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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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2017-03-24 06:39 | Lucca, Mar 2017 - The Italian company EuroVast has chosen Toscotec again to expand the capacity of its Cartiera della Basilica at Botticino’s plant.The new machine, a MODULO-PLUS crescent former with single press configuration, TT SYD-3200MM and TT MilltechHood, is the perfect solution to meet Eurovast’s need: high quality tissue product, attention to energy saving and eco-sustainability were determining factors in choosing advanced Toscotec’s technology for this project .

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2017-03-24 06:38 | Vienna, Mar 23, 2017 – At the beginning of March, Mondi, the international packaging and paper group, hosted the closing event of a research project entitled Flippr (Future Lignin and Pulp Processing Research) at its headquarters in Vienna, Austria. The event marked the end of four years of collaborative research into bio-refinery issues, conducted by four industrial partners Mondi, Heinzel Group, Norske Skog Bruck and Sappi from the paper industry, and three Austrian universities. The main...

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2017-03-24 06:37 | Mar 23,2017 --DS Smith has just formally opened the first PackRight Centre in Switzerland, located at the Oftringen site. Overall, this is already the 27th PackRight Centre in our European network.

Working in collaboration with our customers, DS Smith PackRight Centres develop display and packaging concepts that considerably reduce time-to-market and significantly help our customers to increase sales and lower their costs.

Focussing on Added Value for Customers...

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2017-03-24 06:35 | MEMPHIS, Tenn., Mar 22, 2017 -- Verso Corporation (NYSE: VRS), a leading producer of coated papers, today introduced a new promotion titled Anthem Plus®. The American Workhorse. PUT US TO WORK., featuring its brighter, whiter Anthem Plus® economy coated paper.

Anthem Plus® is the all-American economy coated paper with all the qualities and performance commercial printers want, at the price they need," said Verso President of Graphic Papers Mike Weinhold. "It has 92-...

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2017-03-24 03:10 |

The trees are so big that it would be cowardly not to deal with their bigness head on.

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2017-03-24 02:54 |

Humankind has always had a tricky relationship with forests.

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2017-03-24 02:27 |

The amount of new woodland created in England last year amounts to under 700 hectares, an area little bigger than London's Olympic Park.

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2017-03-23 20:15 | Sustainability in Chile’s construction sector got a boost as the Chile Green Building Council signed a collaboration agreement with CertforChile, our national member in the country. On 3 March 2017, the Chile Green Building Council (GBC Chile) signed three collaboration agreements that seek...

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2017-03-23 17:16 | The International Day of Forests was celebrated on 21 March 2017 under the theme 'Forests and Energy'. The UN Forum on Forests (UNFF) organized a celebratory event at UN Headquarters in New York, US featuring a panel discussion on ‘Growing forests, harness energy for the future,’ and a general discussion on ‘Forests and energy are essential for the 2030 Agenda'. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) also held an event on the occasion, and launched publications on wood energy.

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2017-03-23 17:09 |

Critical fire weather conditions will be present over portions of Western Texas and the Panhandle beginning today and continuing through Friday.   The National Weather Service  Storm Prediction Center  has issued an

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2017-03-23 16:42 |

Taking Root is very proud to announce that our very own wood crafts are now available in local Vancouver retailer Beyond Bread. From serving boards to serving spoons, these crafts are made of trees sustainably harvested from Taking Root’s reforestation program. The most important part of this achievement is that the sale of these crafts... Read More

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2017-03-23 16:00 | Throughout the tropics, the wood sector provides hundreds of thousandsof people with jobs, including in artisanal operations that can go unnoticed in official statistics but which are crucial employers in rural areas. In this edition of the Tropical Forest Update, Paolo Cerutti and co-authors (page 3) report that artisanal chainsaw millers in C?te d’Ivoire?mostly young people seeking to become financially independent?produce at least one-quarter of the country’s domestic wood supply and...

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2017-03-23 15:11 | Hong Kong, 23rd March 2017—Continuation of Hong Kong’s 150-year-old ivory trade hangs in the balance as the Legislative Council Panel on Environmental Affairs meets next Monday, 27th March, to consider a bill to phase out local ivory trade in the city. The proposed ban will require a legislative amendment in conjunction with a proposal to raise maximum penalties for wildlife crimes.

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2017-03-23 13:58 | Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 23rd March 2017—Viet Nam continues to take centre stage in the global illicit rhino horn trade in 2017 with two large, back-to-back seizures totalling 67 horns in Southeast Asia that reaffirm the country’s links to rhino horn consumption and trafficking.

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2017-03-23 12:41 | Hanoi, Viet Nam, 23rd March 2017—Just under 60 representatives from government agencies, research centres, businesses, and NGOs gathered in Hanoi to discuss polices that facilitate the fair and equitable sharing of benefits for people who earn income from the cultivation or collection of medicinal and aromatic plant (MAP) resources.

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2017-03-23 12:38 | Make your plans for the IUFRO 2017 Congress in Freiburg, Germany! Find information on registration and exciting program details in the latest Congress Newsletter 02/2017!

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2017-03-23 08:32 | Early this month, a paper mill on Vancouver Island was forced to shut down for six days because of a ?lack? of raw material to run the mill. The mill, owned by Catalyst, stands at the waterfront in Port Alberni, a city that was once the economic envy of much of Canada. At one time, it enjoyed among the highest average per capita incomes anywhere in the country. Yet one by one, the lumber, panel, pulp and paper and value-added mills that dominated the local economy either closed or scaled...

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2017-03-23 08:00 |

More than meets the eye

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2017-03-23 01:16 |

Coast Forest Products Association is pleased to see inclusion of some forestry supportive programs and initiatives in the federal budget announced today by Finance Minister Bill Morneau.  Specifically, the provision of $40 million to Natural Resources Canada to increase the use of Canadian wood as a greener substitute for construction and to help to create new markets for our sustainable forest products is a direct …

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2017-03-22 18:57 |

Published March 15th, 2017 by TimberWest – Source Grapple yarding has been a mainstay on the BC Coast for decades.  A grapple yarder pulls felled timber off steep slopes to a collection point. The grapple yarder is similar to the game at the fair where you try to grab a stuffed toy by controlling a grapple with a joystick. Except, with a grapple yarder, the …

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