence.

Through the Precision Forestry initiative, Deere will reorganize its technology portfolio and increase its efforts in delivering solutions designed to increase efficiency and productivity in the woods.

“It’s not about getting bigger and stronger in the woods all the time,”...

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2021-03-19 10:58 |

Faster boom and arm speeds make it ideal for confined spaces or urban environments

Contractors looking for a machine with performance and versatility in an easy-to-transport package, will want to take a look at the Komatsu PC88MR-11 excavator. The reduced tail swing radius on the PC88MR-11 makes it ideal for work on roadways, bridges, urban areas, or anywhere space is limited....

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2021-03-18 11:16 |

ANDRITZ has received an order from the Danish energy company Fjernvarme Fyn Produktion A/S to deliver a new biomass boiler plant complete with auxiliary equipment for their “Bio Blok 2” project.

The plant will be located on Fjernvarme Fyn’s existing combined heat and power plant site in Odense, on the island of Funen in Denmark, some 170 km west of the capital Copenhagen....

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2021-03-18 10:40 |

Jörgen Lindquist, President of the Södra Wood business area, is to leave Södra. Peter Jhaveri will now take over responsibility for Södra Wood until further notice.

Lindquist has worked at Södra since 2015 and been a member of Group Senior Management. Jörgen also served previously as CFO of Södra.

“I want to thank Jörgen for these fruitful years at Södra. I...

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