Miscellaneous

Housing completions up by 12.1%

23.06.2017 − In 2016, completions of apartments in new and existing residential and non-residential buildings in Germany increased by 12.1% to 277,691 units, and by 7.0% in terms of budgeted costs, at €74.3bn. » more

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Resolute suffers net loss of Can$47m

18.06.2017 − Closure and start-up costs, as well as unfavourable currency-exchange-rate effects led in the first quarter to a sharp year-on-year deterioration in results figures at Canadian Resolute Forest Products. » more

Rayonier Advanced Materials out to take over Tembec

13.06.2017 − US-American Rayonier Advanced Materials (RAM) is aiming to take over Canadian Tembec for a total of $807m. » more

Hornbach group: growth in both subgroups

12.06.2017 − German Hornbach Group was able, once again, to continue the growth trajectory recorded in the previous 2016/2017 financial year (end of February). » more

In 2017, JAF eyeing growth of almost 5% in revenues

09.06.2017 − Austrian JAF group intends to deliver growth principally through its timber wholesale locations in 13 European countries in 2017. » more

Weinig group expecting even greater growth in sales

02.06.2017 − On the strength of the positive development in business in the first four months of this year, Weinigl is planning to achieve even greater growth in its business year 2017 than it has in the past few years.» more

German timber trade shows 3% growth in turnover

22.05.2017 − According to General Timber Trading Association (GD Holz) the German timber trade achieved year-on-year turnover growth in the first quarter of 2017 of a good 3%.» more

SCA Wood doubles operating result

15.05.2017 − Despite higher raw-material and logistics costs, the Wood division of Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) achieved growth in its EBITDA in the first quarter of 67% to SKR145m.» more

Groupe Gascogne increases results and profit

03.05.2017 − In 2016, French Groupe Gascogne increased both results and profit. The EBITDA was up by 32% to €22.0m. » more

Weak agricultural business burdens BayWa's EBIT

28.04.2017 − German BayWa could not compensate mostly unfavourable market conditions for the Agricultural business division in 2016 by comparatively positive trends in the Energy and Building divisions.» more

Derome also takes over Bygg-Aktiv retail chain

27.04.2017 − On 12 April Swedish Derome Group announced the takeover of the building-supplies retail chain Bygg-Aktiv Material (Bygga).» more

SCA shareholders vote for split into SCA and Essity

25.04.2017 − At the annual general meeting on 5 April, the shareholders of Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) voted in favour of the board’s proposal of splitting the group into two stock-listed companies. » more

Söderhamn Eriksson to close Mariannelund site

19.04.2017 − Swedish Söderhamn Eriksson is to shut down its Mariannelund site. » more

Germany: Housing approvals up by 10.2% in December

13.04.2017 − In December 2016 a total of 35,580 approvals were granted for dwelling units in new and existing residential and non-residential buildings in Germany. » more

Sistema holding planning IPO of Segezha

10.04.2017 − Russian Sistema is planning to go public with Segezha Group in 2019 via an Initial Public Offering (IPO). » more

Kingfisher: Weaker sales trend in France

07.04.2017 − In the last financial year 2016/2017 (31 January), Kingfisher showed growth in total turnover of 8.6% to £11.225bn. » more

Travis Perkins: Turnover rise at Wickes and Toolstation

03.04.2017 − According to preliminary information, British Travis Perkins increased total turnover by 4.6% to £6.217bn in 2016. » more

CMPC increases plywood sales by almost 22%

29.03.2017 − Chilean Empresas CMPC achieved year-on-year growth in plywood sales in the 2016 financial year of 21.8% to 403,000 m³. » more

Gross turnover in German DIY sector increases by 1.5%

27.03.2017 − In the 2016 financial year, German DIY superstores increased their gross turnover year on year by 1.5% to €18.24bn. » more

Homag Group standardising all product brands

23.03.2017 − Homag Group is to standardise its different product brands under the Homag name as part of the One Homag reorganisation project that has been in progress since June 2015. » more

Kotkamills Group booked an operating loss

22.03.2017 − Finnish Kotkamills Group incurred an operating loss of €0.4m for the 2016 financial year, according to preliminary figures published on 28 February. » more

Kullik & Rullmann expanding its US operations in 2017

21.03.2017 − German Kullik & Rullmann is building two more import warehouses in the ports of Mobile, Alabama and Houston, Texas in 2017. » more

UFP takes over Quality Hardwood Sales

20.03.2017 − Through a subsidiary, Universal Forest Products (UFP) has taken over some of the assets of the hardwood processor Quality Hardwood Sales, and has thereby for the first time entered the hardwood business.» more

Losses in Greenlam’s revenue and performance figures

14.03.2017 − Indian Greenlam Industries had to put up with losses in its sales revenue and key performance figures in the third quarter of its business year 2016/2017 (31 March). » more

Zakirov has been appointed as new CEO of Segezha

10.03.2017 − On 16 February, the board of directors of the Russian Segezha Group appointed Kamil Zakirov as the new CEO and chairman of the management board, where he succeeds Sergey Pomelov.» more

In 2016, Raute has set new order intake record

07.03.2017 − Finnish Raute ended the 2016 financial year with an 11% improvement in order intake to €162m – a new record. » more

Holzring turnover grows as expected to almost €850m

01.03.2017 − Following the slightly downward trend in 2015, centrally invoiced turnover generated by German timber-wholesale cooperative Der Holzring, increased by 6% to a total of almost €850m in 2016. » more

Metsä Fibre to start test operations in Äänekoski

27.02.2017 − The Metsä Fibre division of Finnish Metsä Group is to start test operations at its newly built pulp mill and bio-refinery in Äänekoski in February 2017. » more

German woodworking machinery industry grew by 14%

22.02.2017 − The German woodworking machinery industry saw its manufacturing grow more sharply than expected last year. » more

Hagebau turnover exceeds €6bn a third time

17.02.2017 − In the 2016 financial year German Hagebau increased its centrally invoiced purchasing turnover by 2.8% vis à vis the preceding year to €6.26bn. » more