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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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2021-05-07 11:38 |

WOODSTOCK, ON – Frontline Machinery will now represent Terex Ecotec across the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan in addition to their current territory of Ontario and Manitoba. Based out of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Frontline is expanding their service footprint with a new branch in Woodstock, Ontario.

Terex Ecotec’s product portfolio consists of shredders, trommel screens, recycling screens,...

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2021-05-07 10:57 |

Ever since Holmen’s acquisition of Martinsons, the work of merging the companies has been ongoing. Now comes the next important milestone. On 1 June, the production facilities in Bygdsiljum and Kroksjön will fully take on the Holmen name, while Martinsons Building Systems will retain the Martinsons brand.

Martinsons and Holmen have many things in common and the...

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2021-05-05 11:12 |

SEATTLE, April 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY)  announced the completion of its ...

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2021-05-05 10:27 |

May 4, 2021, NEW YORK – Blue Wolf Capital Partners (“Blue Wolf”), a New York-based private equity firm, today announced that it has sold The Mulch and Soil Company, LLC (“the Company”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of mulch and soil products across the Southeast region of the United States. Terms of the transaction were not...

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2021-05-04 14:20 |

Microtec, global leader of scanning and optimization solutions for the sawmilling and wood processing industry, today announced the official integration and inclusion of FinScan and WoodEye within the Microtec family.

From now on the two companies situated in Finland and Sweden will work under the common corporate brand of Microtec, reflecting the merge and enhanced cooperation between the companies. “All together, we will work...

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2021-05-04 12:47 |

Right time, right place

New SERRA sawing mill at Full Tilt Timber Framing in Clancy, Montana

Nate Schuele, 22 years old and a 4th generation sawyer, has a new best friend: the SL130i SERRA mobile sawmill. The previous one (another company) had to be replaced due to a motor damage. As a demonstration machine, the SERRA sawmill was immediately ready for use – in the right place at the right time.

Nate got his first impression of SERRA and the saw mills by...

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2021-04-30 12:21 |

The new PONSSE H7 HD Euca harvester head will be launched on 5 May. The web events will be held in English at 9.00 and 16.00 EEST – both events will be subtitled in Spanish and Portuguese.

The harvester head has been designed for eucalyptus processing with our customers in response to their needs. The new harvester head strengthens Ponsse’s strategy of being one of the world’s leading manufacturers of harvester heads. The Ponsse harvester head’s reliable heavy-duty frame structure...

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2021-04-28 10:57 |

John Deere has announced a preferred supplier agreement with engcon, a tiltrotator manufacturer.

As a part of the agreement customers can purchase select engcon tiltrotators through John Deere construction and compact construction equipment dealers and ...

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2021-04-28 10:12 |

AS Hekotek has signed a contract for the supply of equipment to the sawmill of Atlant LLC located in Jantal village, Irkutsk region of Russia.

Hekotek is to supply a set of own-manufactured equipment for this new sawmill complex, including lines for log sorting, log in-feed, sawn timber sorting, as well as conveyor system for collecting and removal of sawdust. The sawline itself is to be...

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2021-04-27 12:55 |

FAE is expanding its line of forestry mulchers for excavators with Bite Limiter technology with the new BL4/EX/VT. The new model is perfect for tackling and removing vegetation in wooded areas, especially for jobs that require a large shredding capacity and speed.

The BL4/EX/VT can mulch logs up to 30 cm in diameter, is compatible with 18-25 ton excavators, and comes in two working widths, 135 e 160 cm.

For the BL4/EX/VT, the biggest innovation is the rotor with Bite Limiter...

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2021-04-23 13:26 |

John Deere announces the release of Smooth Boom Control for its M-Series Tracked Feller Bunchers and MH-Series Tracked Harvesters.

Developed in global collaboration between the John Deere Wheeled Cut-to-Length and Full-Tree Forestry teams, Smooth Boom Control ensures full and responsive hydraulic function actuation, improving overall machine reactiveness and controllability.

Smooth Boom Control is available as a standard feature on new tracked feller bunchers and harvesters or...

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2021-04-23 12:16 |

Washington, D.C. and Ottawa, ON —The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) has developed new standards to support SFI’s leadership in offering solutions to some of the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges. SFI certification is a powerful tool to ensure healthy forests that mitigate climate impacts, are resilient to fire threats, and support a diversity of communities.

“SFI has the scale to make a difference with more than 375 million acres/152 million hectares...

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2021-04-23 11:21 |

Almost 750 hectares of prime commercial forestry in the Scottish Borders has come to the market for offers over £14 million. The sale of the Ramsaygrain East Forests, which extend to 745 hectares or 1,841 acres, are available as a whole or in three lots. The large scale commercial conifer forests are part of the renowned Teviothead Forest Complex.

The mid-rotation forestry...

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2021-04-23 10:53 |

Antti Koulumies has been appointed Senior Vice President, UPM Timber as of June 1st 2021. He will be based in Helsinki reporting to Bernd Eikens, EVP, UPM Biorefining.

Koulumies holds a M.Sc., Industrial Management from Aalto University. He joins UPM from REEL International that acquired Metso Outotec Aluminium business this year. Prior to aluminium business...

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2021-04-23 10:22 |

Forest, within the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, which were affected by the tree disease Phytophthora ramorum. The two-day operation involved an 18-strong Forestry England team and a contract harvesting team working alongside Swiss and Scottish operators, brought in for their expertise in helicopter felling – a forestry technique common in Switzerland but used only once before by the same team in the UK.

A stand of 150 diseased larch trees around Whinlatter Forest’s Wild...

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2021-04-21 14:24 |

Raumaster Oy and Raumaster Paper Oy have signed major contracts to deliver process machinery to Metsä Group’s Metsä Fibre Kemi new bioproduct mill in Northern Finland.

Raumaster Oy delivers significant share of wood chip and bark handling area machinery as well as conveyor systems for gasifier and recovery boiler and main part of lime, caustic sludge and causticizing conveyors...

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2021-04-21 13:43 |

HASSLACHER Group, one of the world’s leading producers of glulam and Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), invests in TC continuous kilns from Valutec. The deal means the well-known timber industry group becomes the first in Austria to own the groundbreaking lumber kiln. This is also a new prestigious order for Valutec, which strengthens its position as a global leader within the field of continuous kilns.

“We want to increase the drying capacity at our sawmills in...

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2021-04-21 13:13 |

The softwood timber harvest in Germany is likely to reach almost 50 million m3 in 2020, about ten million m3 more than a typical year before the spruce bark beetle-infestation in 2018. In addition, Germany has harvested 6-7 million m3 of hardwood species annually for the past five years. The total timber harvest in 2020 will be the highest since 2007, when the cyclone Kyrill swept in over Central Europe and damaged approximately 45 million m3 of timber.

Practically all of the...

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2021-04-21 12:37 | The new Future Cabin included in the PONSSE Scorpion launched in February has won a product design award in the internationally acclaimed Red Dot design competition. The award in question was the Best of the Best award in the Product Design category, granted for the cabin’s innovative design. This was the highest recognition that could be achieved in the competition, granted to the best products of the various award categories.

In February, Ponsse introduced to the market a thoroughly...

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2021-04-16 14:22 |

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, is building the world’s most modern sawmill in Rauma, Finland. The construction work began in May 2020, and the sawmill’s foundation stone was laid on Thursday 25 March 2021. Due to the coronavirus situation, the foundation stone was laid by Harri Haapaniemi, Project Director, and Liisa-Maija Perävainio, Sawmill Director, without external participants.

“The sawmill’s foundation stone has been laid, and both the engineering and...


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