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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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2023-02-01 12:06 | Alaska Airlines eliminates inflight plastic cups: West Coast-based airline becomes first U.S. carrier to replace plastic with planet-friendly alternative

Alaska Airlines 

Alaska Airlines have announced the completion of their transition to paper cups for inflight beverages, a move which eliminates more than 55 million plastic cups annually and replaces them with a more planet-friendly alternative. The...

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2023-02-01 11:43 |

Komatsu’s new XT-5 tracked harvesters provide maneuverability and power in demanding conditions

To harvest trees in tight, dense and rugged-terrain forests, operators need machines with maneuverability, power, versatility and reliability. With Komatsu’s XT-5 tracked harvesters, operators can harvest closer to the carrier and maneuver confidently thanks to a lower center of gravity and off-set...

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2023-01-26 02:10 | The U.S. Forest Service rule restricts development on more than nine million acres in North America’s largest temperate rainforest, reversing a Trump decision.

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2023-01-03 10:00 | La deforestación es uno de los numerosos problemas que deberá afrontar el nuevo gobierno de Brasil. Lo deberá hacer con urgencia.

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2022-12-31 17:00 | Deforestation is one of many problems Brazil’s new government will need to address.

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2022-12-28 16:50 | For Jason Lentz, being a world-class competitive lumberjack was fated in his family tree.

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2022-12-23 10:32 |

The Austrian Pfeifer Holding GmbH has signed an agreement on acquiring the Finnish wood processing company Pölkky Oy. The transaction strengthens Pfeifer’s position as one of the leading European timber industry companies and prepares the producer to face global competition. The Pölkky brand, management and operations will remain untouched.

Since its inception in 1968, Pölkky has been owned by the Virranniemi family. As the largest wood processing company in private...

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2022-12-16 11:28 |

USNR is replacing the Headrig system at Lampe & Malphrus Lumber Company with a new End Dogging Carriage line, including several new machines such as:

• Log infeed using belts, chains, and ending screws
• Pinnacle feeder
• USNR carriage optimization with LASAR
• Reciprocating EDC with rotation
• Conical chip-heads with board and cant separators
• A single pass resaw
• An inertial separator to separate the split cants
• Numerous belted and...

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2022-12-13 13:31 |

An agreement has been entered into with Lazarus Industriförvaltning AB, which acquires a majority of Eco Log Group AB.

Lazarus is an investment company specialized in operational turn-around of companies facing significant challenges. By combining access to capital with experience of operational turn-around, Lazarus can strengthen Eco Logs’ position and offering going forward. Lazarus already owns companies such as Eurosteel Nybro, AH Automation, Stockholm Repair Yard and other...

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2022-12-13 12:45 |

Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Head Office: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President, and CEO: Shinji Shimomura) secured an order from Tosoh Corporation (Representative Director, President: Mamoru Kuwada) for a 74 MW-class wood biomass and recycled fuel-fired boiler (planned construction site: Nanyo Complex, Shunan City, Yamaguchi Prefecture) based on the EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contract.

This facility is a boiler for a biomass power plant...

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2022-12-07 14:59 |

The calibration of the diameter and length measuring is improved, using a new method to secure better statistical data and reduce the risk for human error. Another new feature is the integrated analysis function for visualisation of the control measurement result.

An important prerequisite for a good calibration result is that the calibration basis is as good as possible. The new system ensures that a suitable number of stems are used as statistic base for each calibration, which...

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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...

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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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