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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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2018-11-27 10:48 | The delivery prices on Swedish sawlog and pulpwood prices rose by 5.5% and 3.4% respectively in the 3Q 2018, compared to the 2Q 2018, reports the Swedish Forest Agency.

The prices are increasing in all of Sweden. The price of sawlog increased the most in the region Central with 8.4%, while prices rose by 7.5% in the region South and by 2.6% in the region North.

The pulpwood prices rose most in the region South by 7.5%, 3...

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2018-11-23 13:26 |

Interfor Corporation (“Interfor”) recorded net earnings in 3Q 2018 of $28.1 million, or $0.40 per share, compared to $63.8 million, or $0.91 per share in 2Q 2018 and $16.8 million, or $0.24 per share in 3Q 2017. Interfor increased 3Q 2018 sales to $570.5 million, compared to $489.2 million in the 3Q 2017.

Adjusted net earnings in 3Q 2018 were $28.2 million or $0.40 per share, compared to $68.9 million, or $0.98 per share in 2Q 2018 and $20 million, or $0.29 per share in 3Q 2017.


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2018-11-23 12:37 |

Western Forest Products Inc. (“Western”) announced that a wholly owned subsidiary of Western has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Columbia Vista Corporation and certain related entities (collectively “Columbia Vista”) located in Vancouver, Washington for consideration of $30.5 million, including working capital of $6.7 million.

Working capital to be acquired is subject to a final determination at closing. Columbia Vista is a lumber manufacturer that focuses...

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2018-11-23 12:07 |

Indexator from Vindeln in Sweden – the world’s largest manufacturer of hydraulic rotators – is expanding their XR compact rotator range with the small and powerful XR 300.

The XR range comprises compact, powerful rotators with heavy-duty bearings. They are designed for extreme applications where rotator function requirements and load capacities are especially high. Optimally designed for both...

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2018-11-22 11:04 |

China Forestry Group NZ (CFGNZ) is once again backing local wood processing with a ground-breaking agreement on harvesting and processing wood from Taranaki’s largest forest.

China Forestry Group NZ and Taranakipine sawmill in New Plymouth have signed a supply agreement that supports long term wood processing in New Plymouth and employment for the 170 workers at Taranakipine. It’s another initiative that demonstrates China...

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2018-11-18 20:33 | Like his earlier comments about California’s forest management, President Trump’s remarks about how Finland prepares for wildfires were somewhat misleading.

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2018-11-16 12:27 |

Nearly 100 companies have contracted fully 80% of the available exhibit space for the 35th Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition – Expo 2019 – to be held June 26-28, 2019 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center.

“Participation in Expo is reaching an early sell-out; most of the larger exhibit spaces are already occupied. Many of the exhibiting...

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2018-11-16 11:44 |

China announced a 25% tariff on US imports, on a value of $16 billion from 23 August. The taxed products include $1.83 billion of wood products and logs.

A large range of wood products are listed in the tariff list, including oak logs, birch logs, OSB, spruce, larch, teak, wooden window frames, shelves, furniture etc.

China is the biggest importer for American wood products. The United States exported 6.14 million m3 logs to China, accounting for 53.9% of US logs, and 3.27 m3...

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2018-11-16 11:11 |

Gough Cat have announced they have an agreement with United States company Weiler Incorporated to distribute its forestry product line in New Zealand.

Founded in 2000, Weiler has a long history of successfully manufacturing equipment distributed through the global Cat dealer network, says Gough Cat Executive General Manager Chris Heaton.

“These products complement the Caterpillar forestry machines that Gough Cat will...

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2018-11-16 10:58 |

Timberlink has announced the appointment of Jason Wilson (photo) to the newly created position of Chief Operations Officer (COO) to support its growth and development strategy. In addition, Duncan Mayes has joined the Timberlink team, taking up the position of EGM Innovation and Emerging Business.

Previously, Jason has been the General Manager of Auswest Timbers, leading a business that has seven manufacturing sites. Prior to that he spent 7 years with Carter Holt Harvey and was...

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2018-11-16 10:40 |

Associated Kiln Driers Softwoods (AKD) has confirmed that it has finalised the purchase of Carter Holt Harvey’s (CHH) New South Wales sawmilling business. The major assets of this business comprise of the Tumut sawmill, Gilmore treatment facility, a 50% interest in the Highland Pine Products (HPP) joint venture in Oberon and a distribution centre in Berkeley Vale.

The Tumut sawmill...

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2018-11-13 11:09 |

Plantation harvests on the rise – According to the eighth national inventory of forest resources, the area of national plantation was 69.33 million hectares accounting for 36% of the forest land area in China. The stocking volume of these plantations was 2.483 billion cubic metres, or 17% of China’s forest standing volume.

Between 2009 and 2013 the average annual harvest volume from China’s plantations was 155 million cubic metres. The harvest volume from plantations...

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2018-11-13 10:59 |

In the 3Q, Acadian Timber Corp. generated net sales of $22.2 million compared to $19.3 million in the prior year period primarily due to a 20% increase in log sales volumes.

Adjusted EBITDA margin increased to 30% from 27% in the prior year period as the benefits of higher log sales volumes and stronger sales of higher and better use (HBU) land in Maine were partially offset by higher operating costs due to longer average haul distances.

Net income for the 3Q totaled $9.7...

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2018-11-09 13:42 |

Komatsu Forest has a new Global After Sales Manager – Bernd Rauser has since the year 2000 been active as Managing Director of Komatsu Forest GmbH. Now new challenges are waiting, that he is eager to face.

Komatsu Forest is in a phase where the company invests in growing within the aftermarket offering. The aim is to continuously improve the business models, and to grow on existing and new markets. Bernd, with his...

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2018-11-09 13:19 |

Jyri Kylä-Kaila (39) has been appointed managing director of Epec Oy, a subsidiary of Ponsse, starting from 1 January 2019. Kylä-Kaila will report to Ponsse Plc’s President and CEO Juho Nummela, and he will be located in Seinäjoki.

Jyri Kylä-Kaila will transfer to his new position from Valmet Automotive where he has worked in various research and development, sales and marketing tasks since 2011. Kylä-Kaila will transfer to Epec Oy from the...

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2018-11-09 12:34 |

Rayonier Inc. reported 3Q 2018 net income of $23.4 million, or $0.18 per share, on revenues of $200.9 million. This compares to net income of $24.7 million, or $0.19 per share, on revenues of $184.4 million in the prior year quarter.

3Q 2018 operating income was $46.4 million versus $39.3 million in the prior year period. 3Q 2018 Adjusted EBITDA was $83.3 million versus $69.3 million in the prior year period.

“Following a very strong first half of the year, we are pleased to...

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2018-11-09 11:29 |

Sappi North America appoints Alexander “Sandy” Taft as director of sustainability. Taft will work cross-functionally within Sappi’s North American operations to drive sustainability strategy and execution. Taft will also work with counterparts in Sappi’s European and South African offices to ensure consistency with global sustainability goals.

Taft joins Sappi from National Grid, a U.K.-headquartered energy delivery company, where he was most recently the...

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2018-11-09 11:01 |

Södra can now offer Guarantees of Origin (GoOs) for its renewable electricity. The GoOs are recognised by the EU, following the certification of Södra’s Mönsterås pulp mill according to EU standards.

“We believe in renewable energy and want to give our customers the opportunity to take advantage of our renewable electricity,” said Henric Dernegård,...

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2018-11-08 12:43 |

Metsä Wood’s new birch plywood mill inaugurated in Pärnu, Estonia. The investment in the birch plywood mill in Pärnu is worth Euro 55 million. Once the mill is operating at full capacity, it will employ around 200 people.

For Metsä Wood, the Pärnu mill is a strategically important investment in birch plywood speciality products. The most important applications for birch plywood include...

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2018-11-08 10:35 |

Resolute Forest Products Inc. reported net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, of $72 million, or $0.77 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $74 million, or $0.82 per share, in the same period in 2017. Sales were $976 million in the quarter, an increase of $118 million from the year-ago period.

Excluding special items, the company reported...


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