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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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2017-03-16 11:18 | Mar 16, 2017 --This stock exchange release may not be published or distributed, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in or into Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa, Japan or any other country where such publication or distribution would violate applicable laws or rules or would require additional documents to be completed or registered or require any measure to be undertaken, in addition to the requirements under Finnish law. For further information, see “Important notice” below...

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2017-03-16 10:22 | When humans move more around the globe, other organisms move with them. Some of the organisms are pathogenes which in this way get far out of their historical distribution range. As a consequence, biological invasions have increased both in rate … Continue reading →

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2017-03-16 09:46 | The country that fares worst in the estimate is Russia: according to Greenpeace, it is responsible for half of the […]

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2017-03-16 00:57 | When you get timber design right, working with different professions, it’s like beautiful music says UK architect Andrew Waugh. Source: The Fifth Estate But timber buildings are also like a tsunami – the UK has 500 already and his firm is “run off its feet” with demand. Designing with timber means learning to move away from a concrete and steel dominated model, according to UK architect Andrew Waugh, in Australia as part of a tour for Wood Solutions and as a speaker at Green Cities. Tackling...

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2017-03-16 00:57 | A decision to cut down swaths of a Canadian forestry company’s claims against Greenpeace has survived an attempted legal challenge before Ontario’s top court. Source: The Financial Post That means a Can$7 million lawsuit by Resolute Forest Products against the environmental group will now proceed on a narrower but still substantive tract. In the latest development in the bitter legal fight, the Ontario Court of Appeal declined to hear Resolute’s challenge of a Divisional Court ruling from last...

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2017-03-16 00:55 | Two thousand eucalyptus seedlings grown at Forestry Corporation of NSW’s Grafton production nursery have been donated to Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, where they will help to expand a new feed tree plantation established to supply leaves to feed the koalas in care. Source: Macquarie Port News Forestry Corporation’s Senior Ecologist Chris Slade said the seedlings were donated from a crop of more than 600,000 seedlings currently being dispatched to re-establish timber plantations in the north of...

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2017-03-16 00:48 | Otago-based ForestPlus Oils has received accolades at the New Zealand Wood Resene Timber Design Awards for its essential oil distilled from Douglas fir trees. Source: Otago Daily Times The company was the winner of the Scion-sponsored novel application of (wood) fibre category at the awards, held in Auckland. Since July 2015, it has removed and processed more than 1.3 million kg of biomass from road edges and wildings. The tree material would otherwise be considered a waste product. Vacuum...

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2017-03-16 00:47 | Lawmakers have called for a ban on the “mining” of an ancient New Zealand timber resource after a government report showed that half of it might have already disappeared. Source: Xinhuanet The report showed that an estimated 30% to 50% of swamp kauri logs – massive logs of New Zealand’s native kauri hardwood that have been preserved in peat land for thousands of years – have been removed from the ground. It was one of three reports on swamp kauri, which is found in...

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2017-03-16 00:46 | The forestry operation that Tiwi Islanders have hoped for six decades would lift their communities out of poverty has denied it is about to collapse because it is unable to repay its debts. Source: ABC News Tiwi families on the islands, 70 kilometres north of Darwin, have supported the Tiwi Plantations Corporation (TPC) with millions of dollars in loans since November 2009 when it took over the project. The Northern Territory Government, which is a secured creditor of the corporation, said it...

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2017-03-16 00:46 | Forestry Tasmania has announced about 230 regeneration burns are planned in harvested coupes this autumn. Source: The Mercury The state-owned forest manager said it would “soon begin” its annual planned burns program. In addition to the 230 regeneration burns, which range in size from a couple of hectares to 100 hectares, Forestry Tasmania said it would be involved in fuel-reduction burns. The regeneration burns are aimed at regenerating forest after harvest and will take place in areas across...

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2017-03-16 00:45 | Underwater drilling has been halted off Kangaroo Island, prompting a dispute involving two government departments and the country’s largest abalone farm over whether the appropriate approvals had been given to the company carrying out the activity. Sources: ABC News, Timberbiz Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers was issued with a stop-work order from South Australia’s Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) over its drilling activities in Smith Bay. The department...

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2017-03-16 00:43 | Tasmania’s Resources Minister says the Liberals’ forestry legislation is squarely focused on the public interest, following the rejection of the plan by the peak body for the forest industry. Source: The Mercury The Forest Industries Association of Tasmania says it cannot support the Government’s legislation to “unlock” 356,000 hectares of forests that had been set aside for future reserves under the former Tasmanian Forest Agreement. Association chief executive Terry Edwards said he had...

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2017-03-16 00:42 | Workers from the Heyfield sawmill in Gippsland gathered in Melbourne, arguing their industry is sustainable and urging the Victorian Government to increase the amount of timber supplied. Source: ABC News The sawmill is facing closure as negotiations for timber supplies have stalled between the Government and the mill’s owner, Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH). More than 100 workers came together outside the offices of the Victorian Government to send a message to Victorian Premier...

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2017-03-15 14:19 | A new discussion document – Expansion of the Brazilian Pulp Industry – aims to trigger a debate about the world’s hot spot for planned  increases in pulp and paper industry production. Brazil’s production of pulp for paper is growing faster than any other country’s. This discussion document summarises key data and insights into the environmental […]

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2017-03-15 13:44 | As part of the Conference, held from 23 to 25 February in Vic, forest economist of the CTFC Adriano Raddi, presented the Interreg project BIO4ECO.  Presentation was shared with Nikolay Vasilev, chief expert of the Executive Forest Agency of Bulgaria, and project partner. BIO4ECO priority is to reduce dependency on […]

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2017-03-15 12:05 | Mar 15,2017 --Norske Skog, a global leader in production of newsprint and magazine paper, announces a price increase for all exports from Australia and New Zealand to Asian markets. The increase is necessary to address higher production and shipping costs, which has led to unsustainably low pricing in these markets. The price increase will be in the range of 5-10%, depending on the underlying cost increase applying to the relevant market and customer, and will take effect from 1 April 2017....

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2017-03-15 12:04 | HARTSVILLE, S.C., Mar 14, 2017 -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Peninsula Packaging Company, a leading manufacturer of thermoformed packaging for fresh fruit and vegetables found in the fast-growing perimeter of retail supermarkets.

Sonoco acquired Peninsula Packaging for approximately $230 million from funds managed by Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC and other shareholders....

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Rörvik Timber plans to shut its two sawmills at Boxholm and Myresjöfönster in Sweden. The company had tried unsuccessfully for a long time to find suitable owners for the two mills in south Sweden. It has started closure negotiations with the unions and expects the decision to take effect by the summer 2017, reports TTJ.

 

“For several years the sawmills have recorded heavy losses and the actions taken to improve profitability have not succeeded,” the Rörvik board said.

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2017-03-15 12:03 | ATLANTA, March 14, 2017 - Caraustar Industries, Inc. announced a price increase of 10% on its paper tube and core, header and protective packaging product lines effective with shipments on April 10th. The increase is in response to the additional increases of raw materials and other costs in 2017 to date, including recycled paperboard and adhesives.

About Caraustar Industries: Caraustar Industries, Inc. is an integrated manufacturer of 100% recycled paperboard and converted...

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2017-03-15 11:20 | With the deadline just a few weeks away, we encourage anyone who was not yet applied for the 2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund to send us their proposals for new and innovative projects. The last day for submitting your proposals is 31 March 2017. PEFC members and other non-profit organizations are...

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