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BSW Timber’s result restored to positive zone

BSW Timber Ltd. of Earlston, UK, succeeded in restoring its key performance figures to the positive zone in its business year 2017/2018 (31 March) after it had had to record losses in the previous year. According to the annual financial... more


Holzco bankrupt as

major order falls through

Bankruptcy proceedings against the Austrian timber-construction company Holzco GmbH of Hollenstein an der Ypps were opened before St- Pölten regional court on 20 December 2018. The company had come into financial difficulties after the... more

Ipe Woods USA takes over

competing Internet platform

The operator of the business-to-consumer (B2C) Internet platform Ipe Woods USA LLC of Salt Lake City, Utah, completed the acquisition of its competitor of Ware Shoals, South Carolina, on 29 December 2019. Woods USA had already... more

MM-Holz investing in extending

picking section in Wismar

Roughly nine months since the acquisition of Hüttemann Holz GmbH & Co. KG (Olsberg) and Hüttemann Wismar GmbH & Co. KG (Wismar), Mayr-Melnhof Holz Holding AG (MM-Holz) of Leoben, Austria, is planning to invest a total of up to... more

Vanachai’s sales revenue

still heading downhill

The Thai wood-based panel manufacturer Vanachai Group Public Co. Ltd. of Bangkok generated sales revenue of 2.880bn THB (July-Sept. 2017: 3.283bn THB), roughly equivalent to 88.7m $, in the third quarter of 2018. As in the preceding quarters,... more

Pavatex set to cease manufacturing in Cham

Pavatex S.A., based in Fribourg, Switzerland, intends to close its insulating board plant in Cham, Switzerland during the first quarter of 2019. The firm has been owned by Soprema S.A.S., based in Strasbourg, France, since May 2016. The... more

Roseburg planning to acquire MDF mill in El Dorado

The US wood-based panel manufacturer Roseburg Forest Products Inc., headquartered in Roseburg, Oregon, intends to expand its foothold in the MDF business by making a third acquisition. The company re-entered the MDF manufacturing business in... more

Ten CPS+ presses put into operation by Dieffenbacher

By the end of 2018, Dieffenbacher GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau of Eppingen, Germany, had sold a total of 20 of the CPS+ continuous presses it had presented at the Ligna 2015. According to Dieffenbacher, ten presses are already up and running.... more

Pfleiderer’s Baruth MDF/HDF

works still standing after fire

In the night from 4 to 5 January 2019, the Baruth MDF/HDF works of Pfleiderer Group S.A. of Breslau, Poland, had to be temporarily shut down due to a fire. A deflagration occurred in the fibre-sifting section, which is housed in a relatively... more

Egger: Write-off in Argentina makes dent into earnings

The Egger group, based in St. Johann, Austria, increased its consolidated group revenues by 8.2% to €1.432bn (May-Oct. 2017: 1.324bn) in the first six months of its 2018/2019 financial year (30 April). This growth was below the 12.5%... more

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