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Business Strategies

Today’s industry participants operate within a global and increasingly competitive and changing environment. Local developments can impact on industries and businesses across the globe. Essential to securing a sustainable and long term profitable business is understanding the constantly changing environment in which the business operates.

In developing sustainable and successful business strategies in our rapidly changing world, it is crucial to understand the resource, the processing options, environmental impacts, the competition, the markets and the financial implications.

Indufor consultants have been engaged for more than 30 years in working with a wide range of local and global clients throughout the whole forestry, forest industry and bioenergy value chains. Indufor consultants have the necessary industry insight and global understanding of the business environment in which our clients operate.

Indufor has specialists in all of the key areas to assist clients in developing an outstanding strategy, exploiting internal strengths, and identifying weaknesses so they can be eliminated.

Key service offerings include

  • Pre-feasibility/feasibility studies
  • Business plans
  • Turnaround assessments
  • Market supply, demand and trade assessments
  • End use segment and client identification studies
  • Distribution channel and logistics
  • Market entry solutions
  • Price and competitor analysis.




Marcel Vroege

Head of Forest Industry & Bio Solutions, Asia Pacific
Opportunities for Plywood in Light Commercial vehicles and Industrial Packaging (2014)
Feasibility Study of Wood-Based Panel Mill in Siberia, Russia (2014)
Future Wood Supply Model in Finland and Sweden (2014)
Forest Sector Study of the Russian Far East – A Roadmap for Value Added Investment (incl. Biofuels) in the Forest Industry, Russia (2013-2014)
Strategic Action Plan for ERP in Sawmilling Industry in the Baltic Sea Area (2013)
Management Training on Global Wood-Based Panel Business, Russia (2013)
Developing Alternative Wood Supply Models for a Major Industrial Operation in Europe (2013)
Feasibility Study of Sawmill and Planing Mill in Russia (2013)
Global Pulp Markets (2013)
Study on the Wood Raw Material Supply and Demand for the EU Wood-processing Industries, Europe (2012-2013)
Study on the Wood Raw Material Supply and Demand for the EU Wood-processing Industries, Europe (2012-2013)
Strategic Development of Biomass Sourcing Company, Finland (2012-2013)
Market Potential and Strategic Action Items for Biomass Cover in North American Bioenergy Sector, North America (2012)
Investment Cost Requirements and Product Pricing for Selected Bio-Based Chemicals, New Zealand (2012)
Feasibility Assessment of Multiple 10 MW Power Plants and Wood Pellet Production, Aceh, Indonesia (2012)
Inventory, Wood Sourcing Feasibility and Pulp Market Study for a BSKP Mill in Krasnoyarsk Region, Russia (2011-2012)
Global Sawmill Equipment Market (2011)
Strategy Development for Heat-Treated Sawnwood Products (2011)
Opportunities for Ontario Wood Products (Flooring, Furniture, Joinery) in the EU (2011)
End-user Client Database Development for a Plywood Producer in Russia, (2011)
Wood Paying Capability of District Heating Plants and Combined Heat and Power Plants using Bioenergy, Finland (2011-2012)
Wood Raw Material Supply and Demand for the EU Wood-processing Industries and Bioenergy Producers, EU (2011-2013)
Large Scale Biomass Production Feasibility Study, Indonesia (2011)
Turnaround Plan for a Concession and Processing Facilities in Eastern Africa (2010)
Direct Sales Development for a Forest Industry Company, Russia (2010)
Comprehensive Global Pellet Study, Including Market, Policy, Logistic and Cost Competitive Analysis, Global (2010)
Plantation Wood Strategy, Including Bioenergy Opportunities in Energy Generation, Brazil (2010)
Biomass Sourcing and Fiber-paying Capability for Potential Bioenergy Power Generation Facilities, Finland (bi-annual study 2010, 2012)
Development of Wood Procurement Functions for a Particle Board Plant in Finland (2009)
Wood Paying Capability of District Heating Plants and Combined Heat and Power Plants using Bioenergy, Finland (2009-2010)
Business Opportunities based on Bioenergy and Climate Change, Finland (2009-2010)
Competition for Biomass from Bioenergy Consumers and Pellet Producers, Finland (2009)
Climate Change Business Opportunities including Bioenergy, Finland (2009)
Forecast of Changes in Economic Value of Wood Raw Material of Forest Industries from 2009 to 2010, Europe (2009)
Comparison Analysis of Forestry and Land Use Policies and Legislation in Indonesia and Malaysia in View of Bioenergy Plantations, Malaysia & Indonesia (2009)
Market Entry Plan for Tropical Hardwood Products from Lake Volta, Ghana (2008)
OSB Business Plan Due Diligence Review in Russia (2008)
Technical Assessment of a Sawmill, a Pulpmill and Specialty Papermill in Europe for Acquisition Purposes (2008)
Forest Resource and Infrastructure Assessment and a Feasibility Study for a Harvesting Company in Western Russia (2008)
Wood Market Price Analysis in Romania and Timberland Investment Potential Analysis in Eastern Europe (2008)
Identification of Wood Processing Opportunities in Northern Finland (2008)
Study on Pellet Markets in Europe (2007)
Finnish Roundwood Price Outlook Study (2007)
Feasibility Study of Sawmill and Plywood Mill Investment in Khabarovsk, Russia (2007)
Assessment of a Significant Forest Area and Feasibility Study of Wood Processing in Khabarovsk, Russia (2008)
Pellet Markets in South Eastern Europe (2007)
Feasibility Study on Birch Plywood Manufacturing in Western Russia (2006)
Project Development of Forestry and Wood Processing Industry in Russia (2005-2006)
Assessment of the Board Markets in Western Russia (2004-2005)
European Market for Bioenergy Chips, Brazil (2003-2004)