Miscellaneous

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

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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

Goebel is designated Secretary General at the ETTF

20.11.2018 − In addition to his position as Managing Director of the German Timber Trade Association (GD Holz), Thomas Goebel will assume the position of Secretary General of the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF).» more

Kadant receives 36 % more orders in Wood division

15.11.2018 − The Wood Processing Systems division of US-American Kadant registered orders worth a total of 36.1m US$ in the third quarter. » more

Broadview has invested €170 million in Westag & Getalit

12.11.2018 − Dutch Broadview Holding has invested a total of around €170m in the acquisition of a majority stake in Westag & Getalit AG, which was completed on August 21. » more

Turkish WPM fair to be rebranded as Woodtech

05.11.2018 − The Wood Processing Machinery (WPM) trade fair, which is held annually together with the Intermob supplier fair in Istanbul, will be rebranded as Woodtech.» more

Government to keep Brexit costs as low as possible

05.11.2018 − The British government wants to minimise the costs to the timber industry of Brexit, which is planned for March 2019. » more

Power plant overhaul reduces Westag & Getalit turnover

05.11.2018 − In the third quarter, sales at Westag & Getalit AG fell by 2.7 % to €58.1m. This decline was almost exclusively due to the overhaul of the CHP plant at Rheda-Wiedenbrück site from June to the end of October.» more

Akzo concludes sale of Specialty Chemicals

29.10.2018 − Dutch Akzo Nobel completed the sale of its special chemical division to US-American The Carlyle Group and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) on 1 October. » more

Valmet and Andritz to supply pulp plant for Arauco

29.10.2018 − Chilean Arauco has placed an order with Valmet and Andritz under two letters of award (LoA) for key components for updating and expanding the pulp mill at the Arauco facility in the Bio region.» more

Moelven Timber: Earnings increase has intensified

28.10.2018 − The sawmill division "Timber" within Moelven Industrier tripled its EBITDA in the third quarter to nkr90m compared to the same quarter of the previous year. » more

Akzo Nobel increased results for the first time again

19.10.2018 − In the third quarter, sales of the continuing operations of the Dutch chemicals group Akzo Nobel fell again by 4% to €2.326bn.» more

Housing permits increased by 2.3% in August

18.10.2018 − In Germany, housing permits in new residential buildings increased by 2.3 % year-on-year to 27,026 units in August. » more

Weinig expects sales increase of almost 15%

16.10.2018 − A strong project business as well as the market, which continues to perform well, will also ensure an increase in sales at Weinig in 2018.» more

Stora Enso throttles operation due to lack of water

15.10.2018 − Stora Enso has partially shut down production at its pulp and fine paper mill in Nymölla, Sweden, since 8 October due to insufficient water supply. » more

Vimek forest machines delivered to Belarus

15.10.2018 − At the end of August, the forest-machine manufacturer Vimek, part of the Italian company Fassi Gru through the Cranab group, delivered the last of 126 forest machines to Belarus on schedule.» more

Stora Enso and Trä Group to cooperate in digitalisation

12.10.2018 − Stora Enso and the start-up company operating in the digitalisation sector Trä Group signed a joint development agreement on 24 September. » more

Deurotech Group gradually creating other pillars

11.10.2018 − Over the past few years, Deurotech Group (DTG) has established several new pillars alongside its treating and coating technology business run by Vits Technology. » more