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Talks still underway with

potential investors for Timura

Even after the initiation of insolvency proceedings on 1 February 2020, the talks with two potential investors for the thermally-modified timber manufacturer Timura Holzmanufaktur GmbH of Südharz-Rottleberode, Germany, are still underway.... more


Holtec now getting more orders from sawmill industry

The plant and machine engineering company Holtec GmbH & Co. KG of Hellenthal, geared above all to woodyard equipment, has been able to compensate for the slowing investment activity in the wood-based panel industry since the middle of 2018... more

Södra enlarging sorting

and drying sections in Värö

In the course of its enlargement of the cross-laminated timber (CLT) capacity at the Värö facility to 140,000 m³ per year, the Swedish company Södra AB of Solna announced a variety of expansion investment measures for its... more

Merger between Norrskog and

Norra Skogsägarna approved

On 7 February 2020, the elected representatives of Norra Skogsägarna and Norrskog approved a merger between the two northern Swedish forest-owner associations to form the new industry association Norra Skog of Umeå. The present... more

Further decline registered in Raute’s incoming orders

The plant and machine engineering company Raute Oyj of Nastola, Finland, posted orders worth a total of 17m € in the fourth quarter of 2019 (Oct.-Dec. 2018: 28m €), 39 % short of the figure for a year earlier. Owing to absent... more

Dieffenbacher participating

in APPbyYou start-up

Dieffenbacher GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau of Eppingen, Germany, has developed the ticket and messenger app "MyMessenger" jointly with APPbyYOU GmbH of Balgheim. The application was presented at the Ligna trade fair in Hannover at... more

Dieffenbacher sets up spares

warehouse in Bangkok

The Dieffenbacher group has opened a spare-parts warehouse in Bangkok in order to service its wood-based panel customers in Thailand more quickly. Five continuous production lines have been put into operation there since March 2017, another is... more

Siempelkamp sells second plant for rice-straw MDF

The Egyptian company Wood Technology Co. (Wotech) has placed an order with Siempelkamp Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH of Krefeld, Germany, for producing MDF from rice straw. What Siempelkamp says is the third biggest individual order in the... more

Arauco North America

making next divestment

The North American wood-based panel producer Arauco North America, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is set to close its MDF mill in Eugene, Oregon with effect from 1 May 2020. The company made this announcement using the Worker Adjustment and... more

Norbord halves its investment

budget to about US$100m

The Canadian company Norbord Inc., based in Toronto, Ontario, intends to invest a total of approximately US$100m in its North American and European sites this year. This meant that its budget had been more than halved compared with 2017... more

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