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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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2018-10-03 10:10 | Plantations that follow NGP principles are part of the solution ? to restoring nature, to enabling sustainable development, and to combating climate change. This is a message we want to spread further, and we are excited this year to hold our annual Encounter alongside the 4th International Congress on Planted Forests in Beijing. This review takes a closer look at these topics, as we seek to further develop the solutions plantations can provide.

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2018-10-03 09:58 |

Over the last two decades in Latin America, cultural norms and laws have become more inclusive of gender equity; women have taken more prominent roles in society and women’s legal rights have been strengthened.

The post...

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2018-10-03 06:39 | Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring and Japanese Itochu Corporation have established a joint venture, which invests approximately EUR 40 million in building and operating a test plant, with the aim to demonstrate a new technology for converting paper-grade pulp into textile fibres. Source: Timberbiz Business Finland, a Finnish governmental funding agency, will participate in the financing of the demo project with an R&D loan. The textile fibre demo plant will be located next to...

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2018-10-03 06:38 | Timber Expo is an annual trade show in the UK, covering a breadth of timber applications from timber frame, sawmills, merchants, glulam, SIPs, CLT, fixings and fastenings, timber cladding, doors/windows, mouldings, skirtings and flooring. Source: Timberbiz Timber Expo is supported by industry associations including TRADA, STTC, BMF, RIBA, CIAT and NaCSBA where trade visitors can gather under one roof to discover the latest products, innovations and developments across the timber sector –...

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2018-10-03 06:38 | Marking the beginning of a 5-year education plan for the East Anglia Timber Trade Association (EATTA), three key university lecturers from the Eastern region travelled to Sweden to update their knowledge of today’s timber production. Source: Timberbiz The visit was arranged by EATTA as part of its new ‘Who teaches the teachers?’ program and hosted by the Industrial Solutions operations of Timber Trade Federation member SCA Wood. The three-day trip involved visits to: SCA’s tree nursery where ...

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2018-10-03 06:37 | South Australia’s forestry industry is invited to get involved in a new survey aimed at unlocking productivity and efficiency benefits by identifying road transport improvements. Source: Timberbiz The Improving Road Transport for Forestry Project aims to uncover the obstacles to road freight productivity along the forestry supply chain, including the movement of machinery, in all production areas of the state. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said he wanted...

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2018-10-03 06:36 | Whanganui iwi have been offered an opportunity to harvest carbon credits off waste or unproductive land if it becomes permanent forest. Source: New Zealand Herald On September 28 the new Māori Carbon Foundation held a meeting at Cooks Gardens Function Centre to outline its proposal. About 40 people were there to hear it. On suitable land the foundation is offering to establish, maintain and insure a forest at its own cost. It would pay for this by cashing in the carbon credits (NZUs) for the...

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2018-10-03 06:34 | The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) has welcomed reports of a commitment from the State Opposition to not establish the proposed Great Forest National Park (GFNP) if they win government in November. Source: Timberbiz Mr Tim Johnston, CEO of VAFI, said the confirmation on the proposed park made by the Opposition Leader Matthew Guy recently is a positive step for the timber and forestry industry in the state, and he looks forward to seeing the detailed policy platforms from the...

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2018-10-03 06:33 | HarvestTECH sold out in 2017 with more than 450 harvesting and wood transport contractors, harvest planners, forest managers and equipment and tech providers together in Rotorua, New Zealand. Source: Timberbiz In addition to having most harvesting contractors from throughout the country attending, the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) event drew in a large contingent of contractors and forest managers from throughout Australia, as well as attracting key equipment suppliers,...

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2018-10-03 06:32 | Every month, IndustryEdge publishes Wood Market Edge, Australia’s only forestry and wood products market and trade analysis, and supplies its customers with hundreds of unique data products, advisory and consulting services. Find out more at www.industryedge.com.au -3.4% – dwelling approvals in New South Wales totalled 70,169 over the year-ended July 2018, but for July itself were 20.1% lower than in July 2017 $137.3 million – the value of Australia’s imports of ‘Posts & Beams’ over the...

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2018-10-03 06:31 | The Mid North Coast of New South Wales could become home to the world’s first biorefinery turning sawmill residues into renewable diesel and renewable bitumen. Source: Timberbiz On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced up to $500,000 in funding to Boral Timber, a subsidiary of Boral Limited, to investigate the feasibility of building a ‘second-generation’ biofuels refinery using the waste sawmill residues from the Boral Timber Hardwood...

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2018-10-03 06:30 | The NSW Government has opened round 1 of applications under the Forest Industries Innovation Fund loan scheme – a $34 million fund to assist industry in adopting new technology and innovative practices. Source: Timberbiz The scheme aims to attract projects that will better address the changing demands of the future forest industry in the state, providing long-term, low-interest loans up to $3 million for successful applications. NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Group Director Forestry...

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2018-10-02 18:35 | The Economist Group announced it will contribute 0.5 percent of the amount it receives from advertisers featuring animals in the group’s publications to The Lion’s Share. The Lion’s Share will use the funding to support UNDP’s conservation initiatives, in line with SDG 14 and SDG 15.

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2018-10-02 13:06 |

A large-scale land purchase by an American forestry company west of Taupō will see 1148ha of farmland converted into a redwood forest.

The $7 million purchase north of Taumarunui, near Matiere, by The New Zealand Redwood Company was approved by the Overseas Investment Office in July.

The venture was likely to create six full-time jobs and increase New...

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2018-10-02 12:25 |

This report by Harsh Choudhry and Glen O’Kelly for McKinsey & Company looks at which advanced technologies for forest management are most promising, and how forestry companies can start their digital transformation.

The authors argue that while digital technology is revolutionising industries around the globe – from...

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2018-10-02 11:33 |

The NSW Government are funding new innovative forestry projects aimed at improving profitability, opening up new local and international markets, and preparing for future opportunities. Minister for Lands and Forestry Paul Toole said applications would soon open for the first round of the AU$34 million Forest Industries Innovation Fund.

“As part of the 2018-19 Budget, I announced an AU$71.8 million forestry package across four years, aimed at supporting the industry and keeping jobs...

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2018-10-02 11:14 |

New Zealand’s export log market took a hit from the trade dispute between the US and China as the declining value of the yuan crimps the buying power of the country’s largest log market.

The average price for New Zealand A-grade export logs dropped to US$133/JAS from US$141/JAS in August, and US$145/JAS in July, and is now the lowest since June 2017, according to AgriHQ’s Forestry Market Report for September.

“The Chinese log market has again dominated...

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2018-10-02 10:59 |

Very popular when last run in 2017 HarvestTECH 2017 SOLD OUT  well in advance of the event even running. Over 450 harvesting and wood transport contractors, harvest planners, forest managers and equipment and tech providers met up at one place, Rotorua, New Zealand over a couple of days. It was the largest gathering yet seen in New Zealand.

In addition to having most harvesting contractors from throughout the country attending, the FIEA event drew in a large contingent of contractors...

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2018-10-02 09:34 | Get inspired, expand your professional network and learn how to get your applications approved! We will repeat the success! Welcome to Matchmaking Day in Ås, Norway, November 8! You will meet representatives from SNS , NKJ, EFINORD and NordGen Forest and we will tell you about how to apply successfully for funding…

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2018-10-02 06:57 | At the Informal Leaders Dialogue on Climate Change, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres confirmed that he will convene a Climate Summit to mobilize climate action and finance in September 2018. Guterres said France and Jamaica will co-chair an initiative to support a political process to ensure that governments mobilize US$100 billion a year by 2020 for climate action. Participants emphasized the need to look at climate solutions based on nature and urged examining the global food system to...

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