Growth in sales revenue of all Hal companies

24.05.2019 − The companies in the wood, surfaces, and furniture industries controlled by the investment company Hal Holding all increased their sales revenue in their business year 2018. » more


Valmet acquires refiner segment manufacturer

23.05.2019 − Valmet has expanded its spare part and services business for refiners with the 1 May acquisition of the US firm J&L Fiber Services. » more

Saint-Gobain sells SGBDD to Danish Stark Group

21.05.2019 − Saint-Gobain has now completed the sale process for the German building materials distribution business operating under the name Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Deutschland GmbH (SGBDD).» more

Order intake of the Homag Group has stabilized

20.05.2019 − Dürr's "Woodworking Machinery and Systems" business unit booked incoming orders of € 334.6m in the first quarter.» more

US residential construction stabilises in March

10.05.2019 − In the USA housing starts, adjusted to account for seasonal fluctuations, remained reasonably stable compared to the preceding twelve months in the twelve-month period up to and including March at 1.139m units.» more

DIY trading increased significantly in the first quarter

08.05.2019 − The German DIY market increased its sales in the first quarter by 10.5 % to € 4.15bn. » more

France: Housing starts have fallen by 8%

08.05.2019 − In the first quarter, housing starts in France fell by 8% year-on-year to 90,300 units. » more

Restructuring again impacts Akzo Nobel's results

26.04.2019 − The Dutch chemicals group Akzo Nobel generated sales of €2.185bn in the first quarter, on a par with the previous year. » more

Weinig has opened new branch in Moscow

16.04.2019 − A few days ago, Weinig inaugurated the new service and sales branch of its Russian subsidiary Weinig RUS in Moscow. » more

US housing construction slackens off again in February

12.04.2019 − In the twelve month period up to and including February housing starts in the USA decreased by 8.7% to 1.162m units vis à vis the twelve months up to and including January, seasonally adjusted.» more

Wood chip block train from Belarus to Romania

05.04.2019 − On 5 March, the Austrian logistics company Innofreight together with Rail Cargo Logistics Slowenia began transporting wood chips by block train from Belarus. » more

Segezha has significantly improved earnings figures

04.04.2019 − The earnings figures of Russian Segezha Group improved significantly in the fourth quarter compared with the same quarter of the previous year. » more

UPM-Kymmene intends to shut down PM 10 in Plattling

03.04.2019 − UPM-Kymmene intends to permanently shut down PM 10 of its subsidiary MD Papier in Plattling.» more

Norske Skog: Wright has resigned as CEO

01.04.2019 − Last Friday Niels Petter Wright, CEO of Norwegian Norske Skog Skog, resigned from his position with immediate effect. » more

Andritz to supply woodyard and processing plant to Ilim

01.04.2019 − The Austrian plant manufacturer Andritz has received an order from the Russian Ilim Group to supply a new woodyard and a wood processing plant for the Koryazhma pulp and paper mill in the Arkhangelsk region. » more

Even stronger increase in turnover at TABS Holland

29.03.2019 − The net turnover of Timber and Building Supplies Holland (TABS Holland), the Dutch timber and building materials trading company, increased almost twice as strongly as in 2017. » more

Contrasting trends in Westag & Getalit’s divisions

29.03.2019 − Sales revenue generated by the two divisions of Westag & Getalit developed in opposite directions in 2018 as a whole.» more

Kingfisher seeks successor to current CEO Laury

29.03.2019 − The British DIY group Kingfisher has initiated the search for a new CEO. » more

Germany: Construction approvals declined in December

28.03.2019 − According to the figures published by the Federal Statistical Office on 14 March, approvals for dwellings in new residential buildings in Germany declined by 5.0% in December to 28,168 units. » more

4% more dwellings have been completed in Poland

25.03.2019 − In 2018 a quantity of 184,783 dwellings were completed in Poland, corresponding to a 4% increase vis à vis the preceding year. » more

German DIY market grew again in 2018

22.03.2019 − The DIY and home improvement centers in Germany generated gross sales of € 18.75bn in the 2018 financial year, exceeding the previous year's level by 1.6 %. » more

Great Britain: slight decline in construction approvals

21.03.2019 − According to the National House Builders Council (NHBC) 159,617 dwellings were approved in Great Britain in 2018. » more

Wood industry develops better than furniture industry

21.03.2019 − In 2018 the German timber and furniture industry increased its turnover for the fifth consecutive year. » more

Khanty-Mansiysk: government to sell Ugra Timber

20.03.2019 − The government of the West Siberian Khanty-Mansiysk autonomous okrug intends to sell timber industry company Ugra Timber Holding to a Russian investor.» more

US Housing Starts grew by 18.6% in January

18.03.2019 − In the USA, housing starts in the twelve-month period up to and including January increased by 18.6% to 1.230m units compared with the twelve-month period to December. » more

Rougier: Commercial court approves restructuring

13.03.2019 − On 26 February, the Commercial Court in Poiters/France approved the rescue and restructuring plan submitted by Rougier. » more

Germany: Orders in housing construction grew by 6.3%

07.03.2019 − In December German housing construction companies recorded a 6.3% increase in incoming orders seasonally adjusted vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year. » more

Sydenhams takes over Snows Timber site

05.03.2019 − The English timber and building materials trading company Sydenhams took over the Glastonbury site from Snows Timber with effect from 1 March. » more

US housing starts fell by 10.9% in 2018

01.03.2019 − In the USA, the number of housing starts in 2018 decreased by 10.9 % to 1.078m units, seasonally adjusted compared with the previous year. » more

Bellesbumprom group to build pellet works in Vitebsk

28.02.2019 − The timber, furniture, and paper group Bellesbumprom is about to start work on building a pellet works geared to an annual production capacity of 120,000 t in the Vitebsk free-trade zone. » more