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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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2020-04-28 12:46 |

Henrik Sjölund, President and CEO of Holmen, has been elected Chairman of the Swedish Forest Industries Federation, whose members last year generated ten percent of the Swedish net export value.

There are indeed plenty of challenges, but also opportunities, facing Henrik Sjölund as he steps onboard as Chairman of the Swedish...

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2020-04-28 12:25 |

Bergs Timber has previously announced the closure of Gransjö sawmill in Sweden. Similarly, production as a result of the ongoing corona crisis has been reduced at other Swedish sawmills and at its Estonian sawmill. The closure of Gransjö sawmill has proceeded according to plan and the sawmill production will cease during April.

“Demand for sawn timber is good for several important markets and we see some improvement in the English market. Our stocks are in balance and order intake has...

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2020-04-28 10:49 |

Victor Damm and Emil Engdahl are harvester and forwarder operators, respectively, at ELA Skogsservice in Östergötland County, southeast Sweden. Since August 2019, this harvesting team have been using MaxiVision, a digital planning tool, and say that it’s added a new dimension to their productivity.

“It truly helps you to work more efficiently in several ways,” says Victor.

Victor and Emil have been using MaxiVision since its launch. Initially, they were a little...

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2020-04-24 17:36 |

On April 1, 2020 Jens Bengtsson took up the position as CEO of Komatsu Forest AB, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of forest machines and related services and accessories. Jens has worked in the company for 11 years and has recently held both the role of CFO and COO.

“I am very honoured to be given this role and very humbled by the tasks that lie ahead,” Jens says. “I...

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2020-04-24 17:20 |

In UK there is a lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic and only essential business can be up and running. Forestry is accounted for as an essential business. Still, Komatsu Forest Ltd have taken precautions and let most of the staff in the offices work from home.

Talking to Service Technician & IT Training specialist John Geddes, we learn how it is possible for him to help the customers keep optimal performance of their machines, whilst working from home....

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2020-04-24 16:41 |

The Province of BC was set to plant 308 million trees this spring, but the COVID-19 pandemic has put major brakes on the situation. The key issue is what to do with the hundreds of people who would be relocating to work camps across the province, according to the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.


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2020-04-24 13:55 |

USNR splined-sleeves extend the life of saw arbors for gangs and edgers, and maintain saw accuracy so your operation can produce high quality lumber day after day. They limit the wear to the sleeves – not the arbor itself. Using spacers to periodically adjust the position of the saws on the splines prevents deep ruts from forming. That means you get a better fit between the arbor and the blade. And when it is time to replace the sleeves, you simply slip them off and put new...

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2020-04-24 12:40 |

The new app provides more accessibility to information for owners to set up and service their Waratah 600 Series machines.

Waratah Forestry Equipment has released the new WaratahPlus mobile app, available as a free download on the App Store for Android and iOS platforms.

It is intended to help with daily...

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2020-04-23 12:59 | Last year, Södra decided to invest in an additional CLT facility at Värö and aims to become a leader in the Nordic region. Project planning and procurement is ongoing and Södra has now selected Ledinek as the supplier of a new production line – from intake to pressing.

The new facility will be established at the combined plant in Värö, adjacent to the pulp mill, the sawmill and to Södra’s first CLT facility. Ledinek also supplied the production...

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2020-04-23 12:28 |

After a trend of declining levels of areas notified for final felling in Sweden during last fall and winter, there was a clear turning up during March. The increase was 16% in comparison with the same month 2019. Region Central Sweden had the largest increase and in region Northern Sweden the levels reached the highest note since 2007, as ...

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2020-04-22 15:37 |

A powerful new harvester head for processing eucalyptus trees is in the market. Finnish powerhouse Ponsse has released a new debarking head, the H8HD Euca harvester head, for eucalyptus sites.

The new powerful harvester head has been designed as a response to customer needs, and it further strengthens Ponsse’s strategy to be the leading global manufacturer of harvester heads.


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2020-04-22 14:57 |

UK based Stenner Ltd have a strong tradition in manufacturing heavy duty 36 inch Radial Arm Resaws. The original model was the VHM36 and more than 7000 have been sold worldwide with many of them still in operation today.

The ST range is the latest generation and includes 3 different models. The entry level ST100RB maintains the tradition of a heavy duty machine with Cast Iron pulleys driven by a 15kw main motor. The machine controls are relatively simple to use....

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2020-04-22 14:20 |

Komatsu’s new 901XC (eXtreme Conditions) 8WD harvester excels in challenging steep, rough or soft harvesting environments. The 901XC has all of the market-leading features found in Komatsu’s proven 901-6WD harvester platform, including the innovative, 3PS threepump hydraulic system, best-inclass ergonomic cab, 4-way cab/ crane leveling, and }180° cab/crane rotation.


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2020-04-22 12:27 |

Dempsey Wood Products at Orangeburg, SC has ordered optimization and controls to automate its bucking line. The mill has been investing to update its operation for several years, and now needs to increase log input to its sawmill – which this project will accomplish.

Dempsey’s bucking line has been a manual system, which is slower and far less precise than an optimized one. The new optimization and controls systems will automate the line, resulting in...

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2020-04-21 15:49 |

Despite the emergency situation caused by the coronavirus, everyday life at Koskisen production plants is still close to normal. Logs are being bought to be sawn at the sawmill and peeled at the plywood mill. The chips from the process are used to manufacture chipboard, which is currently in high demand – people now have time for home improvement...

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2020-04-21 14:08 |

Eco Log and Gremo are now planning for a common future as a strong and comprehensive operator in the forest machine business. A first step has been taken as an Intent of Merger has been signed to move the production of Gremo machines to the Eco Log Factory in Söderhamn – a move that is...

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2020-04-21 13:27 |

Metsä Group is to invest €200m and build the world’s most modern sawmill in Rauma. It will be Finland’s largest ever sawmill investment. Investing €200m in the Rauma project, Metsä’s newest sawmill will have a projected capacity of 750,000 m3 of sawn pine timber per year.


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2020-04-21 12:28 | The only thing that is constant is change … and isn’t that the truth. Not only do we face uncertainty with our businesses linked to COVID-19 at the moment but changes for our own wood products industry over the last 12 months have been significant.

Every two years Australasia’s wood processing and manufacturing industry is detailed in an eagerly awaited Forest Products Industry Mill Map that’s produced for this region. The new 2020 mill map has just been printed. We...

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2020-04-16 19:38 |

A new federal mandate is expected to come into effect next year making electronic logging devices (ELDs) mandatory for federally-regulated motor carriers and their drivers. With few exceptions, anyone who currently uses paper logs to keep track of their hours behind the wheel will need to use ELDs beginning in June 2021.

Transport Canada included...

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2020-04-16 19:19 |

Canfor Corporation is undertaking additional temporary reductions in production capacity due to the impact of COVID-19 on the price of lumber and demand.

The following changes to Canfor’s operating schedule are in addition to the capacity reductions announced on March 26.

Effective April 13, Canadian lumber production will be curtailed by approximately 100 million board...


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