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Greenlam aiming to treble

total sales revenue in five years

The laminates manufacturer Greenlam Industries Ltd. of New Delhi, India, sees potential annual sales revenue of INR16.000bn (roughly equivalent to US$210m) for the greenfield projects presented on 13 December 2021. The new particleboard works... more

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Strike action at several

UPM-Kymmene works

Three Finnish unions began taking strike action at the Finnish pulp and paper mills and biorefineries of UPM-Kymmene Corp. of Helsinki, Finland, on 1 January 2022. The group’s sawmills and plywood works are not affected by the strikes as... more

Dieffenbacher forecasting

strong growth in revenues

Dieffenbacher GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, headquartered in Eppingen, Germany, intends to boost its revenues to around €450m in 2022 in the wake of good order intake in recent months. Preliminary figures show that the company remained... more

Raw particleboard production

in Zary halted for three month

Following dryer damage, the Swiss Krono Group has been unable to produce raw particleboard at its site in Zary (Poland) since 19 December 2021. Repairs to the damaged dryer are expected to take until the end of the first quarter. In a first... more

Egger Group raises EBITDA margin to 24.2%

Full utilisation of capacities, further production increases in the new particleboard plants in Biskupiec (Poland) and Lexington (North Carolina) as well as the significant price increases implemented in almost all product areas since the... more

PwC to sell off

Lechner production assets

Three weeks after D. Lechner GmbH and its parent company Lechner Holding AG, both based in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany, were ordered to enter preliminary insolvency proceedings, the preliminary insolvency administrator appointed by... more

Egger Group’s investments

increase again by one-fourth

After returning to a normal level in the 2020/2021 financial year, the Egger Group (St. Johann, Austria) ramped up its investment activity again in the first half of 2021/2022 (30 April). At €141.1m (May-Oct. 2020: 112.4m), investments in... more

Reversal in situation on sawn-softwood

markets again since beginning of December

From what producers, value-adders, and merchants are saying, sawn-softwood prices bottomed out before the turn of the year after all. Whereas further cuts on November prices were still being reported for some assortments until the beginning of... more

Further momentum gained in consolidation

process in sawmilling industry last year

The sawmilling industry used the continuing positive development in sales revenue and key performance figures for new and expansion investment measures as well acquisitions in 2021, too. In doing so, companies in North America gave numerous... more

Sawmilling industry continues to invest in

expansion of internal value-adding activities

The consistently positive outlook for the timber-construction sector led to further investment in the enlargement of production capacity in the gluelam-timber and prefabricated-construction sectors in 2021 as well. Here, companies in the... more

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