PÖYRY POINT OF VIEW REPORT / 13 Jan 2015
Reinventing Plantation Forestry
Have the competitive advantages of plantation wood become extinct?
In this latest Point of View report, Pöyry warns that a new wave of innovation is urgently needed to maintain the competitiveness of plantation forests.
The report explains why the forces that once made plantation forests competitive are weakening and identifies clear signals of a fundamental change affecting the cost competitiveness of plantation forests.
Examples of disruptive technologies beginning to emerge in the industry are highlighted in the report, but these require time to mature and significant investments in applied sciences, research and development.
The study concludes that companies need to seek co-operation with technical experts, equipment suppliers, research institutes and universities in a wide range of topics - a truly challenging task - to ultimately leverage the interdisciplinary know-how for the benefit of the forest industry.