Bergs Timber selling four sawmills in Sweden to Vida

25.06.2020 − On 17 June, Bergs Timber came to an agreement with Vida on the sale of the Swedish sawmills Vimmerby, Mörlunda, and Orrefors as well as the assets of the only recently closed Gransjö works. » more


Hasslacher Preding reopens sawmill after conversion

23.06.2020 − At the end of April, the sawmill of Hasslacher Preding Holzindustrie belonging to Austrian Hasslacher group reopened for business following the completion of a large part of the ongoing conversion work. » more

Finnish lumber exports plummet by a quarter

22.06.2020 − Finnish exports of rough-sawn and planed softwood lumber decreased by 24% to 1.784m m³ in the first quarter, compared to the previous year. » more

Sweden: exports of softwood lumber increase by 17%

19.06.2020 − Swedish producers of softwood and planed lumber were able to increase exports in all relevant sales regions during the first quarter. » more

USNR to supply machinery for Borwood sawmill

18.06.2020 − The Belarusian wood-industry company Borwood recently concluded a contract with the plant manufacturer USNR AB for delivery of a complete sawmill for the Bobruisk facility.» more

Russian sawnwood output reduced by 3.4 % in March

17.06.2020 − Russia’s sawnwood output in March was 3.4 % lower than a year earlier at approximately 2.6m m³. » more

Hamberger discontinuing sawn-hardwood production

15.06.2020 − Hamberger Flooring, belonging to Hamberger Industriewerke, is terminating sawn-hardwood production at the sawmill in Stephanskirchen. » more

Ilim Timber must reduce output in Wismar after fire

12.06.2020 − The fire at the sawmill of Ilim Nordic Timber belonging to Ilim Timber Europe in the night from 23 to 24 May 2020 is going to entail a shortfall in the sawmill’s output over the next few weeks. » more

Oak lumber imports continue to decline

09.06.2020 − In the fourth quarter Spain imported a volume of 10,451m³ oak lumber; this represents a 21% decrease vis à vis the comparative quarter of 2018. » more

Canfor set to close Isle Pierre sawmill too

08.06.2020 − Canfor is set to close the doors at its Isle Pierre sawmill near Prince George, British Columbia. » more

Springer lands contract for SCA’s Bollsta sawmill project

04.06.2020 − Springer has won an order to deliver a new dry sorting line for a sawmill in Bollsta planned by Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA). » more

Latvia’s roundwood exports a third less than in 2019

29.05.2020 − Latvia’s roundwood exports in March were 34 % less than in the same month of last year at 259,500 m³.» more

Stability restored to prices for sawn softwood in USA

29.05.2020 − Prices on the US sawn softwood market have stabilised again over the last few weeks.» more

Sawn timber and plywood production back to normal

28.05.2020 − The cutbacks in sawn timber and plywood production made by the Canadian West Fraser Timber in March/April were largely reversed by the end of May.» more

ISC will take place in digital format in 2020

27.05.2020 − The 68th International Softwood Conference (ISC), originally planned for 6-9 October in Helsinki, will be held in digital format in view of the corona crisis.» more

Foreign trade in sawn softwood below previous year

25.05.2020 − In the first three months of the current year, Germany has both imported and exported less sawn softwood lumber.» more

Sawmill convention rescheduled to November

23.05.2020 − The 2020 Raw-Material Summit/Sawmill Convention has been postponed again and is now scheduled to take place from 16 to 18 November.» more

Binderholz talks on 300m € project have failed

23.05.2020 − The talks conducted by Binderholz, on a location for a woodworking centre in the Polish municipality of Masuria have failed for the time being.» more

US sawn hardwood exports down 10 % by March

22.05.2020 − The agreement reached in December 2019 and implemented in February 2020 in the trade dispute between the USA and China is still scarcely reflected at all in the USA’s sawn hardwood exports.» more

Merger planned between Eco Log and Gremo

21.05.2020 − The two Swedish forest machine manufacturers Eco Log Sweden and Gremo want to merge.» more

Decay in roundwood prices continues in Norway

20.05.2020 − The decay noticeable in roundwood prices in Norway for a year now was still evident in March 2020.» more

Stocks of industrial wood remain very high in Sweden

19.05.2020 − The unusually high stocks of industrial wood in Sweden since the end of 2019 were unable to be run down by the end of the first quarter of 2020 either.» more

Strikes and shutdowns push WFP into the red

15.05.2020 − The Canadian timber and forestry group Western Forest Products (WFP) posted a net loss of Can$ -21.0 million for the first quarter, the fourth consecutive quarter.» more

Finland: Wood industry processed 3% less wood

15.05.2020 − The Finnish timber industry processed a total of 71.08 million m³ of roundwood in 2019, 3.4% less than in the previous year.» more

Bid Group closing down Canal Flats facility

15.05.2020 − The Canadian sawmill fitter BID Group of Companies (Bid Group) is permanently closing down its production facility in Canal Flats.» more

SCA Wood’s EBITDA down 68 % in first quarter 2020

15.05.2020 − Lower selling prices and a minor reduction in the volume of sawnwood sold by the “Wood” division of Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) in the first quarter led to a reduction in the key performance figures.» more

Microtec acquires scanner manufacturer Lucidyne

14.05.2020 − Italian Microtec has taken over US scanner manufacturer Lucidyne Technolgies.» more

Sweden exports up 17 % in first two months

14.05.2020 − Swedish companies exported a total of 2.437m m³ of sawn softwood and planed products in the first two months of this year, 17 % more than in the same period of last year. » more

Delays in shipment of meranti from Malaysia

14.05.2020 − Further delays have occurred in the shipment of meranti sawnwood and window scantlings from shippers in Malaysia.» more

Klausner Lumber One filed for Chapter 11

04.05.2020 − On April 30, Klausner Lumber One filed for Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware.» more