Bau to be replaced by a hybrid format in January 2021

12.10.2020 − At meetings held with the advisory board and board of trustees for the Bau trade, the event’s organiser Messe München decided not to hold the fair as an in-person event from 11 to 16 January 2021 after all. » more


Corona rules make planning of trade fairs more difficult

07.10.2020 − A rising number of Covid-19 infections and countermeasures put in place in response have dimmed the prospects for trade fairs that are set to happen in the coming months. » more

Furniture industry and DIY benefit from pent-up demand

23.09.2020 − Furniture manufacturers and merchants have made it through the coronavirus crisis in much better shape than other sectors over the summer months. » more

Prolignis to build wood-fired cogen plant in Wettstetten

04.09.2020 − Prolignis wants to put a wood-fired cogeneration plant into operation in Wettstetten near Eichstätt, Upper Bavaria, by the end of 2022.» more

UFPI achieves record result in second quarter

28.08.2020 − At US$92.4m UFP Industries (UFPI) was able to improve its operating profit by 28% vis à vis last year in the second quarter and able to achieve a new quarterly record with net profit.» more

Hurricane Laura hits numerous timber industry locations

27.08.2020 − Hurricane "Laura", which landed in the USA just under an hour ago in the border area between Texas and Louisiana, could also become a problem for the timber industry locations in its expected path.» more

Collaboration of Timbeter, Cind and Biometria

26.08.2020 − Estonian IT development and wood measurement company Timbeter, Swedishmeasuring system manufacturer Cind and the merged Swedish wood measurement and wood accounting association Biometria will cooperate.» more

Delays to the start-up of RotaJET digital printers

26.08.2020 − The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in delays to the start-up of RotaJET machines for digital decor and beverage carton printing at the printing machinery manufacturer Koenig & Bauer (KBA). » more

Homag Group reports EBIT well in negative territory

17.08.2020 − A slump in order intake and revenues caused by the coronavirus pandemic and special effects associated with ongoing restructuring measures culminated in a significant fall in earnings at Homag Group.» more

Corona puts pressure on housing construction

14.08.2020 − Construction research network Euroconstruct anticipates a significant decline in housing construction activity in the current year as a result of the corona crisis. » more

Acimall: Machinery makers face another slump in ordering

13.08.2020 − The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant adverse effect on Italy’s woodworking machinery manufacturers, too. » more

Further decline in UPM-Kymmene’s plywood business

06.08.2020 − UPM-Kymmene had to put up with another reduction in its plywood division’s sales volume to the tune of 10.4 % in the second quarter to around 173,000 m³.» more

Xylexpo in Milan now postponed until 2022

24.07.2020 − Xylexpo organiser Cepra cancelled this year’s machinery fair, which was scheduled to take place from 10 to 13 November at the Rho Fiera exhibition centre in Milan. » more

Ever larger gaps appearing amongst autumn events

10.07.2020 − As the corona crisis had already led to the postponement or cancellation of almost all events in spring and summer, the dates scheduled for the next few months are meanwhile being increasingly affected as well.» more

Segezha boosts volume of sawn softwood sales by 9 %

06.07.2020 − The volume of sawn-softwood sold by Segezha Group in the first quarter was 9.0 % higher than a year earlier at 207,100 m³.» more

Kai Greten no longer holds shares in GreCon

25.06.2020 − Kai Greten handed over his shares in Fagus GreCon Greten to Ernst Greten at the start of May. » more

Completions at highest level since 2001

25.06.2020 − In 2019 completions of dwellings increased compared to the preceding year by 2.0%, to 293,002 units. » more

F.W. Barth will not take part in Bau and Domotex

24.06.2020 − The import merchant F.W. Barth has cancelled its participation in the Bau Munich and Domotex Hanover in mid-January 2021. » more

Italian firm Giardina Group acquires De Stefani Valerio

23.06.2020 − Giardina Group has widened its spectrum of products to include edging and profile grinding machinery for the woodworking industry by acquiring De Stefani Valerio.» more

Wood industry: significant increase on domestic market

19.06.2020 − In March domestic and export business of the German wood industry developed along clearly contrasting lines. » more

German construction industry lowers turnover forecast

17.06.2020 − The Zentralverband Deutsches Baugewerbe (ZDB) expects that the effects of the corona crisis will also lead to turnover declines in the construction industry. » more

Building approvals also increase in March

15.06.2020 − In March approvals were granted for the construction of 27,304 dwellings in new and existing residential and non-residential buildings in Germany. » more

CIFF events re-arranged to take place on one date

11.06.2020 − The China International Furniture Fair (CIFF), normally divided into two parts, and Interzum Guangzhou, are all to be held together on the same date this year.» more

IFMAC machinery fair postponed by three weeks

10.06.2020 − PT Wahana Kemalaniaga Makmur (Wakeni) and Deutsche Messe have postponed the wood processing machine fair IFMAC from the original date on 23 to 29 September 2020 to 14 to 17 October.» more

Davidsens Tømmerhandel’s sales boosted by 24 %

09.06.2020 − The acquisition of the Optimera builders’ merchant chainenabled the timber and building-materials trading company Davidsens Tømmerhandel to achieve significant growth in 2019 as a whole.» more

Construction industry incoming orders down 10.3%

09.06.2020 − In March calendar-adjusted incoming orders in the German construction industry declined by 10.3% vis à vis the comparative month of 2019.» more

Kingfisher reopens half of its DIY stores in 8 countries

08.06.2020 − Over the last few weeks, Kingfisher has restored almost half of its 1,370 DIY stores in eight countries to normal operation. » more

Germany: Building approvals also increase in March

08.06.2020 − In March approvals were granted for the construction of 27,304 dwellings in new and existing residential and non-residential buildings in Germany.» more

Another builders’ merchant taken over by Stark Group

05.06.2020 − By taking over XL Byg Jens Schultz Stark Group completed a further acquisition in the building-materials trade at the beginning of February.» more

Wood industry turnover above previous year’s figure

04.06.2020 − In February total turnover of the German wood industry was slightly above the preceding year’s figure. » more