Miscellaneous

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

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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

Deutsche Messe and VDMA cancel Ligna after all

30.04.2021 − The Ligna trade fair, which had already been pushed back from its usual date in May to 27 September to 1 October back in early November 2020, will not be able to take place as planned after all. » more

Westag & Getalit reports growth in laminates business

26.04.2021 − Westag & Getalit encountered an 0.7% decline in revenues to €229.1m in the 2020 financial year, primarily because of a slowdown in export business and a downturn in its Doors/Frames division. » more

Construction industry: shortages in material supply

23.04.2021 − Construction activity in Germany is currently experiencing restrictions due to shortages in supply of globally traded materials such as wood, steel or crude oil products. » more

Slump in profits registered by Ponsse in 2020

15.04.2021 − The pre-tax profit of Ponsse slumped by over 40 % in its business year 2020 to €39.6m. » more

US housing starts also decrease in February

07.04.2021 − The number of housing starts in the USA during the twelve months up to and including February decreased by 10.3% vis à vis the adjusted January figures, to 1.421m units. » more

Fewer building approvals in December

05.04.2021 − In December, building approvals for living units in new residential buildings in Germany decreased by 11.4% vis à vis the comparative month of the preceding year to 31,746 units. » more

Increasing growth in timber industry’s sales from June

01.04.2021 − The German timber industry succeeded in raising its total sales revenue above the previous year’s figures in every month from June onwards.» more

Further growth achieved by Metsä Wood in Quarter 4

29.03.2021 − In its Wood Products Industry (Metsä Wood) division, Metsä Group achieved growth of 25.4 % in sales revenue in the fourth quarter at €116.6m. » more

Kullik & Rullmann acquires British Quay Timber

22.03.2021 − Kullik & Rullmann has taken over British Quay Timber with effect from 1 March, thus expanding its business activities in Great Britain and in the area of online trade» more

National Timber Group acquires Hymor Timber

19.03.2021 − National Timber Group (NTG) - which was formed by Cairngorm Capital Partners following several acquisitions - has continued its expansion activity. » more

US housing starts down 6.0% in January

12.03.2021 − The number of housing starts in the USA during the twelve months up to and including January increased by 6.0% vis à vis the corrected figures for December, to 1.186m units. » more