Roundwood/Sawnwood

Mercer concludes its acquisition of Klausner

26.04.2017 − Following receipt of approval from the competition authorities, Canadian Mercer International concluded its acquisition of the assets of Klausner Holz Thüringen (KHT), on 12 April.» more

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5.1% more lumber produced by Russia in March

25.04.2017 − In view of a higher supply of logs and a satisfactory level of demand Russian sawmills raised their cutting activity in January and March above the level of the reference months of last year.» more

Pomeranian Timber puts new band saws into service

24.04.2017 − Polish Pomeranian Timber put two new band sawlines and sorting system into operation in January as part of a replacement investment project. » more

Fåvang Sag og Høvleri modernises sawmill

18.04.2017 − Norwegian Fåvang Sag og Høvleri has placed an order with Swedish RemaSawco for the supply of components for a new lumber-sorting line. » more

Croatia: Primultini supplies lines for six plants

14.04.2017 − In 2015 and 2016, Italian Primultini supplied new hardwood-roundwood sawing lines to six mills in Croatia and one in Serbia. » more

Bergs takes over assets of Rörvik's Myresjö sawmill

12.04.2017 − According to Swedish media reports, Swedish Bergs Timber is to take over the assets of the decommissioned Myresjö spruce sawmill owned by Rörvik Timber. » more

Ehlers appointed as head of sales at Ilim Timber Europe

10.04.2017 − Since 17 March, Mario Ehlers has held responsibility for sales of softwood lumber of sawmills in Wismar and Landsberg as head of sales at Ilim Timber Europe. » more

Siljan orders ten drying kilns from Valutec

07.04.2017 − Swedish Siljan recently placed an order with similarly Valutec Group for ten forklift-loaded drying kilns with a total annual capacity of around 120,000 m³ and 29 “Valmatics” control systems.» more

Holmen planning takeover of Rörvik’s Linghem sawmill

04.04.2017 − Swedish Holmen is taking over the Linghem sawmill and the associated planning works from Rörvik at a cost of SEK48m. » more

Beech sawlog exports to China remain virtually stable

03.04.2017 − Over the entire period of 2016 exports of beech sawlogs to China, at a slight increase of 1% to 322,640m³, remained at a comparatively stable level. » more

ULK sawmill being put into operation in spring

31.03.2017 − Northern Russian ULK will be putting the two R200 A.1 HewSaw lines supplied by Finnish Veisto into operation at the Beresnik facility in a few weeks’ time. » more

Sweden exported nearly 13m m³ lumber last year

27.03.2017 − A jump in foreign deliveries of planed products and spruce lumber sent Swedish exports 3% higher to 933,000 m³ in December 2016. » more

Finnish softwood lumber exports to China up by 63%

22.03.2017 − Finnish exports of rough-sawn and planed softwood lumber to China increased by 63% in the fourth quarter of 2016 vis à vis the comparative quarter the preceding year to 312,367m³. » more

Sweden: Escalation in problems of lumber exports to Asia

17.03.2017 − Problems facing Swedish suppliers concerning the processing of their softwood lumber exports to customers in Asia have further intensified over the course of the first quarter.» more

Rettenmeier concluding conversion work in Ramstein

16.03.2017 − German Rettenmeier Holding is going to conclude the as yet unfinished components of the expansion investment project for the works of Rettenmeier Ramstein before the end of the first quarter.» more

Proteak agrees line of credit for $65m

13.03.2017 − Mexican Proteak Uno agreed a multilateral credit line for a total of $65m with the International Fi-nance Corporation (IFC) and the Promotion and Participation Agency for Economic Cooperation (PROPARCO).» more

Belarus increases softwood lumber exports by 37%

09.03.2017 − In 2016 Belarusian exports of rough-sawn and planed softwood lumber increased by 37% vis à vis the preceding year to 1.467m m³. » more

Japanese lumber imports from Europe to decline by 1.3%

06.03.2017 − After a probable figure of around 2.81 Mio m³ in 2016, a slight decline of 1.3% is anticipated demand for European lumber in Japan this year. » more

93 employees dismissed from Rörvik Timber

03.03.2017 − According to reports in Swedish media, Rörvik Timber terminated the employment contracts of the entire workforce of the two Boxholm and Myresjö sawmills on 23 February.» more

Keitele investing €25m in extending Alajärvi sawmill

01.03.2017 − Finnish Keitele Group is investing approximately €25m this year in extending the Alajärvi sawmill. » more

UPM orders progressive kiln for Korkeakoski sawmill

28.02.2017 − Finnish UPM-Kymmene recently placed an order with Swedish Valutec Group for an OTC-type progressive kiln for its Korkeakoski sawmill. » more

2x4 price up by $81 in only three weeks in USA

27.02.2017 − The prospect of import duty on Canadian softwood lumber deliveries has led to a massive increase in prices on the US softwood lumber market in the last few weeks. » more

Mercer taking over Friesau facility from Klausner

24.02.2017 − Mercer International is taking over the sawmill of Klausner Holz Thüringen (KHT) of Ebersdorf-Friesau for $55.1m plus approximately $9m in working capital along with the biomass-fired cogeneration plant.» more

Russia records 24% rise in softwood lumber exports

21.02.2017 − Russian softwood lumber exports increased by 24% to 6.169m m³ in the fourth quarter of 2016 vis à vis the preceding year's comparative quarter. » more

Chile: 70,000 ha forest plantations affected by fires

20.02.2017 − Forest fires which broke out in central Chile in mid-January destroyed a total of 556,000 ha forest and grassland by the end of the month. » more

Swedish exports again exceed previous year’s figure

17.02.2017 − In November 2016 Swedish softwood lumber and planed lumber exports increased by 7% to 1.137m m³. » more

Lumber output of Polish sawmills up by 7%

15.02.2017 − In the fourth quarter Polish sawmills produced 719,000m³ lumber which corresponds to an increase of 7% vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year. » more

3% rise in Sawmill 25 group’s cutting performance in 2016

13.02.2017 − The three sawmills of the northern Russian Sawmill 25 group cut a total of 1.409m m³ of softwood logs in 2016 (+3 %), processing them into 622,500 m³ of lumber. » more

Forest projects in Ireland being supported with €83.5m

10.02.2017 − The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) will be supporting the Dasos Ireland Forestry Fund, established by Finnish Dasos Capital, with a total of €83.5m. » more

German softwood lumber output down 2.0% in Q3 2016

08.02.2017 − Rough-sawn softwood lumber production in the German sawmilling industry in the third quarter of 2016 was 2.0% lower than in the same quarter of the year before at 4.534m m³. » more