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

New emission regulations increase freight rates

18.10.2019 − Since September shipping companies have announced surcharges on container freight rates. » more

Several transactions concluded by Saint-Gobain

16.10.2019 − Compagnie de Saint-Gobain has concluded the sale its specialist building materials retail division trading under the name of (SGBDD agreed by contract in mid-May, to Danish Stark Group on 30 September.» more

GreCon continuing to make Formators in Alfeld

14.10.2019 − In July, Fagus-GreCon Greten purchased the expertise for the segmented scalpers previously made by Binos after the latter firm filed for insolvency and subsequently discontinued operations.» more

Ghana: acceleration in timber export decline

14.10.2019 − In the second quarter the Ghanaian timber industry was confronted by a decline in its export volume of 19.0% to 71,315m³.» more

New issue of the English-language EUWID special

11.10.2019 − Today the meanwhile seventh issue of the English-language special edition "EUWID Special: Wood-Based Panels" will be dispatched.» more

Building permits decline for third consecutive month

10.10.2019 − In July building permits for dwellings in new residential buildings in Germany fell by 9.2% vis à vis the comparative month of last year to 27,410 units. » more

US housing starts recover somewhat up to August

09.10.2019 − In the USA housing starts in the twelve months up to and including August increased by 12.3% to 1.364m units by comparison with the twelve-month period up to July. » more