Indufor Asia Pacific Established – Auckland Office Has Recruited a Staff of 10 Already

April 5, 2011

Indufor Oy, one of the world’s leading companies in the fields of forestry and forest industry consulting, today announced the establishment of Indufor Asia Pacific Limited, located in Auckland, New Zealand.

Indufor Asia Pacific has recruited 10 highly capable consulting staff and will further expand its Auckland-based operations. Indufor and Indufor Asia Pacific together aim to become a leading provider of independent advisory services in the global forestry sector.

The Indufor Asia Pacific service offerings include:

  • Forest resource assessments, especially those associated with vendor and buyer due diligence
  • The application of remote sensing technology in resource assessment
  • Forest valuation
  • Forest products markets
  • Forest product company valuations
  • Forest land tenure mechanisms
  • Forestry’s role in carbon sequestration.

Their expertise complements Indufor’s track record in forest industries development, land use planning, forest asset valuation, social risk management, rural development, environmental management, carbon trade, REDD and bioenergy. Indufor and Indufor Asia Pacific will share common values and operate under one company culture. Their work is driven by a wide range of public and private interests.

Bill Liley, Managing Director of Indufor Asia Pacific, observes that, “recent patterns of change in forest resource management and forest investment present new opportunities for our clients, and deserve targeted consultancy services. Our Auckland- based personnel have on-site experience in 25 countries and look forward to expanding frontiers. There will be ongoing development of  the services they have provided in their previous consulting careers”.

Suvi Anttila, CEO of Indufor, said “we see strong growth in the Asia Pacific region forestry and forest industries and want to strengthen our local presence. In line with our strategy of becoming a global provider of consulting services, we have decided to establish Indufor Asia Pacific to provide a platform for future growth in the region.”

A description of Indufor´s personnel and services is provided on the company website www.indufor.fi and www.indufor-ap.com. Indufor Oy is a company with its head office in Helsinki, Finland.

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Bill Liley

Managing Director of Indufor Asia Pacific

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