Miscellaneous

US President Trump extends moratorium on punitive tariffs

25.02.2019 − US President Donald Trump announced an extension of the moratorium beyond 1 March in the trade dispute with China on Sunday afternoon via Twitter. » more

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Germany: 1.5m housing units to be completed by 2021

21.02.2019 − In the current legislative period up to 2021, the German federal government is aiming to complete 1.5m new housing units. » more

CPA expects 1.9% growth in British housing

19.02.2019 − For the current year, the Construction Products Association (CPA) forecasts an increase in construction output in the UK residential construction sector of 1.9% year-on-year to £42.9bn.» more

HolzLand also achieves turnover increase in 2018

18.02.2019 − In the 2018 financial year timber trade cooperation HolzLand achieved a centrally invoiced net purchasing volume (centrally invoiced turnover) of some €835m.» more

Becher has increased turnover to more than € 100m

15.02.2019 − Last year, the timber wholesale company Becher generated sales of over € 100m for the first time. » more

Westag & Getalit closes 2018 with a slight minus

13.02.2019 − As in the nine-month period, consolidated sales of Westag & Getalit AG in the 2018 financial year were slightly below the previous year's level. » more

Approval for container terminal in Kodersdorf

11.02.2019 − The Saxony State Directorate has approved the construction of a terminal for combined transport (CT) in Kodersdorf/Saxony. » more

Metsä Group has shipped 12% less sawn timber

08.02.2019 − In the fourth quarter, the Finnish Metsä Group again reported declines in sales and earnings for the Wood Products Industry segment.» more

SCA Wood France and ISB Groupe intend to merge

05.02.2019 − SCA Wood France, part of the Swedish Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA), and Innovation Solutions Bois (Groupe ISB) want to merge their business activities. » more

RemaSawco has received orders worth skr 54.7m

05.02.2019 − In December and January, the Swedish engineering company RemaSawco received a total of seven orders with a total value of skr 54.7m. » more

Ghana: Exports up only slightly in the third quarter

30.01.2019 − The Ghanaian timber industry increased its export volume in the third quarter by 2.0 % to 77,571 m³. » more

British government has published no-deal rules

29.01.2019 − In a press release, the British Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs draws attention to the regulations that will apply to foreign trade in timber if a hard Brexit occurs.» more

US plant manufacturer Astec seeks new CEO

28.01.2019 − Benjamin Brock, President and CEO of US engineering manufacturer Astec Industries, resigned from his position and from the Board of Directors on January 21. » more

Building materials trade expects sales growth of 5%

28.01.2019 − Federal Association of German Building Materials Specialists (BDB) assumes that the sector's turnover increased by around 5 % last year. » more

Knauf will reorganize USG management after closing

28.01.2019 − The German building materials manufacturer Knauf intends to appoint a new management team following the completion of the takeover of the US building materials group USG. » more

Spacva has exceeded sales forecast for 2018

25.01.2019 − Last year, the Croatian wood industry company Spacva increased its turnover to around 230.5m Croatian kuna. » more

Japan abolishes tariffs on European timber products

24.01.2019 − Based on the "EU-Japan" Economic Partnership Agreement adopted by the European Parliament in mid-December, import duties on European softwood and gluelam products will be abolished by 2026. » more

Derome now partner in Eurobaustoff since 1 January

17.01.2019 − Swedish Derome joined the builders’ merchants’ alliance Eurobaustoff as a new partner with effect from 1 January 2019. » more

Active Energy Plans Coal Switch Plant in North Carolina

16.01.2019 − Active Energy Group, listed on the London Stock Exchange, has finalised its plans for the construction of the first commercial Coal Switch plant. » more

Fermacell was renamed James Hardie Europe

14.01.2019 − James Hardie has renamed Fermacell GmbH, which was taken over from the building materials manufacturer Xella International in the second quarter of 2018, as James Hardie Europe GmbH.» more

Arauco fixed supply contracts with Andritz and Valmet

09.01.2019 − Following the signing of two Letters of Award (LoA) for the MAPA project at the beginning of October, Arauco signed supply contracts with Andritz and Valmet during the fourth quarter.» more

Machine suppliers plan new forestry machine fair

07.01.2019 − MaskinLeverantörerna, the Swedish association of machine suppliers, is organising the Swedish Forestry Expo in Solvalla/Stockholm, a forestry machinery trade fair for the first time from 3 to 5 June 2021.» more

EUWID bids farewell to Christmas break

21.12.2018 − The EUWID Wood Products and Panels editorial team is saying goodbye to the Christmas break with the reports posted today. » more

Klöpferholz will become partner in Hagebau

20.12.2018 − The timber wholesaler Klöpferholz, which is part of Klöpfer & Königer, will become a new partner in the timber and building materials cooperative Hagebau with effect from 1 January 2019. » more

Kingfisher withdraws from Russia, Spain and Portugal

17.12.2018 − Kingfisher is to withdraw from the markets in Russia, Spain and Portugal. In future, the company intends to focus on its core markets in which it already holds or will be able to achieve a leading position.» more

British Confor and UKFPA merge on 1 January

07.12.2018 − The Confederation of Forest Industries (Confor) and the UK Forest Products Association (UKFPA) will merge on 1 January. » more

Weinig boosting activities in USA and Russia

07.12.2018 − Weinig group is stepping up its activities on the markets in the USA and Russia. The US companies Michael Weinig and Holz-Her are opening an additional facility in Anaheim, California, in December. » more

Saint-Gobain plans to sell German SGBDD by end of 2019

06.12.2018 − Saint-Gobain is planning to sell its German builders’ merchants division trading under the name of Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Deutschland (SGBDD) by the end of 2019.» more

Cairngorm concludes fifth acquisition in timber trade

03.12.2018 − On 13 November British Cairngorm Capital Partners acquired all shares in Arnold Laver. » more

Worldwide DIY turnover increased to € 589 billion

20.11.2018 − According to estimates by the industry association Fediyma, a total of € 589bn was sold on the global DIY market in 2017. » more