Business Symbiosis

Benefits of wood-processing industry working together.

What is an industrial symbiosis?

What is an industrial symbiosis you may wonder? To put it simply it is a situation in which different businesses create a network of connections to foster a long-term relationship. Thanks to this network organisations are able to introduce innovation and improvement in their industry, share information, and create new solutions that may have been unreachable had they worked on their own.

Working in isolation

When working in isolation companies may waste time developing the same solutions, produce the same items or share the same resources. It used to be presumed that for industrial symbiosis to operate efficiently the companies involved had to be located in the same area. But in a modern world that thinking has changed as sharing knowledge and expertise has no restrictions.

Cooperation that works

Forming communities of organisations which have different owners but work with each other within the wood-processing industry is a way to grow in the upcoming years. Companies such as those that make dissolving pulp for viscose fibre, sawmills, wood chip and pellet suppliers, as well as pulp mills can benefit from working together. An association of wood-processing businesses is a perfect example to show how transportation and operational costs can be reduced for companies working with wood material.
The result of working together is lower costs and an increased number of new sales for the businesses involved. But there are other benefits of a well-working community of organisations: reduction of landfill gases and rainwater. Additionally, the synergies created through economic cooperation have additional social advantages such us creation of new opportunities for the business and jobs.

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