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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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2020-05-01 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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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.

The...

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