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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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2021-09-09 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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2021-08-27 11:06 |

Weyerhaeuser Company appoints Travis Keatley as senior vice president (SVP) of Timberlands, effective September 13, 2021. Keatley has served as vice president of Western Timberlands for the company since January 2020, and his appointment follows the planned retirement of Adrian Blocker, who will stay on through mid-October to serve as a senior advisor and aid in the transition.

Travis Keatley ...

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2021-08-24 11:04 |

Ponsse’s Cut-to-Length forest machines have proved an excellent solution for harvesting on steep slopes. An environmentally friendly solution is in high demand due to more work being done on steep slopes as the number of tree plantations increases globally.

At the autumns first Ponsse Studio live-event they will share more information about their solutions for safety work at the areas where ground shapes and slope steepness vary.

The most important solution for harvesting at...

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2021-08-20 12:25 |

(Lucy Craymer, Stuff) – Millions of cubic metres of logs leave our shores every year – all while we remain desperately short of timber. If you want to build a house in New Zealand, you’ll likely want timber. But in a country that cuts down around 40,000 hectares of trees, there is a shortage of the stuff. National Correspondent Lucy Craymer explains why trade is affecting our ability to produce structural timber.

Builders are struggling to get hold...

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2021-08-20 11:45 |

After more than 25 years’ working in domestic and international forestry and agriculture sectors, the Tasmania Regional Forestry Hub’s new general manager will soon return to his home state where he hopes to make a tangible difference to the growth and standing of the local forest and forest products industry.

Simon Talbot—who hails from six generations of Tasmanian farmers and foresters—...

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2021-08-20 10:59 |

There’s no end in sight to the worldwide interest in sustainable bio-based materials. Their role towards a global and sustainable bioeconomy is crucial. Integrating local bio-sourced products in concrete applications has specifically been a growing interest for the Canadian government and industry.

In its efforts to introduce forest-based biomaterials to new markets, FPInnovations developed expertise in concrete over the past few years and has been working with the...

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2021-08-20 10:00 |

A New Zealand team hopes a drone dropping thousands of seeds over the Hūnua ranges could provide a boost to native reforestation efforts. RNZ reporter Louise Ternouth and cameraman Nick Monro were there for its launch.

If the trial works, the drone-testing team say New Zealand could be progressing on the government’s ambitious goal of 1 billion trees planted by 2028 years earlier than expected. For the last three years...

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2021-08-18 13:57 |

“The role of data and information in forestry has increased incrementally, and the digital transformation now being experienced is introducing an entirely new era of data-driven business. Ponsse wants to lead the development of future sustainable forestry business models.

“Technologies such as connectivity, data acquisition and management enable the development of new tools for remote machine data configuration and scalable data platforms for business development. Also new...

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2021-08-18 12:47 |

Woodsafe Timber Protection Ltd has launched an exclusive collaboration with Australias market-leading fire protection coatings company – Fireshield, extending its reach of its specialised pressure impregnated timber processes to New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands.

The trend to build with sustainable, climate-neutral products continues to grow and demanded by architects and customers alike worldwide. With our exclusive collaboration with Fireshield, New Zealand and...

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2021-08-18 12:14 |

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Visy Pulp & Paper for a 243,000 m3 chip storage and handling system, including a Stacker Reclaimer RST360, for its Tumut mill in New South Wales, Australia.

The ANDRITZ 360° Stacker Reclaimer is a complete system that stores and reclaims wood chips in a continuous...

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2021-08-11 11:54 |

Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) and Seneca has announced that SPI plans to acquire Seneca and affiliates, combining two complementary, familyowned forest products businesses with strong historical roots on the West Coast. Founded in 1953, Seneca operates a 175,000-acre sustainably-managed tree farm, sawmills, and a biomass plant in Oregon. SPI, a leading lumber producer that manages over 2.1 million acres of timberland in California and...

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2021-08-11 11:26 |

John Deere has added a 330-horsepower option for the 853M Tracked Feller Buncher and 853MH Tracked Harvester, equipped with the Dedicated Travel System.

The 10% increase in horsepower, combined with the optional Dedicated Travel System, allows for higher productivity, and enhanced overall machine efficiency.

Other key features found on the 853M and 853MH machines include a comfortable operator station with excellent visibility, ergonomically designed controls, and the fatigue-...

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2021-08-10 11:38 |

The Pentarch Group has announced it has purchased the assets of Dormit Pty Ltd. Dormit operates two sawmills and associated operations located at Dandenong South and Swifts Creek in Victoria, Australia. It processes hardwood logs primarily for pallet production with final processing occurring in Dandenong.

Dormit is Australia’s largest manufacturer of wooden pallets, up to 1.2 million units per annum, supplying the...

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