Wood products

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

CPM to supply 15 pellet presses to Vietnam

22.02.2018 − At the beginning of 2018, Dutch CPM Europe received a major order from an undisclosed customer for supplying a total of 15 pellet presses. » more

Another JAS infringement by Stora Enso in Imavere

19.02.2018 − A further infringement of the Japan Agriculture Standard (JAS) has occurred at another of Stora Enso’s works, this time the beam works in Imavere.» more

EPAL pallet production reaches record level in 2017

13.02.2018 − Global production of EPAL Euro pallets increased by 9.7% in 2017 to some 88.3m pieces.» more

German pellet output increased to 2.25m t in 2017

09.02.2018 − At around 605,000 t, the output of pellets in Germany in the fourth quarter 2017 was almost 12% higher than in the reference period of the year before. » more

Holzverpackung Hüfingen files for insolvency proceedings

02.02.2018 − The initiation of insolvency proceedings under self-administration were filed for Holzverpackung Hüfingen before Villingen-Schwenningen district court on 17 January. » more

AEG begins commissioning of CoalSwitch plant

30.01.2018 − On 29 December 2017 Active Energy Group (AEG) carried out initial tests for production of biomass fuels using the CoalSwitch process on the pilot plant in Salt Lake City, Utah.» more

Sandvik Process Systems to do business as IPCO in future

25.01.2018 − Swedish Foundation Asset Management AB (FAM) completed the acquisition of Sandvik Process Systems from Sandvik by the start of December. » more

Stelmet commissions second pellet plant in Grudziadz

25.01.2018 − Recently, Polish Stelmet commenced production of pellets at the location of its subsidiary Mr Garden. » more

LindholmsGruppen opens prefabricated-house works

19.01.2018 − Swedish LindholmsGruppen put the group’s meanwhile third prefabricated-house plant into operation at its headquarters in Eksjö on 12 December 2017. » more

Brambles selling its pallet-recycling activities

19.01.2018 − Australian Brambles is selling its North American pallet-recycling activities of CHEP Recycled Pallet Solutions (CHEP Recycled) to Grey Mountain Partners for 115m $. » more

La Palette Rouge working with James Jones & Sons

18.01.2018 − European pallet-pooling specialist La Palette Rouge (LPR) is now cooperating with British James Jones & Sons in the pallet inspection and repair segment of the British market in future. » more

On 19 December, Rentech filed for restructuring

15.01.2018 − On 19 December 2017, US-American Rentech filed for reorganisation pursuant to Chapter 11 of the USA Bankruptcy Act at the United States Bankruptcy Court of the District of Delaware. » more

Häussermann investing at headquarters and in Mirako

09.01.2018 − German Häussermann group will be carrying out investment projects at the main plant of Häussermann and at Austrian Mirako in 2018. » more

Canada raised pellet exports by 46% in 2016

04.01.2018 − In 2016, considerable growth in exports to the UK and Japan helped to boost Canada’s pellet exports by 46% to around 2.373m t. » more

Tanguy invests €14m in gluelam production

21.12.2017 − French Tanguy Matériaux is currently investing some €14m in the construction of gluelam production facilities on premises covering around 8ha in Plouédern, Finistère. » more

Sörnsen taking over Södra’s Norwegian subsidiary too

19.12.2017 − German Sörnsen is taking over Norwegian subsidiary Södra Wood from Swedish Södra group as well, probably on 1 February 2018. » more

Skanska investing 250m SEK in prefabricated-home works

18.12.2017 − Swedish Skanska group is investing a total of around 250m SEK in expanding its prefabricated-house production operations at the Gullringen facility of BoKlok Byggsystem in the next two years. » more

Accsys reports strong growth in sales and revenues

13.12.2017 − Accsys Technologies made a total of 18,034 m³ of acetylated solid timber sold under the Accoya name during the first half of its 2017/2018 financial year (ending on 31 March). » more

USA and Japan push German planed-product exports

12.12.2017 − The growth rates of +16% and 21% reached by German exports of planed products in the first and second quarters respectively were greatly exceeded again in the third quarter at +59% to 418,138 m³. » more

Adcuram to sell prefabricated house group to Equistone

11.12.2017 − Adcuram Group is selling its stakes in the prefabricated-house manufacturers Bien-Zenker and its subsidiary Living Fertighaus as well as Hanse Haus to Equistone Partners Europe as part of a share deal. » more

Södra orders CLT plant from Ledinek for Värö

28.11.2017 − Almost two months after the announcement of plans to add a cross-laminated timber (CLT) production plant to the Värö facility, » more

US authorities tighten regulations for ISPM violations

23.11.2017 − The U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) authority has tightened its existing regulations for ISPM violation. » more