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German construction activity

picked up speed in August

Construction activity and payrolls strengthened in the German construction sector in August 2013 compared with the previous month. A monthly survey of members carried out by the German construction industry association ZDB, based in Berlin, showed... more


Euroconstruct will

address challenges

The Euroconstruct conference, which is scheduled to take place in Prague on 28 and 29 November 2013, is to discuss challenges facing the European construction industry. As at previous conferences, the Euroconstruct network’s partner institutes... more

Akzo Nobel to bid farewell to

five branches in Germany

The Dutch chemicals group Akzo Nobel N.V., headquartered in Arnhem, wants to streamline its organisational structure in Germany significantly and replace eight sales and administrative sites with three new branches by the summer of 2014. Central... more

Rolpin: Insolvency process

extended another two months

Insolvency proceedings (redressement judiciare) under way since 1 June 2013 involving the French maritime pine plywood producer Rolpin S.A.S, headquartered in Labouheyre, were extended until 8 November by the competent commercial court on 6... more

Rockwood selling titanium dioxide unit to Huntsman

The US chemicals group Rockwood Holdings Inc. (Princeton, New Jersey) is to sell titanium dioxide activities pooled in Sachtleben GmbH (Duisburg, Germany) to Huntsman Corp. (The Woodlands, Texas). According to a statement released by both Rockwood... more

Ploma insolvency

dragging on

Insolvency proceedings involving the Czech plywood and blockboard manufacturer Ploma a.s., based in Hodonin, were not brought to a conclusion in summer 2012, contrary to expectations. The original deadline for offers for the company’s assets... more

Slight improvement in profit for

Scandinavian groups in the first half year

In the second quarter of 2013 a variety of Scandinavian timber and paper groups recorded a seasonal increase in demand for timber products, particularly on the domestic market and on some non-European markets. The revival in demand made it... more

LHP purchases beech logs for Knauf peeled-veneer plant

Laubholzpartner (LHP) GmbH in Witzenhausen, Germany, the purchasing organisation for hardwood roundwood, is to take over some of the procurement activities of beech wood on behalf of the peeled-veneer plant of Karl Otto Knauf GmbH & Co. KG in... more

Uniform market presence

under Mayr-Melnhof Holz

At the beginning of August 2013 Austrian Mayr-Melnhof Holz Holding AG (MM-Holz), Leoben, consolidated all companies of the group under the uniform Mayr-Melnhof Holz brand. This is connected with the re-naming of the following locations:... more

Compulsory administrative

proceedings for Progis

On 11 September 2013 compulsory administrative proceedings were opened by Klagenfurt county court concerning the assets of Progis Software GmbH in Villach. The proceedings are taking place independently and are accompanied by lawyer Dr. Joachim... more