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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



--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-03-28 12:40 |

The notified area of final felling in Sweden increased by 18% in February compared with the corresponding month in 2018. It is the highest monthly recorded data for the whole country in for February month in the last 12 years, according to the Swedish Forest Agency.

The total area of notified final felling in the whole country amounted to 18,453 hectares and the increase is partly due to the storms Alfrida and Jan where...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-03-28 12:19 |

John Deere is rolling out its new construction simulators – further bridging the gap between the classroom and jobsite. The modular update outfits the new John Deere simulators to one of six machine types: backhoe, crawler dozer, excavator, wheel loader, joystick-controlled motor grader and fingertip control motor grader.

“The next generation of John Deere simulators builds on a state-of-the-art technology that teaches machine controls, hand-eye coordination, safe operation, and...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-03-27 14:35 |

Tieto is partnering with PiiMega, a leading Finnish sawmill and forestry IT system supplier, to extend usage of Tieto Forest Hub ecosystem service in sawmill industry.

A complex supply chain in a wide forestry ecosystem involves a large number of business transactions between organisations at different points. Tieto Forest Hub service helps wood supply business partners in...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-03-27 12:42 |

Jan Räsänen will be Heinola Sawmill Machinery’s new Managing Director. The current Managing Director, Kari Kiiskinen will continue on the company’s Board of Directors and as an advisor to the management until autumn 2019.

Kari Kiiskinen has worked for Heinola Sawmill Machinery for more than 30 years, the last 10 years of which as Managing Director. He felt the time was right for a controlled change in the...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-03-27 12:18 |

As part of the process to achieve its fossil-free targets by 2030, Södra is now earmarking an investment of SEK 20 million ($2.2 million) for the additional costs arising from the choice of new and sustainable transport solutions.

“As one of Sweden’s largest transport purchasers, we have a major responsibility....

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-03-27 11:46 |

Hasslacher plans to invest Euro 30 million in expansion of its Preding site in Austria. Holtec to supply new log sorting line for Hasslacher’s mill in Preding, The project will be realised in summer 2019.

Hasslacher Preding Holzindustrie operates a sawmill with a cutting capacity of 250,000 solid cubic metres and produces finger-jointed solid construction timber, planed goods, pellets as well as special pallets and...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-03-26 12:53 |

Wood-Mizer plans to expand their manufacturing facility in Batesville, Indiana. The expansion project scheduled to begin in March of 2019 will consist of 53,000 additional square feet dedicated to manufacturing the company’s world-leading range of sawmill and wood processing equipment.

With a scheduled completion date of October 2019, the expanded facility will include a total of 132,000 square feet with 124,000 square feet dedicated to manufacturing Wood-Mizer’s wide range of...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-03-26 11:33 |

Utilizing John Deere Power Systems technology, the John Deere 644K and 944K Hybrid Wheel Loaders have collectively logged more than 1 million operating hours in the field.

This level of real-world experience is key as more OEMs look to John Deere Power Systems for technologies to reduce emissions, improve fuel economy, and enhance machine performance and reliability.

This milestone follows the announcement that the John Deere family of Stage V engines received official...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-03-26 11:15 |

In 2018, global trade of lumber fell for the first time in five years, with total trade down 7% year-over-year. The four largest importing countries, the US (-18%), China (-5%), the United Kingdom (-13%) and Japan (-6%) all imported less in 2018 than in the previous year. Much of the decline was the result of weaker economic prospects and reduced housing starts.

Lumber markets – North America
US lumber prices have gone through a historical roller-coaster ride...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-03-22 10:56 |

EGGER Ltd welcomed the UK Government’s Minister for Energy and Clean Growth, Claire Perry, to its wood-based materials manufacturing site at Hexham, Northumberland, earlier this month, a trip that comes on the back of concerns raised by the industry about the increasing demand for the UK annual wood basket.

These concerns, which come through the Wood Panel Industries Federation (WPIF), are related to ensuring that wood...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-03-20 14:01 |

Powerful cutting performance, fast travel speeds and operator presence controls. Vermeer enhances its professional tree care equipment product line with the introduction of the SC70TX stump cutter. Equipped with a 67 hp (50 kW) Cat turbocharged, Tier 4 Final/Stage IIIB diesel engine, the SC70TX stump cutter delivers power to the cutter wheel and can travel up to 1560 rpm.

“Vermeer designed the SC70TX stump cutter for challenging residential, commercial, municipal and rental...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-03-13 14:11 |

Metsä Group has renewed its strategic sustainability objectives. These 2030 objectives extending to 2030 cover all Metsä Group operations and are also mirrored across the supply chain.

Metsä Group’s target is to increase the amount of carbon stored in forests and its products. The amount of carbon in...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-03-13 13:28 |

Tornator ’s net sales were Euro 112.8 million, up 11%. The growth was due to increases in felling volumes and market prices for wood.

Operating profit at fair value amounted to Euro 116.5 million and profit for the period was Euro 78.9 million. The fair value of biological assets increased in all operating countries, which contributed to the change in operating profit.

The change in the fair value of biological assets increased operating profit by Euro 32.6 million, and a...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-03-13 13:02 |

SCA Wood France and the French company Innovation Solutions Bois, Groupe ISB, have merged their operations in wood processing and distribution of wood products in France. SCA’s contribution is the company’s operations in wood...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-03-13 12:23 |

Italian IMAL-PAL Group signed an important project with the Korean company Hanwha for a new pellet plant of 40 t/h capacity, a production of approx. 320,000 t/year. Delivery is scheduled for October 2019.

PAL to supply:

– Screening and Cleaning system of the chips feeding stream by...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-03-13 11:57 |

Komatsu Forest Oy and Dojus Group have made an agreement about Komatsu forest machine dealership including new and used machine sales and also spare part and service sales. The agreement is valid from April 1st 2019.

The group employs 340 people in Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus and Kaliningrad. Komatsu forest machine agreement covers Lithuania.

“To start the Komatsu forest machine dealership with Dojus...

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2019-03-13 11:00 | Logging, mining and development loom over the Northern Rockies.

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-03-08 10:39 |

Laesti, owned by Bergs Timber, with two facilities in Pärnu, Estonia (Savi sawmill and Sauga sawmill), will cease all sawmilling and planing at Savi plant, leaving Savi site as drying center of Sauga production.

At the Sauga plant, at the same time about SEK 10 million ($1.1 million) will be invested in new, capacity-increasing log intake and the production will increase to 95,000 cubic metres annual output production.

After the closure of Savi, Bergs Timber’s Estonian...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-03-06 11:31 |

HARVESTERS: It’s worth taking a step back to appreciate just how refined the harvester has become under the watch of the contemporary group of harvester suppliers.

Ponsse, John Deere, Komatsu, Rottne, ...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2019-03-05 11:21 |

More than forty state parliamentarians joined over 100 industry stakeholders on Wednesday night to launch the Queensland Parliamentary Friends of the Forest and Timber Industry Network at Parliament House in Brisbane.

Timber Queensland’s Chair James Hyne said this landmark event provided industry an opportunity to showcase its diversity and for MPs to gain a greater appreciation of its bright future. “Queensland’s $3.2...

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