Wood products

Offner will realize planned CLT plant in Wiesenau

16.07.2018 − The cross laminated timber (CLT) plant, which has been planned by the Austrian Johann Offner Holzindustrie for some time, is being built on the site of the former RZ Holzindustrie in Wiesenau.» more


EPAL can significantly expand activities in Asia

10.07.2018 − During the first half of the year, the European Pallet Association (EPAL) significantly expanded its activities in Asia compared to the previous year.» more

Parquet exports from the EU increased significantly

10.07.2018 − In 2017, a total of 20.135m m² of parquet flooring was exported from the European Union to other countries.» more

Pinnacle signs further contracts with customers in Asia

05.07.2018 − The weighted average remaining term of the Pinnacle portfolio of purchase contracts increases from seven years to nine years.» more

Oswald moves from Mayr-Melnhof Holz to Cree

05.07.2018 − Starting this month, Bernd Oswald will join the management team of Cree GmbH, a global wood-hybrid construction specialist based in Bregenz/Austria, as Chief Operating Officer (COO).» more

Parquet imports to the EU increased again in 2017

29.06.2018 − n 2017, a total of 25.179m m² of parquet and wooden flooring were imported into the European Union. » more

Hasslacher Group acquires 100% of LIP Bohinj

27.06.2018 − With effect from 22 June, Austrian Hasslacher Group increased its stake in the Slovenian formwork panel and sawn timber producer LIP Bohinj from 75 % to 100 %. » more

Pellet production in the USA increased by 6.4%

22.06.2018 − In the first three months of the current year, the US pellet industry produced a total of 406,380 t of pellets for the heating market and 1.431m t of industrial pellets.» more

Wismar Pellets to acquire majority in best: Pellets

22.06.2018 − Wismar Pellets, which belongs to Metropolitan Equity Partners Management (MEP) intends to take over 74.9% of shares in best:Pellets. » more

Slovlepex completes automation of scantling line

22.06.2018 − Slovakian Slovlepex had already concluded in January this year the modernisation measures it had launched in 2017. » more

Sörnsen also taking over Kallinge and Umeå from Södra

20.06.2018 − German Sörnsen group is taking over the moulding, panelling, and flooring operations in Kallinge and Umeå from Södra. » more

Imports of flat wooden pallets have fallen significantly

18.06.2018 − In the course of the first quarter, German foreign trade in pallets slowed down, in some cases significantly, compared with the previous year. » more

Setra: Gull to head CLT activities in Långshyttan

14.06.2018 − The Swedish Setra Group has engaged Anna-Lena Gull to build up its future business activities in the area of cross laminated timber (CLT). » more

Pinnacle: Another pellet deal with Japanese customer

13.06.2018 − Canadian Pinnacle Renewable Energy has concluded a long-term take-or-pay off-take contract with Japanese Hanwa for an annual volume of 75,000 t if industrial pellets. » more

Green 2 Blue aiming to enlarge pellet works in Rzeczenica

11.06.2018 − Canadian Green 2 Blue Energy (G2BE) recently ordered plant and machinery for enlarging the pellet works of Green 2 Blue Energy Sp. z o.o. in Poland, Rzeczenica. » more

Haas Fertigbau opening new production line

08.06.2018 − German Haas Fertigbau is today officially opening a new production line for walls. » more

Higher demand for pallets in France in second quarter

05.06.2018 − Demand for new and used pallets in France in the first quarter was higher than in the previous quarter and a year earlier. » more

Weber Haus raises operating performance by 4.2 %

28.05.2018 − In its business year 2017, German Weber Haus perpetuated the growth seen in the last few years by raising its operating performance by 4.2 % to around 250m €. » more

Braviken sawmill commissions impregnation plant

22.05.2018 − Holmen’s Braviken sawmill has recently commissioned a pressure treatment plant designed with an annual capacity of 80,000m³ softwood lumber.» more

Enviva Partners pellet turnover boosted by 4 %

18.05.2018 − In spite of the outage of the Chesapeake storage and handling terminal in Norfolk, Virginia, due to fire, US-American Enviva Partners (Enviva) achieved an increase in its pellet turnover in the first quarter.» more

Pinnacle achieves sharp growth in sales in Japan

16.05.2018 − In the early months of this year, Canadian Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group succeeded in concluding long-term contracts worth a total of 575m CAD with customers in Japan. » more

Skeena Sawmills to construct 96,000t-pellet plant

11.05.2018 − In the summer, Canadian Skeena Sawmills intends to commence construction work on a pellet plant with an annual capacity of 96,000t industrial pellets at its sawmill site in Terrace, British Columbia.» more

German timber-construction businesses’ sales 27.5 % up

04.05.2018 − German timber-construction businesses and carpentry firms generated roughly 27.5 % more sales revenue in January than in the same period of last year. » more

German output of pallets and box pallets grew by 7.3%

26.04.2018 − The member businesses of the industry association HPE produced roughly 110.4m wooden pallets in the business year 2017; this equates to growth of 7.3% on last year and is a new record high.» more

Florian Legno group building pellet works in Novoselec

23.04.2018 − Florian Legno group is setting up a pellet works on the premises of its Croatian subsidiary Drvna industrija Novoselec (DIN). » more

British pallet industry produces 42.5m pallets

19.04.2018 − In Great Britain 42.5m new pallets were produced and 41.4m pallets were repaired in 2016. » more

BayWa pellet sales raised by 14 % to roughly 457,000 t

17.04.2018 − German BayWa raised its pellet sales in its business year 2017 by 14.0 % above the reference figure for the year before to a total of 457,116 t. » more

Hüttemann takeover has been approved by cartel offices

12.04.2018 − The acquisition of all the shares in German Hüttemann by Austrian Mayr-Melnhof was approved by the Federal Cartel Office on 20 March. » more

Brambles concludes sales of US pallet business

10.04.2018 − Australian Brambles concluded sales of its North American pallet-recycling activities performed by CHEP Recycled Pallet Solutions (CHEP Recycled) to Grey Mountain Partners.» more

Lunawood to invest roughly 9m € in site expansion

06.04.2018 − Finnish Lunawood is currently setting up three new thermally-modified timber (TMT) kilns at its main plant in Iisalmi-» more