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SCA intends to expand Tunadal

sawmill to 900,000m³/annum

Svenska Celulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA), Stockholm, has applied for a new environmental permit for the Tunadal sawmill and planing mill location in order to expand the sawmill capacity from 600,000m³/annum to up to 900,000m³. The... more


Valmet to supply equipment

for logyard in Joutseno

Finnish Metsä Group (Espoo) is investing some €15m in modernisation and expansion of the logyard at the Joutseno pulp plant. The order for the supply of the machinery has been placed with Finnish mechanical engineering company Valmet... more

Bergs Timber changing business year and divisions

Starting this year, Bergs Timber AB of Mörlunda, Sweden, is switching its business year to the calendar year. On 27 February, the company therefore presented a pro forma business report for the 16-month period of 1 September 2017 to 31... more

Bergs Timber restructuring

in Sweden and Estonia

After taking over a total of four production and trading facilities of the Riga-based Latvian company Norvik Timber Industry (NTI) in Estonia, Latvia, and the UK in 2018, Bergs Timber AB of Mörlunda, Sweden, will be implementing measures... more

SCA Wood France acquires

38.5 % share in Groupe ISB

The amalgamation of the business activities of SCA Wood France and Innovation Solutions Bois (Groupe ISB) of Pacé, announced at the beginning of February 2019 was completed on 4 March. The final merger contract was signed on the same... more

Pölkky plans €30m investment

in Kajaani sawmill location

Finnish sawmill group Pölkky Oy (Kuusamo) is to invest some €30m in the modernisation and expansion of the Kajaani sawmill. According to a statement issued on 19 February 2019, the investment includes extensive measures to increase... more

Paki buys pooling supplier

vpool out of insolvency

The pallet pooling company Paki Logistics GmbH, headquartered in Ennepetal, Germany, has acquired the pooling and logistics division of vpool Holding GmbH, based in Wörnitz, Germany, with effect from 1 February 2019. vpool has been... more

Drax Biomass increases pellet production by 64%

In the 2018 financial year British Drax Group plc. (London) produced a total of 1.351m t (2017: 0.822m t) of pellets via its US subsidiary Drax Biomass Inc. (Monroe, Louisiana), orresponding to an increase of some 64% compared to the previous... more

Investor found for Holzbearbeitungswerk Bad Kösen

PFT Holz in Form GmbH, which was founded by a strategic investor at the end of November 2018, is to acquire the insolvent moulded plywood manufacturer Holzbearbeitungswerk Bad Kösen GmbH & Co. KG. Both firms are headquartered in the... more

Vika Wood commences trial

operation on new sorting line

The sawmill SIA Vika Wood of Laucienas, Latvia, belonging to Bergs Timber AB of Mörlunda, Sweden, recently commenced trial operation of the sawnwood sorting system supplied by Springer Maschinenfabrik AG of Friesach, Austria. The system,... more

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