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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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2021-09-17 10:13 |

McDowell Lumber at Asheboro, NC is adding vision technology to its existing BioLuma Trimmer Optimizer. The company implemented BioLuma sensor technology in 2019 with laser profile sensors in their existing scan frame. Now the company wants to increase its grade recovery and value by replacing the sensors with ...

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2021-09-16 10:27 | Metsä Group press release 16 September 2021 at 10 a.m.

Metsä Group is planning to build a new Kerto® LVL plant in its expanding factory area in Äänekoski. The actual investment decision requires the completion of the town plan for the area. The value of the investment would be approximately EUR 200 million. The annual use of subsidies from Finland at the new Kerto LVL plant would be approximately 375,000 cubic metres.

The new Kerto LVL production would be sold to...

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2021-09-15 13:46 |

There are massive pay offs when you think outside of the box

By adding PolyCom Stabilising Aid, TPMS cut the metal requirements by a massive 54.2% over their standard pavement design, decreasing the build costs of this 3.2km by 15.9% and saving three days of standard construction time.

Last year (May 2020), TAML Forestry of Hawera, South Taranaki approached Total Pavement Maintenance Systems Ltd (TPMS) to upgrade some forestry roads in a remote part of...

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2021-09-15 13:14 |

The Kemi bioproduct mill project of Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, is progressing according to plan and the mill’s foundation stone was laid on 13 September 2021. The foundation stone was laid to the area of fibre line of the new mill by Ismo Nousiainen, CEO of Metsä Fibre, Jari-Pekka Johansson, Project Director of the Kemi bioproduct mill project, and Mika Vuoti, the on-site contact person. To ensure safety in terms of the coronavirus,...

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2021-09-15 12:46 |

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, and the construction company Lehto Group have entered into an agreement to build an ecological operating office from wood for the Kemi bioproduct mill in Finland. The operating office will have a high degree of Finnish origin, approximately 80%, Finnish wood and high-quality products made from it will play a major role in the construction project.

Kerto® LVL wood products from Metsä Wood, part of Metsä Group, will be used in construction. They are...

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2021-09-15 11:25 |

The extension of Enviva pellet plant in Greenwood (SC) will add an extra production of 14 tons per hour to the 70 tons hour existing line, which PRODESA also implemented.

PRODESA is responsible for the design, development and construction of the project. The Company will ensure the performance of the additional equipment providing technical assistance from their after sales center in Atlanta (GA).

As a major player in biomass...

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2021-09-14 13:58 |

PRODESA commissioned a new pellet production plant in Georgia (USA) with a capacity of 70,000 industrial pellet I1.

Not only PRODESA carried out the engineering, manufacturing, construction and commissioning of the grinding and milling line, but also they have been responsible for the ...

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2021-09-14 13:38 |

Neiman Enterprises is continuing its investments in Gilchrist Forest Products to bring it up to world-class standards, in line with Neiman’s other mills in Hulett, WY, Spearfish, SD, and Montrose, CO.

In March it was announced about the investments the company was making to its mill at Gilchrist, OR that included trimmer optimization with BioLuma 2900L scanning system, end-dog carriage optimization, and a new Stick-N-Fork stacker. Now it is adding to the Gilchrist mill with an 8...

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2021-09-10 13:45 |

Production will be cut back to approximately 80% at all of Canfor’s mills across B.C., starting last week, impacting over 200 workers in the East Kootenay. According to Canfor, the reduction in hours is in response to an unstable lumber market.

“Due to challenging market conditions, we are implementing...

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2021-09-09 13:34 |

A further 12 white-tailed eagles have been released on the Isle of Wight in the next stage of one of England’s landmark conservation projects. Begun in 2019 the project, led by Forestry England and the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation, is closely monitoring these iconic birds as they successfully return to the English landscape.

The project, based on the...

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2021-09-09 13:00 |

A provenance trial studying Norway spruce trees growing from seeds sourced from 16 different European locations has got underway in a long-term project to identify trees likely to be resilient to climate conditions 50 years from now. Forestry England, a partner in the Conifer Breeding Co-operative, has recently planted 2,300 trees in Delamere Forest,...

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2021-09-09 12:17 | The Keravanjoki Community Centre, commissioned by the City of Kerava, is to be completed in the autumn of 2021. The construction of the building was realised with the alliance model and adaptability, health factors and low energy costs were key considerations in its design. Wood is used in both the building’s facade and interior spaces.

In the alliance model the property developer, designers and builders join together to form the project organisation. In addition to the City of Kerava, the...

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2021-09-09 11:41 |

For work on roadways, bridges, urban areas, or anywhere space is limited, contractors need an excavator designed for confined spaces. Komatsu’s tight tail PC78US-11 provides an ideal combination of performance and versatility in a compact and easy-to-transport package.

Efficiency and versatility come standard

With standard high flow auxiliary hydraulics and...

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2021-09-09 11:09 |

Growing a productive forest requires work and commitment. Correctly timed thinning operations improve the forest’s growth conditions and make trees grow sturdier more quickly.

Register now to the online PONSSE Studio event to hear more about their solutions for thinning sites.

At the online event, their customers and specialists will discuss why the smaller sized Ponsse...

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2021-08-31 14:59 |

VANCOUVER, BC, August 30, 2021 – GreenFirst Forest Products Inc. (TSXV: GFP) (“GreenFirst” or the “Purchaser”) has announced that on August 28, 2021 it closed the previously announced purchase of a portfolio of forest and paper product assets (the “Purchased Assets”) from Rayonier A.M. Canada G.P. (“RYAM GP”), Rayonier A.M. Canada Industries Inc. (“RYAM Industries”) and Rayonier A.M. Canada Enterprises Inc...

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2021-08-31 10:44 |

Södra’s investment in circularity continues. Through a new partnership with Swedish company Trioworld, Södra’s timber packaging will now contain 30 percent recycled plastic, which will reduce annual emissions from the packaging by around 23 percent.

“With the new packaging, we are ensuring high-quality deliveries for our customers, while also taking an additional step towards a more circular business model with lower emissions. This is a trend we will continue to pursue. On the...

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2021-08-27 13:34 | Woodgrain Inc., a manufacturer of wood moulding and trim, will invest nearly $9 million to expand its operations in Smyth County and invest more than $8 million to purchase and expand the former Independence Lumber sawmill in Grayson County reports Augusta Free Press.

These projects will create 100 new jobs, save 80 existing jobs, and increase purchases of Virginia-grown forest products.

“Forestry is the Commonwealth’s third-largest private...

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2021-08-27 13:17 |

Segezha Group PJSC (‘Segezha Group’ or the ‘Company’, MOEX: SGZH), a Sistema company and one of Russia’s leading vertically integrated timber holding companies with a full cycle of logging and deep wood processing, has reported increased pellet production and export to EU countries.

In the first half of 2021, KsyloTech-Siberia, the Company...

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2021-08-27 12:35 |

Segezha Group, (“Segezha Group” or “the Company”, MOEX:SGZH, a Sistema Company), a leading Russian vertically integrated holding company in the forest industry performing a full cycle of operations from logging to advanced wood processing, produced almost 98,000 m³ of plywood in the first half of 2021 at its Vyatka Plywood Mill, up 2,000 m³ YoY. The premium birch plywood segment saw the highest increase in production volumes – up...

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2021-08-27 11:37 |

The 17,000th PONSSE forest machine has rolled off the production line in Vieremä. The milestone machine, a PONSSE Elk built in mid-August, will start its career in the sure hands of Kuusmoto Oy.  

“It is a special privilege to hand over the 17,000th PONSSE machine to the Finnish Kuusmoto Oy. I wish to thank Kuusmoto for their trust and fantastic cooperation as we continue our journey together,” says Sales, Service and Marketing Director Marko Mattila....


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