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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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2017-07-04 11:51 |

Paying farmers not to clear forests could be more effective - if we had a better idea of how much income they really lose

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2017-07-04 11:20 |

Dear members of the ICP Forests website community,

I have uploaded a few pictures from this year's Expert Panel Meeting in Zagreb - thanks Nenad! - and Scientific Conference and Task Force Meeting in Bucharest - thanks Ovidiu!

Please remember to upload pictures to the website from any ICP Forests meetings, field work, forest ecosystems that you would like to share. I also always look for pictures for ICP Forests reports and this is a great source. Thank…

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2017-07-04 11:20 |

Dear website discussion group leaders,

I would very much appreciate it if you took some time over the summer to look at your groups on this website and delete the ones that are not actively used anymore OR initiate the discussion once more.

Thanks so much!

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2017-07-04 10:42 | • European market following example set by US 20 years ago, but at slower pace
• 109 notable M&A deals in the sector since 2010
• Top five players only account for 33% of installed containerboard capacity

Europe’s fragmented corrugated packaging industry is expected to enter a period of consolidation prompted by slim margins and firms’ need for a wider geographical presence, according to Rabobank.

Analysts at the specialist food and agribusiness...

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2017-07-04 05:19 | On 19 August 2017, the Climate-Trail will take place in Herbeumont (Belgium), an event that provides a unique opportunity to...

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2017-07-04 02:00 |

Four years since its founding on 4th July 2013, Grown in Britain, the British-grown timber marketing campaign, has the support of nearly 200 organisations in fifteen different sectors from construction companies to wildlife organisations. Its licensing system, assuring British wood origins along supply chains, now accounts for an area of British forest equivalent to around […]

The post...

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2017-07-04 00:00 |

Strengthening strategic communications on the importance of forests and forestry in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia is the focus of a three-day international workshop opening here today.

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2017-07-03 18:38 |

in Indonesian

Jakarta, Indonesia, 3rd July 2017—A new study has questioned the validity of Indonesia’s  plan that allowed breeders to produce over four million animals in captivity for trade in 2016

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2017-07-03 14:38 |


  • Argento has acquired 100% of the share capital of WoodBois, a leading global trader and producer of sawn timber, for $14.6m over 3 tranches including c$4m equity
  • Gabon Forestry concession actually 96,851 hectares (vs. 41,278ha initially estimated)
  • Potential annual harvest of over 9 million m³ identified by third party inventory assessor
  • Sawmill capacity of 42,000 m³ (vs. 24,000 m³) verified by Obtala and consultants
  • ...

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2017-07-03 13:19 |

Kaarel Tali has been appointed Mill Director for Metsä Wood’s Pärnu mill in Estonia, effective August 1, 2017. He reports to Jari Tikkanen, SVP, Production & Technology.

 As Mill Director Tali will be responsible for the birch plywood mill operations in Estonia as well as implementing Metsä Wood strategy to the mill level.

 Before the start-up of the mill, Kaarel Tali is involved in the construction project and recruiting personnel for the new mill, and works with local...

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2017-07-03 12:59 |

At its small-diameter timber sawmill in Orrefors, Sweden, Södra is investing about SEK 35 million ($4.1 million) in a new boiler and drying facility, which will enable production increases in the future. The supplier is Fröseke Industriservice AB.

“This investment is necessary for profitability. Currently, there is insufficient boiler capacity, which means we must sell some goods undried. The investment will enable us to increase production and also dry the entire sawn volume,” said...

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2017-07-03 12:46 |

BSW Timber has kick-started a major investment programme in its material handling equipment by commissioning 8 new Bulmor side-loader vehicles for its sawmill in Newbridge-on-Wye, Powys, Wales.

In a GBP 900,000 ($1.1 million) contract with UK-based Briggs Equipment, the vehicles will be used to transport sawn timber on site.

Following an in-depth selection process, BSW chose Briggs Equipment following a proven track record of working together in other UK mills – a partnership...

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2017-07-03 12:36 |

Confirming their commitment to environmentally sustainable and socially responsible business, Arkhangelsk PPM and their general supplier of timber, Titan Group, have officially announced their support for the establishment of the Verkhneyulovsky nature reserve in the boundaries close to the ones identified in the Arkhangelsk Region Forest Plan, on an area of at least 350,000 ha.

Given that the established Verkhneyulovsky nature reserve having an area of at least 350,000 ha will be the...

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2017-07-03 11:33 | July 3, 2017---The Kotkamills group has been producing Saturating Base Kraft (laminating papers) in Tainionkoski, Imatra on Paper Machine 7 (PM 7) leased from Stora Enso Oyj since the separation of Kotkamills from Stora Enso in 2010. The operations are part of the Group's Industrial Products segment.

Stora Enso Oyj has notified Kotkamills Oy that the leasing agreement concerning Tainionkoski PM7 will be terminated in accordance with its terms to expire at the end of 2018....

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2017-07-03 10:31 |

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2017-07-03 00:05 |

Twenty-two women, roughly half of them from the Los Angeles area, will participate in the first U.S. Forest Service “Women in Wildfire Basic Training Camp” held in the Angeles National Forest.

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2017-07-03 00:00 |

The sustainable development of the world’s mountains will be under discussion at the 2017 International Programme on Research and Training on Sustainable Management of Mountain Areas (IPROMO) taking place in Ormea and Pieve Tesino, Italy, from 5 to 19 July.


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