Miscellaneous

Valmet wins contract from Burgo to rebuild PM 9

13.09.2018 − Italian Burgo Group awarded Finnish Valmet a contract to rebuild PM 9 in Verzuolo at the end of July. » more

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Schoten elected as board chairman of Westag & Getalit

06.09.2018 − Matthijs Schoten, Joris Beerman and Stefano Mion were newly elected to the Supervisory Board of Westag & Getalit at the Annual General Meeting held on 31 August at the Rheda-Wiedenbrück headquarters. » more

Further increase in turnover at TABS Holland

03.09.2018 − Dutch Timber and Building Supplies Holland (TABS Holland), which emerged from the former PontMeyer, increased its net sales by 7% to €373m in the first half of the year.» more

The Home Depot increased sales and earnings

30.08.2018 − The Home Depot increased its sales by 8.4% to US$30.463bn in the second quarter of fiscal 2018/2019 (end of January).» more

Turkey imposes additional duties on US timber imports

28.08.2018 − With its publication in the Official Journal on 15 August, Turkey imposed additional duties on US imports. » more

Stockfish becomes new CEO of Weyerhaeuser

28.08.2018 − Effective January 1, 2019, Devin Stockfish will succeed Doyle Simons as CEO of Weyerhaeuser. » more

High reference values push order intake into minus

27.08.2018 − According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the seasonally, working day and price-adjusted order intake in the construction industry in June was €7.4bn, 4.3% lower than in the previous month.» more

RISI owner Euromoney acquires Random Lengths

22.08.2018 − At the beginning of August, Euromoney Institutional Investor acquired the business information service Random Lengths, which focuses primarily on price reports for sawn timber and wood-based panels.» more

Housing permits fall short of previous year's figure by 8.8%

17.08.2018 − In June, housing permits in Germany fell by 8.8% year-on-year to 25,178 units. This means that the opposite trend of the previous months is continuing. » more

Order intake at Homag has fallen by 14%

12.08.2018 − The Homag Group received orders worth a total of € 286.1m in the second quarter. » more

Pfeifer expands works at Lauterbach, Chanovice and Imst

10.08.2018 − In addition to the already known investments in Schlitz (CLT-plant), Chanovice (pellets and formwork panels) and Kundl (plant headquarters), Austrian Pfeifer Group yesterday announced additional investments.» more

Biesse significantly increased sales and earnings again

08.08.2018 − The Italian machine and plant manufacturer Biesse increased its sales by 7.5% to €356.0m in the first half of the year compared to the same period last year. » more

Burgo converts PM 9 to containerboard production

03.08.2018 − The Italian paper group Burgo Group will convert PM 9 at the Verzuolo mill from LWC to the production of recycled corrugated case materials by the end of 2019. » more

Opposing sales trends at Westag & Getalit

31.07.2018 − In the second quarter, Westag & Getalit AG's sales developed in the opposite direction in the two business divisions as well as in Germany and abroad. » more

Weyerhaeuser continues to benefit from high OSB prices

30.07.2018 − US-American Weyerhaeuser Group increased its OSB sales in the second quarter by 19% year-on-year to US$509m.» more

Euroconstruct forecasts 11.5% more completions

30.07.2018 − The number of completed apartments in the 19 Euroconstruct member countries is expected to increase by 11.5 % year-on-year to a total of 1.751m units in 2018.» more

Enride develops autonomous e-truck for timber transport

13.07.2018 − Swedish start-up Einride presented an autonomous electric powered log truck at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 11.» more

Acimall Board re-elected for another year

10.07.2018 − At the Acimall General Assembly held on 22 June, the Association's Board of Directors was re-elected for a further year.» more

Cairngorm takes over Rembrand, fourth timber dealer

04.07.2018 − On 2 July, the British associated company Cairngorm Capital Partners and the Scottish timber trader and importer Rembrand Timber took over the fourth timber business since November 2017. » more

Two management changes in IMA Schelling Group

02.07.2018 − Bernhard Berger, Managing Director of the machine and plant manufacturer IMA Klessmann GmbH, left the company at the end of June.» more

SchäferRolls expands production capacities in the USA

28.06.2018 − The manufacturer of roller coatings SchäferRolls will build a second production plant in the USA via its US subsidiary SchaeferRolls Inc.» more

US housing starts have increased again in May

25.06.2018 − In the USA, housing starts in the twelve-month period up to and including May increased by 5.0 % to 1.350 m units compared with the previous month. » more

MFP acquires patent for solid-wooden beech wall

25.06.2018 − In issue 18/23 of the European Patent Bulletin, the European Patent Office published on 6 June the patent for solid-wooden wall elements made of beech applied for by Romanian Massiv Forest Products (MFP). » more

Housing permits have regained ground

25.06.2018 − In April, the number of permits for apartments in all types of buildings in Germany increased compared with the same month last year. » more

Pfeifer Group investing 10m € in Kundl plant in Austria

22.06.2018 − The Austrian Pfeifer Group will be investing a total of around 10m € in updating and extending its Kundl facility by the end of this year. » more

Exhibitor numbers up at Carrefour du Bois

22.06.2018 − At this year’s Carrefour International du Bois trade fair, which took place for the fifteenth time in Nantes, France, from 30 May to 01 June, a total of 563 companies exhibited.» more

Carmanah has received two strander orders from China

21.06.2018 − In the first quarter, the Wood Processing Systems business unit of US plant manufacturer Kadant received two orders from Chinese customers for beach production plants with a total value of US$5m. » more

Kingspan has established joint venture in India

18.06.2018 − Irish Kingspan Group has founded the joint venture "Kingspan Jindal" with the Indian manufacturer of insulated wall, roof and facade systems Jindal Megtec. » more

Swedish Image Systems acquires Finnish Limab

18.06.2018 − The parent company of the Swedish mechanical engineering company RemaSawco, Image Systems, acquired all shares in the Finnish scanner manufacturer Limab Oy.» more

Euroconstruct forecasts construction growth of 2.7

14.06.2018 − The Euroconstruct construction research network forecasts a 2.7% year-on-year increase in construction output in the 19 European member countries for 2018.» more