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

Segezha boosts volume of sawn softwood sales by 9 %

06.07.2020 − The volume of sawn-softwood sold by Segezha Group in the first quarter was 9.0 % higher than a year earlier at 207,100 m³.» more

Kai Greten no longer holds shares in GreCon

25.06.2020 − Kai Greten handed over his shares in Fagus GreCon Greten to Ernst Greten at the start of May. » more

Completions at highest level since 2001

25.06.2020 − In 2019 completions of dwellings increased compared to the preceding year by 2.0%, to 293,002 units. » more

F.W. Barth will not take part in Bau and Domotex

24.06.2020 − The import merchant F.W. Barth has cancelled its participation in the Bau Munich and Domotex Hanover in mid-January 2021. » more

Italian firm Giardina Group acquires De Stefani Valerio

23.06.2020 − Giardina Group has widened its spectrum of products to include edging and profile grinding machinery for the woodworking industry by acquiring De Stefani Valerio.» more

Wood industry: significant increase on domestic market

19.06.2020 − In March domestic and export business of the German wood industry developed along clearly contrasting lines. » more

German construction industry lowers turnover forecast

17.06.2020 − The Zentralverband Deutsches Baugewerbe (ZDB) expects that the effects of the corona crisis will also lead to turnover declines in the construction industry. » more

Building approvals also increase in March

15.06.2020 − In March approvals were granted for the construction of 27,304 dwellings in new and existing residential and non-residential buildings in Germany. » more

CIFF events re-arranged to take place on one date

11.06.2020 − The China International Furniture Fair (CIFF), normally divided into two parts, and Interzum Guangzhou, are all to be held together on the same date this year.» more

IFMAC machinery fair postponed by three weeks

10.06.2020 − PT Wahana Kemalaniaga Makmur (Wakeni) and Deutsche Messe have postponed the wood processing machine fair IFMAC from the original date on 23 to 29 September 2020 to 14 to 17 October.» more

Davidsens Tømmerhandel’s sales boosted by 24 %

09.06.2020 − The acquisition of the Optimera builders’ merchant chainenabled the timber and building-materials trading company Davidsens Tømmerhandel to achieve significant growth in 2019 as a whole.» more

Construction industry incoming orders down 10.3%

09.06.2020 − In March calendar-adjusted incoming orders in the German construction industry declined by 10.3% vis à vis the comparative month of 2019.» more

Kingfisher reopens half of its DIY stores in 8 countries

08.06.2020 − Over the last few weeks, Kingfisher has restored almost half of its 1,370 DIY stores in eight countries to normal operation. » more

Germany: Building approvals also increase in March

08.06.2020 − In March approvals were granted for the construction of 27,304 dwellings in new and existing residential and non-residential buildings in Germany.» more

Another builders’ merchant taken over by Stark Group

05.06.2020 − By taking over XL Byg Jens Schultz Stark Group completed a further acquisition in the building-materials trade at the beginning of February.» more

Wood industry turnover above previous year’s figure

04.06.2020 − In February total turnover of the German wood industry was slightly above the preceding year’s figure. » more

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

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