Euroconstruct forecasts only a slight rise by 2022

10.01.2020 − Construction research network Euroconstruct anticipates building work to increase only slightly in the 19 member states up to 2022. » more


British housing construction sector records rise in orders

09.01.2020 − In the third quarter British housing construction companies recorded an increase in incoming orders of 9.4% to £3.787bn.» more

US housing starts also increase in November

08.01.2020 − The number of housing starts in the USA during the twelve-month period up to and including November increased by 3.2% to 1.365m units vis à vis the twelve months up to and including October. » more

Accsys: Another delay in work on Tricoya plant

07.01.2020 − Accsys Technologies intends to commission the world’s first Tricoya facility to make acetylated wood chips in Hull, England in the second half of 2020.» more

Participation in Woodex has decreased by 6%

02.01.2020 − 350 exhibitors took part in last year's Woodex woodworking fair, which was held in Moscow from 3 to 6 December. » more

EUWID bids farewell to Christmas break

20.12.2019 − The EUWID Wood Products and Panels editorial team is saying goodbye to the Christmas break with the reports posted today. » more

Masisa: Slump in revenues has gained momentum

20.12.2019 − Maderas y Sinteticos (Masisa) generated US$98.2m in revenues in the third quarter. » more

Brazilian pulp production has fallen once again

20.12.2019 − The slump in Brazilian pulp production intensified again in the third quarter. » more

Holzindustrie Schweighofer renamed HS Timber Group

17.12.2019 − The former company Holzindustrie Schweighofer has been trading as HS Timber Group since 1 December. » more

Building-materials chain Sjakk taken over by Stark

16.12.2019 − In mid-November, Danish Stark Group signed a sale agreement for Sjakk, which is active in Jutland, through Stark Danmark.» more

Building approvals remain stable vis à vis 2018

16.12.2019 − In September building permission granted for living units in new residential buildings excluding residential homes remained largely stable vis à vis the comparative month of last year at 24,196 units.» more

CRH concludes sales of its Europe Distribution division

13.12.2019 − On 31 October, CRH concluded the sale of its “Europe Distribution” division to the US private equity company Blackstone Group that had been agreed by contract on 16 July. » more

Cairngorm Capital Partners buys Grant & Stone

11.12.2019 − By taking over Grant & Stone, Cairngorm Capital Partners continues to expand its activities in the building materials trade. » more

Eumabois board of directors re-elected for three years

10.12.2019 − The European Federation of Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers (Eumabois) re-elected its board for another three-year term at its general assembly, which took place at the start of November.» more

Fitecma records drop in exhibitors and visitors

06.12.2019 − Fitecma, the wood processing trade fair held in Buenos Aires from 02 to 06 July, recorded less interest from exhibitors and visitors than at the previous event in June 2017.» more

Visitor numbers at Mosbuild fair up by 19%

29.11.2019 − At this year’s Mosbuild building and interiors exhibition, which took place from 02 to 05 April in Moscow, a total of 77,338 visitors were recorded; this corresponds to a 19% increase.» more

German timber trade experiencing significant downswing

28.11.2019 − The German timber trade has faced a noticeable slowdown in the trend in revenues over the past few months after strong growth in the first half.» more

Homag shareholders lodge appeal against court ruling

27.11.2019 − Shareholders of Homag have lodged an appeal against the ruling of the regional court of Stuttgart in proceedings concerning the control and profit and loss transfer agreement between Dürr and the Homag.» more

Homag closing Hemmoor works and cutting 350 jobs

25.11.2019 − Upon publication of its nine-month report on 6 November, Dürr announced several measures for increasing the efficiency of its “Woodworking Machinery and Systems” division.» more

Participation in Drema 2019 increases by 59%

22.11.2019 − At this year’s Drema, which took place in Poznan, Poland, from 10 to 13 September, 585 companies exhibited in halls 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8 over an area of 28,700m² , according to trade fair company MTP. » more

Further decline in sales in German timber industry

22.11.2019 − Similar to the furniture industry, sales revenue generated by the German timber industry also fell again in August. » more

Dürr negotiates acquisition in woodworking division

21.11.2019 − Dürr is currently conducting negotiations concerning an acquisition in the woodworking machinery and systems business division, which includes the Homag Group and its global subsidiaries.» more

Homag result drops in the third quarter

20.11.2019 − The decline in investment activities in various important sales markets which has been ongoing for some time, has meanwhile become clearly visible in the business figures of Homag Group.» more

Martinsons planning to invest 120m SEK by autumn 2020

19.11.2019 − Swedish Martinsons Group intends to invest around 120m SEK in its Bygdsiljum and Kroksjön facilities by autumn 2020. » more

Cairngorm takes over more English builders’ merchants

04.11.2019 − By taking over the builders’ merchant Chandlers Building Supplies, Cairngorm Capital Partners is continuing its acquisition activities in the timber, building supplies, and construction element segments.» more

Wood-based panel industry implementing CoC standard

31.10.2019 − Over the past few months, wood-based panel companies have started implementing ISO 38200:2018 to standardise information-sharing along the product chain (chain of custody, CoC). » more

Westag & Getalit relinquishes stake in AKP Carat

25.10.2019 − Westag & Getalit AG of Rheda-Wiedenbrück is selling the 49 % share it has held in the worktop manufacturer AKP Carat-Arbeitsplatten since the beginning of 2006 back to the company. » more

HolzLand: Centrally processed revenues increase by 2.7%

24.10.2019 − The timber trading cooperative HolzLand has reported adjusted centrally processed revenues of €622m at the end of the third quarter – a 2.7% year-on-year improvement.» more

Hornbach pressing ahead with expansion abroad

21.10.2019 − In the last few weeks, Hornbach Baumarkt has opened two more stores abroad.» more

Knauf wraps up purchase of AWI activities

21.10.2019 − Knauf International acquired activities in the EMEA region and Pacific rim from Armstrong World Industries (AWI) at the end of the third quarter. » more