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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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2019-08-06 14:53 |

Sveaskog’s 2Q net sales, which comprise both deliveries from its own forest and externally acquired wood raw materials, increased to SEK 1,925 million. Prices increased by 9% on average and total delivery volumes were down by 10%. The sales of wood raw materials amounted to 5.5 million cubic metres whilst deliveries of seedlings have increased.

2Q 2019 operating profit decreased by 15% to SEK 323 million ($33 million). The positive effect of higher prices has been counteracted by...

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2019-08-06 14:10 | Forestry England, the country’s largest land manager and the arm of the Forestry Commission that manages the nation’s forests, has a new chief executive.

Mike Seddon has almost 30 years of experience in forestry and forestry policy and begins his new role 1 August 2019.

Mike said:

Forestry England manages one of the country’s greatest public assets: the nation’s forests.

“The need for public forests came...

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2019-08-02 12:45 | Strong demand in the sawn timber market

The new Senior Vice President of Business at UPM Timber, Aki Temmes, estimates that the demand for sawn timber remains at a healthy level, even though the peak of the economic cycle might have been reached last year.

“We made good deals and the volumes moved very well in the first quarter of 2019.”

In Finland, UPM Timber consists of four sawmills with a total capacity of over 1.5...

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2019-07-31 11:22 | Weyerhaeuser Company reported 2Q 2019 net earnings of $128 million, or 17 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $1.7 billion. This compares with net earnings of $317 million, or 42 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $2.1 billion for the same period last year.

Adjusted EBITDA for the 2Q 2019 was $343 million compared with $637million for the same period last year and $365 million for the 1Q2019.

“Our businesses delivered strong operating performance in the 2Q despite...

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2019-07-31 10:42 | Confor has welcomed strengthened measures on the import of oak into England that are to be introduced to protect trees from the threat of Oak Processionary Moth (OPM).

Caroline Ayre, National Manager for England, said Confor had worked closely with the UK Government and its agencies to introduce the tighter controls. She added: “We had already produced a ...

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2019-07-30 14:41 | More than 10,000 hectares of new woodland have been planted in Scotland for the first time in almost 20 years, it was recently announced.

Confor has welcomed the figures – 11,200 hectares of new planting, up from 7,100 the previous year – and called on the forestry industry to maintain the momentum and drive on to meet the next landmark Scottish...

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2019-07-28 08:55 | Cutting down trees at the current rate could lead to runaway deforestation, environmentalists say. But President Bolsonaro is sticking to his promise to curb enforcement.

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2019-07-26 12:08 |

UPM will construct a 2.1 million tonne greenfield eucalyptus pulp mill near Paso de los Toros in central Uruguay, company announced. The mill investment of $2.7 billion will grow UPM’s current pulp capacity by more than 50%, resulting in a step change in the scale of UPM’s pulp business as well as in UPM’s future earnings. Additionally, UPMwill invest $350 million in port operations in Montevideo and local facilities in Paso de los Toros. The mill is scheduled to start up in the second half...

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2019-07-26 11:48 |

In June 2019, exports of logs and wood led the rise in New Zealand’s exports, up 16% or $43.5 million (NZ$65 million) from June 2018 to $316.1 million (NZ$472 million) in June 2019. These commodities are the third-largest goods export group, behind milk powder, butter, and cheese (NZ$1.1 billion) and meat and edible offal (NZ$678 million).

The rise in logs and wood was led by untreated logs, up 20% or $36.8 million (NZ$55 million) on a year earlier. The quantity rose 26% and...

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2019-07-26 10:32 | The Government of Canada is investing in Canada’s resources to boost economic competitiveness while protecting the environment. By promoting innovative wood products from sustainably managed forests, Canada is supporting its forestry sector by expanding market access and creating jobs and economic opportunities for Canadians, Natural Resources Canada...

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2019-07-25 19:54 | Moscow welcomes the investment from Beijing, but locals say it mostly benefits China, and they bemoan deforestation and the risk of accidents.

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2019-07-24 16:06 |

With more competitive sawlog costs in Germany, the lumber industry has expanded its export sales in 2019, reports the WRQ

Large volumes of storm and insect damaged trees in Germany have resulted in an oversupply of logs and declining sawlog prices in 2018 and 2019, reports the WRQ. Sawmills have ramped up production, and export sales in the 1Q/19 reached their highest level in almost two years.

Historically, Germany was a net exporter of...

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2019-07-24 15:38 |

John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, announced an investment of almost $5 million in Element5’s new CLT plant, which will create over 60 jobs in St. Thomas. The $32 million manufacturing facility will help support the forestry sector’s 150,000 direct and indirect jobs in Ontario. Element5’s facility will be one of North America’s first fully automated cross laminated timber plants....

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2019-07-24 10:42 |

John Deere now offers Intelligent Boom Control (IBC) on the 1470G Harvester – the largest harvester model available in the John Deere line-up. The IBC technology, first introduced to the harvester category by John Deere in 2018, increases precision and accuracy during operation, boosting operator productivity.

Available exclusively on the CH9 boom, with IBC the operator no longer...

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2019-07-23 13:16 |

Finland is a land of forests, covering up to 75% of the country. Naturally, forestry is a major industry – but resources are hard to measure. Helsinki-based forestry tech startup CollectiveCrunch is bringing new solutions to the sector, and has just raised a €600k funding round led by Thominvest. Existing and new angel investors also participated in the round. CollectiveCrunch will use the funds to finalize and launch the first...

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2019-07-23 12:25 |

Key points:

  • The woodchip price in Australia has reached a record $US182/bdmt (AU$260)
  • Demand from China now exceeds Japan
  • The woodchip price is up, but export demand for logs is on the slide

    Australia’s largest processor and exporter of woodfibre, Midway Limited, which has recently acquired a logging and haul business in Western Australia, expects demand will continue to grow and has been...

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2019-07-23 12:01 |

David Herries from Interpine was able to open the minds of many of the harvesting contractors and forest managers who attended the HarvestTECH 2019 event a couple of weeks ago. The opportunities of using drones operationally in a raft of forestry activities was outlined to those attending.

Already in New Zealand, some 118 foresters have successfully gone through the Interpine training courses and UAV’s are appearing...

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2019-07-23 11:10 |

The New Zealand Government is to contribute NZ$19.5 million to establish a Wood Cluster Centre of Excellence in Gisborne. The funding has been announced by Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones, and is part of NZ$27.1 million extra for the region from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF).

Jones said the centre was being developed as a hub for wood processing, wood products, marketing and distribution, and training and research. “This first funding tranche will be for NZ...

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2019-07-23 10:32 |

Ghana – with one of the highest deforestation rates in Africa – has become the third country to sign a landmark agreement with the World Bank that rewards community efforts to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.

Ghana’s five-year Emission Reductions Payment Agreement (ERPA) with the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Carbon Fund, which is administered by...

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2019-07-19 11:28 |

Pellet imports to Denmark fell 40.3% y-o-y to 1.2 million tons in first five months of 2019 while average price jumped 14.5% to $154 per ton, according to Eurostat. Pellet imports to Denmark from U.S. decreased 39.8% to 285.9 thousand m3 with import value dropped 32.0% to $50.3 million. Imports from Estonia contracted 26.1% to 257.6 thousand m3, import value was down 19.2% to $36.8 million.

From January through May, UK pellet imports expanded 28.1% to 2.5 million tones with import...

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