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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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2018-01-18 11:24 |

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) recently announced that David Carson, currently president of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC), has been appointed president of Western Star Trucks and chief diversity officer of DTNA. Carson succeeds Kelley Platt who has been promoted within the Daimler AG global organization to president and...

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2018-01-18 10:49 | The yearly open call for Formas research grants opens for applications the 1st of March, and closes the 12th of April, 2018. Applications are welcomed within the three main areas – environment, agricultural sciences and spatial planning. Start writing your application today!

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2018-01-18 10:46 |

The Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show is returning to the Moncton Coliseum Complex this spring, with over three decades of bringing the industry together on a bi-annual basis. Taking place April 5th and 6th, the event is Atlantic Canada’s most comprehensive heavy equipment show.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the colossal event, which attracted a record-breaking 14,700 visitors in 2016. Convenient online registration and full details are available on the show website:...

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2018-01-18 00:00 |

New research looks at community roles in tenure reform

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2018-01-17 23:55 | More than half of Europe’s forests have disappeared over the past 6000 years thanks to increasing demand for agricultural land and the use of wood as a source of fuel, new research led by the University of Plymouth suggests. Source: Science Daily Using pollen analysis from more than 1000 sites, scientists showed that more than two thirds of central and northern Europe would once have been covered by trees. Today, that is down to around a third, although in more western and coastal regions...

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2018-01-17 23:54 | As the European Union Parliament debates changes to a directive on renewable energy, more than 650 scientists have signed a letter demanding an amendment to the directive’s definition of forest biomass. Source: Forest News CIFOR Under the current definition, nations and industries can count as ‘renewable’ the energy sourced from burning trees that were cut down just for that purpose. The letter from scientists states that only the forest biomass from residues and waste left by trees cut down...

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2018-01-17 23:53 | More pop-up shops, high-rises made of wood and the demise of big box shopping malls — these are just some of the architecture trends you can expect to see in 2018. Source: ABC News Celebrated Brisbane architect Michael Rayner said tastes were changing when it came to spaces in which people lived, worked and shopped. “The new public space isn’t the static space anymore; it’s something where events keep changing, programming keeps changing,” he said. “I think there...

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2018-01-17 23:51 | The boss of a timber mill has played down the number of complaints lodged about its smoke emissions, pointing out the mill was once on the outskirts of town, but is now surrounded by houses. Sources: The Marlborough Express, Stuff NZ Neighbours of Timberlink in Burleigh, Blenheim have filed 18 complaints about smoke in the last four years, but only one resulted in punitive action, records requested under the Official Information Act reveal. Timberlink has to obey strict rules about releasing...

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2018-01-17 23:50 | The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) is calling for a ban of single use light weight plastic bags nationally. Source: Timberbiz “It is good to see that many jurisdictions have already taken the step to ban single use light weight plastic bags,” CEO of AFPA, Mr Ross Hampton said. “It is now important that this effective measure is adopted nationally to realise the full environmental benefits. The UK Government has just announced it will eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2042...

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2018-01-17 23:50 | The Forest Owners Association is paying tribute to Jim Anderton for his contribution to the forest industry. Source: Scoop NZ President Peter Clark says Jim Anderton had a keen eye for the significance of forestry in the New Zealand economy and appreciated targeted government support was a critical factor in its development. “As Forestry Minister in the 2005 government, Jim was at the forefront of getting the different parts of the supply chain together with his Forest Industry Development...

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2018-01-17 23:47 | A prominent Kununurra farmer is among a group of shareholders seeking to remove three directors from the embattled Indian sandalwood producer Quintis. Source: ABC News Rural The company formerly known as Tropical Forestry Services which controls more than 12,000 hectares of Indian sandalwood plantations across northern Australia, has been in a trading halt and seeking recapitalisation since last May. The group, who together are the registered holders of more than 5% of the voting shares in ...

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2018-01-17 23:45 | A logging worker unfairly sacked just months after going off the benefit has been awarded more than NZ$12,000 by the Employment Relations Authority. Source: Radio NZ Nigel Brown started working for Te Kohu Logging in Hamilton in February last year after relocating from Tokoroa. After a fortnight he was given a company car by his boss, Simon Ranginui, to be used to pick up and drop off his colleagues before and after work. A few weeks later Mr Ranginui spotted Mr Brown having a beer and a...

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2018-01-17 23:44 | If you received a text from your boss saying: “F…… useless. Make this your last week, f…… wasting my time”, what would you think? Would you think you were fired? Or would you brush it off as your boss having a bad day? Source: Stuff NZ That text is exactly what forestry worker Arona Gray received from his employer Blair Chilton, of Chilton Logging early last year, according to an Employment Relations Authority (ERA) decision. He took it as a dismissal, yet...

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2018-01-17 19:01 | Jan 30 2018 - 8:00am to Jan 31 2018 - 12:00pm

The LEAVES workshop will focus on innovations, lessons learned and approaches for reducing deforestation from beef, soy, and palm oil production chains.  It will also look at approaches for enhancing tree cover while producing shea butter, coffee, cacao and other commodities. 

Agenda at-a-glance

January 30

9:00 am

Opening Session – Workshop Purpose and Expectations...

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2018-01-17 17:38 |

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2018-01-17 15:09 |

The European paper industry produces from wood a multitude of value-added products such as paper, carboard and other biobased materials and uses its residues for bioenergy.

With today’s vote the EU has sought to recognise the value of sourcing wood sustainably and preventing subsidies that distort markets and encourage the burning of wood for megawatts.

“The European Parliament realises that there is more value to the circular bioeconomy than turning wood into megawatts” says...

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2018-01-17 13:30 |

Built for land-clearing and pipeline right-of-way operations, the HG6800TX horizontal grinder offers a high-horsepower engine on a tracked machine with a compact design. Featuring 950 hp (708 kW) in a 92,000 lb (41,730.5 kg) class, and an infeed design designed specifically for feeding larger materials such as whole trees and large stumps, the new grinder is built to power through tough materials with less operator interaction.

The post...

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2018-01-17 12:37 | Jan 17, 2018--- Valmet will supply an OptiConcept M board production line with automation for Pratt Paper (IN), LLC for Pratt's new greenfield paper mill in Wapakoneta, Ohio, USA. The mill will use 100% recovered paper to produce lightweight and high-performance linerboard and corrugated medium. This will be the second OptiConcept M board production line for Pratt and is repeating the order of PM 16, which successfully started up in Valparaiso, Indiana, USA, in 2015. The start-up of the new...

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2018-01-17 12:36 | Jan 17,2018---The leading Chinese producer of hygiene and sanitary products has successfully started up the second of two Toscotec-supplied tissue machines installed at its Changji mill.

Hengan and Toscotec sealed their partnership at the end of a project that started one year ago with the order of two tissue machines, PM25 (started up in November 2017) and PM26, producing a total increase of 50,000 tons per year to Hengan’s production.

Both tissue machines have a...

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2018-01-17 12:35 | MIAMISBURG, Ohio, Jan. 17, 2018 -- Verso Corporation (NYSE: VRS) announced today that the Strategic Alternatives Committee formed by its Board of Directors in September 2017, has, at the direction of the Board, expanded its evaluation of potential transaction alternatives to include other alternatives, including but not limited to, a potential sale or merger of the entire company.

As previously announced, the Committee, with the assistance of Houlihan Lokey Capital, Inc., the...


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