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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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2023-11-29 14:46 | The people who live on the island of Vangunu were adamant that the critically endangered species still existed. They helped researchers prove that they were right.

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2023-11-27 06:01 | Rather than take a confrontational approach with trespassers looking to farm or log in a tropical rainforest in Indonesia, teams of women rangers try dialogue first.

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2023-11-22 11:01 |

Fourteen years ago, the Upper Austrian machinery company Westtech Maschinenbau GmbH introduced the first felling grapple to the market. Technical finesse and in-house know-how led to a product series that sets new standards. But that’s not all! Just in time for Agritechnica 2023, a new flagship is being introduced:

The largest felling grapple to date, the Woodcracker® C650!

In this field of machinery, the cutting diameter is...

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2023-11-10 01:24 | Tree loss was down 20 percent from the previous year, the environment minister announced.

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2023-11-08 13:02 |

The September 2023 quarter edition of the Forest Sector Outlook was released in October 2023 by the Global Consulting Alliance. This report continues to highlight the impact of the ongoing Russia/Ukraine war on the global forest sector. It also considers the impact of rising interest rates and the slowdown of global economic growth on global forest products trade.

Key highlights for China/Asia

– Factories in China reported their first...

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2023-11-08 12:35 |

Statement from the GTTIA committee-

The atmosphere was nothing short of spectacular as the 4th Green Triangle Timber Awards Gala Dinner unfolded on 27 October 2023 at The Barn Mount Gambier, South Australia. With a backdrop of perfect weather, 500 guests including The Hon. Peter Malinauskas MP, Premier of South Australia and The Hon. Clare Scriven MLC, Minister for Forestry gathered for an evening of celebration and recognition of industry...

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2023-10-31 13:20 |

Ford will launch the F-150 Lightning Flash for 2024, a new variant of the electric pickup truck with more technology, including extended battery range.

The Flash, which expands on the XLT model line, gets an EPA estimated range of 320 miles, up from the standard range of about 300 miles, according to Ford. Other tech on the Flash: Ford BlueCruise hands-free...

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2023-10-18 09:30 |

Turnkey delivery includes Jartek in-house mechanical and automation solutions. The objective of the concept design was to combine effectiveness and simplicity. Ipowood wanted to build a new modern drysorting line, since the existing one was at the end of its technical era and didn’t meet future expectations. With this investment Ipowood ensures that the new line will be ready for future demands for example sawing capacity increase.

“Project is a great continuum for other sold...

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2023-10-13 11:32 |

Valmet will supply a biomass plant to Göteborg Energi AB in Gothenburg, Sweden. Göteborg Energi is building a new plant to produce electricity and district heat from renewable and recovered sources by 2025.

The order will be included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2023. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

“The new plant is a milestone for us and the last step in our conversion of district heating. With the new facility, we will get rid of natural...

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2023-10-12 12:42 |

Hughes Pacific, a (owned by the Hughes Family Trust of Washington State, USA) is an innovator in sustainable forestry and LiDAR carbon offset project development solutions, has announced a significant expansion of its operations in Canada.

The company has successfully acquired mature timberlands in Alberta and British Columbia and unveiled plans to acquire up to an additional 4,000 acres of mature timberland from private landowners across Canada. This expansion will not only support...

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2023-10-12 11:48 |

BID Group’s acquisition of YGE Inc. has been announced. This strategic transaction further enhances BID’s product offering within the wood processing saw and tooling sector, while also extending BID’s industry-leading product and service offerings across the entire operational life cycle.

YGE Inc stands as an innovative supplier and service provider specializing in top-tier saw guides, grinders, and critical consumables catering to the wood processing industry. Located in St...

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2023-10-06 10:50 |

Timberlink’s NeXTimber facility has pressed its very first Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) panel, marking another significant milestone in the construction of Australia’s only combined CLT and GLT (Cross Laminated and Glue Laminated Timber) radiata pine mass timber facility. The commissioning of this CLT line follows production of the facility’s very first GLT beam in August 2023.

David Oliver, Timberlink Chief Marketing, Sales & Corporate Affairs Officer said “The entire team has...

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2023-10-03 13:02 |

On October 28, 2022, SCA and Holmen communicated that the companies intended to carry out a feasibility study for a jointly owned sawmill in Rundvik, Västerbotten County in Sweden.

SCA and Holmen have now conducted the feasibility study regarding a jointly owned sawmill. The study shows that the conditions to jointly create a large-scale and competitive operation are good. Work now continues to evaluate the different development options that have been identified.


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2023-10-03 10:56 |

SCA and Persson Invest began their collaboration around Gällö Timber and the sawmill in Gällö, Jämtland in 2010. Since 2010, significant investments have been made in the sawmill to develop its operations and strengthen its competitiveness. Today, the sawmill has 115 employees and a capacity of 370,000 cubic meters of sawn timber.

SCA is Europe’s largest private forest owner with 2.7 million hectares and, with its forest holdings at its core, has developed a well-invested...

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2023-10-03 10:29 |

IFI had the pleasure of visiting Combilift at the headquarters in Ireland for their 25th Anniversary celebrations. The event comprised of press conference, a full factory tour, meeting employees, launch of new products, and a celebratory dinner.

In its 25 years, the company had built its own community, whilst also strengthening the one surrounding it. Heather Humphreys, Minister for Social Protection and Minister for Rural and Community Development, spoke on...

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2023-09-27 09:58 |

Tigercat Industries recently announce that Cuoq Forest Diffusion (CFD) based in Saint Pal de Mons is now representing the TCi equipment brand at the national level in France. Previous TCi dealer for France, Clohse Group, will continue to service the Benelux region and northwestern Germany.

Founder and CEO, Jean-Marie Cuoq has been involved in the French forest sector as a forester and contractor since 1984 and has used mechanized equipment in...

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2023-09-13 09:32 |

For a long-standing customer Moelven Edanesågen AB from Sweden, part of the Norwegian-Swedish Moelven Group, which produces wood elements and systems for the construction sector, Ledinek will manufacture and deliver a new planer line for exterior elements. As part of a major investment at the Edane site in Sweden, a new production line for planing and sorting will also be built.

They were chosen as a strategic partner in this project because of their ability to provide all key...

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2023-09-13 09:06 |

Demand for an eight-wheeled harvester for final logging has been great, and finally it is here, in the shape of the new Komatsu 951XC. A machine that combines tried and tested innovations with new solutions. Joakim Johansson, Product Manager Harvesters at Komatsu Forest, reveals more about the ideas behind the new eight-wheeler.

The Komatsu 951XC is a final logging specialist and the third addition to Komatsu’s eight wheeled harvester range.

“We now have a...

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2023-09-12 13:56 |

Ponsse Plc has completed an asset item transaction related to its business activities in Oregon. On 7 August 2023, Ponsse announced that it has signed a deed of sale, in which it undertook to sell its maintenance service operations in Coburg, Oregon, in the US to PacWest Machinery (hereinafter referred to as “PacWest”).

The transaction included the service centre in Coburg and its machine and spare parts stocks owned by Ponsse North America, Inc, Ponsse’s subsidiary in the US. At the...

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2023-09-12 13:18 |

Metsä Group plans to boost biodiversity on its land areas in Kemi. Covering more than 650 hectares, the designated site encompasses Metsä Group’s mill area and other areas in the Kemi urban environment. Metsä Group’s operations in Kemi include a bioproduct mill, currently under construction, and a paperboard mill. The company aims to increase regional biodiversity at all its mill locations across Europe, which number more than 20.

The goal is to modify land use on the Metsä Group Kemi...


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