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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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2017-10-11 10:41 |

The direct address to the new site is www.komatsuforest.fr. It is also possible to navigate to the site by choosing France in the drop-down menu in the top right corner.
Komatsu ask for your patience in case everything is not working properly in the beginning.

The post Komatsu Forest France website launched | 11 October...

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2017-10-11 10:41 |

John Deere North America has announced the latest addition to its forwarder lineup, the 1910G Forwarder. The largest model in the John Deere forwarder line, the 1910G offers operators the power and efficiency needed to tackle tough jobs, even on difficult terrain.

The 1910G machines are equipped with a Final Tier 4 200kW/268 horsepower engine. The maximum engine output has increased by 7.5 percent and torque by 21 percent compared to previous models, offering customers the power and...

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2017-10-11 10:40 |

Tigercat has announced that Tony Iarocci will be stepping away from his position as president effective October 16, 2017. Tony has held the position of president since Tigercat’s inception in 1992, steering the company through rapid growth both in terms of product development and geographic market expansion amidst an often fierce competitive landscape, major economic downturns and other challenging externalities.

“I have immensely enjoyed my work at Tigercat — the initial research of...

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2017-10-11 09:28 | The bark beetle will maybe be beaten by its own odor receptors. The bark beetle causes major economic damage every year in the Nordic forests. Swedish researchers at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences now tries to fool them with a fragrance that is supposed to disturb the insects odor communication.…

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2017-10-10 17:46 | Planting trees can reduce flood risk, but a high intensity forest land use, such as grazing, can counteract the positive effect of the trees, a recently published study suggests. The study investigated the rate that water infiltrated the soil under trees at an experimental agroforestry site in Scotland.

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2017-10-10 17:26 | UN Environment and local partners have implemented a demonstration plot in Colombia, showcasing 11 EbA measures to teach farmers how to adapt to climate change and increase their productivity in a sustainable manner. At the conclusion of the meeting of the Second African Regional Conference of Forest and Farm Producer Organizations, forest experts issued a declaration urging governments to reduce legal barriers to commercial and sustainable use of forests and trees.

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2017-10-10 16:56 | With abundant data on plants, large animals and their activity, and carbon soil levels in the Amazon, research suggests that large animal diversity influences carbon stocks and contributes to climate change mitigation.

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2017-10-10 15:10 |

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity, Lord Gardiner of Kimble, welcomed CEO Dougal Driver to Westminster ‘s Victoria Tower Gardens this morning, to celebrate the start of Grown in Britain Week. Lord Gardiner said: “Our magnificent trees and woodlands are a much loved part of our country. They provide us all […]

The post...

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2017-10-10 14:55 | New research uses law enforcement data collected from 2010 to 2015 to understand the geographical distribution of the illegal use of natural resources across the region's protected area network. In the study, a total of 4,243 reports of illegal use of natural resources were evaluated and mapped. These reports generated US $224.6 million in fines.

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2017-10-10 13:40 |

Vermeer is expanding its line of recycling equipment with the addition of a new trommel screen. Outfitted with a 74 hp (55 kW) Deutz TD 2.9L Tier 4 Final (EU Stage IV) engine, the powerful Vermeer TR5300 trommel screen delivers a drum speed of 0–24 rpm to handle multiple material types.

The trommel screen’s conveyors have the ability to lower parallel to the ground giving the operator more control over...

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2017-10-10 13:25 | Greenpeace Russia analysed the loss of intact forest landscapes in Arkhangelsk region in Russia from summer 2016 to early autumn 2017 in relation to logging companies as well as to the voluntary forest certification schemes (FSC and PEFC). The results of this analysis were recently released in Russian and soon will also be available in English. Before that we present the summary of this analysis. The FSC system started to develop in Arkhangelsk region seventeen years ago, since the year 2000...

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2017-10-10 13:15 | “I would first like to thank Stéphane Marchesi, who, after 16 years of leading PEFC France, has decided it is time to move on,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, following two days in Paris. “In these last few days I have met with senators, civil society...

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2017-10-10 12:55 | Oct 10,2017---Rengo Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Kita-ku, Osaka; Chairman, President & CEO: Kiyoshi Otsubo) announces that it has acquired a 100% stake in Sugii Kogyosho Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Tateyama-shi, Chiba Prefecture; President: Shigeki Sugii), making it a wholly-owned subsidiary.

Sugii Kogyosho is a manufacturer of corrugated boxes which operates in the Southern area of the Boso Peninsula. It was founded in 1947, has been soundly managed since its founding, and has a...

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2017-10-10 12:52 | Zurich, Switzerland, Oct 10, 2017--- ABB AbilityTM Collaborative Operations Center opens in Helsinki, Finland Expands the global network of ABB industry experts, digital technologies and knowledge base to improve customers profitability and efficiency
Delivers the true benefits of today’s digital technologies, by the latest analytics and cloud technologies from ABB's partners, such as Microsoft and IBM
Real-time remote monitoring and technical support with the objectives...

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2017-10-10 12:50 | YORK, Pa.--Oct 10 PR-- Glatfelter (NYSE: GLT) today announced the introduction of Adena Opaque 96, a new brighter and whiter shade of paper, providing an additional cost-effective option to its growing line of opaque papers, further enhancing the ability for customers to bundle products and streamline their supply chain. Adena Opaque 96 is manufactured at Glatfelter’s Specialty Papers facilities in Chillicothe, OH and Spring Grove, PA, whose central locations enable Glatfelter to offer service...

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2017-10-10 12:28 |

Rhenus will be reorganizing its timber operations as of 1 October. The two Rhenus Fehring units in Bielefeld, which currently trade independently, and the Brenner Group in Plaidt will be grouped together under the umbrella of the newly founded Rhenus Forest Logistics and form one single unit in the future.

“With the merger of Rhenus...

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2017-10-10 11:48 |

In the 1H 2017, China’s sawnwood imports totalled 18.12 million cubic metres valued at $4.75 billion, a year-on-year increase of 16% in volume and 24% in value, ITTO reports.

The average price for imported sawnwood in the 1H 2017 was $262 per cubic metre, up 7% over the same period of 2016.

Of total sawnwood imports, sawn softwood imports rose 37% to 12.41 million cubic metres, accounting for 68% of the national total. The average price for...

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2017-10-10 11:37 |

Setra has set in motion the sale of its operation in Rolfs, Kalix, Sweden, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.

Hannele Arvonen, Setra’s President and CEO, comments: “We are focusing on increasing the synergies within the Group as a means of improving our long-term competitiveness. The level of integration between Setra Rolfs and Setra’s other production units is low when it comes to raw material supply and marketing concepts, and it therefore makes...

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2017-10-10 11:26 |

Autolog has announced an agreement with FPInnovations™ for the commercialization of a real-time automated system for identifying and separating wood species based on existing technology using near infra-red spectroscopy.

Research by FPInnovations™ has shown that it is possible to separate Canada’s softwood species with a high success rate. Autolog begins work to industrialize the process, make it robust and facilitate the use of this technology in the sawmills.


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2017-10-10 00:40 |

At the start of a major Climate Engineering Conference [1] in Berlin, the Global Forest Coalition [2] has launched a Working Paper that highlights the risks of different proposals for large-scale Carbon Dioxide Removal. The report finds that while the most prominent CDR approach, Bioenergy and Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) technology is still in a state of “infancy” and is unlikely to be rolled out on a global scale, biosequestration in the form of afforestation through...


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