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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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2017-10-17 16:59 | Land stakeholders have stepped up resource mobilization efforts to strengthen land rights and tenure governance globally, through the launch of the International Land and Forest Tenure Facility (the Tenure Facility) and preparations for the 'Land 2030 Global Initiative'. Six pilot projects of the Tenure Facility nurtured innovative multi-stakeholder partnerships in six countries and supported indigenous and community land rights initiatives in an estimated two million hectares of forest. A...

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2017-10-17 15:40 | IUFRO All-Division 7 Meeting at the 125th Anniversary Congress An Interview with Division 7 Coordinator Eckehard Brockerhoff of Scion (New Zealand Forest Research Institute) PDF for download ——– The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists, which promotes global cooperation in forest-related research and enhances the […]

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2017-10-17 14:16 |

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has secured an order for close to 40 LOGLIFT F96ST forestry cranes from Russia. The customer is ULK, a group of Russian companies specialised in logging, deep wood processing and disposal of waste lumber. The value of the order exceeds EUR 1 million and it has been booked into Cargotec’s third-quarter order intake.

“We will build a new wood processing plant next to the...

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2017-10-17 14:03 |

Since it’s beginning in 1980, Log Max has grown to be highly regarded and much sought-after manufacturer of harvesting heads and control system.

Today the company is one of the world’s largest manufacturer in the segment. With an extended range of products, high service, and quality benefits, Log Max products bring the best in advanced technology and reliability.

After the success of the T-series, featuring the Log Max 3000T and 4000T...

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2017-10-17 13:54 |

At Ecomondo, the international trade fair for material and energy recovery (7 to 10 November in Rimini), Vecoplan AG will be presenting its VEZ 2500 T high-performance shredder and other products. The machines in this series are used for deriving fuels from production waste, sorting waste, packaging material, domestic waste and industrial waste. The fuels can then be used as an energy source in cement works and power plants.

Vecoplan will be displaying a selection of its powerful...

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2017-10-17 13:46 |

New Zealand’s commercial drone manufacturers are successfully finding niche markets as the potential for the unmanned flying machines takes off.

While unable to compete on price with large Chinese drone makers, several Kiwi companies are finding specialised uses for drones, which are already saving business time and money.

Currently, 70 per cent of commercial drones are used for aerial photography, 8 per cent for power line inspection and 2 per cent for agricultural work...

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2017-10-17 13:18 | Oct 17,2017---International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the TM6 tissue machine delivered to Guizhou Chitianhua Paper Industry Co., Ltd. (Taison Group), Guizhou Province, China. The new PrimeLineST tissue machine, with a design speed of 2,000 m/min and a paper width of 5.6 meters, will produce high-quality facial wipes and toilet paper, as well as paper tissues based on bamboo furnish.

This delivery follows the supply of TM5, which was started up...

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2017-10-17 13:17 | HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 16, 2017 -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a $.39 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend will be paid on December 8, 2017, to shareholders of record as of November 10, 2017.

According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 370th consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid dividends to shareholders.

Over the past three years, Sonoco has increased...

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2017-10-17 06:16 |

Treesource.org is hosting a forum in Missoula, Montana at the University of Montana in cooperation with the UM President’s Office and the University of Montana Retirees Association.

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2017-10-17 05:58 |

Forest Products Week highlights and recognizes the forest products businesses and organizations that keep this manufacturing sector of Wisconsin healthy.

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2017-10-17 05:38 |

Professors provide fire-conscious landscaping methods.

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2017-10-17 05:34 |

Thinning of forests in central Oregon, where towns and subdivisions sit in a green ocean of Ponderosa and lodgepole pines, has saved homes amid one of the most devastating wildfire seasons in the American West.

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2017-10-17 04:53 |

An interview with Stéphane Alzaix, ornamental bamboo grower at Newfi Bamboo How did you first get in touch with bamboo? “My grandmother’s home was inhabited by the Phyllostachys viridiglaucescens and its shoots grew so much overnight that its shade threatened the growth of other plants. I found it very surprising that the shoots grew so […]

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2017-10-17 03:00 |

Inside the lives of migrant workers from Nepal

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2017-10-17 01:07 | While we were busy with activities this past year including workshops, tree talks and more, we fell silent on our blog. We would like to change that and are seeking your input to shape the future of this resource. Posts planned for the next few weeks include an update on the work the OUFC has […]

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2017-10-16 19:36 | We are happy to report that the weekly GLAD deforestation alerts from the University of Maryland are back online for the Amazon, Central Africa and insular southeast Asia. They’re available for the following countries: Amazon Central Africa Southeast Asia Brazil Burundi Brunei Peru Cameroon Indonesia Central African Republic Malaysia Democratic Republic of the Congo Papua […]

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2017-10-16 18:36 | The Government of the Arkhangelsk region announced that it has postponed the establishment of the protected area in Dvinsky forest at least until the end of 2018, and acknowledged that it would not be possible to establish the protected area within optimal borders according to the regional Forest Plan with the size of 489,000 ha. This statement was published on the official website of the regional Government with reference to Konstantin Doronin (the Minister of natural resources and forest...

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2017-10-16 17:47 |

Building on a successful first phase, the Gender Research Fellowship Programme is back for round two.This unique programme has been designed to strengthen the capacity of researchers and partners working within the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees...

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2017-10-16 11:51 | IUFRO All-Division 3 Meeting at the 125th Anniversary Congress An Interview with Division 3 Coordinator Woodam Chung, Oregon State University, USA PDF for download —– The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists, which promotes global cooperation in forest-related research and enhances the understanding of the […]

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2017-10-16 11:09 |

Grown in Britain has launched a series of ‘Old Chestnuts’: electronic postcards intended to demonstrate that British-grown timber is a modern material. They are also intended to dispel old myths on issues such as quality and availability, which have long been outpaced by investment in production at UK mills. Launched on the campaign’s Twitter feed […]

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