27.04.2017 − On 12 April Swedish Derome Group announced the takeover of the building-supplies retail chain Bygg-Aktiv Material (Bygga).
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.
19.04.2017 − Swedish Söderhamn Eriksson is to shut down its Mariannelund site.
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.
10.04.2017 − Russian Sistema is planning to go public with Segezha Group in 2019 via an Initial Public Offering (IPO).
07.04.2017 − In the last financial year 2016/2017 (31 January), Kingfisher showed growth in total turnover of 8.6% to £11.225bn.
03.04.2017 − According to preliminary information, British Travis Perkins increased total turnover by 4.6% to £6.217bn in 2016.
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.
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.
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.
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.
07.03.2017 − Finnish Raute ended the 2016 financial year with an 11% improvement in order intake to €162m – a new record.
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.
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.
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.
16.02.2017 − The “Metsä Wood” division in Finnish Metsä Group increased its deliveries of Kerto LVL in the fourth quarter of 2016 whereas the volume of plywood sales decreased due to an inflated supply.
10.02.2017 − As had already been the case in the third quarter, Finnish Stora Enso also recorded regressive sales and performance figures for the final three months of the business year 2016.
09.02.2017 − The Italian woodworking machinery industry moved one step closer to 2007’s production revenue record of €2.159bn last year.
07.02.2017 − Restructuring costs and reduced delivery figures for paper and kraftliner coupled with partly lower selling prices and adverse exchange-rate effects impaired the results of SCA Forest Products.
24.01.2017 − Messe München has acquired a majority stake in the window and door fair Fenestration China, which has so far been held by Beijing International UnionExpo in Beijing and Shanghai in alternating years.
19.01.2017 − In the third quarter, German Hornbach Baumarkt achieved year-on-year growth in turnover for its 154 DIY superstores in nine European countries of 4.4% to €900.9m.
13.01.2017 − British Kingfisher group also concluded the third quarter of 2016 with a significant turnover increase of 11.5% to £2.955bn.