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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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2017-03-10 11:13 |

The negotiations will concern an adjustment of Epec Oy’s operations to the market situation and improving efficiency in order to ensure the company’s competitiveness and profitability. The aim of the negotiations is to achieve a minimum of EUR 1.5 million in savings through possible redundancies, changes to part-time employment and changes in work duties.

The co-operation negotiations concern all of Epec Oy’s Finland’s personnel groups and functions, 119 people in...

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2017-03-10 11:05 |

CEPI is today opening the call for applications for the European edition of the “Blue Sky Young Researchers” award for innovation in the pulp and paper industry. Building on the success of the Young Researchers session traditionally held during our annual event European Paper Week this will be the very first time that the renewed award will be granted on a Europe only level.

Eight shortlisted candidates will receive a paid trip to Brussels, Belgium, to present their work before high-...

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2017-03-10 11:04 |

The John Deere commitment to production-class equipment continues with the introduction of the 950K Crawler Dozer. The 950K is the second production-class crawler dozer designed and manufactured by John Deere in Dubuque, Iowa, and is built specifically for customers needing reliability in road building, site development, the energy sector and other large-scale applications. This machine levels the playing field of what a dozer can accomplish in its size class with numerous enhancements that...

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2017-03-10 11:00 |

John Deere Power Systems revealed its new 13.6L engine, the first of its next generation engines, at the 2017 CONEXPO-CON/AGG trade show. The engine is designed to meet the future needs of global markets by offering customers increased efficiency, installation flexibility and power in a more compact package.

As a leader in the design and manufacture of engines for off-highway applications, John Deere developed the 13.6L engine to meet the needs of both its internal applications and...

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2017-03-10 10:46 |

Global trade of softwood lumber has gone up 66% in seven years, while lumber prices have fallen substantially over the same time-period, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.


This is an excerpt from the newly released market report Wood Resource Quarterly.

For subscription to the full 52-page report, please visit www.woodprices.com


Global Lumber Trade


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2017-03-10 10:12 | Mar 10,2017 --At the end of February 2017, the Italian company GapCon tissue S.r.l. (since 2017 a member of the PAPCEL Group of companies) commissioned a new paper machine EconSOFT™ ERS (Energy and Resource Savings) for production of tissue paper in the paper mill Papelera Samseng S.A. in Argentina. The paper machine is operated at the company’s pilar plant in Buenos Aires. The paper machine is equipped with unique and innovative concept of Shoe press EconPRESS™ NexT (New Extended nip concept...

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2017-03-10 10:11 | ATLANTA, Mar 9, 2017 --- Caraustar Industries, Inc. announced a price increase of $75 per ton on all uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) grades effective starting with shipments on April 3, 2017. The increase is in response to the additional increased raw materials and other costs in 2017 to date, including the various grades of recycled fiber used in producing uncoated recycled paperboard.

About Caraustar Industries: Caraustar Industries, Inc. is an integrated manufacturer of 100...

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2017-03-10 09:22 | Bioeconomy – what does it mean to you? Not much? Know you can get a good answer in the book Nordic bioeconomy – 25 cases for sustainable change!   In short, the book consists of exampels of how to do … Continue reading →

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2017-03-10 02:55 | A delegation of 4 diplomats from the Embassy of the Republic of Fiji Islands, led by H.E. Mr. Ioane Naivalurua, visited INBAR headquarters in Beijing on March 8 to learn about the uses and benefits of bamboo and rattan and to discuss potential Fiji membership and cooperation with INBAR. Fiji has bamboo resources which remain […]

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2017-03-09 18:56 | A Winrock International study shows that greenhouse gas emissions from forest degradation emissions are major contributors to climate change, equal to about a third of deforestation emissions and greater than emissions from international aviation, global shipping or US power generation. Forest degradation represents the nexus of people living, working and using the forests in developing countries, yet is historically overlooked because it is difficult to systematically detect. The study draws...

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2017-03-09 18:31 | By Rudo Kemper, Amazon Conservation Team In 2016, the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) received funding from the Small Grants Fund of Global Forest Watch (GFW) to evaluate the drivers of deforestation in threatened Amazonian ecosystems by training local indigenous communities to use the necessary technologies to ground-truth GFW alerts and collect pertinent field data. Doing […]

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2017-03-09 11:45 | Mar 09,2017 --Toscotec has been awarded a contract to deliver a dryer section rebuilding of Cartiera Olona S.R.L. paper machine in Varese, Italy. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for the second quarter of 2017.

Cartiera Olona was founded in the 1960’ in the Olona River Valley, Varese, covering an area of approximately 20.000 square meters. Currently the paper mill is equipped with a continuous production line for grey coreboard. The annual production is of 50,000...

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2017-03-09 11:44 | MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 8, 2017 -- International Paper (NYSE: IP) received a dividend of $121 million from Ilim Group, IP's joint venture partner in Russia. The dividend is based on prior year performance, and in 2016, the JV set production records at all three of its mills and realized higher sales volume due to increased demand for its products. Since inception in 2007, IP has received a total of $516 Million in dividends from the Ilim JV.

"This dividend reflects the...

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2017-03-09 11:43 | NORTHBROOK, Ill., March 8, 2017 -- KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE: KS) (the "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a regular quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share payable on April 12, 2017 to stockholders of record as of March 29, 2017. Future declarations of quarterly dividends and the establishment of future record and payment dates are subject to the determination of the Company's Board of Directors.

About the Company...

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2017-03-09 08:10 | What would you think about a flowerbed consisting only of crushed stone and biochar? The City of Stockholm, the capital […]

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2017-03-09 06:38 |

The From Forests to Faucets program will receive $33 million in funding toward forest restoration projects aiming to reduce the risk of wildfires.

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2017-03-09 06:28 |

A new report details the health of California’s forestland along the Sierra Nevada, and the findings paint a bleak picture.

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2017-03-09 03:27 |

By Marlene Elias (Bioversity International) On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Bioversity international has launched a series of factsheets on “Creating mutual benefits: examples of gender and biodiversity outcomes from Bioversity International’s research”. The publication features six case studies carried out by Bioversity International with local NGOs and partners. Three of these take place in forest and agroforestry landscapes, […]

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