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

526 Media Group takes over Surface and Panel publisher

04.10.2019 − 526 Media Group concluded the acquisition of Bedford Falls Communications (BFC) at the end of August.» more

Cordes concentrating timber imports in Bremerhaven

27.09.2019 − The Cordes group is concentrating its timber importing activities. » more

Further decline in UPM-Kymmene’s plywood sales

27.09.2019 − After the minor reduction in the volume of sales in the last business year, the plywood deliveries of UPM-Kymmene have been fallen in 2019. » more

Homag shareholders receiving higher payments from Dürr

23.09.2019 − The cash compensation offer and the guaranteed dividend for shareholders of Homag Group are each being raised by 2 cents against the control and profit transfer agreement concluded in March 2015.» more

Temporary lay-offs at Raute have started

13.09.2019 − Finnish Raute scaled back the number of people working at its Nastola headquarters with effect from 1 September. » more

JAF eyeing 4.5% growth in revenues to €830m in 2019

11.09.2019 − Austrian JAF Group has set its sights on boosting revenues by about 4.5% to €830m in its 2019 financial year. » more

FSC reviews resumption of Vietnam Rubber Group

02.09.2019 − FSC International has agreed to talks with the Vietnam Rubber Group (VRG) about an end to the suspension implemented in 2015. » more

Home Depot suffered slight decline in earnings

30.08.2019 − In the second quarter of its 2019/2020 financial year (end of January), the US DIY group The Home Depot suffered a slight decline in earnings for the first time in quite some time.» more

Lumber Liquidators adjusts forecast for 2019 downwards

30.08.2019 − US flooring and timber trading company Lumber Liquidators has adjusted its forecast for the entire period of 2019 downwards. » more

Klöpferholz intends to invest around €35m

29.08.2019 − Timber wholesale company Klöpferholz is currently restructuring various sales and storage locations and, in parallel, making extensive investments.» more

CEO Sundström to leave Stora Enso

27.08.2019 − CEO Karl-Henrik Sundström yesterday informed the Board of Directors of Finnish Stora Enso of his intention to leave the company during the first quarter of 2020.» more

Holz-Her: Reid becomes President North American

26.08.2019 − Within the Weinig Group, Brett Reid was appointed President of the newly created North American region for Holz-Her.» more