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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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2022-01-14 13:41 |

Jartek Invest Oy delivers a modern sorting facility to Junnikkala Oy’s sawmill in Oulu. The delivery consists of both green sorting and dry sorting plants with peripherals. Automation installation for the sorting system is delivered by Jartek AI Oy.  The delivery is the biggest domestic project in the company’s history, being worth about twenty million euros. When finished, the need for pine and spruce logs of Oulu sawmill...

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2022-01-14 12:43 |

In the past year 2021 JARTEK INVEST OY signed a contract for delivery of green sorting and dry sorting lines for Segezha Group which has begun a complete modernization of JSC Onezhsky LDK wood processing facility in Arkhangelsk Oblast.

The preliminary planning has been completed in January this year and the designing is under way...

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2022-01-14 11:38 |

John Deere has introduced new additions to its attachment family for excavators with the ME36 and ME50 Mulchers, and the RE40 and RE50 Rotary Brush Cutters.

The ME36 and ME50 mulchers are equipped with knife-style cutting teeth on a split ring rotor. The spiral, double helix tool pattern and...

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2022-01-14 10:44 |

On December 22, Kamps acquired Gorgo Group (“Gorgo”). The Gorgo Group is a collection of companies that provide pallet, packaging, and logistics solutions across the North-East. Gorgo has two asset-based locations in Southern New Jersey, and one in Harrisburg, PA. The acquisition of Gorgo expands Kamps footprint in the North-East and builds upon their core mission of providing customer-centric pallet solutions on a national scale.

Headquartered in Vineland, NJ, Gorgo began as a single...

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2022-01-06 13:11 |

Forest Research has launched a new citizen science app combining England and Scotland windblow data to increase the knowledge of the full impact of Storm Arwen.

The app is easy to use and allows anyone to validate and improve the information available.

Confor members are urged to sign up and give the feedback requested, which can...

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2022-01-06 12:20 |

Confor has reacted positively to the forestry funding announced in the new Scottish Government budget.

The budget describes “a further £69.5 million to be invested in woodland creation and sustainable management of Scotland’s woodlands” – and links the money directly to the target of planting 15,000 hectares of new woodland annually.

This figure is due to accelerate towards 18,000 hectares a year by 2024-25.

The funding was part of the Budget for...

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2022-01-06 11:15 |

BID Group recently announced it has received an order from Georgia-Pacific to deliver a new sawmill at its Pineland, TX operation which will replace the existing stud mill. The investment will also include the addition of new debarking, log processing line, a continuous dry kiln, and a new high-speed planer. Through its industry-leading wood processing technologies and integrated solutions offering, BID will manage, design, build,...

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2022-01-05 15:23 |
  • John Deere enhances Smooth Boom Control (SBC) system to M-Series Tracked Feller Bunchers, Harvesters, and Loggers.
  • John Deere also implements improved seat and new optional features including Heated Ventilated Seats (HVS) and a Premium XM radio option.

John Deere introduces new options and updates to the M-Series Tracked Feller Bunchers, Harvesters, and Shovel Logger. Enhancements have been made to the previously released Smooth Boom Control (SBC), as well as...

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2022-01-05 15:02 |

Komatsu Forest would like to inform about changes in top management of Komatsu Forest Ltda Brazil.

The company’s current managing director (MD), Mr Felipe Viera has decided to leave the company in pursuit of other professional challenges in a different business segment. Mr Juergen Munz is temporarily taking on the role as MD for Komatsu Forest Brazil....

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2022-01-05 14:33 |

The Board and wider team at Timberwolf recently announced the Alamo Group had acquired Timberwolf Ltd.

Based at Seguin, Texas, the Alamo Group, known for its leadership in technology and production innovation, owns many of the world’s...

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2022-01-05 14:04 |

Cascade Hardwoods recently invested in Microtec’s CT X-ray Log Scanning and Logeye 900 Stereo Carriage Scanners for their ChehalisWA...

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2022-01-04 13:10 |

BID Group, the North American leader in sawmill equipment manufacturing, installation, and life cycle service announces it will invest over $1.5 million dollars at its existing facility in Mirabel to grow production capacity. The company will add 5,000 ft2 to its existing footprint, increasing production capacity over 50%.

“Digital Technologies continue to be a key driver in the transformation of the Wood Processing Industry and a...

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2022-01-04 12:22 |

Småland’s JGA invests in a lumber kiln from Valutec for its sawmill in Linneryd. It is a TC continuous kiln with an annual capacity of 80,000 cubic meters (33,900 MBF) that will be used for the entire board production of the sawmill. In the future, JGA plans to increase today’s annual production of 250,000 cubic meters (105,900 MBF) to 400,000 cubic meters (169,500 MBF), which is made...

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2022-01-04 10:50 |

OneFortyOne, Mount Gambier’s largest private employer, has committed to investing over $11 million in its Jubilee Sawmill over the next two years.

Jubilee Sawmill General Manager Paul Hartung said the modern manufacturing investment was a continuation of the re-investment program that started in 2016.

“OneFortyOne has invested close to $40 million since purchasing the...

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2021-12-22 13:42 |

Junnikkalan saha Oy is investing €75 million in building one of Finland’s largest and most modern sawmills in Oulu. When ready the sawmill will have a capacity of 350 000 cubic meters sawn timber and 70 jobs will be created directly and 200 indirectly in the Oulu region.
“We set the bar high for technic and process. Valutec has proven in previous deliveries that they can answer to our needs”, says Kalle Junnikkala...

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2021-12-21 10:40 |

China imported 30% of its total volume of softwood logs from Europe in 2020 and 2021, thus surpassing supply from Russia and North America.

European softwood logs were practically non-existent at Chinese ports five years ago. However, a combination of a never-ending hunger for more wood in the country, reductions in shipments from previously significant trading partners, and an oversupply of timber in Europe have altered the log flow into China over the past four years.


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2021-12-20 11:00 | Deep in the Southern Cardamom Mountains, former loggers and poachers have assumed new roles as protective rangers and ecotourism guides. Can their efforts help preserve a vast stretch of wilderness?

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2021-12-09 10:24 |

More than 380 million tons of plastic are produced each year, far surpassing most other man-made materials. It can take thousands of years for plastics to degrade due to the stable long polymer chains. Roughly 12 million metric tons of plastic waste will be in landfills, or in natural environment by 2050,causing severe environmental pollution (i.e., ‘white pollution’). More seriously, large numbers of plastic are slowly degraded and then converted into millions...

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2021-12-08 10:35 | Strategic investments help five local companies expand operations and create new jobs

TIMMINS – The Ontario government is providing more than $2.2 million to help five local companies purchase new equipment and expand operations in Timmins. This investment will help support job creation and economic growth and development in Northern Ontario.

“Supporting local companies as they grow their operations helps to create jobs and keep the North competitive,” said Greg...

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2021-12-07 13:58 |

Sawmills in Europe and North America enjoyed record profits during the first half of 2021, but fell in the 3Q when lumber prices plunged.

Sawmill profits in North America and Europe continued to rise in the spring and early summer of 2021, surging to all-time highs on both continents. With lumber prices reaching unprecedented levels and costs for sawlogs moving up relatively less, profits for sawmills reached record highs in the 2Q/21. The gross margins, defined as the margin between...


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