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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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2018-02-01 00:19 | More than 220 companies are confirmed exhibitors at Expoforest 2018. The fourth edition of the fair takes place in April, in a 200-hectare eucalyptus forest in the Ribeirão Preto area. Source: Timberbiz The Brazilian forestry market is one of the few segments that do not directly reflect the country’s economic situation. Even with the threat of recession and political scandals abounding, the forestry sector exported over US$7.7 billion in 2017 alone – and that is only counting pulp, paper and...

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2018-02-01 00:18 | Working in forestry is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country but more than the machinery, it could well be the lifestyle of the workers that causes health problems according to Dr Tom Mulholland an emergency department doctor. Source: Stuff NZ “When I was 18 years old I joined the New Zealand Forest Service. Bright-eyed and bushy tailed I was sent into the bush to plant, prune and fell trees. Out of the pine plantation forests I was privileged to be dropped by helicopter into some of...

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2018-02-01 00:17 | Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers has picked its favoured haulage route for logs and wood chips along with buying a $3.6 million pontoon in readiness for its Smith Bay Wharf development to be approved by planners. Source: Adelaide Now Offshore geotechnical fieldwork was finished and its final report for development assessment was underway, the company said in a quarterly activities report. Its pontoon was bought in Ulsan, South Korea, and had been relocated to a dry dock in Vietnam for...

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2018-02-01 00:16 | Colliers International has launched a specialist forestry sales service headed by New Zealand forestry broker, Warwick Searle. Source: Timberbiz The new business line expands and strengthens Colliers International’s established rural services offering, which includes nationwide rural, agribusiness and viticulture sales, valuation and advisory services. Mr Searle has transacted some of the biggest forestry deals in New Zealand, including the bulk of on-market forest sales in the last few years. ...

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2018-02-01 00:16 | The community is invited to have its say on the renewal of NSW Regional Forestry Agreements (RFAs), that cover the North East, Eden and Southern regions of the State. Source: The Manning River Times The session will be held at the Bulahdelah Bowling Club 9am to 11am on Thursday,8 February. NSW Department of Primary Industries forestry policy, research and development group director Nick Milham said the State and Federal governments are seeking community input through drop-in sessions as well as...

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2018-02-01 00:15 | City Forests New Zealand is quietly confident booming export log prices will for a second year underpin a strong financial result, for the Dunedin City Council-owned company. Source: New Zealand Herald Records may also be set for Otago Regional Council-owned Port Otago. Chinese demand for logs during the past two years has proved a boon for forest owners, while sawmillers have had to compete for the pricier logs, putting a dampener on their profit margins. It was understood in one month late...

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2018-02-01 00:14 | A respected forester who has contributed enormously to the global acceptance of forest management and certification has been awarded the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day Honors. Source: Timberbiz Hobart-based Dr Johannes (Hans) Drielsma, chair, Responsible Wood, has played a leading role in the development of the Australian Forest Certification Scheme, and its endorsement by the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). The award is “for significant service to the...

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2018-02-01 00:12 | Developing tomorrow’s leaders – people with the knowledge and skills to collaboratively drive the future – is a longstanding goal of the Australian forest and wood products industry. Source: Timberbiz For Our Future, the Regional Forestry Collaborative Leadership Program, addresses this by offering professional-level leadership development to industry participants. Structured around four, four-day regional workshops in Mt Gambier, Tumut, Bunbury and Gympie (or surrounds), followed by a combined...

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2018-02-01 00:11 | Master Builders Australia’s National Survey of Building and Construction businesses around Australia shows confidence is still high among the nation’s home builders. Source: Timberbiz “The Survey results for the December quarter confirms that 2018 was another particularly good year for residential builders,” Matthew Pollock, National Manager, Economics said. “The index for business conditions, which includes indicators for turnover/revenue, work in progress and profits also returned a very...

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2018-01-31 18:10 | Regional workshops, extensive stakeholder engagement in the field and a countrywide public consultation... just some of the work undertaken by the multi-stakeholder group responsible for developing the national forest certification system of India. “Given the size of India and the diversity...

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2018-01-31 12:03 |

More than 220 companies are confirmed exhibitors at Expoforest 2018. The fourth edition of the fair takes place in April, in a 200-hectare eucalyptus forest in the Ribeirão Preto area

The Brazilian forestry market is one of the few segments that do not directly reflect the country’s economic situation. Even with the threat of recession and political scandals abounding, the forestry sector exported over USD 7.7 billion in 2017 alone – and...

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2018-01-31 11:50 | Hong Kong, 31 January 2018—The Hong Kong Legislative Council today voted to pass a bill that will end local ivory trade in Hong Kong, with no compensation for ivory dealers, and an increase of maximum penalties for wildlife crimes of up to 10 years imprisonment.

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2018-01-31 11:25 |

On January 26, 2018, Komatsu Ltd. (President & CEO: Tetsuji Ohashi) signed an agreement to acquire from Prenbec Equipment Inc. (CEO: Charles MacLennan), a company based in Quebec, Canada, the Quadco and Southstar forestry attachment operations, excluding the forestry equipment businesses of Tanguay and Forespro delimbers.

The acquisition will be made through a wholly owned subsidiary of Komatsu in the United States and is expected to close in February 2018, subject to completion...

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2018-01-31 11:11 | Cambridge, UK, 31st January 2018—a new study released today summarises the motivations behind the use of endangered wildlife products in Viet Nam, with an ultimate goal of helping behavioural science practicioners develop messages and initiatives to help reduce their consumption.

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2018-01-31 10:52 | Join the biennial Development Research Conference – Rethinking Development, 22-23 August 2018 in Gothenburg, for two days of discussions, panels and debates on the role of development and aid in a world quite different to when the notion of development emerged. The panels of the conference are now open for paper submission with deadline February 23rd 2018.

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2018-01-31 10:13 | Manila, Philippines, 30 January 2018—It’s the country’s capital and one of the world’s most densely populated cities, and now, bustling Manila is also the unlikely scene of the rescue for several individual pangolins—a shy scaly mammal more often found in forests.

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2018-01-31 10:00 | The SNS-NKJ network Neonectria Cankers on trees is having its first meeting february 6th 2018 in Ås, Norway. The outcome of the network activities will be a overview article of the Neonectria cankers in the Nordic countries, and this meeting is a start. During the day, the participants will hear…

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2018-01-31 06:20 | David Gritten, RECOFTC -The Center for People and Forests My head is sore. Nothing to do with Bangkok’s air pollution problem I think. It is more to do with reading the countless news articles of how we are abusing our natural environment (and each other). One result is that there are vast areas of degraded […]

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2018-01-31 03:29 |

On the sidelines of tenure and rights in Latin America’s forests

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