Miscellaneous

Enride develops autonomous e-truck for timber transport

13.07.2018 − Swedish start-up Einride presented an autonomous electric powered log truck at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 11.» more

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Acimall Board re-elected for another year

10.07.2018 − At the Acimall General Assembly held on 22 June, the Association's Board of Directors was re-elected for a further year.» more

Cairngorm takes over Rembrand, fourth timber dealer

04.07.2018 − On 2 July, the British associated company Cairngorm Capital Partners and the Scottish timber trader and importer Rembrand Timber took over the fourth timber business since November 2017. » more

Two management changes in IMA Schelling Group

02.07.2018 − Bernhard Berger, Managing Director of the machine and plant manufacturer IMA Klessmann GmbH, left the company at the end of June.» more

SchäferRolls expands production capacities in the USA

28.06.2018 − The manufacturer of roller coatings SchäferRolls will build a second production plant in the USA via its US subsidiary SchaeferRolls Inc.» more

US housing starts have increased again in May

25.06.2018 − In the USA, housing starts in the twelve-month period up to and including May increased by 5.0 % to 1.350 m units compared with the previous month. » more

MFP acquires patent for solid-wooden beech wall

25.06.2018 − In issue 18/23 of the European Patent Bulletin, the European Patent Office published on 6 June the patent for solid-wooden wall elements made of beech applied for by Romanian Massiv Forest Products (MFP). » more

Housing permits have regained ground

25.06.2018 − In April, the number of permits for apartments in all types of buildings in Germany increased compared with the same month last year. » more

Pfeifer Group investing 10m € in Kundl plant in Austria

22.06.2018 − The Austrian Pfeifer Group will be investing a total of around 10m € in updating and extending its Kundl facility by the end of this year. » more

Exhibitor numbers up at Carrefour du Bois

22.06.2018 − At this year’s Carrefour International du Bois trade fair, which took place for the fifteenth time in Nantes, France, from 30 May to 01 June, a total of 563 companies exhibited.» more

Carmanah has received two strander orders from China

21.06.2018 − In the first quarter, the Wood Processing Systems business unit of US plant manufacturer Kadant received two orders from Chinese customers for beach production plants with a total value of US$5m. » more

Kingspan has established joint venture in India

18.06.2018 − Irish Kingspan Group has founded the joint venture "Kingspan Jindal" with the Indian manufacturer of insulated wall, roof and facade systems Jindal Megtec. » more

Swedish Image Systems acquires Finnish Limab

18.06.2018 − The parent company of the Swedish mechanical engineering company RemaSawco, Image Systems, acquired all shares in the Finnish scanner manufacturer Limab Oy.» more

Euroconstruct forecasts construction growth of 2.7

14.06.2018 − The Euroconstruct construction research network forecasts a 2.7% year-on-year increase in construction output in the 19 European member countries for 2018.» more

Brazil: Lorry strike curtails production in many sectors

14.06.2018 − A strike staged by Brazilian lorry drivers led to major production curtailments in many sectors of industry in the second half of May.» more

Homag order inflow higher at start of year

05.06.2018 − Homag Group received orders worth a total of €415.2m in the first quarter, according to the quarterly report published by parent company Dürr on 11 May. » more

Broadview set to acquire all shares in Westag & Getalit

30.05.2018 − After the acquisition of the shares in Westag & Getalit, Broadview Industries will be submitting a public takeover offer to the remaining Westag & Getalit shareholders.» more

Weyerhaeuser posts 14,3% upturn in OSB revenues

28.05.2018 − Weyerhaeuser delivered revenues of US$232m from its OSB activities in the first quarter. This 14.3% year-on-year growth was mainly prompted by an increase of almost one-fifth in average sales prices. » more

More timber traders taken over by Cairngorm Capital

21.05.2018 − British Cairngorm Capital Partners took over the timber trading company North Yorkshire Timber (NYTimber) on 15 February. » more

Altendorf Group completes Hebrock take-over

18.05.2018 − German Wilhelm Altendorf completed its purchase of the affiliates Hebrock and EBM on 25 April, thus adding edgebanding machines to its portfolio. The deal was struck during the first quarter. » more

Raute boosts order backlog to €142m

14.05.2018 − Finnish Raute landed orders with a total value of €68m during the first quarter.» more

Danzer increased revenues by 6.5% in 2017

14.05.2018 − Danzer booked revenues of €210m in 2017, an upswing of 6.5%. The company has reported revenues for entities in Europe and North America alone for the first time. » more

James Hardie completes Fermacell acquisition

10.05.2018 − Xella International completed the sale of its Fermacell business unit to Irish James Hardie Industries that is listed on the Australian stock exchange, on 3 April. » more

In the first quarter, Akzo Nobel sees earnings cut in half

09.05.2018 − Dutch Akzo Nobel ended the first quarter with an 8% slide in revenues from continuing activities to €2.176bn. » more

Increase in results achieved by MM-Holz in 2017

07.05.2018 − Austrian Mayr-Melnhof Holz raised the sales revenue generated in its business year 2017 by 4.1 % above the year before to 553.9m €. » more

Homag planning engineering office in Poznan

03.05.2018 − Homag Group wants to open its own engineering office in Poznan, Poland. Work to build the office, which will do business as Homag Engineering Poland, started in the first quarter of 2018. » more

Fitecma already 85 % booked up for next year

02.05.2018 − By the beginning of April, exhibitors had already placed firm bookings for 85 % of the exhibition space at Fitecma taking place for the fourteenth time in Buenos Aires from 2 to 6 July 2019.» more

German-Timber-Company taken over by Canadian WCE

30.04.2018 − Canadian Western Coast Enterprise (WCE) acquired 75 % of the shares in German-Timber-Company GmbH (GTC) from Schuster-Holz-Team, on 30 March. » more

Sistema reschedules IPO for Segezha Group

27.04.2018 − Russian Sistema wants to execute the long-planned initial public offering (IPO) for the Segezha Group during the course of 2020. » more

USNR: Söderhamn Eriksson disappearing as brand name

27.04.2018 − US Natural Resources (USNR) will only be appearing on the market under the name of „USNR” in future. » more