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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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2022-05-25 13:24 |

Södra is launching a major initiative to develop family forestry. Södra will invest in innovative companies that introduce new technologies for forest estates and enable a more multifaceted approach to family forestry.

Södra’s mission is to create markets for the products of its members’ forest estates – today and in the future. Södra will harness the opportunities created by technological advances and bring new know-how...

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2022-05-25 12:48 |

Astara Capital Partners, LLC (“Astara”) announced May 24, 2022 that it has formed Camden Timbers, LLC (“Camden Timbers” or the “Company”) to acquire and restart the assets of Victory Lumber, LLC (“Victory”), a Southern Yellow Pine sawmill located in Camden, AR. Camden Timbers is Astara’s second sawmill investment in the ACP Lumber Holdings, LLC (“ACP Lumber”) platform following its...

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2022-05-25 12:16 |

(Gisborne) A hybrid approach of planting both exotics and natives will produce more socio-economic and environmental benefits, says regional leadership governance group Rau Tipu Rau Ora.

At a meeting last week the group presented its “position statement” on managing exotic afforestation incentives consultation submission directly to Minister of Forestry Stuart Nash, who was in Gisborne.

The submisson was made to show the group’s position in relation to...

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2022-05-25 11:09 |

New Forests, a global investment manager of nature-based real assets and natural capital strategies, has announced Mitsui & Co., Ltd (Mitsui) and Nomura Holdings, Inc (Nomura), have entered into an agreement to purchase a 100% shareholding of New Forests.

The...

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2022-05-24 13:23 |

Stora Enso, Tornator and WWF Finland have launched a three-year cooperation to improve the condition of Finland’s freshwaters forest streams and to conserve and protect their species. The first voluntary work will take place in summer 2022.

The aim of the cooperation is to restore habitats in small waterbodies, mainly in forests, closer to their natural state. This will strengthen the biodiversity of Finnish nature. Stora Enso...

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2022-05-24 12:30 | Beating the Bark Beetle with Satellite Analytics

Berlin, 25 May 2022

Managing and monitoring forests is challenging. They typically cover vast areas while problems like bug infestations occur locally, with devastating effects to the ecosystem and economic damage to the owners. Satellite analytics and solutions company LiveEO today announced a product based on satellite data and AI that enables forest owners to mitigate those risks.

Recent increases in wood prices that trickled...

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2022-05-18 13:33 |

Mirax Group has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Interfor Corporation’s Avalon Dryland Log Sort (“Avalon”) assets located in Port Mellon, BC, and will operate through a wholly-owned affiliated company, Avalon Log Sort Inc. Pursuant to the Agreement, Mirax Group will acquire all real property assets of Avalon and will retain all employees.

Avalon is situated on an approximately 14-acres of fully-paved waterfront land in Port Mellon, BC, which includes approximately...

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2022-05-18 13:02 |

As governments around the world turn to the benefits of sustainable forest management and forest products to support climate action and post-pandemic economic recovery, a new agreement struck recently at the World Forestry Congress in Seoul will help advance forestry solutions and policy dialogue around the world – The United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) Secretariat and the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) announced a new partnership that will make...

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2022-05-18 12:28 |

The 18,000th PONSSE forest machine was completed at Ponsse’s factory in Vieremä. After its handover, the PONSSE Elk will be operated by VMC Bois in France.

“The highly demanding harvesting industry calls for solid professional skills, determination and close cooperation. These are also the characteristics of our partnership with VMC Bois. It feels...

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2022-05-18 11:49 |

Stability and consistency have never really been ideals that our industry has conformed to, and this year is no different. Although the May at wharf gate (AWG) export prices are very similar to those offered in April (mid to high $120’s/m3 for A grade), the underlying variables that make up those prices are vastly different. The variable that has had the biggest influence on the AWG price in the last 12 months has been shipping with freight costs ranging from $US40/m3 to $US85/m3. It would...

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2022-05-18 11:19 |

Recent Statement John Deere suspends shipments to Russia – John Deere is deeply saddened by the significant escalation of events in Ukraine. The safety, welfare, and well-being of our employees in the region remains our top priority, and we continue to support and maintain close communication with our affected teams, providing necessary resources when possible.

Our thoughts are with our employees, their families as well as our dealers, customers and all those impacted by this...

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2022-05-18 10:42 |

Just under two years ago, Setra Hasselfors became the first sawmill within the Setra Group to invest in Valutec TC drying technology. Now they are investing in new TC wood drying kilns for both Hasselfors and the sawmill in Heby, both located in Sweden.

“The properties of the TC continuous kiln fit well into the Setra Greenness...

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2022-05-17 13:27 |

Thanks to the renewable energy generated at the plants of Magnon Green Energy, an energy subsidiary of the Ence Group, it has been possible to avoid the emission of more than 335,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere last year.

In the Magnon plants, located in Andalusia, Castilla-La Mancha and Extremadura, renewable energy is generated daily from biomass. In this...

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2022-05-17 13:01 |

Stora Enso has divested its three corrugated packaging plants in Russia. The Company’s Lukhovitsy, Arzamas and Balabanovo packaging plants have been divested to local management.

Stora Enso’s assessment is that due to the uncertainties in the Russian market, local ownership and operation will provide a more sustainable long-term solution for these businesses and their respective employees.

The transaction will have no material impact on Stora Enso’s annual sales and Operational...

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2022-05-17 12:41 |

Craig Dawson and Amy Humphreys were elected to the Board of Directors (Board) following the our Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on May 5, 2022. In addition, Richard (Rick) Fleming retired from the Board after nine years of service.

Craig Dawson currently serves as president of Retail Lockbox, Inc., an industry leader in remittance processing, credit card payments, and...

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2022-05-12 12:33 |
  • John Deere announces the 900 MH-Series Tracked Harvester with Intelligent Boom Control Technology.
  • Intelligent Boom Control provides intuitive operator assistance by providing consistent and smooth operation on the job.
  • Intelligent Boom Control is a result of worldwide focus and collaboration to implement field proven operator and machine performance features on Tracked products.

John Deere has announced its latest...

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2022-05-05 13:25 |

BID Group recently announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Yaskawa America, Inc, Motoman Robotics Division. The focus of the partnership is to implement robotic systems into BID’s operations and develop new wood processing innovations. Yaskawa Motoman is a leading industrial robotics company in the Americas. As the industry leader in Operational Lifecycle Excellence, this strategic partnership will support BID in its mission to deliver its customers top performance,...

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2022-05-05 12:27 |

BID Group announces it has received a new turnkey order from Westervelt Lumber to modernize their existing planer mill in Moundville, Alabama. Through its industry-leading wood processing technologies and integrated solutions...

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2022-05-05 11:29 |

Tigercat Industries has developed a forestry dozer. The new TCi 920 will be making the rounds at several US forestry industry tradeshows this spring.

The dozer will be branded under the new TCi badge, as Tigercat Industries continues to design machines for applications beyond forest harvesting systems. All products falling under the TCi brand are, and will continue to be designed, manufactured, and supported by Tigercat Industries.

Seeking to overcome...

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2022-05-04 14:12 |

St. George, South Carolina, April 28, 2022 – BID Group announces it has received an order from Claw Forestry Services to deliver its first greenfield sawmill complex project in the southern United States. Through its industry-leading wood processing technologies and...

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