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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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2017-10-12 21:46 |

Program Summary

The objective of this activity is to inform policies and implementation of local stakeholder involvement on sustainable forest management (SFM) of coastal forests and mobilize the financing for coastal forests and tracking financing on SFM in Vietnam. The activity will involve bringing expertise on a few key areas to inform the government’s efforts to improve the use of forest assets for resilient growth.


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2017-10-12 20:09 |

Forest ecosystem services are critical to building climate resilience in the Philippines. With two-thirds of the poor living in rural areas and relying heavily on natural resources for their livelihoods and subsistence, healthy forests are a natural, lowcost adaptation strategy against the impacts of climate change and a vital asset to income and wealth generation. This study sheds new light on two important aspects of climate change and forest ecosystems.

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2017-10-12 18:18 |

The new forest science complex going up at Oregon State University will have a unique twist in its design; it will showcase technology largely developed by the school's researchers. The former Peavy Hall was razed to pave way for the new forestry center, which will be largely constructed using...(more)

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2017-10-12 17:00 | ITTO has long encouraged sustainable community forest management as a core part of its work. A good example of its support features in a new video in Portuguese, “Community forest management: a sustainable alternative for the Mau?s State Forest”, produced by ITTO project PD 454/07 Rev.3 (F). The project is helping 19 local communities in the Mau?s State Forest in the Brazilian Amazon to implement good forest management by strengthening community organization, building capacity in the...

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2017-10-12 13:09 |

The European pulp and paper industry is the biggest single industrial user and producer of renewable energy in the EU today. 54% of the industry’s total primary annual energy consumption is biomass based. And we have the potential to do even more in the future. We have the
experience, technology and supply chain to play a big part in the bio-economy and that in a resource efficient manner.


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2017-10-12 12:50 | Oct 11,2017---In order to intensify the sales of Folding Boxboards, Kotkamills Oy will change the organizational structure of the Consumer Boards business temporarily. Member of the Board of Kotkamills Oy, Mr. Niilo Pöyhönen, has been appointed Senior Vice President, Consumer Boards, being responsible for the Consumer Boards business, effective from October 10th, 2017. Mr. Pöyhönen reports to CEO of Kotkamills Oy, Mr. Markku Hämäläinen.

Mr. Kimmo Kohvakka, Director, Consumer...

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2017-10-12 12:49 | MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 11, 2017 -- International Paper Company (NYSE: IP) announced the election of Jacqueline C. Hinman and Clinton A. Lewis, Jr. to its Board of Directors effective November 4, 2017.

Ms. Hinman, age 56, currently serves as chairman, president and chief executive officer of CH2M HILL Companies, Ltd., a Fortune 500 engineering and consulting firm focused on delivering infrastructure, energy, environmental and industrial solutions for clients and communities...

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2017-10-12 10:52 |

The New Zealand forestry industry is facing a frightening amount of work in the next few years, as it struggles to attract staff, a forestry management company says. PF Olsen business development manager Scott Downs said the shortage was the biggest challenge faced by the industry and unlikely to improve in the near future reports Radionz NZ.

The amount of forest available for harvest is rapidly increasing as the surge of plantings in the 1990s are now maturing. The volume harvested...

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2017-10-12 10:51 |

With high operational reliability and flexible application possibilities, conveyor belts are indispensable for the transport of bulk goods in industry today. Transportation lines and material streams are important aspects of every production plant. They need to be cost-effective, efficient and above all reliable in continuous operation. A true all-rounder in transport systems for bulk materials is the VecoBelt pipe conveyor from Vecoplan.


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2017-10-12 10:51 |

The significance of Siempelkamp’s expertise in the wood-based materials industry was again affirmed by a new order from Asia.The Chinese company Nanning Shuixin Ketien (SciSky) ordered a particleboard line to become established in a new area of wood-based materials.

The order for the particleboard plant includes the forming and press line with a 9th generation 8’ x 30.5m ContiRoll® press. The machinery...

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2017-10-12 10:48 |

The U.S.company Roseburg Forest Products operates a Dieffenbacher particleboard plant in Simsboro, Louisiana,that has been running for the past 15 years. Roseburg has now contracted with Dieffenbacher to supply the microwave preheating system, continuous press and stacking system for its new LVL plant in Chester, South Carolina.

With a daily output of 800 m³, the more-than-65-m long CPS will be the world’s largest continuous LVL press as measured...

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2017-10-12 10:47 |

Roseburg Resources Co. has acquired approximately 158,000 acres of investment-grade timberland in the southeastern United States from Forest Investment Associates (FIA), a timberland investment management organization.

The timberland is located around Roanoke Rapids, largely within the coastal region of North Carolina and southeastern Virginia, and has a strong history of professional management.

“The property is an accretive addition to...

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2017-10-12 07:16 |

As part of our South-South project, INBAR sends scientists to train partners in Africa on how to uncover the environmental benefits of bamboo. From reducing soil erosion and preventing water runoff to improving soil quality and storing carbon, bamboo has many useful environmental applications.  INBAR dedicates time to spreading the word about bamboo’s use for […]

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2017-10-12 05:27 |

CRS-INBAR Project The state of Odisha has often faced numerous challenges on account of it being frequently impacted by flooding, cyclones and monsoon rains which in turn recurrently causes widespread damage to shelters. CRS (Catholic Relief Services) recently commissioned INBAR (International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation) to conduct a study on bamboo shelters in this State, with […]

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2017-10-12 03:00 |

Global review finds tenure rights key to conservation of coastal forests

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2017-10-12 00:45 | Maria’s winds ripped through the only tropical rain forest in the United States forest system, decimating much of its flora and fauna.

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“Henry was a proven leader who was dedicated to our profession and was an outstanding member of the community,” said Troy Hall, department head of Forest Ecosystems & Society in the College of Forestry.(more)

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2017-10-11 23:14 | In the UK 84% of people support the use of waste and 77% the use of biomass for energy production, according to new survey results published by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI). Source: Bioenergy News Other key findings from the survey include 88% of 18-24 years olds believing the UK should be trying to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. A total of 58% of people surveyed think the government should do more to tackle emissions, that number rising to 73% in the 18 – 24 year old...

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2017-10-11 23:13 | A broad range of vital topics that will have a profound impact on the future of responsible forestry was discussed by delegates attending the second day of the triennial global General Assembly of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the world’s leading forest certification organization. Source: Business Insider Approximately 800 delegates from more than 80 countries are at the meeting which will shape the way FSC enhances responsible forestry practices worldwide to promote...


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