24.05.2013 − On 2 May Praktiker A re-opened its DIY superstore in Neumünster, Germany, as a pilot business location. The future concept of the Praktiker sales channel involves a renewed change in strategy, which CEO Armin
23.05.2013 − The draft legislation on the amendment to the timber-trading safeguard act (HolzSiG) already passed by the German Parliament and the Upper House in March 2013 came into force on 8 May.
23.05.2013 − Around 85 % of the exhibition space set aside for the furniture supplier fair SICAM, which will be held in Pordenone from 15 to 18 October 2013, had been rented by the middle of May, according to the organiser
23.05.2013 − Businesses in Germany’s woodworking sector ended February with a 3.6 % decline in turnover to €1.109bn after a 0.6 % improvement in January.
22.05.2013 − More than 90,000 people walked through the doors of this year’s Ligna trade fair, which took place in Hanover, Germany, from 6 to 10 May, according to estimates from the organiser Deutsche Messe.
17.05.2013 − The German machinery and plant manufacturer Robert Bürkle ended up missing its revenue forecast for 2012 by €2m.
14.05.2013 − The Holzhandelstag (Wood Trade Day) staged by the GD Holz (General German Wood Trade Association) will this year for the first time be organised in conjunction with the members’ meeting of Holzland.
14.05.2013 − Following a weak first quarter, German timber dealers organised in the GD Holz (General German Timber Trading Association) have seen a surge in demand across all ranges in April.
11.05.2013 − The DIY-superstore sales channel Homebase of the British Home Retail Group suffered a decline in turnover in the 2012/2013 financial year (end of February) of 5.2% to £1.43bn.
10.05.2013 − Businesses in Germany’s woodworking sector ended February with a 3.6 % decline in turnover to €1.109bn, on the heels of a 0.6 % improvement in January 2013. Domestic revenues improved 2.3 % to €833.9m in the second...
08.05.2013 − Italian exports of wood processing machinery were better than expected in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to the industry association Acimall.
03.05.2013 − Building activity in the USA, particularly apartment construction, increased following a rise in demand in February 2013.
30.04.2013 − At €61.6m, turnover at the Finnish forestry-machinery manufacturer Ponsse showed a sharp year-on-year fall in turnover in the first quarter of 2013.
25.04.2013 − The German Federal Agency for Food and Agriculture, which functions as the competent authority for the implementation of EUTR in Germany, has already carried out checks on two importers.
22.04.2013 − Residential-building activity in France showed noticeable decline in the course of 2012. According to the French Ministry of Housing building approvals were down year-over-year by 7.3% to 495,496 in 2012.
18.04.2013 − According to a forecast published by the ifo Institute a total of 277,000 apartments will be completed in Germany in 2016, including 245,850 apartments in new residential buildings.
13.04.2013 − The two Dutch timber merchants Koninklijke Jongeneel and Heuvelman Hout, both belonging to Deli Maatschappij, have agreed a merger with effect from 1 April 2013.
12.04.2013 − Homag has announced that it will modify its powerProfiler BMB 900 machining centre for window part production in reaction to recent court rulings.
11.04.2013 − The Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) has since February 2013 been conducting a test run for the Malaysian Timber Legality Assurance System (MYTLAS).
10.04.2013 − In its business report for the first half of the current financial year Wolseley has provided more details regarding its examination of strategic options for its operations in France announced in July.
08.04.2013 − A new international communications and information platform for the wood sector will be created in the form of the Global Timber Forum (GTF).
28.03.2013 − As part of the on-going development of its own department for trade distribution in Germany and the neighbouring countries that began in November 2012, Holz-Schnettler Soest (HSS) has considerably enlarged the
21.03.2013 − Results of the Italian woodworking machinery producer Biesse slipped further into the negative territory and turnover dipped 1.4% to €383.1m in 2012.
21.03.2013 − The European Timber Trade Federation is launching an outreach programme to improve understanding of the EU Timber Regulation in Eastern Europe in March 2013.
15.03.2013 − Two rulings are due to be made in the next fortnight in a patent dispute between Weinig and Homag that has been going on for the past year.
13.03.2013 − NKT Holzoptimierung, which since 2008 has been owned by Weinig will move from its site in Eppingen to Alfeld from July 2013.