Wood products

Holmen group considering building a CLT works

21.04.2017 − Swedish Holmen group is currently performing a feasibility study for building a cross-laminated timber works at the Iggesund Timber sawmill. » more

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Bodino Engineering takes over both Stratex sites

17.04.2017 − In mid-March, Italian Bodino Engineering reached agreement with the administrator of insolvent wood-construction company Stratex on the takeover of the latter’s assets. » more

Honka takeover by Russian Sistema breaks down

13.04.2017 − The attempt by Russian Sistema through its subsidiary Sistema Finance to take over Finnish Honkarakenne (Honka) has failed. » more

EC Bioenergie acquires insolvent Mudau pellet plant

07.04.2017 − On 22 March, as part of a transfer rescue, German EC Bioenergie Group, which is owned by J. Rettenmaier & Söhne (JRS) took over the assets of insolvent Bio-Energie Mudau. » more

Australia: 250,000-t pellet plant to be recommissioned

05.04.2017 − During the course of the coming months, Plantation Energy Australia (PEA) intends to recommission its 250,000-t pellet plant in Albany (Western Australia).» more

Rentech: Industrial Pellets division causes deficit

31.03.2017 − The continuing technical problems at the WaWa industrial-pellet plant and consequent additional costs and reduced income have kept results figures at Rentech in the red again in the fourth quarter of 2016.» more

Propell also taking over pellet works of Eko Energy

29.03.2017 − Roughly two months after taking over the three Woodox pellet works, German Propell also took over the pellet works of Eko Energy on 1 March.» more

Fürstenberg-THP building pilot plant for impregnation

24.03.2017 − German Fürstenberg-THP has almost completed the approval procedure for the pilot plant for impregnation with SleeperProtect in Hüfingen. » more

EPAL terminates pallet exchange with UIC from 1 May

21.03.2017 − With effect from 1 May, the European Pallet Association (EPAL) has terminated its agreement with Rail Cargo Austria (RCA), which represents UIC members. » more

Great Britain produces 42.3m new pallets

17.03.2017 − In Great Britain, production of new pallets in 2015 reached roughly 42.3m and repairs totalled roughly 39.0m units. » more

EPAL pallet production in 2016 at record high

14.03.2017 − Worldwide production of EPAL EUR pallets in 2016 showed year-on-year growth of 4.4% to roughly 80.5m units. » more

Foundation stone laid for Kebony plant at Kallo

09.03.2017 − At Kallo en Lillo in the port district of Antwerp, Belgium, the foundation stone for the second European production facility of Kebony was officially laid on February 8. » more

Enviva drives forward expansion plans in the USA

02.03.2017 − US-American Enviva Partners and the joint-venture partner John Hancock Life Insurance plan to build a pellet-export terminal in the US Federal State of Mississippi and two pellet plants in Alabama.» more

Martinsons CLT production capacity rises to 22,000 m³

27.02.2017 − Swedish Martinsons Group has now completed expansion of CLT (cross-laminated elements) production. » more

SchwörerHaus expands module production capacity

22.02.2017 − German SchwörerHaus will in 2017 invest a total of roughly €10m in the expansion of production of the wooden-construction modules offered under the brand name FlyingSpaces. » more

Kampa Group shows turnover growth of 36% in 2016

16.02.2017 − German Kampa group built a total of 352 houses in 2016, representing year-on-year growth of almost 35%. » more

Less & Timber's scantling plant in Cáslav starts production

13.02.2017 − As planned, Less & Timber, a company owned by Czech Jet Investment, completed the transfer of scantling production in December 2016. » more

ISC expands production again in USA and Europe

09.02.2017 − During the course of 2016, US-American Independent Stave Company (ISC) undertook several steps to expand barrel and stave production. » more

AEG: CoalSwitch investment in North America

03.02.2017 − Active Energy Group (AEG) wants to build a reference plant to make biomass fuels at an undisclosed location in North America. » more

Faber Halbertsma takes over Spanish firm El Palet Verde

31.01.2017 − Dutch Faber Halbertsma Groep which trades as Pooling Partners, has taken over the Spanish pooling-services provider El Palet Verde from Zara & Logic.» more

Binder: CLT plant in operation; 3rd gluelam line in Jenbach

30.01.2017 − According to information so far unconfirmed, Austrian Binderholz started trial operations in December 2016 at the new CLT plant of Binderholz Burgbernheim. » more

Stora Enso’s beam plant still suspended by JAS

27.01.2017 − Certification to the Japan Agriculture Standard (JAS) for the Polish beam plant in Murów of Stora Enso remains suspended at the beginning of 2017. » more

Stelmet initially continues with plant in Telford

25.01.2017 − Polish Stelmet did not, as originally planned, shut down the plant of its English subsidiary Grange Fencing in Telford, at the end of 2016, but will probably continue to operate there until mid-2017. » more

Moelven restructuring its planed product business

24.01.2017 − During the course of this year, Norwegian Moelven group will be restructuring its planed product business.» more

SGS confiscates counterfeit UIC/EUR pallets

23.01.2017 − During an unannounced check, SGS Germany secured 3,700 counterfeit pallets and the same number of illegally repaired UIC/EUR pallets at a Belgian pallet dealer close to the Belgian-Dutch border.» more

In 2017, restructuring of Haas group to be concluded

20.01.2017 − German Haas group is planning to withdraw from French Haas Weisrock too during the course of this year and thereby largely conclude the process of restructuring its business activities.» more

Deufol has taken over Belgian Novaedes Group

19.01.2017 − German Deufol has taken over Belgian Novaedes Group, one of the biggest specialty suppliers of export packaging and logistics services in Belgium. » more

Enviva pays US$175m for pellet Sampson plant

17.01.2017 − On 14 December 2016, US-American Enviva Partners completed the drop-down takeover of the 500,000-t pellet plant of Enviva Wilmington Holdings in Sampson County (North Carolina, USA).» more

Parts of Schilliger’s gluelam production line destroyed

16.01.2017 − Two production halls were destroyed or irreparably damaged by a major fire that broke out at Swiss Schilliger Holz on 9 January. » more

German planed product exports up by 22% in Q3 2016

13.01.2017 − German exports of planed softwood lumber in the third quarter of 2016 were 22% higher than in the same quarter of the year before at 282,461m³. » more