Miscellaneous

Homag reports 10% drop in order intake and revenues

29.05.2020 − The coronavirus crisis made a dent into the financials of Homag Group in March after a relatively good January and February 2020.» more

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Kingfisher has reopened half of its hardware stores

27.05.2020 − In the course of the last few weeks, the British Kingfisher Group has returned to normal operations at almost half of the total of 1,370 DIY stores in eight countries. » more

Pulp manufacturers want to charge US$30 more

22.05.2020 − Several bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp manufacturers want to raise prices again in negotiations that are currently getting underway to hash out terms for May contracts.» more

All headline Acimall figures lower in 2019

20.05.2020 − Italian woodworking machinery manufacturers suffered a downturn in all relevant headline figures last year after persistent growth lasting more than the five previous years.» more

Construction industry adjusts sales forecast downwards

18.05.2020 − The effects of the corona crisis will also lead to declining sales in the construction industry in Germany.» more

Complete takeover of Homag China Golden Field

15.05.2020 − Homag Group has meanwhile concluded negotiations concerning the complete takeover of sales and service company Homag China Golden Field (HCGF) of Hong Kong.» more

VDMA has doubts about production forecast for 2020

14.05.2020 − The coronavirus pandemic will likely pose challenges for German manufacturers of woodworking machinery for quite some time to come.» more

US housing construction figures collapsed in March

23.04.2020 − Seasonally adjusted, construction starts in the USA in March were 1.216 million units, 22.3% below the corrected previous month's figure of 1.564 million units. » more

Forest and timber industry can start up again

21.04.2020 − The New Zealand government is reducing its restrictions to contain the corona pandemic on 27 April.» more

Weinig announces short-time work for German sites

09.04.2020 − In the past few days, short-time work has been applied for for parts of the Weinig Group.» more

Kingfisher changes DIY business to click & collect

09.04.2020 − Since mid-March 2020 Kingfisher has closed the majority of its 1,323 DIY stores in Great Britain, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Romania and Russia for public trading.» more

FSC International allows exceptions for audits

07.04.2020 − The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has issued specific details regarding the exceptional regulations it has introduced for certification bodies (CB) in conducting on-site audits during the corona crisis.» more

West Fraser expands remedial action

06.04.2020 − Last Friday, West Fraser, Canada, announced further production cuts in all business areas - including pulp.» more

Virtual Global Log & Lumber Conference

02.04.2020 − The Global Log & Lumber Conference planned for 17 and 18 June in Vancouver will be held this year as a virtual conference due to the Corona pandemic.» more

Spain: Forestry and wood industry closes down

01.04.2020 − The Spanish government decided 29 March to tighten the initial restrictions in force since 14 March.» more

Dürr and Homag suspend forecasts for 2020

01.04.2020 − Dürr AG and Homag Group AG, in which the Dürr Group holds a majority stake, will probably not be able to achieve the sales and earnings figures for the current year that were last forecast on February 27.» more

Italy: Derogations for wood industry undertakings

23.03.2020 − The decree signed yesterday by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to reduce industrial production provides for exemptions for companies in the wood, paper and pulp industry.» more

German DIY trade exceeds turnover expectations

23.03.2020 − In 2019 total gross turnover generated by DIY stores in Germany improved by 3.6% to €19.46bn.» more

More events postponed as a result of coronavirus

19.03.2020 − Due to problems in connection with the coronavirus further trade fair events and conferences, also in connection with the supplier and furniture sectors have been either cancelled or postponed.» more

Linck’s order receipts and sales above previous year

18.03.2020 − The currently brisk investment activity in the central European sawmilling industry has led to significantly higher receipts of orders and sales revenue than in previous years at Linck, too.» more

China: Supply chain delays set to intensify

13.03.2020 − While industry in China has been gradually ramping up manufacturing since the middle of February after authorities imposed restrictions, transportation within China are still subject to growing restrictions.» more

Dieffenbacher supplies three systems to North Africa

10.03.2020 − The Dieffenbacher Group is currently setting up three wood materials production lines in Algeria and Egypt. The corresponding orders were placed in the last two years.» more

Dubai WoodShow postponed to June

10.03.2020 − The Dubai WoodShow, originally planned for next week from 16 to 18 March, has been postponed to June. » more

Thornbridge Sawmills expands Grangemouth location

02.03.2020 − Timber trading and importing group The National Timber Group, established by Cairngorm Capital Partners, is to expand the Grangemouth location of subsidiary Thornbridge Sawmills. » more

Euroconstruct expects lower housing construction

02.03.2020 − For 2020, the Euroconstruct construction research network expects a slight decline in European housing construction activity.» more

US housing starts increased by 40.8% in 2019

28.02.2020 − At the end of 2019 housing starts in the USA, at 1.608m units, surpassed the preceding year’s figure by 40.8%. » more

Turnover decline in German wood industry intensifies

28.02.2020 − Over the course of the second half year turnover of the German wood industry declined at increasingly significant rates vis à vis the comparative months of the previous year.» more

Strikes brought to an end in Finnish wood industry

26.02.2020 − In the pay dispute between the Finnish industrial trade union Teollisuusliitto and the association of the Finnish forest and wood industry Metsäteollisuus an agreement was reached on 23 February.» more

GD Holz’ Foreign Trade Meeting in Bremen on 26 March

24.02.2020 − The “Foreign Trade” department of the German timber-trade federation (GD Holz) will be holding this year’s Foreign Trade Meeting in Bremen for the third time in succession on 26 March.» more

Awutek now Weinig group’s exclusive representative

14.02.2020 − At the beginning of February, the machine trading company Awutek and Weinig group concluded a far-reaching agreement for the sale and distribution of Weinig and Holz-Her products in Finland. » more