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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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2021-02-19 10:58 |

Pan Pac Forest Products plans to substantially upgrade the sawmill log infeed system at its Whirinaki (Hawke’s Bay) site in New Zealand.

The investment (at approximately NZ$13 million) to replace the sawmill log infeed system originally installed in the early 1980s highlights the continued commitment of Pan Pac’s shareholder Oji Holdings, said Pan Pac Managing Director Tony Cliifford.


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2021-02-16 14:52 |

Soaring lumber prices are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of a new home, pricing out millions of potential home buyers and impeding the residential construction sector from moving the economy forward, according to NAHB.

“According to Random Lengths, the price of lumber hit a record high this week and is up more than 170% over the past 10 months,” said NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke, a custom home builder from Tampa, Fla. “NAHB is urging President Biden and...

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2021-02-16 14:14 |

Ponsse launches the next generation PONSSE Scorpion harvester. Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021 at 10.00 (EET) in Finnish and at 15.00 (EET) in English.

Ponsse’s flagship product, PONSSE Scorpion harvester, was first introduced to the general public in 2013. Immediately after its launch, the Scorpion became a global sales success and a national symbol of responsible forestry.

Now, eight years later, the Scorpion has shed its skin. Ponsse...

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2021-02-16 13:39 |

Ponsse is responding to the need for the development of training by modernising its simulator product range. The new PONSSE Full Simulator is a full-range training system. Its realistic forest environment and detailed graphics create a perfect platform for professional training.

In addition to the new PONSSE Full Simulator, the product range consists of the PONSSE Basic...

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2021-02-16 13:05 |

The last six months’ sales to Germany and Austria amount to an order value of just over EUR 24,7 million for Valutec, which supplies kilns to the sawmill industry. The company has sold a total of ten duct dryers to the markets during the period, which is a fourfold increase compared to the annual average over the last five years.

Low lumber prices, together with high demand for wood products,...

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2021-02-16 12:11 |

There is high pressure on the world’s lumber markets and growth continues to look strong. To meet the growing needs, the wood industry company Derome is investing EUR 29,6 million to increase production capacity. The first step in the investment program consists of two Valutec lumber kilns.

“The new drying plant is the first step in a...

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2021-02-12 16:08 | Indigenous people, environmentalists and industries vie for control over lands that can offer economic benefits or climate protection — but not always both.

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2021-02-12 14:35 |

Timberlink Australia is to partner with Hans Hundegger AG who will supply the key CNC machining equipment for the new Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) plant being built in Tarpeena, South Australia. The decision to...

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2021-02-12 14:08 |

OneFortyOne joined in the global celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February 2021. It’s a great opportunity to acknowledge the leading professionals who are contributing their expertise to the success of the forestry and timber industries.

OneFortyOne hopes that by sharing the stories of remarkable women in the industry, girls and young women are inspired to pursue one...

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2021-02-12 12:40 |

With a couple of exhibition spaces becoming available, two new exhibitors have just been added to the record turnout that’s expected in Rotorua in a few months as part of this year’ s major log transport and wood harvesting event, HarvestTECH 2021. It runs in Rotorua, New Zealand on 13-14 April 2021. Full details can be found on the event website HarvestTECH 2021.

That’s a full house, 33 in-door...

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2021-02-12 11:45 |

Russia exported 15 million m3 of logs in 2020, which accounted for almost 12% of globally traded roundwood. Much of this trade may come to a halt next year when a new law proposed by Russia’s president will ban the exportation of softwood logs and high-value hardwood logs as of January 1, 2022. The Russian government is also considering new regulations aimed at reducing the exportation of green softwood lumber. This regulation is loosely planned to also commence in...

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2021-02-10 12:49 |

Goldeneye technology combines with Lucidyne 900 for unparalleled solutions

Microtec’s recent acquisition of Lucidyne has created a global lumber scanning powerhouse. Worldwide, Microtec has demonstrated success across a range of scanning solutions...

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2021-02-10 12:31 |

Stora Enso’s 4Q 2020 sales decreased by 11%, or €257 million from the previous year to €2 154 million. Sales were negatively affected by mix and lower prices especially in the Paper and Forest divisions. Lower by-product sales decreased the top line further. Deliveries were clearly lower in Paper, as the global overcapacity and Covid-19 pandemic reduced demand. The divestment and closures of paper...

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2021-02-09 15:17 |

After serving the southern pine industry for nearly 45 years with the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA), Tami Kessler will retire on April 2, 2021.

Tami began her life-long career with SFPA after graduating from Soule Business College in December 1976, joining the association as Secretary to the Forest Resource Division. Her path to...

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2021-02-09 14:53 |

Drax is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement (the “Acquisition Agreement”) with Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. (PL.TO) (“Pinnacle”), providing for the acquisition by Drax Canadian Holdings Inc., an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Drax, of the entire issued share capital of Pinnacle (the “Acquisition”).

The Acquisition will be implemented by way of a statutory plan of arrangement in...

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2021-02-05 15:03 |

The strategy, including the G, P and X tiers, offers contractors three choices of solutions to meet their needs.

Performance Tiers are differentiated by varying levels of performance, serviceability, innovation and comfort.

The 644 X-tier and the 444-724 P-tier models are offered in the U.S. and Canada.

The first John Deere G tier product, the 644 G-tier, a rugged,...

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2021-02-05 14:28 |

Bruno Villeneuve joins the Tigercat team in the role of product support representative for Quebec and northeastern Ontario.

Based in Dolbeau-Mistassini, Quebec, Bruno Villeneuve comes to Tigercat with eighteen years experience in the heavy equipment industry, ranging from equipment technician to field service manager. In Bruno’s new product field support role, he will be working...

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2021-02-05 12:46 |

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Guangxi Chongzuo Lelin Forestry Development Co. Ltd. to supply a chip washing system and pressurized refining system for its production line near Chongzuo in Guangxi province, China.

With a design capacity of 80 bdmt/h, this will be the largest MDF line ever installed worldwide.

The technological...

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2021-02-04 12:39 |

Harrigan Lumber in Monroeville, AL is investing in a sawmill trimmer line to ramp up its production. Harrigan’s operation is a dimensional lumber mill, and the new trimmer line is designed to operate at 150 lugs per minute. This investment follows the installation of a USNR Transverse High Grader (THG) in 2020.

The new trimmer line includes a double trimmer unscrambler, ...

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2021-02-04 12:12 |

Resolute Forest Products is investing in new Wastewood Chippers at its sites at Saint Thomas and Baie Comeau, Quebec. The company is replacing older technology with USNR’s latest designs. The installations are scheduled for Q2 of 2021

USNR’s Wastewood Chipper processes logs and wastewood slabs, and is proven to produce consistently uniform chips. This high-capacity...


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