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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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2018-06-19 02:53 | The theme of the International Boreal Forest Research Association Cool Forests Conference (IBFRA18) is the critical role of boreal and mountain ecosystems for people, bioeconomy and climate. The event will launch an initiative to raise awareness, maintain and promote the multiple, critical values, provided by those ecosystems. The conference is hosted by International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), in collaboration with the International Boreal Forest Research Association, the...

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2018-06-19 00:49 | Last year we heard about the Draisine 200.0, a one-off wooden electric balance bike for adults. Well, if you wished that you could buy something like it, now is your chance. Source: New Atlas The Slovenian-made Big Buddy Bike has a tempered wooden frame, it’s adult-sized, and it’s an electric balance bike – of a sort. We say “of a sort” because whereas the Draisine 200.0’s motor actually kicked-in in response to the rider’s footsteps, the Big Buddy’s...

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2018-06-19 00:48 | The UK timber industry faces a potential “Billion Pound Brexit Bill” if Britain leaves the EU Customs Union, the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) said in a statement. Source: Timberbiz “Some 90% of timber used in construction is imported from Europe, which British timber supplies are insufficient to replace,” TTF Managing Director David Hopkins said. “Under the proposed Taxation Bill, once the UK leaves the EU and its VAT area, VAT on EU imports will have to be paid up-front. This will cause...

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2018-06-19 00:48 | Recent comments by officials and “experts” in New Zealand on planting one billion trees, the plight of hill country forestry and woody debris flows, have not touched on the total lack of decision support tools so that farmers and other local forest investors can make the right decisions according to ForestX. Sources: Timberbiz, Scoop Media NZ Without engaging a costly consultant, farmers are expected to take a risk on a 25-year land commitment in an information vacuum. Unlike the plethora of...

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2018-06-19 00:48 | The European Union (EU) and Laos have held their second round of face-to-face‑negotiations on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT). Sources: Timberbiz, EU FLEGT The talks took place in the Lao capital Vientiane from 4-7 June 2018. The second round of negotiations with the EU underlines that enhancing forest governance throughout the entire timber supply chain and the conclusion of a VPA remain high priorities on Laos’ political agenda’...

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2018-06-19 00:47 | New research has detailed the millions of dollars and thousands of jobs generated by softwood plantations in the NSW South West Slopes and Central Tablelands. Source: Timberbiz The softwood plantation industry in the South West Slopes contributed $1.05 billion in direct sales in 2015-16, rising to $2.13 billion after including flow-on effects. It directly employed almost 2000 people, roughly two thirds in processing wood and paper, and one third in growing and harvest. In the Central Tablelands...

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2018-06-19 00:45 | Last year Hyne Timber was approved by the Queensland Government to proceed to the detailed design stage of an engineered timber Fire and Emergency Services Complex (QFES Complex) in Maryborough. Source: Timberiz While this Market Led Proposal to design and build the facility continues to progress through Stage 2, the innovative journey has already challenged conventional design processes, placing the potential timber supplier front and centre of design as opposed to closer to construction. The...

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2018-06-19 00:43 | In just one hour, Australian softwood plantations can grow enough timber to create a nine-storey building’s worth of engineered timber, according to calculations by FWPA’s Mid-rise Advisory Program. Source: Timberiz The Program estimates that more than one million hectares of Australian softwood plantations grow a combined total of between 30 and 40m3 of timber per minute. Once turned into engineered wood products, that equates to between 11 and 15m3 produced every 60 seconds. For context, let’...

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2018-06-19 00:42 | The use of robots or autonomous machines will definitely pay a big role in forest operations in the future, driven by the need for safety and higher productivity, according to a New Zealand researcher. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz Professor Rien Visser, from the School of Forestry at the University of Canterbury, said the hardware and technology existed to make almost any aspect of forest operations autonomous. “However, for forest operations that are complex and require visual inputs...

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2018-06-19 00:40 | The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed Federal Labor’s commitment, that should it be elected, a Labor Government will deliver “a comprehensive strategic plan” for the forest sector. Source: Timberbiz Labor’s agriculture spokesperson the Hon Joel Fitzgibbon made the commitment while campaigning in the federal electorate of Braddon in Tasmania. Labor held a forest industries roundtable in Tasmania which included AFPA and member companies. Industry raised the issue of...

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2018-06-19 00:38 | The Australian and Tasmanian governments are supporting advances in a sustainable and productive forestry industry with wood product innovation they hope will grow the sector. Source: Timberbiz Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, and Tasmanian Minister for Resources, Guy Barnett, called for applications for a share of $4 million in research grants through the National Institute for Forest Products Innovation Launceston Hub. Grants will range from $50,000...

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2018-06-18 14:51 |

U.S. log exports reached 4.29 million m3 through April, up 12.5% from the first four months of 2017, according to the USDA data. The value of exports increased 18.2% vs. year-ago figures to $913.9 million, and the average export price gained 5.0% to $213 per cubic meter.

In January-April 2018, the U.S. log exports to China increased 19.5% to 2.17 million m3, and the average price for U.S logs in China up 3.6% to $236 per cubic meter. The log exports...

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2018-06-18 13:57 |

  Plant breeders from 18 countries in Africa to contribute to delivering food security in the continent Thirty-four plant breeders graduated from the UC Davis African Plant Breeding Academy in May 2018. The advanced plant breeding course was...

The post...

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2018-06-18 13:14 |

Brazilian exports – In April 2018, the value of Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 30% compared to April 2017, from $221 million to $287 million reports ITTO.

Pine sawnwood export values rose 28.5% between April 2017 ($38.3 million) and March 2018 ($49.2 million). In terms of volume, exports increased 24% over the same period, from 187,700 cubic metres to 233,000 cubic metres.

Tropical sawnwood...

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2018-06-18 12:51 |

FPInnovations, the Laurentian Forestry Centre (LFC) of Natural Resources Canada, Université Laval and its Faculty of Forestry, Geography and Geomatics announce the signature of collaboration agreements aimed at developing the full innovation potential of the wood and forest sectors.

This new operational synergy is based, among other things, on the complementary efforts of research forces and the sharing of...

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2018-06-18 12:23 |


Solar Energy – In keeping with its commitment to the environment and increased energy efficiency, Lecta has announced an innovative renewable energy project to harness solar radiation for thermal power to be used in manufacturing processes at its Condat Le Lardin-Saint-Lazare mill in France.

With the help of an expert specialized in the installation of thermal power plants for the paper industry, starting this fall...

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2018-06-18 12:01 | Wood pellet exports from the U.S.  are up 10.7% in Jan-Apr Wood pellet exports from the U.S. reached 1.74 million tonnes through April, up 10.7% from the first four months of 2017, according to USDA data. The average export price gained 5.2% to $140 per tonne.

The wood pellet exports to UK increased 7.8% to 1.30 million tonnes, and average price up 5.5% to $144...

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2018-06-18 11:41 |

China’s log imports in 2017 totaled 55.43 million cubic metres valued at US$9.927 billion, a year on year increase of 14% in volume and 23% in value. The average price for imported logs was US$179 per cubic metre, a year on year increase of 8%.

Of total log imports, 2017 softwood log imports rose 13% to 38.38 million cubic metres, accounting for 69% of the national total, a 1% decline on 2016 levels. The average price for imported softwood logs in 2017 was US$134 per cubic metre, up...

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2018-06-18 11:14 | Forestry services firm PF Olsen Ltd has announced a replacement CEO for Peter Clark when he steps down at the end of September this year.

Te Kapunga Dewes will join PF Olsen Ltd, the Rotorua headquartered company as CEO. Mr Dewes has a strong background in forestry and wood processing and for 7 years was the NZ General Manager for Contract Resources, a substantial firm servicing the energy sector. He has a degree in Forestry from Canterbury University, and an MBA with distinction from...

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2018-06-18 00:00 |

2018 Call for concept notes: the FAO-EU FLEGT Programme is now accepting concept notes from government institutions, civil society and private sector organizations in countries engaged in VPAs with the EU.


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