Miscellaneous

Weinig announces short-time work for German sites

09.04.2020 − In the past few days, short-time work has been applied for for parts of the Weinig Group.» more

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Kingfisher changes DIY business to click & collect

09.04.2020 − Since mid-March 2020 Kingfisher has closed the majority of its 1,323 DIY stores in Great Britain, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Romania and Russia for public trading.» more

FSC International allows exceptions for audits

07.04.2020 − The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has issued specific details regarding the exceptional regulations it has introduced for certification bodies (CB) in conducting on-site audits during the corona crisis.» more

West Fraser expands remedial action

06.04.2020 − Last Friday, West Fraser, Canada, announced further production cuts in all business areas - including pulp.» more

Virtual Global Log & Lumber Conference

02.04.2020 − The Global Log & Lumber Conference planned for 17 and 18 June in Vancouver will be held this year as a virtual conference due to the Corona pandemic.» more

Spain: Forestry and wood industry closes down

01.04.2020 − The Spanish government decided 29 March to tighten the initial restrictions in force since 14 March.» more

Dürr and Homag suspend forecasts for 2020

01.04.2020 − Dürr AG and Homag Group AG, in which the Dürr Group holds a majority stake, will probably not be able to achieve the sales and earnings figures for the current year that were last forecast on February 27.» more

Italy: Derogations for wood industry undertakings

23.03.2020 − The decree signed yesterday by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to reduce industrial production provides for exemptions for companies in the wood, paper and pulp industry.» more

German DIY trade exceeds turnover expectations

23.03.2020 − In 2019 total gross turnover generated by DIY stores in Germany improved by 3.6% to €19.46bn.» more

More events postponed as a result of coronavirus

19.03.2020 − Due to problems in connection with the coronavirus further trade fair events and conferences, also in connection with the supplier and furniture sectors have been either cancelled or postponed.» more

Linck’s order receipts and sales above previous year

18.03.2020 − The currently brisk investment activity in the central European sawmilling industry has led to significantly higher receipts of orders and sales revenue than in previous years at Linck, too.» more

China: Supply chain delays set to intensify

13.03.2020 − While industry in China has been gradually ramping up manufacturing since the middle of February after authorities imposed restrictions, transportation within China are still subject to growing restrictions.» more

Dieffenbacher supplies three systems to North Africa

10.03.2020 − The Dieffenbacher Group is currently setting up three wood materials production lines in Algeria and Egypt. The corresponding orders were placed in the last two years.» more

Dubai WoodShow postponed to June

10.03.2020 − The Dubai WoodShow, originally planned for next week from 16 to 18 March, has been postponed to June. » more

Thornbridge Sawmills expands Grangemouth location

02.03.2020 − Timber trading and importing group The National Timber Group, established by Cairngorm Capital Partners, is to expand the Grangemouth location of subsidiary Thornbridge Sawmills. » more

Euroconstruct expects lower housing construction

02.03.2020 − For 2020, the Euroconstruct construction research network expects a slight decline in European housing construction activity.» more

US housing starts increased by 40.8% in 2019

28.02.2020 − At the end of 2019 housing starts in the USA, at 1.608m units, surpassed the preceding year’s figure by 40.8%. » more

Turnover decline in German wood industry intensifies

28.02.2020 − Over the course of the second half year turnover of the German wood industry declined at increasingly significant rates vis à vis the comparative months of the previous year.» more

Strikes brought to an end in Finnish wood industry

26.02.2020 − In the pay dispute between the Finnish industrial trade union Teollisuusliitto and the association of the Finnish forest and wood industry Metsäteollisuus an agreement was reached on 23 February.» more

GD Holz’ Foreign Trade Meeting in Bremen on 26 March

24.02.2020 − The “Foreign Trade” department of the German timber-trade federation (GD Holz) will be holding this year’s Foreign Trade Meeting in Bremen for the third time in succession on 26 March.» more

Awutek now Weinig group’s exclusive representative

14.02.2020 − At the beginning of February, the machine trading company Awutek and Weinig group concluded a far-reaching agreement for the sale and distribution of Weinig and Holz-Her products in Finland. » more

Anthon acquires insolvent J.B. Anlagen- und Maschinenbau

10.02.2020 − The plant and machinery manufacturer Anthon has taken over the assets of the insolvent machine-engineering company J.B. Anlagen- und Maschinenbau in the frame reorganisation by transfer.» more

Coronavirus forces delay to Domotex Asia/Chinafloor

03.02.2020 − The organisers of the Domotex Asia/Chinafloor announced on 29 January that the flooring fair, originally slated to take place in Shanghai from 24 to 26 March, will be postponed.» more

Vecoplan achieves growth in sales revenue and earnings

30.01.2020 − The environmental technologies segment of MAX Automation, the group company Vecoplan, recorded an increase of 26.5 % in EBITDA for the first nine months of its business year 2019 at 8.92M €:» more

Biesse set to scale back output in China sharply

29.01.2020 − The Board of Directors of Biesse decided to reorganise its Chinese activities on 20 December.» more

US producers seek another anti-dumping investigation

24.01.2020 − On 8 January, the Coalition of American Millwork Producers (CAMP) filed a petition with the DoC) and ITC for an AD/CVD investigation into imports of mouldings and millwork from China and Brazil.» more

Segezha issues bonds in amount of 100bn RUB

13.01.2020 − Russian Segezha Group issued bonds in the amount of 100bn RUB (roughly equivalent to 1.4bn €) at the end of last year. » more

Approvals surpass preceding year’s figure by 18.7%

13.01.2020 − In October building approvals for dwellings in new residential buildings excluding residential homes increased by 18.7% vis à vis the comparative month of the preceding year to 26,395 units.» more

LHG commences handling at forestry products terminal

10.01.2020 − Lübecker Hafen-Gesellschaft (LHG) has commissioned its new forestry products terminal (FPTSK) at the Travemünder Skandinavienkai. » more

Eurobaustoff achieves last year’s turnover at early stage

10.01.2020 − Eurobaustoff achieved its centrally invoiced purchasing turnover of 2018 - at €6.450bn - on 10 December 2019.» more