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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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2021-06-02 13:28 |

EACOM Timber Corporation recently announced an investment of $7.7M to equip its Matagami sawmill with a new state-of-the-art continuous kiln (CDK). The kiln, which is expected to be fully operational by October 2021, will allow lumber to be dried 24 hours a day, without interruption, directly at the facility.

“The City of Matagami is thrilled with this significant investment for the future of the sawmill and our city....

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2021-06-02 12:56 |

INTERFOR CORPORATION (“Interfor” or the “Company”) (TSX: IFP) announced last week that it has reached an agreement with Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC and GP Wood Products LLC (collectively “Georgia-Pacific”) to acquire four of its sawmill operations located in Bay Springs, MS, Fayette, AL, DeQuincy, LA and Philomath, OR (collectively the “Sawmill Operations”). The total purchase price of US$375 MM, which includes working capital, will be funded entirely from cash on hand.


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2021-06-01 11:56 |

The results of Brazilian plantation companies and other actors’ long-term work in the Atlantic rainforest restoration has been highlighted in the WWF, Birdlife and Wildlife Conservation Society report on forest restoration published in May 2021.

The study points to the Atlantic Forest in Brazil as one of the success...

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2021-05-28 14:12 | With automatic dozing, rough cut to finish grade, make every pass count

The faster your construction crew reaches a state of maximum productivity, the better it is for your bottom line. Have you ever watched crews, surrounded by modern equipment, begin a job by pounding a wooden stake into the ground and think, “Isn’t there a better way?” There is.

With innovative intelligent Machine Control (iMC 2.0), Komatsu’s smallest intelligent dozer, the ...

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2021-05-28 12:52 |

From June 1, the cutting unit on all C-heads, Constant Cut, will receive an upgraded design. The upgrade contains no less than 25 points and represents a number of improvements for customers, both in terms of increased productivity and better flow in the production.

Constant Cut, Komatsu’s intelligent cutting unit, ensures that the head has a constant and efficient saw...

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2021-05-28 11:56 |

Forest Pro has moved its Ashland location, previously located on Air Park Road, to 1056 Richmond Tappahannock Hwy in Manquin, Virginia.

The new site allows Forest Pro to serve the needs of its customers more efficiently as Manquin is a more convenient location for many of the loggers in the area. “We know time is money and strive to succeed in getting customers up and running as fast as possible,” states office manager Tory...

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2021-05-28 11:24 |

MidSouth Forestry Equipment has announced the opening of a third Tigercat dealership location.

The facility is located in Springfield, Arkansas, in the heart of Birdtown on Highway 9. “It sits on five acres and is just a short distance from the Ouachita National Forest and the Ozark National Forest,” says general manager Jeff Rains. “With several mills in the surrounding areas, this allows us to better support our...

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2021-05-27 12:44 |

Metsä Fibre’s Rauma sawmill, part of Metsä Group, has concluded a service agreement with Euroports Finland on port operations for sawn timber in Rauma.  The agreement is for four years and will take effect in the summer of 2022.

Automated conveyors will transfer the timber produced at the sawmill from packaging directly to the transport equipment for delivery to the port...

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2021-05-27 12:05 |

Koehler plays its part in meeting Paris Climate Agreement goals. Lower CO2 footprint for Oberkirch/Germany as a result of converting combined heat and power plant from bituminous coal to biomass. Investment of just under 60 million euros (73 million US dollars).

The Koehler Group is planning to fully...

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2021-05-26 14:40 |

Frame & Crane care is a new extended protection for forest machines that have an PONSSE Active Care service agreement

The Frame and Crane care covers main frame structures for up to 10,000 engine hours if the machine has a valid service agreement during that period. PONSSE Active care service agreement needs to be valid for the whole period, but the agreement can be made in several parts.

“With the new Frame and Crane care package our customers can get even more out from...

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2021-05-26 14:06 |

Ponsse launches a new loader product family for the most popular forwarder models. The new K101 and K111 loaders are the latest additions to the product family, also represented by the previously launched K121 loader. The new loaders have been developed in cooperation with customers for efficient load handling, also in demanding conditions.

The new loaders have a structure designed and developed by Ponsse, with special focus...

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2021-05-26 13:54 |

Glennon Brothers, a third-generation family timber processing business, has entered into an agreement with SHV Energy to purchase Balcas Ltd, subject to approval from the Competition and Markets Authority in the UK and Competition and Consumer Protection Commission in Ireland.

Balcas operates a sawmill in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland,...

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2021-05-26 12:40 |

Roof Profiles has invested in a Hundegger Turbo saw and, according to company directory Johnny Fellingham, it is allowing the company to produce more volume of timber, to the highest quality standard.

“This saw is becoming widely known as the best saw of its generation for cutting truss and timber frame material,” said Mr Fellingham. “Fuelled by files from Mitek software, the speed and...

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2021-05-25 14:03 |

Second quarter earnings rise on 34% increase in net sales, reflecting strong market conditions and broad improvement across divisions and geographies.

Equipment-division operating margin of 19.5% demonstrates solid execution, impact of strategy. Full-year earnings forecast raised to range of $5.3 to $5.7 billion.

Deere & Company...

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2021-05-25 12:44 |

Wood processing technology supplier USNR has signed a number of major contracts in the last few months.

At the end of 2020, USNR signed a €13m contract with Tschopp Holzindustrie AG in Switzerland, for a new sawline. The sawline will be a fully equipped premium production line, custom designed to cut a maximum volume of thin boards from each log. The mill, one of Switzerland’s largest, provides the raw material for...

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2021-05-25 11:55 |

Finnish forest machine manufacturer Logset Oy and South African forest machine dealer Green Projects have signed a dealer agreement to market and sell Logset products in Southern Africa. For Logset this means claiming an area on a new continent: Africa.

Under the terms of the agreement the...

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2021-05-25 11:15 |

Under the terms of the agreement, Thippaporn will sell Nisula Forest products, parts and offer services in Thailand for the products manufactured by Nisula Forest.

“We are very happy about this new cooperation. It is a great opportunity for Nisula Forest, we have now a great and experienced team in Thailand offering Nisula forest products and professional customer service.

The current Nisula Forest product line will...

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2021-05-21 12:37 |

The former Martinsons’ sawmills in Bygdsiljum and Kroksjön, Sweden will take on the Holmen name from June 1.

The move is part of the work of merging the companies following Holmen’s SEK1bn acquisition of Martinsons last year.

The acquisition almost doubled Holmen’s sales of wood products to over SEK3bn, while also advancing positions in wood construction...

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2021-05-21 11:41 |

Building with tree and timber is booming in Scandinavia and Europe despite the prevailing pandemic and growth in the timber industry still looks strong. To meet sharply increased demand from the Nordic countries and the European market, Woodsafe has continuously invested in stae-of-the art facilities and is today totally Co2 neutral with solar energy.

They are investing in a topmodern new kiln-dryer from Valutec. The new drying plant is the first step in a multi-step program to meet...

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2021-05-21 10:43 |

The drivers of logging trucks have to navigate school zones, tight intersections and small-town traffic because federal law prohibits them from driving on interstate highways. A new bill from a Wisconsin congressman would change that.

Research suggests the federal weight limit on interstates makes logging truckers’ routes more dangerous, costs timber companies money and leads to more greenhouse gas emissions. They’d use less fuel, make more efficient routes and encounter...


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