Miscellaneous

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

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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

Housing construction orders up 5.2% in 2020

11.03.2021 − In December calendar-adjusted incoming orders in the German housing construction sector increased by 5.2%. » more

Euroconstruct adjusts forecast slightly upwards

01.03.2021 − Euroconstruct forecasts the completion rate in Europe in 2021 to be at approximately the same level as in the preceding year, with a total of 1.684m new dwellings.» more

Westag & Getalit delivers growth in operating profits

23.02.2021 − Westag & Getalit almost erased a slump recorded in the first nine months by recording an improvement in fourth-quarter revenues to €57.8m. » more

Eurobaustoff centrally invoiced turnover up 12.3%

22.02.2021 − Eurobaustoff concluded the 2020 financial year with a 12.3% increase in centrally invoiced net purchasing turnover. » more

Hornbach has so far compensated for store closures

19.02.2021 − The renewed DIY-store closures in Austria and the Czech Republic from October had scarcely any impact on the development in sales revenue of Hornbach in the third quarter.» more

Weinig: effects from December cyber attack still being felt

15.02.2021 − Consequences of the cyber attack on the IT system of Weinig Group on 6 December continue to be felt up to the beginning of February. » more

France: DIY revenues grew 4.8% last year

12.02.2021 − The French DIY industry fared better in 2020 than in previous years, even though brick and mortar shops had to close as part of lockdowns to stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. » more

DIY chains posted often double-digit percentage growth

10.02.2021 − Europe’s DIY industry has so far managed to offset the adverse effects of the Covid-19 pandemic amidst shifts in consumer spending towards home and furnishing purchases.» more

England: housing starts decrease by 8%

05.02.2021 − In the third quarter, housing starts in England - adjusted to account for seasonal influences - declined by 8% vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year to 35,710 units. » more

US housing starts increase by 5.2% in 2020

04.02.2021 − In 2020, housing starts in the USA increased by 5.2% vis à vis the preceding year’s seasonally adjusted figures to 1.669m units. » more

Koelnmesse to decide on Interzum by February

04.02.2021 − In mid-December, Koelnmesse extended the period of abstention from holding its own events by another month. » more

Sistema examining possible IPO of Segezha Group

01.02.2021 − The Russian conglomerate AFK Sistema is currently examining the possibility of listing Segezha Group of Segezha on the stock market this year by means of an initial public offering (IPO).» more

Two more supplier fairs in South America rescheduled

01.02.2021 − Covid-related restrictions have led organisers to postpone two more supplier fairs in South America. » more

Domotex Hanover only as a digital event

29.01.2021 − Deutsche Messe has cancelled the Domotex flooring fair in Hanover, Germany owing to longer-lasting restrictions caused by the coronavirus crisis. » more

Container costs: associations call on EU Commission

28.01.2021 − The European Freight Forwarders Association (CLECAT) and European Shippers’ Council (ESC) have urged the European Commission (EU Commission) to take action against international container carriers. » more

German DIY sector expects growth in all areas

04.01.2021 − According to estimates by Klaus-Peter Teipel Research & Consulting, German DIY and garden stores have achieved growth of 13.7% to €26.1bn in 2020. » more

EUWID bids farewell to Christmas break

18.12.2020 − The EUWID Wood Products and Panels editorial team is saying goodbye to the Christmas break with the reports posted today. » more

Trading restrictions have been partially lifted

11.12.2020 − Kingfisher was able to keep all of its approximately 1,370 branches open for in-store purchasing during November, despite the government-imposed lockdown measures in all countries in which it operates. » more

Leonhardt now called Xylo Machinery DE

10.12.2020 − The lumberyard and shredding technology specialist Leonhardt Holzmaschinen has done business as Xylo Machinery DE GmbH since September. » more

MAX Automation: delays lead to reduced turnover

27.11.2020 − In the third quarter, corona-related delays in the implementation of projects have led to a reduction in group turnover of MAX Automation. » more

British associations TTF and TRADA intend to merge

26.11.2020 − Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and the Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA) are to merge into one unit. » more

Westag & Getalit divisions show mixed performances

23.11.2020 − Westag & Getalit has announced that both of its divisions staged a recovery over the past few months. » more