Wood products

Pallet imports rise more sharply than exports

24.09.2021 − According to preliminary figures from the Federal Statistical Office, a total of around 32.790m flat wooden pallets were imported into Germany during the first six months.» more


Russia: 45% of exported pellets sold to Denmark

23.09.2021 − In the second quarter, the volume of Russian pellet exports decreased by 3% vis à vis the preceding year to 509,079 t. » more

Prices for solid wood continue to decline

17.09.2021 − In July/August, a significant increase in stocks as well as extended company holidays at many customers contributed to a noticeable decline in demand on the German markets for softwood lumber and wood products.» more

Belgian Foresco Group acquires Lapack

09.09.2021 − With effect from 27 August, Belgian packaging and pallet manufacturer Foresco Group has acquired Lapack, which is also active in pallet production and export packaging. » more

HPE indices for August partly decreased again

06.09.2021 − The increase in the wood price indices, which has been observed for months, slowed down considerably in August, and in two cases there were declines. » more

HS Timber extends pellet works in Kodersdorf

13.08.2021 − In June, HS Timber Group finished extending the recently completed pellet plant at the sawmilling facility of HS Timber Productions of Kodersdorf. » more

Mercer taking over Katerra CLT works for US$50m

12.08.2021 − Mercer International is taking over the Spokane cross-laminated timber (CLT) works in Washington of Katerra for roughly US$50m. » more

Selling prices raised by gluelam board manufacturers

10.08.2021 − Manufacturers of oak gluelam boards in southeast Europe, Italy, Ukraine, and Belarus have raised their prices once or in some cases even twice in the last three months. » more

Uruguay’s first CLT works to be built in Tacuarembó

09.08.2021 − As part of the Arboreal project, a combined cross-laminated timber (CLT) and gluelam timber works is to be built on the premises of the sawmill of Frutifor Lumber Company in Tacuarembó in 2022. » more

US pellet production down almost 12 % in first quarter

06.08.2021 − A total of 1.989m t of pellets were produced in the USA in the first quarter, which equates to a reduction of 11.6% against last year.» more

German gluelam production 13.2% higher than last year

05.08.2021 − A total of 866,322 m³ of gluelam products were produced in Germany in 2020 as a whole, roughly 13.2% more than a year earlier. » more

Canadian pellet production to rise by roughly 9%

04.08.2021 − Canada’s pellet output for the current year is expected to amount to 3.8m t, an increase of 8.6% against last year. » more

Novo-Tech to put new works into service by mid-2022

30.07.2021 − WPC manufacturer Novo-Tech wants to set up a new production facility near its headquarters in Aschersleben.» more

Pellet price in July higher than in June

29.07.2021 − Retail customers had to pay a higher price for pellets in July than they did in the preceding month, perpetuating the trend already registered in June. » more

Timber-construction sales revenue up 15.2% in April

26.07.2021 − In April, carpentry businesses and timber-construction companies in Germany generated 15.2% higher sales revenue than in the same month of last year. » more

Drax soon to acquire stake in two US pellet works

23.07.2021 − Following the takeover of Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group completed in mid-April, Drax Group also wants to acquire the 20% stake held by The Westervelt Co. in the joint venture Alabama Pellets. » more

18% growth registered in Russia’s pellet exports

22.07.2021 − The double-figure growth registered in Russia’s pellet exports in the last few years continued unabated in the first quarter. » more

Isenring investing CHF5.5m in new production facilities

19.07.2021 − The Swiss timber-construction company Isenring Holzbau is making its debut in manufacturing solid timber construction elements. » more

Continued growth registered in HPE indices in June

16.07.2021 − The wood price indices established by the German federation of wooden packaging, pallets, and export packaging on a monthly basis in cooperation with the university of Bonn, showed further growth for June.» more

German pallet production remained stable in first quarter

15.07.2021 − At 29.6m, the number of box and flat wood pallets produced in Germany in the first quarter was more or less identical as in the same quarter of last year. » more

Royal BAM takes over Houtindustrie Stam & Landman

12.07.2021 − The Dutch construction group Royal BAM Group took over Houtindustrie Stam & Landman, the manufacturer of timber cladding element, at the beginning of March.» more

Federal Cartel Office approves Häussermann takeover

09.07.2021 − The Federal Cartel Office in Bonn issued approval on 16 June for Auctus Capital Partners’s acquisition of a stake in Häussermann group. » more

Signs of stabilising prices for carcassing from August

09.07.2021 − Market players believe the continuing growth in prices for sawn softwood as well as for finger-jointed carcassing and gluelam timber for months now could come to a standstill in August/September.» more

Pfeifer completes CLT extension in Schlitz

08.07.2021 − Pfeifer Group has largely completed the extension of the cross-laminated timber (CLT) works in Schlitz, Hessen, on which work began in November.» more

UK Pallet Collars taken over by James Jones & Sons

05.07.2021 − James Jones & Sons took over UK Pallet Collars on 10 June. According to a press release issued by James Jones, the company is being integrated into the James Jones “Pallets & Packaging” division. » more

Rise in timber construction revenue to €8.3bn

05.07.2021 − After an increase of 6.0% in sales revenue to €8.300bn for 2020, the German timber-construction association is expecting to see a slowing in the growth of sales revenue for 2021.» more

EPAL warns against fraudulent pallet offers

02.07.2021 − Due to the current shortages on the pallet markets and partly sharp increases in prices, an increase in fraudulent offers evidently began a few days ago.» more

LOC Holz to build CLT works in Arbing by end of 2022

25.06.2021 − The Austrian joint venture LOC Holz is planning to build a cross-laminated timber works at its Arbing facility.» more

Insulation board and OSB output bucked the overall trend

24.06.2021 − A slump in European wood-based panel production that was recorded in 2019 after six years of growth continued at a similar pace in 2020. » more

Mosser awards contract for CLT works in Randegg

23.06.2021 − The Mosser group will be building a CLT works with an annual output of 55,000 m³ at its company headquarters by the beginning of 2023. » more