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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



--- International Forest Industries ---

2020-07-24 14:50 |

C3’s Portland log marshalling operation has increased throughput by 300% since the deal was completed despite C3 purchasing equipment and commencing operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

C3, one of Australia’s largest forest products logistics providers and part of LINX Cargo Care Group, has secured a multi-million dollar deal to provide log marshalling services in...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2020-07-24 14:34 |

AFM-Forest Ltd. launches the all new AFM 75 processing head model. The new AFM 75 is a tough-built processing head with high feeding power and excellent geometry for the most demanding logging operations worldwide.

With its new HD frame and pins made from SSAB RUUKKI Scandinavian quality steel and nylon bushings it can fit on different tracked base machines.

A wide tilt...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2020-07-23 10:37 |

Effective July 2, the Brandt Group of Companies successfully acquired the assets of Ontario-based Sokkia Canada in a deal with owner Topcon Positioning Systems.

The acquisition, which directly affects the Ontario and Quebec markets, makes Brandt the exclusive dealer for Sokkia optical survey instruments, accessories and parts for the Canadian market.

The news signals Brandt’s entry into...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2020-07-22 14:13 |

Segezha Group, one of the leading Russian wood processing company, intends to build new CLT plant in Arkhangelsk region, said Mikhail Shamolin, president of Segezha, at the meeting with Arkhangelsk governor.

Segezha expects a CLT plant to be operational by 2023 with capacity of 50 thousand m3. Company plans to spend $25.5 million (1.8 billion roubles) on the plant.

The post...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2020-07-22 13:42 |

At this time of year it is usual for softwood lumber prices to be lowering, as end-users would be stocked-up on inventory needs for ongoing building projects, and sawmills would be slowing down as normal seasonal closures and curtailments come into effect, according to Madison’s Lumber Reporter.

However, this year – having largely stopped production during...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2020-07-22 13:08 |

US Softwood Lumber Production Improves in January-February 2020 Compared to One-Year-Ago

For the first two months of 2020 softwood lumber production in the US continued improvements compared to one-year-ago, to increase even more, says the latest issue of the Western Wood Products Association’s monthly ...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2020-07-22 12:16 |

Interforst – The next international leading trade fair for forestry and forest technology will take place from July 20 to 23, 2022 in Munich, Germany. The aim of the event is to bring all representatives of the international forestry sector, including representatives from science and politics, together at a trade fair so that visitors can enjoy a high-level exchange.

Personal meetings with members of...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2020-07-22 11:47 |

Seeding – It is all hands-on deck at the West Manjimup Nursery in Western Australia. Forest Products Commission (FPC) staff and a team of casuals have started dispatching seedlings for the 2020 planting season.

The first load of pine seedlings left the nursery in mid June and was taken to Baudin...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2020-07-22 11:13 |

Combilift is a winner at this year’s IFOY Awards 2020– one of the most prestigious and hotly contested international awards in the materials handling industry which honours the best products and solutions of the year. The company won the Warehouse Truck Lowlifter Category with its innovative Combi-CS pedestrian counterbalance stacker.

The Combi-...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2020-07-22 10:37 |

• It’s estimated more than 50,000 hectares of pine plantation in southern NSW was lost in the Black Summer bushfires
• Tumbarumba’s Hyne Timber mill has lost 40 per cent of its future plantation wood supply
• The timber industry is seeking federal freight subsidies to haul logs from other regions to sustain local mills

When bushfires razed the outskirts of Tumbarumba in southern New South Wales on New Year’s Eve, residents on the forest fringes...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2020-07-21 14:32 |

Smurfit Kappa’s industry-leading new recovery boiler is now operating at its Nettingsdorf Kraftliner mill in Austria.

The unveiling of the state-of-the-art boiler marks an important milestone in Smurfit Kappa’s Future Energy Plant project, which was a €134 million investment to increase the sustainability...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2020-07-21 13:58 |

Smurfit Kappa has unveiled a new, state-of-the-art solar panel system in its Colombian Forestry operation.

The Solar One photovoltaic system, which was developed with renewable energy provider Celsia, will generate 50% of the energy needs of the nursery and the entomology and plant pathology laboratories.

The 168 panels that comprise the system will generate an estimated 78,000 kWh/year reducing CO2 emissions by 29.7 tonnes annually.

The new system...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2020-07-02 10:37 |

Focused on Unlocking Customer Value, Deere Announces New Operating Model

  • Resources will be aligned to deliver a differentiated customer experience through production systems, an intuitive technology stack and lifecycle solutions.
  • The new model is designed to unlock new value for customers and respond more quickly to changing market conditions.
  • Deere will adopt a more disciplined approach to capital...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2020-06-26 12:07 |

It goes without saying the Covid-19 pandemic has been and still is a major challenge to most businesses and employees. Those that stayed in the game did what was necessary to get through the most difficult market since the last recession. Now, many businesses are preparing to transition back their valued employees and implement the changes that will carry them through to full recovery.

But are the employees ready?  Numerous new polices, compliance requirements and new ways of...

--- NYT Logging Industry ---

2020-06-24 20:03 | Environmentalists say illegal logging in the Carpathian Mountains is contributing to flooding. Rising waters forced the partial evacuation of a hospital treating Covid-19 patients.

--- International Forest Industries ---

2020-06-23 13:11 |

The Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs has announced further steps to open up the economy: as of September 1, trade fairs can also be held again in Bavaria. This is the starting signal for the GrindTec 2020.

Augsburg – „The course has been set for the GrindTec 2020,” said Henning and Thilo Könicke, the Managing Directors of the GrindTec organiser AFAG Messen und Ausstellungen. “We will...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2020-06-10 13:35 |

Stora Enso’s drone research used a drone and a multispectral camera to detect insect damages in Finnish forests. The image interpretation application was able to identify trees where spruce bark beetles nestled. The new forest health data can be used for example to plan forest management, timely silvicultural work and harvesting.

The spruce bark beetle, which damages spruces in particular, is estimated to become more common in the northern forests as the...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2020-06-10 13:08 |

PONSSE Manager 1.7  released! PONSSE Manager 1.7 presents forwarder production reporting, a function highly requested by customers, alongside the system’s other top features. As a new feature, PONSSE Manager displays the progress of work areas in a separate graph, showing harvester production and forwarder production relative to the total estimated volume of the work area in question.

Printable load certificate
The PONSSE Manager load certificate...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2020-06-09 16:33 |

Between 2017 and 2019, over 270 million m3 of standing timber in Central Europe was damaged by a combination of factors: primarily, changing climate conditions that featured hotter, drier summers and warmer winters. In combination with frequent windstorms, this created ideal conditions for the spread of spruce bark beetles, especially at lower elevations.

The damage is across many countries, including Poland, Switzerland, Slovakia, Italy and Sweden, but the most...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2020-06-09 15:59 |

Silviculture in New Zealand got a boost with a support subsidy package announced last week from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) which will assist this sector to secure a workforce to meet the 2020 planting season labour requirements.

Border closures as part of the NZ COVID-19 elimination strategy have meant the sector couldn’t rely on seasonal workers from the Pacific Islands, as it has done in in the past. It means there are now jobs in the Silviculture...

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