Wood products

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

Trial operation of Antwerp works begun by Kebony

05.04.2018 − Kebony began the first trials of the production facilities at the new works in Kallo en Lillo near Antwerp in February and March.» more

Russian Sokol Timber opens new Hundegger plant

04.04.2018 − North-west Russian Sokol Timber Company has put an assembly plant supplied by Germany Hans Hundegger into operation at the existing glue-lam-timber works. » more

Trex’ sales revenue up sharply in Q4 and in 2017

03.04.2018 − US-American Trex boosted its sales revenue by 28 % in the fourth quarter of 2017 to US$122.2m. » more

Pinnacle rebuilds mill to manufacture pellets

02.04.2018 − Pinnacle is in the process of turning an old particleboard mill run by Northern Engineered Wood Products (Newpro) in Smithers, British Columbia into a 125,000 tonnes pellet mill. » more

Katerra secures $865m in funding for expansion

01.04.2018 − US-American Katerra has managed to secure total funding of $865m through SoftBank Vision Fund. » more

German Pellets: Port Arthur to resume operation

28.03.2018 − German Pellets Texas wants to resume operation of its handling and storage terminal, badly damaged by fire in February 2017, in the port of Port Arthur in summer. » more

Drax US pellet activities achieve positive EBITDA

27.03.2018 − In the 2017 financial year an EBITDA of £6m was recorded in the US pellet activities of British Drax Group. » more

Ladenburger opens new gluelam works in Bopfingen

26.03.2018 − German Ladenburger group is opening a new gluelam timber works with an annual capacity of around 80,000 m³ in Bopfingen before the end of this month.» more

Pellet handling in Immingham reaches 130,000 t per week

23.03.2018 − “Immingham Renewable Fuels Terminal (IRFT)” has meanwhile attained a performance level of up to 130,000 t of pellets per week.» more

Red Stag Timber planning to build CLT works by mid-2019

22.03.2018 − New Zealand Red Stag Timber is planning to build a cross-laminated timber (CLT) works with an annual capacity of around 55,000 m³ at its headquarters in Rotorua. » more

Enviva takes over pellet works from Colombo Energy

16.03.2018 − On 16 February, US-American Enviva Partners (Enviva) completed the acquisition of the 500,000-t pellet works of Colombo Energy, announced at the beginning of January. » more

Lefibo starts producing construction timber

09.03.2018 − Belgian Lefibo has invested a total of around 13m € in building a production plant for finger-jointed carcassing (KVH). » more

Setra plans to build CLT works in Långshyttan by mid-2020

05.03.2018 − Swedish Setra Group wants to build a cross-laminated timber works with an annual capacity of 55,000 m³ in two-shift operation at its Långshyttan facility by mid-2020. » more

Mayr-Melnhof Holz taking over Hüttemann Holz

03.03.2018 − Austrian Mayr-Melnhof Holz (MM-Holz) is taking over the German gluelam timber producer Hüttemann with works in Wismar and Olsberg. » more

Pfeifer contracts for CLT works in Schlitz all awarded

02.03.2018 − Austrian Pfeifer Group has meanwhile awarded plant and machinery suppliers all the contracts for the planned cross-laminated timber (CLT) plant in Schlitz. » more

Binderholz concludes third expansion stage in Jenbach

28.02.2018 − Austrian Binderholz has completed the third stage of expansion of the gluelam beam works in Jenbach and has thereby enlarged the facility’s capacity to the present 280,000 m³ of gluelam timber per year.» more

IPO successfully completed by Pinnacle

27.02.2018 − Canadian Pinnacle Renewable Energy successfully concluded the Initial Public Offering (IPO) announced on 15 December 2017 as well as a secondary offer from existing shareholders on 6 February. » more

James Jones investing 7 million £ in I-joint plant

26.02.2018 − James Jones has placed an order for a high-speed automated I-joist production line with US-American Globe Machine Manufacturing. » more