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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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2017-04-26 05:48 | The Cooroora Woodworkers will be holding its 28th annual Wood and Craft Show on May 12 and 13. Source: Sunshine Coast Daily The show will be held in the Cooroora Woodworkers’ clubhouse and surrounding precinct at 8 Lowermill Rd, Cooroy. The organisers are confident that the 2017 show will be the best show ever. The heart of the show is always where regional woodworking clubs compete in the interclub competition and students try their hand in the schools’ competition, as well as club...

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2017-04-26 05:47 | That same pesky pine pollen that gets up your nose and coats your windscreen with yellow dust could also be altering some of the world’s deepest ecosystems. Source: New Zealand Herald Scientists from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa) say pollen from New Zealand pine forests has been shown to travel more than 1500km through wind and ocean currents, and sink thousands of metres into the ocean. Niwa scientists have analysed sediment samples from the Kermadec and...

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2017-04-26 05:46 | Rain and wind from the ex-cyclones which lashed New Zealand’s central and lower North Island in the past fortnight, slowed production rates and damaged trees, AgriHQ analyst Reece Brick said in his monthly forestry market report. Source: TVNZ “This should slow offerings to the market, but will obviously only benefit those not impacted by the weather.” AgriHQ’s Brick noted that the East Coast and Hawke’s Bay were significantly impacted, areas which account for about 17%...

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2017-04-26 05:43 | One of Australia’s most influential indigenous leaders believes the rest of the nation could learn from what the Gumatj Corporation is achieving in the business world. Source: NT News Under the watchful eye of Galarrwuy Yunupingu, a former Australian of the Year, and the Gumatj Corporation board, the Yolngu in Arnhem Land have created a diverse range of businesses from construction through to cattle to mining. A key piece of the future will be the issuing of 99-year leases which will offer...

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2017-04-26 05:42 | Australia is the seventh most forested country in the world and Australians have more forest per person than most other countries except for the Canadians and the Russians according to the Australian Institute of Foresters. Source: Timberbiz Rob de Fégely, National President of the Australian Institute of Foresters presented a grim picture of Australia’s contribution to managing renewable forest and plantation resources to the 19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference in India this month. “It is a...

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2017-04-26 05:41 | The NSW Forest Industries Taskforce met in Tumut last week, with Minister for Forestry Paul Toole and major industry representatives in attendance. Source: Tumut and Adelong Times Member for Wagga Daryl Maguire said having the Minister in Tumut meant he could see the impact of forestry here first-hand. “It enables a lot of people from other regions to see the dynamics of Tumut, Tumbarumba, and Batlow, and see what it is that we do,” he said. “It’s a sharing of ideas, and to have the minister...

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2017-04-26 05:41 | A planned burn-off is due to take place in the Beecher State Forest area over the next few days. Source: Gladstone Observer The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service is set to conduct the burn-off until Friday, according to a QPWS statement. The fire may be called off if weather conditions become unfavourable. Smoke may be seen in the Gladstone, Calliope, Beecher and Burua areas, the statement said. Motorists are advised to drive safely to conditions if travelling through the area due to the ...

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2017-04-26 03:33 | The Trump administration seized on the decision to slap tariffs on the industry’s exports as a way to demonstrate the president’s tough-on-trade posture.

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2017-04-25 20:35 |

Published April 24th, 2017 by the British Columbia Trade Council – Source Lumber tariffs will mean American job losses and higher American consumer costs Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce imposed punitive preliminary countervailing duty rates on Canadian softwood lumber in response to a petition filed by the protectionist lumber lobby in United States. In this preliminary determination, countervailing duty rates imposed are as follows: …

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2017-04-25 16:48 | Call for abstracts! Focali is part of the Coordination Committee when FLARE (Forests & Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, and Engagement) will have its annual meeting in Stockholm, hosted by Stockholm University.

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2017-04-25 16:25 | 3rd International Conference on Scaling-up Efforts to Secure Community Land and Resource Rights. The event is co-organized by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative (SIANI), and the International Foundation for Science (IFS).

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2017-04-25 13:17 | ATLANTA, Apr 25, 2017 / --Q1 Net Sales increased to $1,061.5 million versus $1,034.0 million in the prior year period.Q1 Earnings per Diluted Share decreased to $0.12 versus $0.18 in the prior year period.Q1 Adjusted Earnings per Diluted Share decreased to $0.14 versus $0.20 in the prior year period.
Q1 Net Income decreased to $37.0 million versus $57.5 million in the prior year period.
Q1 Adjusted EBITDA decreased to $160.9 million versus $193.4 million in the prior year...

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2017-04-25 12:46 | DALLAS, April 24, 2017 -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) today reported first quarter 2017 results and confirmed its previous guidance for full-year 2017 earnings per share.

Executive Summary

First quarter 2017 net sales of $4.5 billion were even with the prior year. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates increased sales by 1 percent, while organic sales decreased 1 percent. Organic sales were down 3 percent in North American consumer products,...

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2017-04-25 12:25 |

A Chinese company has announced plans for a new particle board plant for Kawerau that is expected to bring 100 jobs to the district. The Chinese-based Guangxi Fenglin Wood Industry Group has announced plans to establish the plant, to be built on Putauaki Trust land adjoining SH34, within two years.

It will produce 600,000cu m of panel boards a year for exports mainly to China. The announcement comes following a recent visit to China by representatives of Kawerau District Council...

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2017-04-25 12:12 |

Barko Hydraulics, LLC has announced ARDCO Equipment as its new dealer for logging and land clearing equipment in Louisiana.

“ARDCO Equipment is a great addition to our dealer network,” said Alecia McKay-Jones, dealer development manager for Barko. “We look forward to them representing Barko and serving our valued forestry customers in the Gulf Coast region.”

Based in New Iberia, Louisiana, ARDCO Equipment will handle sales and service of Barko loaders, industrial wheeled...

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2017-04-25 11:19 | How do forests make a difference to your life? How do you experience the many benefits that forests provide? Whatever forests mean to you, we want to know. Express yourself through your photos and compete for the 2017 PEFC Photographer of the Year Award! For the first time ever, our members have...

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2017-04-25 11:13 | Zambia, 20th April 2017—In an encouraging move for East African forestry management and timber trade, the Zambian government has announced a ban on all “In Transit” timber within the country. The declaration, passed today, takes place effective immediately until further notice.

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2017-04-25 10:33 |

A scientist’s reflection on the 2017 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty

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2017-04-25 10:25 |

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has delivered to its customer in Sweden the first LOGLIFT forestry crane equipped with the camera-based HiVisionTM control system. HiVision moves crane operation to the truck cabin. It has four cameras on top of the forestry crane that provide the operator with a realistic 270-degree view. This enables the crane operator to see the working area and operate the crane from the truck cabin using virtual reality goggles.

Hiab’s long-standing customer...

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2017-04-25 00:18 |

The world's oldest tree, a 9,550 year old spruce, was recently discovered in Sweden.

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