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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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2021-04-28 10:12 |

AS Hekotek has signed a contract for the supply of equipment to the sawmill of Atlant LLC located in Jantal village, Irkutsk region of Russia.

Hekotek is to supply a set of own-manufactured equipment for this new sawmill complex, including lines for log sorting, log in-feed, sawn timber sorting, as well as conveyor system for collecting and removal of sawdust. The sawline itself is to be...

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2021-04-27 12:55 |

FAE is expanding its line of forestry mulchers for excavators with Bite Limiter technology with the new BL4/EX/VT. The new model is perfect for tackling and removing vegetation in wooded areas, especially for jobs that require a large shredding capacity and speed.

The BL4/EX/VT can mulch logs up to 30 cm in diameter, is compatible with 18-25 ton excavators, and comes in two working widths, 135 e 160 cm.

For the BL4/EX/VT, the biggest innovation is the rotor with Bite Limiter...

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2021-04-23 13:26 |

John Deere announces the release of Smooth Boom Control for its M-Series Tracked Feller Bunchers and MH-Series Tracked Harvesters.

Developed in global collaboration between the John Deere Wheeled Cut-to-Length and Full-Tree Forestry teams, Smooth Boom Control ensures full and responsive hydraulic function actuation, improving overall machine reactiveness and controllability.

Smooth Boom Control is available as a standard feature on new tracked feller bunchers and harvesters or...

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2021-04-23 12:16 |

Washington, D.C. and Ottawa, ON —The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) has developed new standards to support SFI’s leadership in offering solutions to some of the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges. SFI certification is a powerful tool to ensure healthy forests that mitigate climate impacts, are resilient to fire threats, and support a diversity of communities.

“SFI has the scale to make a difference with more than 375 million acres/152 million hectares...

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2021-04-23 11:21 |

Almost 750 hectares of prime commercial forestry in the Scottish Borders has come to the market for offers over £14 million. The sale of the Ramsaygrain East Forests, which extend to 745 hectares or 1,841 acres, are available as a whole or in three lots. The large scale commercial conifer forests are part of the renowned Teviothead Forest Complex.

The mid-rotation forestry...

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2021-04-23 10:53 |

Antti Koulumies has been appointed Senior Vice President, UPM Timber as of June 1st 2021. He will be based in Helsinki reporting to Bernd Eikens, EVP, UPM Biorefining.

Koulumies holds a M.Sc., Industrial Management from Aalto University. He joins UPM from REEL International that acquired Metso Outotec Aluminium business this year. Prior to aluminium business...

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2021-04-23 10:22 |

Forest, within the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, which were affected by the tree disease Phytophthora ramorum. The two-day operation involved an 18-strong Forestry England team and a contract harvesting team working alongside Swiss and Scottish operators, brought in for their expertise in helicopter felling – a forestry technique common in Switzerland but used only once before by the same team in the UK.

A stand of 150 diseased larch trees around Whinlatter Forest’s Wild...

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2021-04-21 14:24 |

Raumaster Oy and Raumaster Paper Oy have signed major contracts to deliver process machinery to Metsä Group’s Metsä Fibre Kemi new bioproduct mill in Northern Finland.

Raumaster Oy delivers significant share of wood chip and bark handling area machinery as well as conveyor systems for gasifier and recovery boiler and main part of lime, caustic sludge and causticizing conveyors...

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2021-04-21 13:43 |

HASSLACHER Group, one of the world’s leading producers of glulam and Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), invests in TC continuous kilns from Valutec. The deal means the well-known timber industry group becomes the first in Austria to own the groundbreaking lumber kiln. This is also a new prestigious order for Valutec, which strengthens its position as a global leader within the field of continuous kilns.

“We want to increase the drying capacity at our sawmills in...

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2021-04-21 13:13 |

The softwood timber harvest in Germany is likely to reach almost 50 million m3 in 2020, about ten million m3 more than a typical year before the spruce bark beetle-infestation in 2018. In addition, Germany has harvested 6-7 million m3 of hardwood species annually for the past five years. The total timber harvest in 2020 will be the highest since 2007, when the cyclone Kyrill swept in over Central Europe and damaged approximately 45 million m3 of timber.

Practically all of the...

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2021-04-21 12:37 | The new Future Cabin included in the PONSSE Scorpion launched in February has won a product design award in the internationally acclaimed Red Dot design competition. The award in question was the Best of the Best award in the Product Design category, granted for the cabin’s innovative design. This was the highest recognition that could be achieved in the competition, granted to the best products of the various award categories.

In February, Ponsse introduced to the market a thoroughly...

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2021-04-16 14:22 |

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, is building the world’s most modern sawmill in Rauma, Finland. The construction work began in May 2020, and the sawmill’s foundation stone was laid on Thursday 25 March 2021. Due to the coronavirus situation, the foundation stone was laid by Harri Haapaniemi, Project Director, and Liisa-Maija Perävainio, Sawmill Director, without external participants.

“The sawmill’s foundation stone has been laid, and both the engineering and...

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2021-04-16 13:28 |

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, and Eltel have signed an agreement to build a power line from the new bioproduct mill being constructed in Kemi to the Keminmaa substation via the Pajusaari–Isohaara–Keminmaa route. The new 110 kV power line will be about 15 kilometres long.

The...

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2021-04-16 12:11 |

Imagine a system that could detect any bushfire in Australia within minutes of ignition so firefighters could tackle the blaze before it spreads. Recently, an important development on the road to this future: a Queensland-based company, Fireball, announced the first purpose-built satellite for fire detection in Australia.

Scheduled for launch a year...

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2021-04-15 12:19 |

HASSLACHER Group, one of the world’s leading producers of glulam and Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), invests in TC continuous kilns from Valutec. The deal means the well-known timber industry group becomes the first in Austria to own the groundbreaking lumber kiln. This is also a new prestigious order for Valutec, which strengthens its position as a global leader within the field of continuous kilns.

“We want to increase the drying capacity at our sawmills in Preding and Sachsenburg and...

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2021-04-15 11:24 |

The first of two new Continuous Drying Kilns (CDK) was launched last week, replacing old batch kilns with more efficient and environmentally conscious biomass fuelled system.

OneFortyOne Jubilee Sawmill General Manager Paul Hartung said the kilns will produce higher-grade timber, with less energy and less downtime.“As the name suggests, the...

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2021-04-14 14:21 |

Delivering improved ride quality and increased productivity on the industry’s toughest and most challenging job sites, John Deere announces enhancements to its largest dozers, the 950K and 1050K models. Enhanced with the customer in mind, the updates improve productivity, durability and operator satisfaction. Including a...

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2021-04-14 13:41 |

Adding industry-exclusive features, John Deere further demonstrates the precision of its Grade Pro (GP)–Series motor graders. Building upon the releases of Machine Damage Avoidance and exclusive Blade-Stow added in November 2020, two additional industry-exclusive features, Auto-Pass and Auto-Shift PLUS, further enhance machine capability. These fully programmable, intuitive and versatile features are ideal for any job,...

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2021-04-14 13:13 |

Europe’s pellet industry is the largest in the world and is expected to continue to grow strongly, at least until 2025. The key factors driving this increase include:

·       EU has ambitious and rising targets for renewable energy supply,

·       Biomass will play an important role in meeting those targets,

·       Pellets offer several advantages over other forms of biomass in many applications.

Pellet demand is likely...

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2021-04-14 12:38 |

The softwood timber harvest in Germany is likely to reach almost 50 million m3 in 2020, about ten million m3 more than a typical year before the spruce bark beetle-infestation in 2018. In addition, Germany has harvested 6-7 million m3 of hardwood species annually for the past five years. The total timber harvest in 2020 will be the highest since 2007, when the cyclone Kyrill swept in over Central Europe and damaged approximately 45 million m3 of timber.

Practically all of the...

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