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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.

 

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2020-02-14 10:19 |

The government of France is set to require that all new public buildings must be made at least 50% from wood or other sustainable materials from 2022 as it pushes for sustainable urban development.

The local government in Paris had already pledged a greater use of natural materials such as wood, straw and hemp, and any buildings higher than eight storeys built for the 2024 Paris Olympics must be made entirely of timber.

“If it is possible for the Olympics, it should be possible...

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2020-02-07 13:18 |

Deakin University has announced it will pioneer an Australian first Hydrogen Transition Centre to help fuel cleaner, low emissions trucks in Victoria. The centre to be established at Deakin’s Warrnambool campus in the state’s southwest, will partner with industry on the AU$20 million research and industry testing site according to Deakin Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Martin.

“Freight trucking continues to...

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2020-02-07 12:41 |

Russia has surpassed Canada to become the world’s largest exporter of softwood lumber, and was on track to ship almost 32 million m3 of lumber in 2019 (23% of globally traded lumber in 2019), reports the Wood Resource Quarterly in its latest issue.

Global trade of softwood lumber slowed in the 3Q/19 but was still on pace to be higher than in 2018. Russia, Belarus, Germany and Finland have boosted their lumber sales the most this year, reports the WRQ. An excerpt from the newly...

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2020-02-07 12:28 |

New Zealand log exporters are bracing themselves for supply chain problems in China due to the outbreak of coronavirus. Some forest owners are already reducing their harvesting rate. Regrettably this will have an immediate effect on harvesting crew employment.

The New Zealand Forest Owners Association says that the extended Lunar New Year public holiday makes it difficult to know what is going to happen when sawmills in China restart. Association President Peter Weir says he...

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2020-02-07 12:01 | Included in this week’s issue is a media release put out on Monday by FOA and the Forest Industry Contractors Association on the impact of the Chinese market and ripple effects being felt by the forestry industry and contractors in New Zealand. In addition to the information in the press release, they’ve included additional market intelligence sent out to their members mid-week that may shed some light on this rapidly evolving situation to our readers.

“It is a difficult time and no one...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2020-02-05 13:36 |

As recovery gets underway for the Tumbarumba region, NSW, the Hyne Timber Mill is back up and running, despatching truckloads of timber, thanks to the many volunteers and emergency services who protected it throughout the bushfire crisis. A number of team members from Queensland have been deployed to Tumbarumba to assist with the Mill’s recommencement and enable impacted team members more time to recover personally where required.

Employing approximately 230 people directly, the...

--- International Forest Industries ---

2020-02-05 12:17 |

By: Jamie Gray
Business reporter, NZ Herald
jamie.gray@nzherald.co.nz    @JamieGrayNZ

 

Late last year, New Zealand log prices in China were improving, restoring a little confidence to the sector.

But the virus outbreak has again seen logs start to pile up on Chinese wharves as economic activity...

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2020-02-05 12:02 |

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, is renewing its sawn timber product brand. The previously used Nordic Timber name will be replaced by Metsä brand in all sawn timber products, and at the same time, the company is renewing its sawn timber shipping marks and packaging to respond to the brand update.

“We want to continuously improve our operations and create more added value for our customers, and that’s why our customer promise is Exceeding Expectations – a commitment that reflects our...

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2020-02-05 11:10 |

Excess heat from the industrial processes at Stora Enso’s Maxau paper mill in Germany, will be used to provide renewable, biomass-based district heating for the city of Karlsruhe.

A new, approximately two-kilometre-long connection pipeline will transfer the heat from the mill to an existing pipeline that links up the local refinery with the municipal heating grid. The local district heating supplier Stadtwerke Karlsruhe will start the construction of the pipeline in late 2020, aiming...

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2020-01-30 13:05 |

A proposed large-scale wind farm project in the Wide Bay region of Queensland, valued at up to AU$2 billion, is moving forward thanks to facilitation support provided by the Palaszczuk Government. Minister for State Development Cameron Dick said the Forest Wind project could create around 440 construction jobs and boost renewables supply for Queensland’s future energy needs.

“This would be one the largest grid-connected wind farms in the southern hemisphere,” Mr Dick said. “The wind...

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2020-01-28 11:00 | Indigenous people, environmentalists and industries vie for control over lands that can offer economic benefits or climate protection — but not always both.

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2020-01-24 10:30 |

Timberlink CEO Ian Tyson, last Tuesday welcomed Guy Barnett, Tasmanian Minister for Resources, to Timberlink’s Bell Bay mill to see recent investments in technology and safety upgrades in action. Timberlink enters the new decade strongly positioned for growth supported by the investments in upgrading the Bell Bay Mill.

The installation of new state of the art Contra Flow Kilns (CFK), will cut down waiting...

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2020-01-23 13:00 |

Two privately held Texas-based companies, Angelina Forest Products (AFP), Lufkin, Texas and McCoy’s Building Supply, San Marcos, Texas celebrate the initial production of southern yellow pine dimension lumber from AFP’s new Angelina County, Texas sawmill. First shipment of pine dimension lumber goes to McCoy’s Building Supply.

Angelina Forest Products state-...

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2020-01-23 12:38 |

Wagner Meters has announced the addition of Jason Wright to the sales team as a Business Development Specialist for New Products. Wright brings more than 32 years of flooring experience specializing in Hardwood Flooring.

Starting in 1986 with a small sundry distributor in Medford, Oregon, Jason moved on to ascend through positions in Product Development, Support, and Marketing programs for several flooring companies to become the National Sales Manager for Tarkett Group, a global...

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2020-01-23 12:08 |

Figures have been released by Te Uru Rakau (Forestry New Zealand) that show 228 grant applications were received for funding under the Government’s One Billion Trees Programme in 2019, a total of NZ$42.55 million being allocated across 42 projects.

Te Uru Rakau acting deputy director-general Sam Keenan said NZ$22.2 million of that had been approved across 10,758.4 hectares of new planting. “To date approximately 17,056,165 trees comprised of 9,785,067 native and 7,271,098 exotic...

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2020-01-23 11:50 |

Establishing wood processors close to forestry allows wood processing and forestry residues to be used as an energy source, with any surplus able to be used by other nearby industries. Other primary processing (such dairy and meat processing) could also benefit from this strategy, and there is potential for a shared energy plant to service multiple factories.

This strategy of clustering industries around an energy source and utilising production waste streams is called industrial...

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2020-01-23 11:28 | China is increasing importation of logs from New Zealand and Europe, while diminishing imports from North America and Russia. As a region, Europe is now the second largest supplier of softwood logs to China behind New Zealand, reports the WRQ.

Europe has rapidly become a major supplier of softwood logs to China’s log market, while Russia and North America have lost market shares in 2019, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. New Zealand continues to expand its market share in China,...

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2020-01-22 14:47 |

The WWF estimates we’re losing 27 football fields of forest every minute due to deforestation

  • UK company Dendra plans to plant 500 billion trees by 2060 – using AI and drones.
  • The drones can plant 120 seedpods per minute.
  • The WWF estimates we’re losing 27 football fields of forest every minute due to deforestation.

A drone can plant two trees per second, according to UK...

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2020-01-22 14:29 |

Resource Management Service, LLC (RMS) has announced that it has successfully completed the sale of its Tasmanian hardwood plantations to investment funds advised by Global Forest Partners LP (GFP) of Lebanon, New Hampshire.

The transaction included total productive area of 21,000 hectares on 36,500 hectares of freehold land. The assets consist of two operating units spread across the northwest, northeast and southern regions of...

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2020-01-22 14:17 |

The recent bushfires are a fresh blow to Victoria’s timber industry, coming just weeks after the state Labor government announced the end of all native forest logging within 10 years. Sawmills in the east of the state, which had already been struggling to secure enough logs to keep their machines running, said the government’s move would put thousands of workers out of their jobs and put the future of Victoria’s timber towns in doubt.

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