Miscellaneous

German DIY sector expects growth in all areas

04.01.2021 − According to estimates by Klaus-Peter Teipel Research & Consulting, German DIY and garden stores have achieved growth of 13.7% to €26.1bn in 2020. » more

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EUWID bids farewell to Christmas break

18.12.2020 − The EUWID Wood Products and Panels editorial team is saying goodbye to the Christmas break with the reports posted today. » more

Trading restrictions have been partially lifted

11.12.2020 − Kingfisher was able to keep all of its approximately 1,370 branches open for in-store purchasing during November, despite the government-imposed lockdown measures in all countries in which it operates. » more

Leonhardt now called Xylo Machinery DE

10.12.2020 − The lumberyard and shredding technology specialist Leonhardt Holzmaschinen has done business as Xylo Machinery DE GmbH since September. » more

MAX Automation: delays lead to reduced turnover

27.11.2020 − In the third quarter, corona-related delays in the implementation of projects have led to a reduction in group turnover of MAX Automation. » more

British associations TTF and TRADA intend to merge

26.11.2020 − Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and the Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA) are to merge into one unit. » more

Westag & Getalit divisions show mixed performances

23.11.2020 − Westag & Getalit has announced that both of its divisions staged a recovery over the past few months. » more

Homag finalises its acquisition of System TM

20.11.2020 − Homag Group completed its purchase of an 80% stake in System TM in late October, as planned. » more

Kitchen industry believes sales growth possible in 2021

17.11.2020 − German manufacturers of kitchen furniture and electrical appliances consolidated in AMK are expecting increases in sales and turnover during the current year. » more

Growing scepticism in German wood/furniture sectors

13.11.2020 − In spite of the positive development in most sectors at the moment, the German wood industry’s expectations of business development in the months ahead became cloudier again in October. » more

Acimall: Export business with a stronger Q3 performance

06.11.2020 − Italian woodworking machinery manufacturers have seen their order intake stage a bit of a recovery after marked decreases in the first half of the current year.» more

Lingl and SMB Maschinenbau file for insolvency

30.10.2020 − Hans Lingl Anlagenbau und Verfahrenstechnik (Lingl) has submitted an application to the district court in Neu-Ulm for the opening of insolvency proceedings. » more

BASF construction chemicals unit renamed MBCC

26.10.2020 − BASF completed the divestment of its construction chemicals business to a subsidiary of the US private equity firm Lone Star Funds on 30 September.» more

Homag founds division Construction Elements Solutions

23.10.2020 − Homag Group is planning to ramp up its wood construction elements operations by buying a majority stake in System TM and creating a new business area called Construction Elements Solutions. » more

Tide has turned in price trends over the past few months

14.10.2020 − Shifts in demand triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic have had an impact on the trend in prices for different wood and wood-based panel products over the past few months, as well. » more

Domotex Hannover moved forward by two days

13.10.2020 − Deutsche Messe has now decided to bring forward the new date for the Domotex flooring fair by two days.» more

Bau to be replaced by a hybrid format in January 2021

12.10.2020 − At meetings held with the advisory board and board of trustees for the Bau trade, the event’s organiser Messe München decided not to hold the fair as an in-person event from 11 to 16 January 2021 after all. » more

Corona rules make planning of trade fairs more difficult

07.10.2020 − A rising number of Covid-19 infections and countermeasures put in place in response have dimmed the prospects for trade fairs that are set to happen in the coming months. » more

Furniture industry and DIY benefit from pent-up demand

23.09.2020 − Furniture manufacturers and merchants have made it through the coronavirus crisis in much better shape than other sectors over the summer months. » more

Prolignis to build wood-fired cogen plant in Wettstetten

04.09.2020 − Prolignis wants to put a wood-fired cogeneration plant into operation in Wettstetten near Eichstätt, Upper Bavaria, by the end of 2022.» more

UFPI achieves record result in second quarter

28.08.2020 − At US$92.4m UFP Industries (UFPI) was able to improve its operating profit by 28% vis à vis last year in the second quarter and able to achieve a new quarterly record with net profit.» more

Hurricane Laura hits numerous timber industry locations

27.08.2020 − Hurricane "Laura", which landed in the USA just under an hour ago in the border area between Texas and Louisiana, could also become a problem for the timber industry locations in its expected path.» more

Collaboration of Timbeter, Cind and Biometria

26.08.2020 − Estonian IT development and wood measurement company Timbeter, Swedishmeasuring system manufacturer Cind and the merged Swedish wood measurement and wood accounting association Biometria will cooperate.» more

Delays to the start-up of RotaJET digital printers

26.08.2020 − The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in delays to the start-up of RotaJET machines for digital decor and beverage carton printing at the printing machinery manufacturer Koenig & Bauer (KBA). » more

Homag Group reports EBIT well in negative territory

17.08.2020 − A slump in order intake and revenues caused by the coronavirus pandemic and special effects associated with ongoing restructuring measures culminated in a significant fall in earnings at Homag Group.» more

Corona puts pressure on housing construction

14.08.2020 − Construction research network Euroconstruct anticipates a significant decline in housing construction activity in the current year as a result of the corona crisis. » more

Acimall: Machinery makers face another slump in ordering

13.08.2020 − The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant adverse effect on Italy’s woodworking machinery manufacturers, too. » more

Further decline in UPM-Kymmene’s plywood business

06.08.2020 − UPM-Kymmene had to put up with another reduction in its plywood division’s sales volume to the tune of 10.4 % in the second quarter to around 173,000 m³.» more

Xylexpo in Milan now postponed until 2022

24.07.2020 − Xylexpo organiser Cepra cancelled this year’s machinery fair, which was scheduled to take place from 10 to 13 November at the Rho Fiera exhibition centre in Milan. » more

Ever larger gaps appearing amongst autumn events

10.07.2020 − As the corona crisis had already led to the postponement or cancellation of almost all events in spring and summer, the dates scheduled for the next few months are meanwhile being increasingly affected as well.» more