Strategy First Ltd Oy is an advisory firm serving Paper and Forest Products Industries globally. We provide industrial insights, strategic advice, market reviews and profit improvement programs to investors, analysts and operating companies.
First we help investors to make wise strategic choices. Second we help companies to achieve world class operational performance.
Current printed media markets suffer from continued demand decline due to substitution by electronic media. Printing paper markets are polarized i.e. a structural decline continue in mature markets like North America and Western Europe but a rather healthy growth goes on in emerging markets. At the same time in many other product segments like packaging boards, tissue and specialty papers the demand is growing in all markets. Additionally market pulp demand grows due to capacity additions in emerging markets with less own fiber sources, like China. Wood used in house construction is gaining positive momentum in Europe in addition to US and Japan. New biorefinery products based on woody biomass, like biofuels and biochemicals, are developed vigorously to become new value creators for the industry.
Paper industry is facing continued challenges in mature markets and need to adapt to change. At the same time these challenges create good business opportunities in industry consolidation, restructuring, operations improvement, product portfolio streamlining, asset conversions and new product innovation.
Strategy First is well prepared to help you. Our independent and discreet service is efficient, based on in-depth and hands-on industrial knowledge, and supported by strong professional network. Please contact us to discuss more on an efficient service tailored for your specific needs!