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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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2021-12-09 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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2021-12-07 13:15 |

Komatsu Forest have announced 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.

Mr Munz comes from...

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2021-12-07 12:27 |

Pezzolato have recently delivered a new equipment for the preparation of firewood to a long-standing customer in northern Italy, designed to work with heterogeneous materials and with dimensions up to 900 mm in diameter.

The TLA 15 cutting unit, equipped with a 1500 mm diameter disc to cut bundles of wood and single logs with maximum diameters up to 610 mm and a maximum length of 6 m, is fed by a sawmill make log loader with...

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2021-12-07 11:43 |

Vancouver, B.C. – West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (“West Fraser” or the “Company”) (TSX and NYSE: WFG) has announced that further to its news release of October 12, 2021, the U.S. regulatory review has been completed and the other closing conditions have been satisfied.  As such, the Company is proceeding to close the acquisition of the Angelina Forest Products lumber mill located in Lufkin, Texas.

The Company

West Fraser is a diversified wood products...

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2021-12-07 11:15 |

This video first released in October 2021 marks the significant milestone of the planting of two billionth tree in 2021. Reaching this milestone reflects West Frasers 65-year commitment to sustainable forest management in Alberta and B.C., where they directly manage the forest lands for its operations. In other jurisdictions, such as their operations in central Canada, the U.S. and Europe, they focus on sustainability...

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2021-12-07 10:24 |

INVL Asset Management (“INVL”) today announces the successful full exit of its INVL Baltic Forests Fund I vehicle as it transitions towards a full focus on its recently announced successor, INVL Sustainable Timberland and Farmland Fund II (“STAFF II”). The acquirer of the portfolio is Latvian Forest Company AB.

INVL Baltic Forests Fund I was founded in 2017 and invested in forests in the Baltic States, with a keen focus on Lithuania whose landscape is well suited to support forest-...

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2021-12-03 10:54 |

Latvian Forest Company AB (publ) (“LFC”)  has completed the purchase of all shares in UAB Siluona today. Through the purchase, LFC will acquire 1,338 hectares of land with 301,000 cubic meters of timber stock.

The transaction value of UAB Siluona’s value-creating assets: forest and agricultural properties amounts to EUR 7.5 million. The purchase price for the shares amounts to EUR 3.16 million. In addition, EUR 0.97 million is paid for outstanding shareholder loans...

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2021-12-02 13:12 |

Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) has announced the appointment of David Graham as president of Weyerhaeuser Company Limited, its wholly owned Canadian Subsidiary, effective January 1, 2022. Graham will report to Travis Keatley, senior vice president of Timberlands, and his appointment follows the planned retirement of Fred...

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2021-12-01 10:27 | PONSSE Elephant King – more wood in one go

The Elephant King forwarder is the most powerful machine in PONSSE’s forwarder range. Possibly the most productive forwarder on the market, offering a superior level of comfort, it is particularly economical and efficient when transport distances are long or transported trees are large.


When Elephant King is equipped with PONSSE Active Crane, a loader control system for forwarders, productivity in demanding...

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2021-11-26 14:14 |

Using the Perception HEAD enables the Woodtech Division of Wintersteiger AG to precisely detect the structure of defects in wood. This allows chemical characteristics such as blue stain, weak spots, branch decay, galls, and knotholes to be precisely scanned & machined, setting new quality assurance standards in the timber industry.

Changes in the price of wood alongside new material requirements and applications present...

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2021-11-26 12:47 |

Blanca Forestry Products has purchased a GradeScan with deep learning artificial intelligence from Lucidyne for installation in their Blanca, CO planer mill.

After closely examining the different lumber scanner systems offered in the market, Blanca was all in for Lucidyne.  All new Lucidyne GradeScans come standard with Lucidyne’s patented Intelligent Grading platform, using deep learning artificial intelligence for unmatched...

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2021-11-26 12:23 |

North America – Komatsu 931XC 8WD harvester & 855-3 forwarder offer forestry customers enhanced productivity in most terrains

Forestry equipment operates under difficult and demanding conditions. Engineered for the rugged terrain of forestry and logging work, Komatsu now offers two new machines, the 931XC-3 8WD harvester...

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2021-11-26 11:35 |

Loading and moving materials in as few passes and cycles as possible can help increase productivity, and reduce costly wear and tear on machines. Designed to be a three-pass match for loading aggregate and other processed materials onto highway trucks, the 299 horsepower (223kW) Komatsu ...

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2021-11-18 10:45 |

Napier Port credits log exports for improved results – Napier Port’s revenue for the year to 30 September 2021 rose 9% to a record $109.5 million from $100.4 million in the same period a year ago, driven by increases in bulk cargo volumes and record log exports in particular.

Napier Port, which is a key gateway for central and lower North Island freight, achieved the record despite the challenges from global container...

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2021-11-16 14:40 |

One of Portugal’s largest pulp and paper producers, the Navigator Group, has ordered a new wood processing plant for its Figueira mill from Raumaster. The parties do not publish the exact transaction amount of the ordered entity, but it is significant for Raumaster.


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2021-11-16 14:09 |

Ponsse has invested more than €2 million in the...

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2021-11-16 12:59 |

Ponsse Group will be in the future be responsible itself for the sales, spare parts and service business in ...

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2021-11-16 11:43 |

The Governor of the State of Pernambuco, Paulo Câmara, Anna-Greta Tsahkna, CEO of Timbeter and José Bertotti, Secretary of Environment of the State of Pernambuco, in participation with the Estonian Minister of Environment, Tõnis Mölder, signed an agreement in Glasgow, on the 8th of November 2021, to start a cooperation project focusing on strengthening legal and sustainable practices for the forest industry in Brazil. This project is called “Implementation of Timbeter technology for...


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