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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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2020-04-15 17:22 |

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Carrier Group of Companies have made decision to temporarily suspend operations at its Tabor Planer in Prince George, and the entire operation in Big River, Saskatchewan.

Tabor Sawmill will continue operations, as will Carrier Manufacturing and the Bar K Ranch. Shipping will continue at both the Tabor and Big River Mills


Photo: Big River Mill / Carrier Group

The post...

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2020-04-15 15:49 |

Covid-19: Supporting essential services by continuing essential activity across the forestry sector.

(Also see: www.teururakau.govt.nz)

Wood processing, sawmilling, forest harvesting and forestry management are NOT essential services. However, MPI is working on a phased restart of some businesses to ensure essential service supply is...

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2020-04-15 14:41 | Strict limits as some wood processing resumes – Some wood processors will be cleared to resume limited operations this week in order to ensure supplies of key products during the current lockdown or to avoid costly damage to plant.

The Ministry for Primary Industries’ forestry arm – Te Uru Rakau – will oversee a phased increase in activity by sawmills that...

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2020-04-15 13:36 |

Tumut – Salvage operations in softwood plantations impacted by this season’s fires are well underway, with local crews working at a significantly higher rate of production than normal, planting programs ramping up to restock plantations and preparations underway for some export operations.

Forestry Corporation of NSW’s Regional Manager Dean Anderson said Forestry Corporation is placing all the burnt wood it possibly can with local customers to allow as much...

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2020-04-14 19:16 |

New Zealand foresters are saying that log supply to domestic and export markets is inextricably linked and can’t be separated, as Forests Minister Shane Jones now seems to be advocating. Forest Owners Association President Phil Taylor says a harvest of just about any forest will produce higher grade logs for domestic construction, some logs for export and some lower value wood which is only suitable for domestic chipping.


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2020-04-14 19:01 |

A good news story – and they’re rare as hen’s teeth right now. Whanganui father says he is rapt to be spending so much time at home with his kids, after years of working 80-hour weeks. The lockdown has seen logging company owner Harley Pomeroy trade his 3am wake-up and trudge into the dark forest for a “sleep in” and cuddles with his three young daughters.

“I have been in the bush for 23 years and I work between 70-90 hours a week and to...

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2020-04-14 18:16 |

NZ forest industry organisations are planning how to get back to work when restrictions on non-essential work are lifted for the industry. Organisations, representing forest growers, transport, processing and contractors have set up a working group to develop risk assessment protocols in readiness for start-up of the industry sector.

The National Safety Director of the Forest Industry Safety Council...

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2020-04-14 15:55 |

DSE M-Series encompass displays, controllers and slave products that can be used together or independently to provide a range of flexible control solutions, allowing OEMs to meet the varying demands of Forestry equipment.

The DSE M8xx Displays provide programmable display solutions for controlling off highway vehicles and equipment, through a robust, optically bonded, colour screen and button fascia.  A full range of displays with...

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2020-04-14 12:25 |

Edmonton, April 7, 2020, the Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) expressed its appreciation for the Government of Alberta’s decision to defer timber dues payments for up to six months.

The decision comes in light of the intense hardship that COVID-19 has placed on forestry companies. Those who produce building products like lumber, plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), laminated veneer lumber (LVL), and medium density fibreboard (MDF) have...

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2020-04-09 16:16 |

First and foremost, we at Trä & Teknik want to send out our warmest thoughts to everyone who in different ways is affected and affected by the current situation in Sweden and the world as a result of covid-19.

The corona virus has affected us all in some way and many of us are currently facing their greatest trials ever, in both private and working life. In times of crisis, you need to change your...

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2020-04-08 14:46 |

In recent weeks, Renholmen AB made three major business agreements with a total order value of around SEK 135 million. Timber handling equipment will be delivered to sawmills in Finland, Sweden and Norway.

“It’s great that we’ve gained this trust from both new and old customers. The deals are a good acknowledgment that we have products and a well-functioning organization that meet the markets high demands”, says Per Jonsson, CEO of Renholmen AB.


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2020-04-07 16:44 |

The new wheel loader models feature a redesigned Z-Bar linkage which provides improved visibility to the front attachment.

John Deere expands the L-Series Wheel Loader lineup with four new utility models, the 444L, 644L, 644L Hybrid and 724L. The new wheel loaders incorporate several customer-driven...

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2020-04-07 15:07 |

John Deere has expanded availability of SmartGrade, its proprietary grade control technology, into the 333G compact track loader.

The implementation of SmartGrade is the first time a fully integrated grade control technology will be available on a compact machine.

“Already, the 333 has a really good reputation in the market,” said Gregg Zupancic, product marketing manager for skid steers and compact track loaders at ...

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2020-04-07 12:59 |

Rottne Industri AB is entering its 65th year as one of the world’s leading forestry machinery manufacturers.

Never before in the history of the company have so many forestry machines been delivered as in 2019.

And the stage is now set for continued growth.

All signs are positive for Swedish Rottne. The blue forwarders and harvesters are growing in popularity and the company...

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2020-04-03 15:53 |

Ponsse launches a new debarking PONSSE H8HD Euca harvester head for eucalyptus sites. The new powerful harvester head has been designed as a response to our customers’ needs, and it further strengthens Ponsse’s strategy to be the leading global manufacturer of harvester heads.

-The new harvester head has been designed for the PONSSE Bear harvester, but especially it is ideal solution for track-based machines. PONSSE H8HD Euca is an effective tool in forests where...

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2020-04-03 14:02 |

From January this year, wood processing company Juodeliai UAB started with a new website: www.juodeliaiperka.lt , which is focused only on buying logs.

The purpose of creating a new website is to avoid lumber dealers and have direct access to every forest owner. By avoiding the brokerage fee, they can offer forest owners a better purchase price. Juodeliai UAB prices are public and accessible 24/7. ...

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2020-04-03 13:07 |

Despite all disturbances caused by COVID-19 worldwide, the wood processing company UAB Juodeliai continues its operations without significant interruptions.

The majority of administration staff has been working remotely since mid-March; however, three of its production units continue operating and the entire team consistently works.

UAB Juodeliai has implemented a number of procedures in order to minimize the...

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2020-04-02 17:37 |

Western Forest Products Inc. (“Western”) announced that effective March 23, 2020 it will curtail its manufacturing facilities currently operating in British Columbia, Canada, due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on operating conditions. The planned curtailment is scheduled for up to one-week.

During this period the company will re-evaluate business and operating conditions to determine when these manufacturing operations will resume. Packaging and...

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2020-04-02 17:13 | In response to recent changes in customer sentiment and order flow, Weyerhaeuser Company is dynamically adjusting operating capacity at certain of its manufacturing facilities.

For the month of April, the company expects to reduce operating capacity by approximately 20% for lumber, 15% for oriented strand board, and 15% to 25% for engineered wood products through a combination of temporary mill...

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2020-04-02 13:10 |

The Belarussian wood processing industry will become more competitive following the construction of a new timber sawmill in south Belarus being supported by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). A new privately-owned sawmill will be constructed by Kaamos Timber on a brownfield site near one of the country’s oldest towns ...