Miscellaneous

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

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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

Anthon acquires insolvent J.B. Anlagen- und Maschinenbau

10.02.2020 − The plant and machinery manufacturer Anthon has taken over the assets of the insolvent machine-engineering company J.B. Anlagen- und Maschinenbau in the frame reorganisation by transfer.» more

Coronavirus forces delay to Domotex Asia/Chinafloor

03.02.2020 − The organisers of the Domotex Asia/Chinafloor announced on 29 January that the flooring fair, originally slated to take place in Shanghai from 24 to 26 March, will be postponed.» more

Vecoplan achieves growth in sales revenue and earnings

30.01.2020 − The environmental technologies segment of MAX Automation, the group company Vecoplan, recorded an increase of 26.5 % in EBITDA for the first nine months of its business year 2019 at 8.92M €:» more

Biesse set to scale back output in China sharply

29.01.2020 − The Board of Directors of Biesse decided to reorganise its Chinese activities on 20 December.» more

US producers seek another anti-dumping investigation

24.01.2020 − On 8 January, the Coalition of American Millwork Producers (CAMP) filed a petition with the DoC) and ITC for an AD/CVD investigation into imports of mouldings and millwork from China and Brazil.» more

Segezha issues bonds in amount of 100bn RUB

13.01.2020 − Russian Segezha Group issued bonds in the amount of 100bn RUB (roughly equivalent to 1.4bn €) at the end of last year. » more

Approvals surpass preceding year’s figure by 18.7%

13.01.2020 − In October building approvals for dwellings in new residential buildings excluding residential homes increased by 18.7% vis à vis the comparative month of the preceding year to 26,395 units.» more

LHG commences handling at forestry products terminal

10.01.2020 − Lübecker Hafen-Gesellschaft (LHG) has commissioned its new forestry products terminal (FPTSK) at the Travemünder Skandinavienkai. » more

Eurobaustoff achieves last year’s turnover at early stage

10.01.2020 − Eurobaustoff achieved its centrally invoiced purchasing turnover of 2018 - at €6.450bn - on 10 December 2019.» more

Euroconstruct forecasts only a slight rise by 2022

10.01.2020 − Construction research network Euroconstruct anticipates building work to increase only slightly in the 19 member states up to 2022. » more

British housing construction sector records rise in orders

09.01.2020 − In the third quarter British housing construction companies recorded an increase in incoming orders of 9.4% to £3.787bn.» more

US housing starts also increase in November

08.01.2020 − The number of housing starts in the USA during the twelve-month period up to and including November increased by 3.2% to 1.365m units vis à vis the twelve months up to and including October. » more

Accsys: Another delay in work on Tricoya plant

07.01.2020 − Accsys Technologies intends to commission the world’s first Tricoya facility to make acetylated wood chips in Hull, England in the second half of 2020.» more

Participation in Woodex has decreased by 6%

02.01.2020 − 350 exhibitors took part in last year's Woodex woodworking fair, which was held in Moscow from 3 to 6 December. » more

EUWID bids farewell to Christmas break

20.12.2019 − The EUWID Wood Products and Panels editorial team is saying goodbye to the Christmas break with the reports posted today. » more

Masisa: Slump in revenues has gained momentum

20.12.2019 − Maderas y Sinteticos (Masisa) generated US$98.2m in revenues in the third quarter. » more

Brazilian pulp production has fallen once again

20.12.2019 − The slump in Brazilian pulp production intensified again in the third quarter. » more

Holzindustrie Schweighofer renamed HS Timber Group

17.12.2019 − The former company Holzindustrie Schweighofer has been trading as HS Timber Group since 1 December. » more

Building-materials chain Sjakk taken over by Stark

16.12.2019 − In mid-November, Danish Stark Group signed a sale agreement for Sjakk, which is active in Jutland, through Stark Danmark.» more

Building approvals remain stable vis à vis 2018

16.12.2019 − In September building permission granted for living units in new residential buildings excluding residential homes remained largely stable vis à vis the comparative month of last year at 24,196 units.» more

CRH concludes sales of its Europe Distribution division

13.12.2019 − On 31 October, CRH concluded the sale of its “Europe Distribution” division to the US private equity company Blackstone Group that had been agreed by contract on 16 July. » more

Cairngorm Capital Partners buys Grant & Stone

11.12.2019 − By taking over Grant & Stone, Cairngorm Capital Partners continues to expand its activities in the building materials trade. » more

Eumabois board of directors re-elected for three years

10.12.2019 − The European Federation of Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers (Eumabois) re-elected its board for another three-year term at its general assembly, which took place at the start of November.» more

Fitecma records drop in exhibitors and visitors

06.12.2019 − Fitecma, the wood processing trade fair held in Buenos Aires from 02 to 06 July, recorded less interest from exhibitors and visitors than at the previous event in June 2017.» more

Visitor numbers at Mosbuild fair up by 19%

29.11.2019 − At this year’s Mosbuild building and interiors exhibition, which took place from 02 to 05 April in Moscow, a total of 77,338 visitors were recorded; this corresponds to a 19% increase.» more