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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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2022-10-19 14:57 | Adding 48,765 square feet will help increase production capacity

To further contribute to the economy of northern Wisconsin, TimberPro, a manufacturer of forestry equipment, is making a significant expansion to its current operation in Shawano, Wisconsin, U.S. Working with Keller Inc. as the construction contractor, the new addition will add 48,765 square feet to TimberPro’s existing facility. The company expects to spend approximately $8 million on the expansion project.

“Forestry is...

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2022-10-19 14:35 |

The aim of the Dismantling Segregation project carried out by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health is to dismantle gender segregation in working life. The project aims to increase the number of women in the forest sector together with Savo Vocational College, Finnish Forest Industries Federation and Ponsse. The project offers training and tools for partners to dismantle gender segregation in the forest sector. At the same time, the...

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2022-10-19 14:12 |

Following a successful first phase, Swedish forestry group Södra is now investing in another one thousand wireless Airius LTE-M vibration sensors for its pulp mills in Mönsterås, Mörrum, and Värö. Transmitting vibration and temperature data over Telia’s 4G network, the sensors are also 5G-ready.

The LTE-M communication technology is part of the 5G standard. It enables energy-efficient data transfer from the Airius wireless sensor via existing cellular networks, thus eliminating...

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2022-10-19 13:34 | State-of-the-art biomass boiler to be powered by organic residue from the paper-making process

Smurfit Kappa, world leader in paper-based packaging, is investing almost USD100 million in a sustainable biomass boiler which will reduce its global Scope 1 and Scope 2 CO2 emissions by approximately 6%.

The ambitious project is the latest example of the circularity that permeates every aspect of the...

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2022-10-04 12:44 |

USNR is to supply a new ...

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2022-10-04 12:10 |

Early in 2022, Tigercat dealer Titan Machinery sold its Montana branches to Torgerson’s LLC, a Case IH and New Holland dealer in Montana. One of the affected branches in Missoula is an active Tigercat dealer location with full parts supply and service capability for Tigercat machinery.

Torgerson’s is a privately owned family dealership that has been in business for 110 years. In regard to the Missoula location, fourth generation CEO, Brion Torgerson comments, “Torgerson’s has kept the...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2022-10-04 11:25 |

BID Group has announced a new partnership with ArbaBlox Inc. to build its first state-of-the-art turnkey composite pallet block plant in Winona, Mississippi.  Through its industry-leading wood processing integrated solutions offering, BID will manage, design, build, install, and provide start-up services for the $53 million project, the largest of its kind in the country.

The new operation will incorporate BID’s OPER8 platform, the only purpose-built, out-of-the-box industrial IoT...

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2022-10-03 13:27 |

John Deere has announced its newest forestry attachment offering with the FR27 Disc Saw Felling Head. Now standard on the John Deere 953M and 959M feller buncher models, and available as an upgrade on the on the 853M, 859M and 903M feller bunchers, this felling head attachment has a larger cut capacity compared to previous felling head models. Building upon the success of the FR24B, John Deere has successfully designed the durable FR27...

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2022-09-20 14:04 |

Huhtamaki and Stora Enso have joined forces to launch a new paper cup recycling initiative, The Cup Collective. The programme, which is the first of its kind in Europe, aims to recycle and capture the value of used paper cups on an industrial scale. Initially the programme will be implemented across the Benelux. With the aim of setting new standards for paper cup collection...

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2022-09-20 13:43 |

A new managing director has been appointed for OOO Ponsse, Ponsse’s subsidiary in Russia. Jaakko Laurila, the company’s current managing director, will transfer to another position in Ponsse Group, and Mihail Menshikov will start as the new managing director.

In its release issued on 28 June 2022, Ponsse announced that it has signed a deed of sale regarding the sale of all shares in OOO Ponsse to the Russian company OOO Bison. While the process to complete the transaction is...

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2022-09-20 12:51 |

Stella-Jones Inc. (TSX: SJ) (“Stella-Jones” or the “Company”) has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase substantially all the assets employed in the wood utility pole manufacturing business of Texas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (“TEC”) for a total purchase price of US$28M plus inventories of approximately US$4M.

Stella-Jones signs agreement to purchase wood pole manufacturing business of...

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2022-09-20 12:02 |

Hiab, part of Cargotec, announces the introduction of the next generation forestry crane, LOGLIFT 18S, with greater and safer performance, and improved uptime. The company will also show a prototype of the PANORAMA cabin in Pavilion P35 from 20 to 25 September at IAA TRANSPORTATION in Hannover, Germany. The PANORAMA cabin and the LOGLIFT 18S will be available to order in Q1 2023.

The S boom crane LOGLIFT 18S has a maximum outreach of 11.2 metres and a lifting capacity of 18 tonne...

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2022-09-13 11:19 |

Canfor Corporation (TSX:CFP) is announcing reduced operating schedules effective September 12, 2022 at its Swedish facilities due to a decrease in market demand. The reduced operating schedules will result in a 15% decrease in production capacity and are anticipated to be in effect through the fourth quarter.

“Rising inflation and mortgage rates in Europe, which are expected to persist into the fall, is impacting demand for lumber and as a result we are reducing production capacity....

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2022-09-13 10:47 |

Surging interest in sustainable construction has seen one of New Zealand’s oldest mass timber businesses combine with one of the youngest. After 64 years in McIntosh family ownership TimberLab Solutions has joined the Red Stag group following a share sale completed last week.

TimberLab has been the company behind many of the iconic large-scale glulam and...

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2022-09-09 11:35 |

Two of New England’s top performing eastern white pine manufacturing facilities will join forces reports LBM Journal, as Hancock Lumber has announced its plans to acquire Madison Lumber Mill. Hancock Lumber’s eastern white pine operations will expand to four mills with its first sawmill acquisition in over 20 years.

While Hancock Lumber will be purchasing Madison Lumber Mill following an expected Sept. 30 closing date, the Madison, New Hampshire based location will continue to operate...

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2022-09-07 06:15 | Governments bet billions on burning timber for green power. The Times went deep into one of the continent’s oldest woodlands to track the hidden cost.

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2022-09-04 17:30 | Readers discuss an essay by Carole King calling for a ban on commercial logging in national forests. Also: Doppelgängers; cultural exchange with Russia; death row pardons.

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2022-09-02 13:49 |

The 19th FinnMETKO exhibition will be held in Jämsä, Finland on 1–3 September 2022. Finland’s largest professional and sales exhibition area in the heavy-duty machine industry will cover more than 200 hectares, both indoors and outdoors. Ponsse have an impressive presence at FinnMetko with its various new products.

Ponsse press release

We will demonstrate such new solutions as PONSSE EV1, our technological electric forwarder concept, the PONSSE...

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2022-09-02 11:42 |

John Deere Forestry Oy has been meeting logging customers’ needs for the past 50 years. The company’s commitment to the development of logging solutions has created many pioneering, productivity-enhancing innovations that make the customers’ work easier. At the exhibition they will showcase the 1010G, 1110G, 1210G and 1510G forwarders, as well as the 1070G harvester with the H212 harvester head, the 1170G 6W with the H424 harvester head, the 1170G 8W with the H423 harvester head, the 1270G...

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2022-08-26 10:19 |

CHESTER, California – Collins has announced a major acquisition of forestland in northeastern California.

On August 4th, a year after the Dixie Fire raced through the foothills of the Sierra’s, Collins Timber Company LLC completed an acquisition 58,000 acres of forestland from Shasta Forests Timberlands LLC and its affiliates. The primary tracts of land are near the towns of Westwood, Susanville, and Adin, and overall, the acquisition spreads across Lassen, Plumas, Modoc, Shasta, and...

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