Wood products

Stora Enso selling KVH works in Pfarrkirchen

20.01.2020 − Stora Enso is selling the finger-jointed carcassing works of Stora Enso Timber to the fund LEO II. – VV1 managed by the private-equity company Dubag. » more


MM-Holz selling gluelam works in Richen to Oswald

17.01.2020 − Mayr-Melnhof Holz (MM-Holz) is selling the gluelam production plant of Mayr-Melnhof Holz Richen to Bernd Oswald.» more

Russian pellet production continues to increase

15.01.2020 − In Russia a total of 1.216m tonnes of pellets were produced in the first nine months of 2019 - 20.5 % more than in a year before.» more

Pellet production in USA 15.6 % higher than in 2018

13.01.2020 − After growth rates of 18.2 % in the first and 16.6 % in the second quarter, the US output of pellets in the third quarter of 2019 was 15.6 % higher than a year earlier at 2.532m t.» more

IKTK expands existing gluelam plant for €2m

10.01.2020 − Latvian IKTK has recently completed the expansion of its glue-laminated lumber production at the Ozolnieki site. » more

Ksilotek-Siberia commissions third pellet press

08.01.2020 − Russian Ksilotek-Siberia has successfully completed the 72-hour test run of the third pellet press installed at the Lesosibirsk site. » more

Ladenburger plans to start pellet production in 2020

03.01.2020 − Over the course of the second half of 2020 Ladenburger Group intends to commission its first pellet plant within the group at the Bopfingen location. » more

Lesobalt reduces scantling production to one line

20.12.2019 − Lesobalt is to continue production of window scantlings and solid wood panels made of Siberian larch and oak at Kaliningrad. » more

Södra introduces two-shift operation at CLT works in Värö

20.12.2019 − Södra switched production at its cross-laminated timber (CLT) works in Väro from single to two-shift operation on 18 November.» more

UHLK’s CLT production now underway in Korosten

19.12.2019 − Cross-laminated timber (CLT) production recently began at Ukrainian Sawmill Holding (UHLK), which is affiliated with Rezult Ukraine. » more

Structurlam Products builds CLT plant in USA

18.12.2019 − Structurlam Products is expanding its activities in the USA and investing Can$90m in the construction of a cross-laminated timber plant in Conway, Arkansas.» more

Thermowood producer Timura enters administration

13.12.2019 − Thermowood producer Timura filed an application for the opening of insolvency proceedings on 27 November. » more

Ziegler Group enters gluelam business with Tecsol

12.12.2019 − At the end of November, Ziegler Group took over the gluelam-timber manufacturer Tecsol Holztechnik. » more

Russian RFP Group builds pellet plant at Amursk site

06.12.2019 − The Russian RFP Group is currently constructing a pellet plant with a capacity of 100,000 t/year at the Amursk site. » more

Pinnacle: higher raw material costs lead to loss

29.11.2019 − In the third quarter higher production costs and write-downs compared to last year contributed to the fact that, at -Can$0.7m, net profit of Pinnacle transpired to be slightly negative. » more

CLT works in Sokol to start operation two months early

21.11.2019 − According to information from the superordinate Segezha, the construction of the cross-laminated timber (CLT) works in Sokol, Vologda oblast, in northwest Russia is right on schedule. » more

Prodesa supplies pellet works to UJU Vina Wood Pellet

19.11.2019 − Prodesa Medioambiente has supplied all the plant and machinery for a pellet works with an annual capacity of 120,000 t for Vietnamese UJU Vina Wood Pellet.» more

Ksilotek-Siberia installing third pellet press in Lesosibirsk

18.11.2019 − Ksilotek-Siberia will soon start installing a pellet press supplied by CPM Europe at the Lesosibirsk works. » more

Klaus Timber building second pallet works in Dvorec

14.11.2019 − Klaus Timber is currently building another pallet works with a total annual capacity of 3m pallets in the immediate vicinity of the existing facility in Dvorec. » more

Growth in worldwide pellet output to 55.7m t in 2018

14.11.2019 − At a total of 55.70m t, the worldwide output of pellets rose by 14 % last year. » more

SBA Group to invest 50m € in prefabricated houses

08.11.2019 − Lithuanian SBA Group wants to start building prefabricated houses and timber-construction modules with a greenfield investment.» more

Texas Pellets selling process now completed

07.11.2019 − The sale of Texas Pellets and German Pellets Texas to the subsidiary of Estonian Graanul Invest, Woodville Pellets, has now been completed. » more

German pellet production reaches new record high

06.11.2019 − At around 740,000 t, the highest production volume ever established for a single quarter in Germany was reached in the third quarter. » more

Construction of CLT plant in Sokol, Russia, on schedule

04.11.2019 − The construction of the cross laminated timber (CLT) plant at the Sokol/Oblast Vologda site in northwest Russia is proceeding according to plan, according to the information provided by the Segezha Group.» more

EPC anticipating increase in production of ENplus pellets

31.10.2019 − According to provisional estimates by (EPC and the association Bioenergy Europe the worldwide output of ENplus pellets earmarked mainly for sale on the heating market will rise to approximately 11,927m t.» more

Estonian Thermory buys Siparila planing works

28.10.2019 − Estonian thermally modified timber manufacturer Thermory has taken over Finnish Siparila. » more

Sawmill stoppages slowing Pinnacle’s production

24.10.2019 − Stoppages, cuts in output, and works closures in the sawmilling industry along with reduced felling in and higher felling costs are causing difficulties for the pellet industry in British Columbia as well.» more

Schilliger: CLT plant starts up production

21.10.2019 − After one and a half years of building time, on 24 July the first panel was produced at the cross laminated timber (CLT) plant of Schilliger Holz. » more

Katerra officially inaugurates CLT plant in Spokane

18.10.2019 − Katerra officially inaugurated cross laminated timber (CLT) production at the plant in Spokane Valley, Washington, on 20 September.» more

SmartLam wants to lift gluelam capacity to 590,000 m³

17.10.2019 − SmartLam took over the “IB XLam” CLT production activities of International Beams on 1 October and intends to build three more CLT works with a companied annual production capacity of 320,000 m³ by 2022.» more