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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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2021-04-14 11:58 |

UFP Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPI) has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Sunbelt Forest Products Corporation closed on its agreement to purchase the net operating assets of Spartanburg Forest Products, Inc. and its affiliates. The purchase price for Spartanburg’s property, plants and equipment is approximately $16.5 million. Sunbelt also purchased Spartanburg’s net working capital for an amount equal to the net book value determined on the date of closing, which totaled...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-14 10:58 |

China saw a decline in 2020 log imports – According to China Customs, log imports in 2020 totalled 59.20 million cubic metres valued at US$8.415 billion (CIF), a year on year decline of 2% in volume and 11% in value. The average price for imported logs was US$141 (CIF) per cubic metre, down 9% on levels in 2019. Of total 2020 log imports, softwood log imports rose 4% to 46.86 million cubic metres, accounting for 79% of the national total, 4% up on 2019. The average price for imported...

--- NYT Logging Industry ---

2021-04-10 20:37 | Environmentalists and loggers thought they had nothing in common, until they started talking.

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-09 13:53 |

John Deere increases the range of its grade control solutions with the launch of SmartGrade on its 210G LC and 350G LC excavators.

The factory-installed and -calibrated 3D...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-09 10:38 |

Paper Excellence announces the acquisition of an interest in the Atli Chip Limited Partnership. The Partnership has acquired the assets of the North Island Chipping facility situated in Beaver Cove, BC, located on the traditional territory of the ‘Namgis First Nation. The facility is capable of processing 300,000 to 400,000 m3 of chips per...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-07 16:21 |

Södra is acquiring Ture Johanssons Trävaru AB and AB Tenhults Impregneringsverk. The new sawmill and timber treatment facility will provide a better market for wood in a prioritised area and strengthen Södra’s customer offering in the Swedish building trade. It will also improve Södra’s ability to implement its Group strategy.

“We look at specific needs and criteria when we develop our industrial structure. We are therefore delighted to welcome Ture Johanssons Trävaru and Tenhults to...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-07 15:33 |

Nanaimo, BC  ̶  Mosaic Forest Management is announcing its partnership with local Vancouver Island service provider, EcoWest Driven, to introduce several Tesla semi-trucks into log hauling. There are currently no commercially available electric log trucks solutions appropriate for the terrain on Vancouver Island.

The BC forest sector has a significant role to play in addressing climate change. The working forest captures carbon as it grows, and wood products keep...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-07 14:09 |

TOKYO — Japanese equipment maker Komatsu hopes to generate 140 billion yen ($1.27 billion) in revenue from forest machinery after four years, which would mark a 40% increase, due to robust housing and material demand reports HIROFUMI YAMANAKA NIKKEI Asia.

Komatsu intends to fulfill its goal by offering a stronger lineup of equipment such as feller bunchers and forwarders for the North American market. The U.S. has the fourth largest distribution of forests in the world, in terms...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-06 14:37 |

The decision made by CHH to discontinue supply of structural timber to some merchants comes as no surprise says NZTIF. In recent months all New Zealand sawmills have been under pressure to supply a booming domestic timber market for all end uses; residential building and outdoor timber for uses including fencing decking and landscaping.

However, based on other available timber milling production capacity and previous cyclical shortages, the New Zealand Timber Industry Federation doesn...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-06 13:59 |

A decision by Carter Holt Harvey to stop supplying wood products to major retailers could redefine how houses are built in New Zealand, an industry organisation says. Mitre 10 and Bunnings have confirmed to Stuff Carter Holt Harvey has stopped supplying them with wood products.

Mitre 10 chief of customer solutions Chris Peak said Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts had told Mitre 10 that it could not supply it with structural timber for the...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-06 12:49 |

You may have noticed that Holmen has changed colors, icons and a new logo in our digital channels, in the annual report and in social media. It is part of Holmen’s new brand identity and affects how we look and communicate.

The new identity is based on the interplay between nature and technology. Holmen creates a sustainable future for customers and society, and it is through nature and technology that they make it happen. ...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-04-06 11:57 |

North Lincolnshire-based timber importer and timber products manufacturer Arbor Forest Products has begun production on its new sawmill planing line – thought to be the most advanced system of its kind in the UK.

Last year the company announced it was investing £6 million in the new facility which features unique timber scanning technology, allowing Arbor...

--- NYT Logging Industry ---

2021-03-31 14:29 | There were bright spots, but the total lost acreage increased by 12 percent over all from the year before, according to new research.

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-03-31 11:52 | New, comprehensive, online tool helps landowners build their biodiversity and net zero carbon strategies, as well as navigate post-EU subsidy regimes. (Oxford, March 2021) New tools help to identify and measure the natural capital of assets to develop future carbon strategies and access post-Brexit environmental subsidies.

As landowners, estate managers, renewable energy and traditional farm businesses adapt to the new post-EU subsidy regimes across the UK, they must prepare...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-03-26 14:10 |

James Jones & Sons Ltd has launched a new fencing app to help customers with their fencing projects.

The new app guides users through an easy step by step process, from choosing the fence design to working out an exact specification of the fencing components needed and creating a 3D model of their fence, through to listing their nearest James Jones & Sons stockist.

Graham Blyth, Sales Director of James Jones & Sons, said “When it comes to designing a garden fence,...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-03-26 13:09 |

James Jones & Sons Ltd has announced the acquisition of GT Timber Ltd, the holding company of Taylormade Timber Products Ltd and Kerr Timber Products Ltd which operate sawmills at Sherburn Hill,...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-03-26 12:29 |

China is the world’s largest importer of softwood and hardwood logs, and for many decades, Russia has been a significant log supplier for them. This relationship may change in 2022 if Russia implements their proposed ban on exports of softwood logs and valuable hardwood logs, while also introducing export taxes on green lumber. All these policy changes are designed to encourage increased domestic production of higher-valued forest products.

The Russian parliament has not yet announced...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-03-25 13:54 |

At a meeting held on 24 March 2021, the Supervisory Board of Metsä Group’s parent company, Metsäliitto Cooperative, elected Nina Pärssinen, Bachelor of Law, as a new member of the cooperative’s Board of Directors.

Pärssinen has extensive work experience from various labour market organizations. She was the labour market director of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation in 2015-2019. She is currently working as the administrative director of the city of Alajärvi.

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2021-03-25 12:44 |

Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring and Valmet are building a demo plant in Äänekoski. The plant will manufacture new 3D fibre products for food packaging and other purposes.

The demo plant reached its full height on 23 March 2021 with construction work...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2021-03-25 12:14 |

For Lunawood, safe working environment and sustainable business growth are key factors in building the future and ensuring customer satisfaction. As a result, Lunawood will invest in automatic fire extinguishing system at the beginning of the year, as well as in rebuilding and increasing production capacity.

An automatic fire extinguishing system covering all production departments...

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