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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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2021-05-20 12:12 |

John Deere G-Series Harvesters and Forwarders are now available with durable RENCRAFT® Super Hard Coat polycarbonate windows.

Available as a standard offering on new machines, the more durable windows deliver enhanced optic quality, improved scratch resistance and a thicker coating for increased sound insulation.

Improving the durability of its machines, John Deere now features RENCRAFT® Super Hard Coat polycarbonate...

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2021-05-20 11:36 |

On June 1, 2021, Scott Dane will officially become the next Executive Director for the American Loggers Council (ALC), replacing the retiring Danny Dructor who has been with the ALC since July of 2001.

Mr. Dane brings with him a vast amount of experience working with timber harvesting and timber hauling associations having been the Executive...

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2021-05-19 14:44 |

Unilin had been looking for upstream integration in the value chain of (Engineered) Wood/Parquet flooring and is now successful. The deal includes land, buildings and industrial assets. Over 100 employees will transfer to Unilin. Jens Van Rompaey, General Manager Wood at Unilin Flooring explains: ‘Our direct access to premium logs is now guaranteed. The skills and experience of our new colleagues at the Braşov plant,...

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2021-05-19 11:46 |

Frame and 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...

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2021-05-18 12:49 |

Did you know that a forwarder operator spends as much as 70% of their working day operating the crane? This means there is much to be gained by finding ways to optimise crane operation. The most ergonomic work environment possible is also key to ensuring high and constant production throughout the working day. Komatsu Forest is now introducing Komatsu Smart Crane, a crane that reacts to the forwarder operator’s slightest...

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2021-05-18 12:16 |

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves has announced a new expansion to Hankins Lumber in Grenada, MS.  Hankins Lumber is adding new sawmill operations, Hankins Timbers, to their existing business enterprise. The project is a $12.5 million corporate investment and will create 43 jobs.

“Mississippi’s agriculture industry is our state’s top economic driver, employing tens of thousands of Mississippians and contributing...

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2021-05-18 11:41 |

Timber infested by insects accounted for more than half of the total amount of timber logged

In 2020 a total of 80.4 million cubic metres of timber was logged in German forests. Timber logging reached a new record high: since German unification, the amount of timber logged in Germany has never been higher than in 2020. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the amount of timber logged again increased by 16.8% compared with the previous record high of 68.9...

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2021-05-18 10:52 |

Roughly half (50.6%) of the total 12.7 million cubic metres exported were sent to China
Producer prices of raw timber far below the level of previous years: -27.3% in February 2021 compared with 2015
Amount of timber logged reached record high in 2020
Mills for sawing, planing and impregnating wood saw increases in turnover: +18.3% in 2020 compared with 2015

The construction boom during the coronavirus pandemic boosted the demand for timber as a building material in...

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2021-05-14 14:16 |

On May 3rd, Microtec announced the official integration and inclusion of FinScan and WoodEye into the Microtec family. Following this news, Microtec presents now a new generation of longitudinal scanners for sawmill, remanufacturing and 2nd processing applications to the industry.

Meet the new range from Microtec

“Together with our...

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2021-05-13 15:41 |

The estonian wood industry company Kaamos Timber invests in a new sawmill in Mozyr / Belarus and chooses Mühlböck as partner for drying technology. For the drying in the new sawmill they decided on Mühlböck dry kilns 1306 PRO. The acquired dryers ensure a production volume of at least 100,000 m3 per year.

“The...

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2021-05-13 15:20 |

EACOM Timber Corporation has 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. It is a strong gesture that shows that we are all in this for the long...

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2021-05-13 11:14 |

Norra Timber management is very knowledgeable, progressive, and interested in driving sawmill technology forward.

Now they have invested in a third edger to handle the large number of side boards from the saw line.

This new Catech edger system features a capacity of 57 boards per minute.

“The investment in the edger is an important factor in achieving the target of increasing production by 6% per year. We are now more efficient because the two older edgers were a...

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2021-05-12 13:01 |

Stora Enso and packaging technology company Pulpex join forces to industrialize the production of eco-friendly paper bottles and containers made from wood fiber pulp. These renewable products will offer an alternative to PET plastics and glass. The exclusive partnership leverages Stora Enso’s formed fiber technologies and ability to convert end-products at an industrial scale.

The joint development agreement is formed exclusively between Stora Enso and Pulpex, a sustainable packaging...

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2021-05-12 12:23 |

Every year, Ponsse selects a Finnish and international supplier of the year from its supplier network as a recognition of productive cooperation. In 2020, Lapp Connecto Oy was selected the Finnish supplier of the year and ZF Friedrichshafen AG the international supplier of the year.

Currently, Ponsse’s supplier network consists of more than 250 companies, and Ponsse is continuously engaged in close cooperation with the network. The supplier of the year award is a recognition of...

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2021-05-12 11:43 |

Ponsse is launching a new debarking PONSSE H7 HD Euca harvester head alongside the previously released H8 HD Euca. The new powerful harvester head further strengthens Ponsse’s strategy to be the leading global manufacturer of harvester heads.

“This new harvester head has been developed together with our customers, based on their feedback. We wanted to introduce an even more powerful and productive harvester head for processing eucalyptus trees that withstands even the...

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2021-05-12 10:35 |

(OPINION) Forest 360 Marcus Musson – Throw away the compass captain, we’re now officially in unchartered territory. While most in the game were expecting flat to slightly increased export prices for May, there were more than a few double-takes when prices were released by export companies at around $10/JAS above April levels. This puts A grade in the $160’s/JAS which is the highest since the extremely short price spike of ’93. This...

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2021-05-11 13:42 |

Following a successful test installation, Norra Timber has chosen to move forward with a condition monitoring solution from SPM Instrument for its new high-tech band saw line at the Sävar Sawmill near Umeå in northern Sweden, aiming to ensure high machine availability and long pre-warning times.

Sävar Sawmill is a high-tech band saw line specializing in...

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2021-05-11 12:49 |

Versowood will increase the Vierumäki unit’s annual sawmill production from the current 475,000 cubic metre level to more than 600,000 cubic metres. The company will replace one of their sawmill lines in Vierumäki and build a new green sorting line during the spring of 2022. This investment will significantly improve the cost efficiency and productivity of the line and unit.

The sawmill line will be delivered by Veisto Oy from Mäntyharju and the green sorting line by Jartek Oy from...

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2021-05-07 14:12 |

Metsä Group and forest owners planted 270 million seedlings in Finnish forests between 2010 and 2020. This summer, the figure will increase by more than 35 million seedlings. Metsä Group supplies forest owners with native tree species that occur naturally in Finland.

Under the Finnish Forest Act, a new forest must always be established after felling. This can be done through natural regeneration, or by sowing seeds or planting seedlings. Planting is the fastest and surest way to...

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2021-05-07 13:26 |

Tidewater has been in the business of selling and servicing heavy equipment since 1947, establishing a footprint from North Carolina to Alabama

“We are excited to add the Tigercat line-up to our Tampa, Florida location,” says branch manager Mike Collins. “This will help all of our southern Florida customers get the best equipment, parts, and service for their businesses to thrive. Tigercat provides the best...

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