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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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2021-02-02 14:50 |

Roadtec products will be available in Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Idaho. Carlson products will be available in Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Peterson products will be available in Oregon, Washington, Montana, Wyoming and central and northern Idaho. Modern Machinery is currently a valued dealer for Astec’s ...

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2021-02-02 13:37 |

Fecon LLC has announced the purchase of the Vermeer forestry mulcher product line and through this arrangement has established a global distribution agreement with the company. This distribution agreement with Vermeer, which will be rolled out on a controlled basis throughout 2021, will provide their...

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2021-01-29 13:38 |

How german scientists track the origin of wood to prevent illegal trade.

Gerald Koch hurries through a narrow corridor and into his testing laboratory. Inside, employees are squinting through microscopes and peering into screens showing cells and vessels. Part of Hamburg’s Thuenen Institute, the boldly named Center of Competence on the Origin of Timber is in an unassuming brick building in the city’s northeast....

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2021-01-28 11:18 |

Produce three-unique products in one-pass.

Vermeer is updating its trommel screen line with the ...

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2021-01-27 15:51 |

Despite global difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was a record year for FAE and the company achieved and exceeded the objectives set at the end of 2019. Such results were achieved thanks to growth in all the key markets where the company operates, from France and the US, but also Australia, Canada, Russia, Italy and Germany, and for all FAE product lines, from heads for tractors, excavators and skid steer loaders to tracked vehicles, evidence of the trust in FAE...

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2021-01-27 15:25 |

One of the most modern saw mills for small diameter logs, Gelo Timber in Wunsiedel, starts its operation after only 11 months of erection time.

A few days before Christmas, General Manager Wolf-Christian Küspert and Project Manager Sergej...

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2021-01-27 14:07 |

Now you can easily turn on the forest machine’s engine heater wherever you are – whether the machine is running or not.

The MaxiFleet engine heater function has been made both easier and better thanks to new, connected technology that makes it possible to interact directly with the forest machine’s computer.

The new technology...

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2021-01-27 13:42 |

When harvesting in rough forests, an operator can face several challenges. For example, trees that need to be cut from two directions, root flares that are too wide for the saw bar or rough limbs that need to be processed several times. The C164 is designed with these conditions in mind.

Komatsu C164 is a brand-new model in the range of C heads and a perfect match for the...

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2021-01-27 11:09 |

Technology significantly increases dozer productivity
Productivity is key to job site success. And just as technology has transformed global business, Komatsu’s intelligent Machine Control (iMC) can help quickly transform construction job sites into highly efficient, highly productive operations. Komatsu’s iMC incorporates a host of advanced, proprietary machine technology, to let contractors take advantage of productivity-enhancing automation and cutting-edge job...

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2021-01-26 14:48 |

A smart choice for contractors who need a versatile solution that still offers excellent range, the PC210LCi-11 is Komatsu’s smallest machine control excavator.

Proprietary intelligent Machine Control 2.0 offers significant productivity gains
Aimed to quickly lessen the skill gap between new and experienced operators, and improve the bottom line for contractors, Komatsu’s intelligent Machine Control (iMC) is part of the company’s suite of Smart...

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2021-01-26 14:13 |

The significance of high-quality training is increasing globally. Ponsse is responding to the need for the development of training by modernising its simulator product range. We are now presenting the new PONSSE Full simulator. It is a full-range training system, and its realistic forest environment and detailed graphics offer an excellent platform for professional training.

In addition to the new PONSSE Full...

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2021-01-26 10:30 |

Nisula Forest Oy and Trisa d.o.o have signed a dealership agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Trisa d.o.o will sell Nisula Forest products, parts and offer services in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina for the products manufactured by Nisula Forest.

“We are very excited about our cooperation with Trisa. With their experience in the forestry sector and...

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2021-01-15 14:58 |

John Deere is launching redesigned jib boom options equipped with a hidden hose extension for forwarders with CF5, CF7 and CF7S booms. The redesigned jib booms bring a clear improvement in usability, durability and serviceability. The new XI-designated hidden hose extensions will be an available option for the 910G, 1010G, 1110G, 1210G and 1510G forwarders during spring 2021.


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2021-01-15 10:57 |

PotlatchDeltic has selected BID Group’s OPER8 ™ as its Industrial IoT (‘IIoT’) Solutions Platform.  OPER8 ™ is the only purpose-built IIoT solution for the Wood Processing Industry. Wrapping around and extending through new and legacy equipment, technologies, and systems, OPER8™ was designed for rapid implementation to provide a “single pane of glass” view into all aspects of operational performance....

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2021-01-15 10:32 |

Debarking – Hekotek continues projects in France, supplying equipment for wood pellets manufacture. One of the recent projects was successfully completed in the summer of 2020, and the next one is planned to be completed next summer.

Hekotek completed its first project in France in 2013 – for the Biosylva SAS plant (Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire) a line for low-quality log debarking and feeding them into a...

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2021-01-14 12:30 |

SCA’s NorrPlant delivered 103.5 million seedlings in 2020, which is over a million more than before.

“We delivered 103.5 million seedlings, which is over a million more than our previous record. It’s great to have succeeded so well, especially considering the coronavirus pandemic. In the spring, we were concerned that we would be forced to discard seedlings due to the coronavirus, but it turns...

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2021-01-13 12:26 |

At the end of 2020, USNR signed a contract with Tschopp Holzindustrie AG in Buttisholz, Switzerland, for a complete new saw line. The sawline will be a fully equipped premium production line that is custom designed to cut a maximum volume of thin boards from each log. The mill, one of Switzerland’s largest, provides the raw material for Tschopp’s production of...

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2021-01-08 14:10 |

The Forestry Commission is inviting prospective applicants to quote for a new scheme which will help UK seed suppliers and tree growers predict supply and demand.

The government manifesto committed to increase tree planting across the UK to 30,000ha of new woodlands each year by 2025. The £640 million Nature for Climate Fund announced in the March 2020 budget will support these ambitions for tree planting in England.

The programme of work...

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2021-01-07 12:42 |

A milestone in forest machine technology, John Deere’s Intelligent Boom Control (IBC), is now available for all John Deere WCTL forest machines. IBC was launched for forwarders in 2013. It was introduced for harvesters in 2017, initially for the 1270G and 1170G models. IBC was available for the biggest harvester model, the 1470G, earlier in 2020, and it...

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2021-01-07 11:27 |

Weston Forest, a leading distributor and remanufacturer of softwood and hardwood lumber and specialty panel products, has announced it has been acquired by the Watermill Group, a strategy-driven private investment firm.

“This is a historic event for everyone at Weston Forest,” said Steve Rhone, President, Weston Forest.
“Our partnership with the Watermill Group will give us the strategic expertise and financial resources we need to help us enter the next...


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