Miscellaneous

Binderholz establishes holding company for US activities

12.07.2019 − On 25 June, the Binderholz entered Binderholz US Holding GmbH in the Commercial Register.» more

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New issue of EUWID Special: Wood-Based Panels

02.07.2019 − The sixth issue of our English-language special publication EUWID Special: Wood-Based Panels has been available since the end of June. » more

Segezha: EBITDA margin up by 9.5 percentage points

01.07.2019 − In the first quarter the Segezha Group achieved significantly improved key results figures compared with last year. » more

Downward spiral in BEK prices has intensified

27.06.2019 − Contract prices for bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp have continued to decline in recent months.» more

Amkodor-Onega begins work on forest-machinery factory

26.06.2019 − At the end of March, Amkodor-Onega, the Russian subsidiary of Belarussian Amkodor group, began work on building a factory for forest machinery in Petrozavodsk, Karelia. » more

Malaysia: export declines in majority of wood ranges

24.06.2019 − In 2018 the Malaysian wood and furniture industry was confronted by declines in exports of the most important ranges. » more

Hornbach: considerable decline in profits situation

19.06.2019 − In the 2018/2019 reporting year (28 February) Hornbach Group was confronted by significant declines in revenue. » more

ExpoDrev Russia at beginning of September

14.06.2019 − The next ExpoDrev Russia wood processing trade fair will be held from 03 to 06 September in Krasnojarsk. » more

Arauco: decline recorded in production and sales

13.06.2019 − In the first quarter Celulosa Arauco y Constitutión produced a total of 1.360m m³ composite panels (particleboard, MDF/HDF) in North and South America and, at 1.311m m³, sold almost the same volume.» more

Metsä has contracted Pöyry with pre-engineering

03.06.2019 − Metsä Fibre, a division of the Finnish Metsä Group, has awarded a contract to Pöyry for the pre-engineering of the investment projects announced at the end of April. » more

Building approvals 5.9% short of last year’s figure

30.05.2019 − In March building approvals for dwellings in new residential buildings in Germany declined by 5.9% vis à vis the comparative month of the preceding year to 23,106 units. » more

1,805 exhibitors and 74,000 visitors at Interzum

27.05.2019 − According to organizer Koelnmesse, a total of 1,805 exhibitors from 60 countries took part in Interzum, which came to an end on 24 May.» more

Growth in sales revenue of all Hal companies

24.05.2019 − The companies in the wood, surfaces, and furniture industries controlled by the investment company Hal Holding all increased their sales revenue in their business year 2018. » more

Valmet acquires refiner segment manufacturer

23.05.2019 − Valmet has expanded its spare part and services business for refiners with the 1 May acquisition of the US firm J&L Fiber Services. » more

Saint-Gobain sells SGBDD to Danish Stark Group

21.05.2019 − Saint-Gobain has now completed the sale process for the German building materials distribution business operating under the name Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Deutschland GmbH (SGBDD).» more

Order intake of the Homag Group has stabilized

20.05.2019 − Dürr's "Woodworking Machinery and Systems" business unit booked incoming orders of € 334.6m in the first quarter.» more

US residential construction stabilises in March

10.05.2019 − In the USA housing starts, adjusted to account for seasonal fluctuations, remained reasonably stable compared to the preceding twelve months in the twelve-month period up to and including March at 1.139m units.» more

DIY trading increased significantly in the first quarter

08.05.2019 − The German DIY market increased its sales in the first quarter by 10.5 % to € 4.15bn. » more

France: Housing starts have fallen by 8%

08.05.2019 − In the first quarter, housing starts in France fell by 8% year-on-year to 90,300 units. » more

Restructuring again impacts Akzo Nobel's results

26.04.2019 − The Dutch chemicals group Akzo Nobel generated sales of €2.185bn in the first quarter, on a par with the previous year. » more

Weinig has opened new branch in Moscow

16.04.2019 − A few days ago, Weinig inaugurated the new service and sales branch of its Russian subsidiary Weinig RUS in Moscow. » more

US housing construction slackens off again in February

12.04.2019 − In the twelve month period up to and including February housing starts in the USA decreased by 8.7% to 1.162m units vis à vis the twelve months up to and including January, seasonally adjusted.» more

Wood chip block train from Belarus to Romania

05.04.2019 − On 5 March, the Austrian logistics company Innofreight together with Rail Cargo Logistics Slowenia began transporting wood chips by block train from Belarus. » more

Segezha has significantly improved earnings figures

04.04.2019 − The earnings figures of Russian Segezha Group improved significantly in the fourth quarter compared with the same quarter of the previous year. » more

UPM-Kymmene intends to shut down PM 10 in Plattling

03.04.2019 − UPM-Kymmene intends to permanently shut down PM 10 of its subsidiary MD Papier in Plattling.» more

Norske Skog: Wright has resigned as CEO

01.04.2019 − Last Friday Niels Petter Wright, CEO of Norwegian Norske Skog Skog, resigned from his position with immediate effect. » more

Andritz to supply woodyard and processing plant to Ilim

01.04.2019 − The Austrian plant manufacturer Andritz has received an order from the Russian Ilim Group to supply a new woodyard and a wood processing plant for the Koryazhma pulp and paper mill in the Arkhangelsk region. » more

Even stronger increase in turnover at TABS Holland

29.03.2019 − The net turnover of Timber and Building Supplies Holland (TABS Holland), the Dutch timber and building materials trading company, increased almost twice as strongly as in 2017. » more

Contrasting trends in Westag & Getalit’s divisions

29.03.2019 − Sales revenue generated by the two divisions of Westag & Getalit developed in opposite directions in 2018 as a whole.» more

Kingfisher seeks successor to current CEO Laury

29.03.2019 − The British DIY group Kingfisher has initiated the search for a new CEO. » more