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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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2022-12-06 12:05 |

BSW Timber Ltd, the largest integrated timber and forestry business in the UK, and a member of Binderholz, has acquired Scott Group, a leading supplier of timber pallets and bespoke timber packaging solutions.

Based near Dunfermline in Scotland, with an annual turnover in excess of £250m and 1,300 employees, Scott Group is an award-winning, sustainable manufacturer of new, bespoke, and reconditioned timber pallets, producing over 30 million pallets per year.

The Scott Group was...

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2022-12-02 10:15 |

Blue Machinery have been appointed as the exclusive distributors for the Morbark brand across the UK and Ireland. The new agreement means that Blue Scotland, Blue Central, Blue Southern and Blue Ireland will now supply Morbark’s industrial product range within the regions in which they operate.

Based out of Winn, Michigan, Morbark LLC has been innovating and manufacturing durable, high-performance equipment since 1957. With more than 60 years of ideas, invention, and phenomenal growth...

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2022-11-29 11:02 |

Just recently Georgia voters made a clear statement in support of Georgia’s small forestry businesses that steward the state’s 22 million acres of working forest by passing Referendum A by simple majority. The referendum provides an ad valorem tax exemption for forestry equipment used in tree planting, forest management, and timber harvesting.

The Georgia Forestry Association is pleased that Georgia’s loggers, tree planters, and land managers will be given equal treatment with farm...

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2022-11-29 10:32 |

B.C. delegates recently embarked on the first post-COVID-19 forestry trade mission to Japan, seeking to increase market opportunities, meet with customers and partners, and encourage expanded use of B.C. wood products.

“Japan is a critically important export market for B.C.’s high-quality wood products, and we are excited to engage directly and strengthen relationships with our key customers and trading partners,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests. “Through B.C.’s global...

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2022-11-25 11:25 |

The latest drones in Resolute’s Ontario woodland operations will help the company reduce its carbon footprint and could even lead to faster forest regeneration after harvesting.

Those are just some of the strengths remote piloting systems, or drones, are bringing to work that is traditionally undertaken by planes and helicopters. “Both of which have a large carbon footprint, and both are expensive,” says Tom Ratz, Resolute’s planning manager in Ontario.

Drones are not new to...

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2022-11-25 10:40 |

Ponsse launches new PONSSE HH360 harvester head rotator. The new rotator is an innovative solution in which the harvester head can rotate 360° degrees freely without limitations. With PONSSE HH360 the hoses stay in a fixed position from crane tip to rotator, all the time. Now launched rotator enables the harvester head rotating freely without worry about unexpected downtime caused from twisted hoses.

“We’ve developed an innovative solution by listening to our...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2022-11-24 12:52 |

Morbark, LLC, and its affiliated brands Rayco and Denis Cimaf have selected Brandt Tractor Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Brandt Group of Companies, as the exclusive, authorized dealer for their tree care (brush chippers, stump cutters, articulated wheel loaders), forestry/biomass (whole tree drum chippers, Chiparvestors, flails), recycling (horizontal and tub grinders), and Rayco Forestry/Denis Cimaf (forestry mulchers and mulching attachments) equipment lines in Canada.

“For...

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2022-11-22 09:57 |

FAE is upgrading one of its most popular and loved products on a global scale: the DML/SSL forestry mulcher for skid steers. All innovations are aimed at optimizing the head’s efficiency and productivity when combined with 50 to 75 hp skid steers.

First, the frame and push frame’s design has been redesigned to offer greater visibility in all working conditions. It’s one detail that will make a big difference in operator’s comfort and efficiency, with the ability to monitor the tasks...

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2022-11-11 10:57 |

For a forwarder, an efficient grapple design is key to ensuring high productivity. Komatsu is now introducing a new grapple range encompassing ten completely redesigned models. The grapples have a new design with a larger opening, which offers better wood pile penetration and makes it easier for the logs to roll into the grapple.

If the crane is the long arm of the operator, then the grapple is the hand that grips the timber. This makes it important to have a grapple that is optimised...

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2022-11-10 13:46 |

Wholly-owned subsidiaries of Shell plc (“Shell”) in Switzerland, the UK, US and Sweden (Shell (Switzerland) AG, Shell U.K. Limited, Pennzoil-Quaker State Company and Shell Aviation Sweden AB) have entered into agreements to acquire the Environmentally Considerate Lubricants (ECLs) business of the PANOLIN Group. The transaction includes the PANOLIN brand, ECL product formulations, intellectual property, technical expertise and technology, international customer base and portfolio of products...

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2022-11-10 11:59 | dynaCERT Breaks into the Forestry Sector in Western Canada with Fiorentino Bros. Contracting Ltd.

dynaCERT Inc. is pleased to announce that it will be installing its HydraGEN Technology Units on logging...

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2022-11-08 11:46 |

Nisula Forest Oy and Équipement JYL Inc. have signed a dealership agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Équipement JYL Inc. will sell Nisula Forest products, parts and offer services in Québec, Canada.

“We are very excited about our new cooperation with Équipement JYL! The Gagnon family and their team have a lot of experience in the forest machinery sector. Located in Chicoutimi, Canada, our new distributor will guarantee the satisfaction of our customers in Québec. If you are...

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2022-11-04 10:38 |

USNR has announced the order of a complete sawmilling system to the Chilean company Foraction Chile. This highly advanced production line is designed to process Radiata Pine and will be installed at a greenfield site in the Los Rios region about 800 km south of Santiago.

The scope of the contract is a complete sawmill – from the debarker/log sorter optimizer, through the log breakdown equipment, finishing with the trim/sort/stack line. This project marks one of USNR’s...

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2022-11-04 10:00 | Gabón, una nación centroafricana, sabe que su petróleo no durará para siempre. Así que el gobierno está recurriendo a la selva tropical para obtener ingresos, al tiempo que prometen preservarla.

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2022-11-03 15:34 | Gabon knows its oil won’t last forever, so officials are turning to the Central African nation’s rainforest for revenue — while also promising to preserve it.

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2022-10-28 11:24 |

John Deere is adding to an already significant 2022 investment to fill growing demand from customers and investors for sustainable equipment solutions reports Larry Stewart CONEXPO.

John Deere is investing an undisclosed amount to expand production capacity at battery maker Kreisel Electric on the heels of acquiring a majority ownership stake in the Austrian company earlier this year for $276 million (an amount a little greater than Deere’s cost to acquire the three Deere-Hitachi...

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2022-10-27 12:14 |

The new Rauma pine sawmill of Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, was inaugurated on Monday, 10 October 2022. The sawmill was inaugurated by Prime Minister Sanna Marin with Ilkka Hämälä, Metsä Group’s President and CEO, and Jussi Linnaranta, Chair of the Board of Directors of Metsäliitto Cooperative.

With a value of EUR 260 million, the Rauma pine sawmill is the largest ever sawmill...

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2022-10-27 11:34 |

RemaSawco AB and Gällö Timber AB have signed an agreement on 27 September 2022 regarding the upgrade of the existing control system in the dry sorting to RemaSawco’s latest generation of the product RS-ProSort, a system for automation and control of board lines in sawmills.

The agreement includes delivery, assembly and commissioning as well as signal exchange with systems from other suppliers.

Gällö Timber AB is part-owned by...

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2022-10-27 11:07 |

XMReality Inc. has signed an annual subscription agreement with Alta Forest Products based in Chehalis, Washington. Alta Forest Products is the world’s largest producer of wood fence boards. A technology driven company dedicated to sustainable forestry and zero-waste manufacturing, Alta Forest Products is using XMReality to reduce manufacturing downtime across its North American locations and for remote support of repair operations.

”The XMReality and Alta...

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2022-10-27 10:43 |

OneFortyOne has announced the appointment of Mike Bloomfield to the newly created Executive General Manager Wood Products Australia role.

Bloom field has held the position of General Manager Sales and Marketing at OneFortyOne since 2017. In this time, he has had a significant impact on the growth of OneFortyOne’s Wood Products business in domestic and international markets.

His strong commercial successes complement extensive operational leadership. In addition to Bloomfield’s...

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