Miscellaneous

Wood chip block train from Belarus to Romania

05.04.2019 − On 5 March, the Austrian logistics company Innofreight together with Rail Cargo Logistics Slowenia began transporting wood chips by block train from Belarus. » more

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Segezha has significantly improved earnings figures

04.04.2019 − The earnings figures of Russian Segezha Group improved significantly in the fourth quarter compared with the same quarter of the previous year. » more

UPM-Kymmene intends to shut down PM 10 in Plattling

03.04.2019 − UPM-Kymmene intends to permanently shut down PM 10 of its subsidiary MD Papier in Plattling.» more

Norske Skog: Wright has resigned as CEO

01.04.2019 − Last Friday Niels Petter Wright, CEO of Norwegian Norske Skog Skog, resigned from his position with immediate effect. » more

Andritz to supply woodyard and processing plant to Ilim

01.04.2019 − The Austrian plant manufacturer Andritz has received an order from the Russian Ilim Group to supply a new woodyard and a wood processing plant for the Koryazhma pulp and paper mill in the Arkhangelsk region. » more

Even stronger increase in turnover at TABS Holland

29.03.2019 − The net turnover of Timber and Building Supplies Holland (TABS Holland), the Dutch timber and building materials trading company, increased almost twice as strongly as in 2017. » more

Contrasting trends in Westag & Getalit’s divisions

29.03.2019 − Sales revenue generated by the two divisions of Westag & Getalit developed in opposite directions in 2018 as a whole.» more

Kingfisher seeks successor to current CEO Laury

29.03.2019 − The British DIY group Kingfisher has initiated the search for a new CEO. » more

Germany: Construction approvals declined in December

28.03.2019 − According to the figures published by the Federal Statistical Office on 14 March, approvals for dwellings in new residential buildings in Germany declined by 5.0% in December to 28,168 units. » more

4% more dwellings have been completed in Poland

25.03.2019 − In 2018 a quantity of 184,783 dwellings were completed in Poland, corresponding to a 4% increase vis à vis the preceding year. » more

German DIY market grew again in 2018

22.03.2019 − The DIY and home improvement centers in Germany generated gross sales of € 18.75bn in the 2018 financial year, exceeding the previous year's level by 1.6 %. » more

Great Britain: slight decline in construction approvals

21.03.2019 − According to the National House Builders Council (NHBC) 159,617 dwellings were approved in Great Britain in 2018. » more

Wood industry develops better than furniture industry

21.03.2019 − In 2018 the German timber and furniture industry increased its turnover for the fifth consecutive year. » more

Khanty-Mansiysk: government to sell Ugra Timber

20.03.2019 − The government of the West Siberian Khanty-Mansiysk autonomous okrug intends to sell timber industry company Ugra Timber Holding to a Russian investor.» more

US Housing Starts grew by 18.6% in January

18.03.2019 − In the USA, housing starts in the twelve-month period up to and including January increased by 18.6% to 1.230m units compared with the twelve-month period to December. » more

Rougier: Commercial court approves restructuring

13.03.2019 − On 26 February, the Commercial Court in Poiters/France approved the rescue and restructuring plan submitted by Rougier. » more

Germany: Orders in housing construction grew by 6.3%

07.03.2019 − In December German housing construction companies recorded a 6.3% increase in incoming orders seasonally adjusted vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year. » more

Sydenhams takes over Snows Timber site

05.03.2019 − The English timber and building materials trading company Sydenhams took over the Glastonbury site from Snows Timber with effect from 1 March. » more

US housing starts fell by 10.9% in 2018

01.03.2019 − In the USA, the number of housing starts in 2018 decreased by 10.9 % to 1.078m units, seasonally adjusted compared with the previous year. » more

Bellesbumprom group to build pellet works in Vitebsk

28.02.2019 − The timber, furniture, and paper group Bellesbumprom is about to start work on building a pellet works geared to an annual production capacity of 120,000 t in the Vitebsk free-trade zone. » more

Laminate Park to stop production by end of 2019

26.02.2019 − The MDF/HDF joint venture Laminate Park is set to cease operations at its site in Heusweiler-Eiweiler by the end of 2019. » more

Räsänen takes over management of Heinola

25.02.2019 − With effect from 1 February Jan Räsänen has taken over the management of the Finnish plant manufacturer Heinola Sawmill Machinery. » more

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

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