Wood products

Pfeifer planning to extend CLT sales to new markets

04.03.2021 − The doubling planned in cross-laminated timber (CLT) capacity at the Schlitz facility in the next few months should enable Pfeifer Group to extend sales to several neighbouring European countries. » more


Growth of 36 % registered in Russian pellet exports

25.02.2021 − Russian pellet exports in the third quarter were 36 % higher than a year earlier at 685,821 t. » more

Drax to take over Pinnacle for a total of CAD831 million

19.02.2021 − Drax Group has signed an agreement with Pinnacle Renewable Energy (Pinnacle) for the acquisition of all Pinnacle shares. » more

USA pellet exports increase by 5% in 2020

17.02.2021 − Despite a slight decline in exports recorded in the fourth quarter, US pellet exports over the entire year rose by 5% to 7.256m t. » more

German pellet production surpasses 3m t mark

11.02.2021 − According to the DEPV, German pellet production in 2020 increased by 10.2% vis à vis the preceding year to some 3.101m t and thus reached a new record level. » more

ISPM requirements could lead to export problems

08.02.2021 − The mandatory treatment and marking for wooden packaging in cross-border traffic between Europe and the UK in accordance with (ISPM 15) since 1 January following Brexit could lead to logistics problems.» more

Drax to acquire pellet producer Pinnacle

08.02.2021 − British energy company Drax has reached an agreement with Canadian pellet producer Pinnacle Renewable Energy to acquire all of its shares.» more

SoftBank assisting Katerra with another US$200 million

26.01.2021 − On 30 December, the shareholders of the financially ailing US construction company Katerra voted in favour of recapitalisation and strategic reorientation. » more

National Timber Group doubles I-joist capacity

25.01.2021 − The National Timber Group (NTG), the timber-trading and timber-importing group formed by Cairngorm Capital Partners, has increased its I-joist processing capacity to 2m m per year. » more

Södra pulling out of prefab-home construction

22.01.2021 − Södra is selling the “Trivselhus” prefabricated-home activities to Svensk Husproduktion. » more

Van Roje investing roughly €34m in CLT facility

15.01.2021 − I. van Roje & Sohn is building a cross-laminated timber (CLT) works with an annual capacity of 75,000 m³ in two-shift operation at its headquarters by the end of 2021. » more

UFP Industries takes over pallet producer PalletOne

12.01.2021 − UFP Industries (UFPI) is taking over the US pallet producer PalletOne for approximately US$232m on a debt-free basis. » more

HPE: business prospects clouding over for 2021

18.12.2020 − Half of all the member business participating in the latest survey of the German federation of wooden packaging, pallets, and export packaging are experiencing major problems in obtaining sawnwood.» more

Hasslacher to begin building gluelam works in Russia

17.12.2020 − In 2021, the Hasslacher group will start building the gluelam-timber works at the facility of the Russian subsidiary Hasslacher Les in Malaya Vishera, Nowgorod oblast.» more

Russia revising timber-frame house standards

10.12.2020 − The Russian construction ministry is in the process of revising the currently applicable standards for timber-framed house construction. » more

CLT from Stora Enso receives approval for North America

03.12.2020 − On 20 October, Stora Enso received approval (ESR-4381) from the ICC Evaluation Service for the US market for cross-laminated timber (CLT) manufactured at the Ybbs facility in Austria.» more

Pinnacle achieves record result in third quarter

01.12.2020 − Favourable weather conditions, lower raw-material costs, and positive effects from investment activity contributed to a record output and profitability at Pinnacle in the third quarter.» more

Hanse Haus intends to build another plant from 2022

30.11.2020 − Prefabricated housing manufacturer Hanse Haus plans to build a further prefabricated housing production facility from 2022 onwards.» more

Enviva Partners’ profit impaired by acquisition costs

30.11.2020 − Higher acquisition and integration costs, depreciation, amortisation, and interest payments caused the net profit of Enviva Partners to fall sharply in the third quarter. » more

Barrus group extending Vöru scantling works in Estonia

27.11.2020 − The Estonian wood-industry company Barrus is adding a second production line with an annual production capacity of 40,000 m³ to the existing works at its headquarters in Vöru. » more

Finsa to enter CLT production business

27.11.2020 − Financiera Maderera (Finsa) is set to add cross-laminated timber (CLT) to its portfolio of wood-based panel products for use in construction at the beginning of 2021. » more

European pellet production up by 7.2%

23.11.2020 − In 2019, pellet production within the EU28 increased by approximately 5% vis à vis the preceding year to 17.841m t, and in other European countries the rate of increase was 17% to a volume of 4.164m t. » more

US pellet exports just slightly above 2019 level

19.11.2020 − During the third quarter, the USA exported a total volume of 1.838m t pellets, approximately 1% more than in the comparative period of the preceding year. » more

Ziegler planning €220m prefab-house production plant

17.11.2020 − Ziegler Group is planning to start building a prefabricated-house production plant in Tirschenreuth in 2022. » more

Pfeifer Group planning to build pellet works at Uelzen

16.11.2020 − Pfeifer Group is currently examining the possibility of adding a pellet works to its sawmilling facility in Uelzen in Lower Saxony. » more

Russian pellet exports increase by 11%

13.11.2020 − In the second quarter, Russian exports of pellets increased by 11% to 523,423t. According to the Russian customs authority, 211,471t of this figure were sold to customers in Denmark.» more

Segezha produces first CLT element in Sokol

06.11.2020 − Segezha Group commenced trial operation of the new cross-laminated timber (CLT) works in Sokol, Vologda oblast, on 22 October. » more

German pellet output up by another 32,000 t

05.11.2020 − Approximately 792,000 t of pellets were produced in the third quarter, 4.2 % or 32,000 t more than in the preceding quarter. » more

Carpentry businesses also increase turnover in July

02.11.2020 − In July turnover generated by carpentry and timber construction businesses in Germany increased by 6.2% vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year.» more

FEFPEB comments on review of EU packaging directive

29.10.2020 − FEFPEB is pressing hard for differentiation to be made between the different categories of wooden packaging products within the scope of the upcoming review of the EU packaging directive. » more