Stacked wood panels

Management Consulting for Wood Based Panels

We are the leading advisor for the global wood-based panel industry and all its stakeholders along the decorative and structural value chain. This includes investors (banks and private equity), suppliers of equipment, chemicals and decor paper as well as customers in furniture, doors, flooring, packaging and construction. 

Wood-based panels are used in construction and in many decorative end-use applications such as furniture, flooring, doors and interior decoration. Future demand for wood-based panels is projected to grow, driven by investments in both construction (new-build and renovation) and furniture, complemented by positive substitution trends compared to other non-woody materials. In addition, paper based surfacing materials and non-paper based surfaces in decorative end-use applications.

The future of wood-based panels also comes with a number of challenges e.g. wood fibre availability, product innovation or new formaldehyde emission levels. Only companies who are able to find answers and solutions to these and many other questions will be among the winners in the wood-based panel industry. Future challenges will also drive changes to the industry structure, as M&A activity is expected to increase, driving industry consolidation, while new companies with innovative products arise.

We are the preferred advisor for all wood-based panels and associated industries along the value chain and work directly with the key decision makers at our client organisations.

Key offerings include:

  • Corporate and business strategy, and implementation
  • Feasibility studies and investment advisory
  • Market insight and market modelling
  • Replacement cost valuation
  • Operational and business excellence
  • Investment assessments and monitoring
  • Transactions and due diligence
  • (Re-)Financing support
  • Raw material supply and procurement strategies 
  • Market entry support for new products
  • Expert witness services
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Frank Goecke

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