Domotex in Hanover to be cancelled after all

02.12.2021 − Following the decision in mid-October to reduce the number of halls to three (11, 12 and 13), Domotex, planned for 13 to 16 January in Hanover, now has to be cancelled altogether.» more


Bauhaus invests €60m in new administration building

22.11.2021 − Up to the end of 2023, Bauhaus is to invest around €60m in the expansion of its Service Centre Germany (SCDE) at company headquarters in Mannheim. » more

Jordan acquires Dutch wholesale trader Viehoff

19.11.2021 − On 6 October, W. & L. Jordan acquired Dutch trading company Viehoff Fournituren with retroactive effect from the beginning of the year. » more

20% growth in sales achieved by German timber trade

18.11.2021 − The heavy demand from the construction and interior-finishing sectors along with the ensuing rise in prices in many product groups has made substantial increases in sales revenue possible this year. » more

FSC International ends disassociation with HS timber

17.11.2021 − Approximately four and a half years after the disassociation of the former Schweighofer Group from FSC, today’s HS Timber Group is again associated with FSC International. » more

Germany: building approvals at lowest level since 2016

12.11.2021 − In August, building approvals issued in Germany for living units in new residential buildings declined by 4.8% vis à vis the comparative month of the preceding year to 26,037 units. » more

Pyrolysis oil production launched by Pyrocell

29.10.2021 − Pyrocell made the transition in production on the pyrolysis plant built in Kastet to regular operation on 2 September. » more

Segezha Group taking over Forest Rus for US$515m

25.10.2021 − Segezha Group wants to take over Inter Forest Rus from Bonum Capital for RUB36.5bn (roughly equivalent to US$515m). » more

BME: further acquisitions in building materials trade

22.10.2021 − Building Materials Europe (BME) has expanded its activities in the building materials wholesale trade through further acquisitions. » more

Segezha has become NLHK’s majority shareholder

21.10.2021 − Segezha Grouphas acquired a majority stake in the eastern Siberian sawmill operator Novojenisseisk LHK (NLHK). » more

Saint-Gobain gets green light for takeover of Panofrance

27.09.2021 − On 1 September, the French competition authorities (Autorité de la concurrence) approved the planned takeover of Panofrance by Saint-Gobain.» more

Home Depot: turnover growth plateaus in second quarter

24.09.2021 − In the second quarter of its 2021/2022 financial year (31 January), The Home Depot increased its turnover by 8.1% to US$41.118bn. » more

Springer Maschinenfabrik establishes branch in USA

23.09.2021 − Springer Maschinenfabrik has set up branch in the USA. Springer will be operating a sales and service branch under the name of Springer USA in future. » more

BME plans the sale of Raboni Normandie to Point.P

20.09.2021 − Ensuing from the end-October 2019 sale of the Europe Distribution business division of CRH to Blackstone Group, Dutch company Building Materials Europe (BME) intends to divest Raboni Normandie.» more

Gradual recovery in European housing construction

08.09.2021 − Following the corona-related decline in 2020, housing construction in most European countries is set to recover somewhat faster in the current year and the next two years than initially anticipated. » more

Dürr continues to invest primarily in the Homag Group

19.08.2021 − In the first half, due to expansion and optimisation measures planned - and in some cases already started - at several plants of Homag Group, investments increased by 5.1% to €18.6m. » more

HolzLand: half-year turnover increases by 29.1%

16.08.2021 − The 18.6% increase in turnover achieved by HolzLand in the first quarter had intensified further by the middle of the year. » more

Eurobaustoff: higher prices mean turnover rise

12.08.2021 − In the first half, via its 454 member companies Eurobaustoff generated centrally invoiced net purchasing turnover of around €4.2bn. » more

England: housing starts at highest figure of past 13 years

09.08.2021 − In the first quarter housing starts in England, adjusted to account for seasonal influences, increased by 36% vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year to 46,010 units. » more

Building approvals rise only slightly in May

06.08.2021 − Following a 4.4% decline in April, in May building approvals for living units in new residential buildings in Germany rose by 1.8% to 28,199 units. » more

US housing starts rise by 6.3% in May

05.08.2021 − The increase in US housing starts recorded in May and June could not fully offset the 12.2% decline recorded in April. » more

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

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