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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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2019-02-13 14:24 |

Nelson Forests’ acquisition of Manuka Island estate confirmed by Overseas Investment Office – OneFortyOne (OFO) has received confirmation that the Overseas Investment Office has approved Nelson Forests’ acquisition of Manuka Island estate in New Zealand. The completion date for the...

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2019-02-13 12:06 |

Intelligent boom control (IBC) is the unique boom control system developed by John Deere. It’s an intelligent control system with sensors that detect the positioning of the harvester head and algorithms that adjust the boom’s trajectory in one continuous motion. IBC also functions as a platform for the eventual and easy introduction of new features that facilitate the customer’s work.

“IBC brings significant...

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2019-02-13 11:46 |

Finnish agriculture and forest machine manufacturer Sampo-Rosenlew has announced that Jussi Malmi will take over as new CEO of the company from 1st of February.

Jussi recently came from a position as CEO of the forest machine manufacturer Logset but he has also spent many years in Timberjack and JohnDeere among other companies reports Forestry.com.

For those who until now have seen Sampo-Rosenlew more as a...

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2019-02-12 15:05 |

The 14,000th forest machine manufactured in Vieremä was handed over to the customer at Ponsse Jan 30 2019. The completion of the machine that will be delivered to Uruguay also offered the opportunity to celebrate Ponsse’s successful factory extension.

The PONSSE Elephant King machine at the centre of the celebration was manufactured on Ponsse’s new production line, which was introduced last autumn. The last...

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2019-01-31 14:06 |

The Swiss Wood Market Commission (HMK) met on January 16, this year for the first time with representatives from the Swiss Industrial Wood and Wood Energy sector. The Swiss wood market is still under the influence of beetle wood, according to the commission. The Swiss wood industry is still prepared to process beetle wood, but at the same time reports an increasing demand for fresh softwood. Depending on the weather, much additional beetle wood is expected starting this spring. Hardwood is...

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2019-01-31 13:18 |

Sabah Chief Minister Mohd Shafie Apdal has announced that the State Government will undertake large scale reforestation to ensure wood supplies for industries in Sabah.

The aim is to create a resource base that will attract investors especially furniture makers in Peninsular Malaysia. Plans are being drawn up for planting a mixture of valuable hardwoods such as red seraya, meranti as well as fast growing...

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2019-01-31 12:52 |

In 2018, Logset Oy’s turnover grew to a record level of 40.128 million euros (2017: 30.922 million euros) and the operating profit to 1,671 million euros (2017: 0,935 million euros).

During the past year, the demand for Logset products remained high in Europe. The strongest growth, however, came from the Russian and South American markets. The demand for harvester heads exceeded all expectations, and the interest towards the...

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2019-01-31 12:36 |

In 2018, the Finnish forest industry enterprises procured 51.4 million m3 of roundwood from non-industrial private forests. The roundwood trade volumes increased by a fifth compared with 2017. Standing timber sales volume came up to 44.7 million m3 (+23% over the previous year), reports Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke).

Roundwood trade was also very active in December 2018, when the Finnish forest industry enterprises...

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2019-01-31 12:26 |

In January, the consumer prices for wood pellets of quality ENplus A1 in Austria rose relatively sharply. The average price for pellets (delivery quantity 6t) is currently 24.90 cents / kg. This is 1.6% more than in December and 3.3% more than in January 2018.

The highest pellet prices were reported as usual in western Austria, where the average price is 26.77 C / kg . The cheapest are pellets in the north...

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2019-01-31 12:03 |

After more than three years of work supported by the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) Peru’s National Forestry and Wildlife Service (SERFOR) was handed DataBOSQUE software which will facilitate reliable timber tracking. DataBOSQUE was developed in close cooperation with the private sector and public forestry institutions at the national and...

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2019-01-31 11:34 |

Wood products company Setra is reporting an operating profit of SEK 310 million ($34.4 million) for 2018. This figure includes non-recurring items of SEK -45 million ($34.4 million). Net sales totalled SEK 4,480 million ($498 million).

“We’re reporting an operating profit, adjusted for non-recurring items, of SEK 355 million ($39.4 million) for 2018, which is an improvement of SEK 176 million ($19.6 million) on the previous year.

The favourable market conditions of 2017...

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2019-01-31 11:19 |

Södra is adjusting the purchase price for spruce and pine logs as well as fuel wood.

“We are seeing a slowdown in the economy at the same time as wood supplies are high and forestry activity is intense. As a result, the market price of saw logs is declining,” the company said.

“Our operating environment is more unsettled, and we are entering a situation marked by greater uncertainty in the markets,” said Olof Hansson,...

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2019-01-31 10:54 |

Jussi Malmi, the Managing Director of Logset Oy, will start working for another employer from February 1st, 2019. Logset has already started looking for a new Managing Director.

Logset Oy is a Finnish forest machine manufacturer located in Koivulahti, near Vaasa. The company was established in 1992 and today it has approximately 70 employees.

The post...

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2019-01-25 14:54 |

The Oregon Department of Forestry announced the selection of Lena Tucker as the next Deputy State Forester. Tucker follows Nancy Hirsch, who retired from the position in December. Under the department’s current structure, the Deputy State Forester serves as the Deputy Director for Operations, overseeing the agency’s operating programs in Fire Protection, Private Forests, and State Forests.

“I am very excited to...

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2019-01-25 14:36 | The notified area of final felling in Sweden continued to rise in December, with an increase by 16% compared to the same month last year. In the region Central Sweden, the December figures were the highest in over 10 years, according to the latest monthly statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency.

The total area of notified area of final felling in the whole country amounted to 23, 360 hectares. In the region North of Sweden...

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2019-01-25 13:07 |

Roseburg Forest Products recently announced that Mike Reardon has been named Director of Industrial Products Manufacturing, effective Jan. 1, 2019. In his new role, Reardon will oversee the entirety of Roseburg’s Industrial Products manufacturing structure. This is the third promotion for Reardon since he rejoined Roseburg in January 2017 as Plant Manager for the...

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2019-01-25 12:34 |

Roseburg Forest Products is pleased to announce that Jake Elston will join the company as Senior Vice President of Operations on Feb. 18, 2019. In his new role, Elston will be responsible for all Roseburg manufacturing operations, including both industrial and structural products.

Elston has an established and respected reputation in the wood products industry, with 23 years of experience in manufacturing and operations. He began...

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2019-01-25 12:18 |

Last week we covered Friday Offcuts story on the shortage of workers for planting trees. (see www.fridayoffcuts.com). It went like this: Pay rates of $400 a day are not enough to attract workers to plant trees, potentially putting a brake on the Government’s one billion trees by 2028 campaign. Forest nurseries have doubled plantings to 100 million tree seedings in response to Government incentives, but finding staff is the...

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2019-01-24 15:09 | VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a new technique based on gasification, which offers a sustainable way to turn forest industry byproducts, such as bark, sawdust and forestry waste, into transport fuels and chemicals. The new technique reduces carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 90% compared to fossil fuels.

The new approach uses gasification to turn biomass into intermediate products – liquid...

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2019-01-24 14:54 |

China’s forestry sector output reached 7.33 trillion yuan (about 1.1 trillion U.S. dollars) in 2018, 2.88 percent up from than in 2017, according to the National Forestry and Grassland Administration.

The growth came amid the country’s ongoing drive for environmentally-friendly development, as the government banned grazing on degraded...


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