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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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2020-12-01 13:17 |

Log trains are running again on the Wairoa-Napier line from this weekend. Services were suspended earlier this year as a result of COVID-19’s impact on the forestry industry. KiwiRail Chief Operating Officer Todd Moyle said the first train ran last weekend.

He said, “We’re pleased to get the...

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2020-12-01 11:09 |

Timo Savornin has been appointed as Sales Director at Nisula Forest Oy on November 1st, 2020. Timo has strong practical knowledge of mechanical timber harvesting and years of experience in international trade. “The ongoing expansion of the factory as well as upcoming products will open new market areas and possibilities in the near future. Timo is the best person to export high-quality Nisula products to new market areas,...

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2020-11-24 14:37 |

Scottish timber initiative – Pilot project could result in more mainstream use of UK-grown wood in construction and the country’s first engineered timber manufacturing plant.

Greater use of home-grown timber in UK construction is taking a significant step forward through a new demonstrator project, which could lead to a major boost for Scotland’s economy and the industry’s environmental impact.

A consortium of partners – comprising...

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2020-11-24 13:25 |

· Complementary OSB business expands product and geographic diversity

· Greater scale and customer relevance unlocks and de-risks growth opportunities

· West Fraser and Norbord shareholders to benefit from a stronger value creation platform

·  Joint investment community conference call today at 7:00 a.m. PT / 10:00 a.m. ET

West Fraser Timber...

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2020-11-20 11:11 |

James Jones & Sons commences GBP 3 million extension to Stevens Croft site in UK. A four acre extension to Lockerbie mill 1 log yard is well underway, with phase one of the project on schedule to be completed by Christmas.

The northern extension will provide a larger storage area for unsorted and sorted logs, increasing the range and flexibility with which the logs can be cut...

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2020-11-19 12:44 |

The corona pandemic affects the whole society and our ambition has always been to take responsibility and create security in this difficult time. I feel proud that we have taken many initiatives to support and secure everyday life for all our employees, entrepreneurs and customers, says Hannele Arvonen, CEO of Sveaskog.

Sveaskog is Sweden’s largest forest owner with just over 800 employees, 300...

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2020-11-19 12:23 |

Sveaskog’s 3Q 2020 net sales decreased by 16% to SEK 1,307 million, compared to SEK 1,547 million. Prices of wood raw materials were down by 9% on average while total delivery volumes declined 7%. High stock levels with customers in the pulp and paper industry combined with shutdowns of maintenance have restricted deliveries during the quarter.

3Q 2020 operating profit decreased by 55% to...

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2020-11-18 15:04 |

Waratah Forestry Equipment has announced the addition of a mapping technology option to its TimberRiteTM H-16 control system. The all-new mapping feature provides customers with a new jobsite perspective to increase operational productivity and precision.

“The new mapping technology option on the TimberRite H-16 benefits our customers’ bottom line,” said Brent Fisher, product marketing manager for Waratah. “TimberRite H-16 is already the ultimate measuring and...

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2020-11-18 13:55 |

Ponsse is introducing firefighting equipment to be installed in the load spaces of forwarders for ...

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2020-11-18 13:26 |

Miika Soininen (38), student of technology, has been appointed ...

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2020-11-18 12:51 |

John Deere expands the capabilities of its popular  Grade Pro (GP)-Series of motor graders with new technology, including two industry-exclusive features, Blade Stow and Auto-Gain for Cross Slope. The new features, which also include Machine Damage Avoidance, deliver higher productivity, increased uptime and lower daily operating costs during operation.

“Our customers challenge us to find new...

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2020-11-17 10:59 |

The BSW Group has acquired Dick Brothers Forestry Ltd, the UK’s largest timber harvesting company.

Established over 25 years ago and headquartered in the Scottish Borders, the business boasts state-of-the-art forestry equipment and market leading capabilities to harvest some of the largest and most complex forests in the UK.


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2020-11-13 12:31 |

WSM’s Bale Processing System is an automated, high-volume processing system for baled agricultural residuals, delivering process ready feedstock for large scale bio-fuel, bio-refining, bio-power, and animal feed operations. A single line system consists of five integrated processing modules to process 40-50 bales per hour. Multiple lines can be installed additional capacity.

Bulk Receiving, Singulating, Orientation, and Inspection are the first stage of this...

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2020-11-13 12:00 |

Kuala Lumpur, 12 November 2020 – The Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) was awarded the Certificate of Appreciation from the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Scheme (PEFC) for the greatest increase in PEFC-certified forest area at the virtual PEFC Awards Ceremony yesterday. MTCC is the National Governing Body that implements the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS) endorsed by PEFC since...

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2020-11-11 14:38 |

Tigercat has released a new RemoteLog® portal with several enhancements.

New diagnostics dashboard
Mobile users may now easily review machine fault codes grouped in cards and colour coded by severity. Office personnel may view fault codes in an easy to sort and filter list. A single click brings up technical information for any fault code. The easily accessible engine...

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2020-11-11 14:11 |

A purpose-built logger, the Tigercat 865 will offer many advantages over excavator conversions, including better service access, stronger swing torque and superior operator visibility. The Tigercat FPT N67 engine delivers 165 kW (221 hp) at 1,900 rpm.

The 865 logger can be configured as a loader with boom options for various grapple types, or as a high capacity...

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2020-11-11 13:19 |

INVL Asset Management, one of the largest asset management companies in the Baltics, has established the INVL Sustainable Timberland and Farmland Fund II (STAFF II). An initial offering of the fund raised EUR 32.45 million from private investors. The target size is EUR 100 million. The fund will invest in sustainably managed forests and agricultural land in the Baltic Sea region and Central and Eastern Europe.

The new INVL fund is registered in Luxembourg and is...

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2020-11-11 12:37 |

Through the agreement, ITOCHU KENZAI Corporation will distribute and resell Timbeter’s solutions in Japan 

ITOCHU KENZAI Corporation, the first trading company in Japan focusing on construction materials, and Timbeter, an Estonian technology company that has developed digital workflow management solutions for the timber industry, have entered into a...

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2020-11-11 12:05 |

Opticom Technologies is pleased to announce the release of its new 3MP CC04 Series IP camera. (CC04-IP3MV) The new version offers both H.264 and H.265 video compression algorithms. H.265 compression reduces bitrates by approximately 50% which significantly cuts bandwidth and storage usage.

The 3MP CC04 delivers real time triple streaming that can be independently controlled in terms of resolution, bitrate and compression. Environmentally the camera is rated IP67...

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2020-11-11 11:40 |

IWT-Moldrup, a 3rd generation company for designing and supplying processes and equipment for industrial impregnation of wood, including CCA, creosote, Copper-Organics as well as industrial wood modification, will now be supplying the worldwide first dedicated Cu-Nap plant as the environmentally friendly but effective future alternative to CCA and creosote.

Copper naphthenate (CuNap), has been used for many years in the United States and represents a well tested and well-...