Saint-Gobain gets green light for takeover of Panofrance

27.09.2021 − On 1 September, the French competition authorities (Autorité de la concurrence) approved the planned takeover of Panofrance by Saint-Gobain.» more


Home Depot: turnover growth plateaus in second quarter

24.09.2021 − In the second quarter of its 2021/2022 financial year (31 January), The Home Depot increased its turnover by 8.1% to US$41.118bn. » more

Springer Maschinenfabrik establishes branch in USA

23.09.2021 − Springer Maschinenfabrik has set up branch in the USA. Springer will be operating a sales and service branch under the name of Springer USA in future. » more

BME plans the sale of Raboni Normandie to Point.P

20.09.2021 − Ensuing from the end-October 2019 sale of the Europe Distribution business division of CRH to Blackstone Group, Dutch company Building Materials Europe (BME) intends to divest Raboni Normandie.» more

Gradual recovery in European housing construction

08.09.2021 − Following the corona-related decline in 2020, housing construction in most European countries is set to recover somewhat faster in the current year and the next two years than initially anticipated. » more

Dürr continues to invest primarily in the Homag Group

19.08.2021 − In the first half, due to expansion and optimisation measures planned - and in some cases already started - at several plants of Homag Group, investments increased by 5.1% to €18.6m. » more

HolzLand: half-year turnover increases by 29.1%

16.08.2021 − The 18.6% increase in turnover achieved by HolzLand in the first quarter had intensified further by the middle of the year. » more

Eurobaustoff: higher prices mean turnover rise

12.08.2021 − In the first half, via its 454 member companies Eurobaustoff generated centrally invoiced net purchasing turnover of around €4.2bn. » more

England: housing starts at highest figure of past 13 years

09.08.2021 − In the first quarter housing starts in England, adjusted to account for seasonal influences, increased by 36% vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year to 46,010 units. » more

Building approvals rise only slightly in May

06.08.2021 − Following a 4.4% decline in April, in May building approvals for living units in new residential buildings in Germany rose by 1.8% to 28,199 units. » more

US housing starts rise by 6.3% in May

05.08.2021 − The increase in US housing starts recorded in May and June could not fully offset the 12.2% decline recorded in April. » more

Sharp growth in sales volume achieved by Stora Enso

30.07.2021 − The Wood Products division of Stora Enso sold 1.247m m³ of sawnwood and wood products during the course of the second quarter. » more

Sicam: 500 exhibitors booked so far

28.07.2021 − Exposicam, organiser of the furniture supplier fair Sicam, still assumes that the event will be held as planned in Pordenone, Italy from 12 to 15 October. » more

2021 forestry trade fair in Lucerne cancelled

02.07.2021 − The international forestry trade fair, scheduled to take place in Lucerne (Switzerland) from 26 to 29 August, will not take place.» more

Stronger growth by Würth group again in first quarter

01.07.2021 − The Würth group increased its sales revenue again in its business year 2020 by 1.0% to €14.4bn.» more

Lockdown leads to significant turnover declines

18.06.2021 − In the first quarter, DIY and home improvement stores in Germany suffered significant turnover declines, whereas high rates of increase were recorded in Austria and Switzerland. » more

More than 300,000 living units constructed in 2020

17.06.2021 − In 2020, completions of living units in Germany increased by 4.6% vis à vis the preceding year to 306,376 units.» more

EU wants sanctions against timber industry in Belarus

14.06.2021 − EU parliament adopted a resolution on Thursday imposing sanctions against Belarus.» more

Next Xylexpo will not take place until mid-October 2022

11.06.2021 − The Xylexpo fair, which last year had initially been postponed from the rotationally scheduled date in May to November before being cancelled a short time later, is to be held again in October next year.» more

SBP-certified biomass raised to roughly 15m t in 2020

11.06.2021 − The volume of pellets and woodchips produced and sold in compliance with the criteria of the Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP) in 2020 was roughly 3 t or 25 % lower than a year earlier at 14.95m t.» more

Pervanovo acquires Croatian Spacva Group

10.06.2021 − Via its Croatian subsidiaries Swedish Pervanovo Invest has taken over a further Croatian hardwood processor.» more

Spain: building starts decrease by 21% in 2020

31.05.2021 − In 2020, building starts in Spanish housing construction decreased by 21% to 75,820 units. » more

Saint-Gobain in talks about acquiring Panofrance

27.05.2021 − Compagnie de Saint-Gobain plans to ramp up its French timber trading activities significantly by acquiring the lumber and wood-based panel merchant Panofrance. » more

New Homag business area launched on 1 April

25.05.2021 − The new construction elements solutions business area, announced by Homag Group in October 2020, commenced operations on 1 April. » more

P3G Industries and Alsapan preparing merger

20.05.2021 − P3G Industries and Alsapan want to merge their activities into a holding company trading under the name of Alpagroup.» more

Segezha listed on Moscow Stock Exchange since 28 April

14.05.2021 − On 28 April, Russian Sistema got the Segezha Group listed on the Moscow stock exchange by issuing of new shares. » more

Growth registered in Raute’s North America business

14.05.2021 − Orders received by Raute in the first quarter were 20 % higher than a year earlier at €30m. » more

Homag also acquiring press manufacturer

12.05.2021 − Homag Group has acquired a majority stake in Kallesoe Machinery, a Danish machinery manufacturer that specialises in presses for the production of cross-laminated timber (CLT).» more

DIY industry closes 2020 with double-figure growth rates

07.05.2021 − Disproportionately high growth in the second and third quarters enabled the DIY industry in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland to achieve double-figure growth rates in sales revenue in 2020 as a whole. » more

HIT enters finger-jointing sector by taking over SMB

03.05.2021 − H.I.T. Maschinenbau recently took over all the design documentation, rights, and workforce of SMB and integrated the company into the newly-founded H.I.T. Keilzinkentechnik on 19 March. » more