Digitalization and sustainability pose challenges for virtually every industry, but for pulp and packaging companies, the challenges are two-pronged. Digitalization, for example, has greatly reduced demand for newsprint, magazine and office paper, but it also presents tremendous opportunities to improve operations, facilitate e-commerce and even create new forms of “smart” packaging. Flexible and rigid plastic and metal packaging presents both opportunities and challenges, as well as a strong focus on sustainability: companies in the beverage, food, durable goods, pharmaceutical and industrial packaging subsectors are focusing on renewable and recyclable materials, circularity, emissions reduction and a range of related issues.
In addressing these issues, companies are also grappling with industry consolidation, dramatic increases in capital investment and a host of global trade barriers.
We work with companies across the entire spectrum of lumber, paper and packaging, helping them to develop forward-thinking strategies, drive cost and capital efficiencies, and apply a range of automation and digital technologies to optimize every aspect of their operations. We also have in-depth knowledge of mergers and acquisitions, organizational design, process management, portfolio transformation and other disciplines. We have helped companies in all sub-industries, including specialty paper, printing paper, sanitary products, wood products, biochemicals, pulp, packaging and forestry, set bold goals and execute flawlessly. We understand the specific challenges of the developing world, as well as those that prevail in developed markets. Regardless of your category, we can help you improve every aspect of your organization so that it thrives in the face of intense change.