Wood products

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

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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

Bayram Timber taken over by BSW Timber Group

17.06.2021 − BSW Timber Group took over the wood-processing company Bayram Timber on 20 May. » more

Finnish pellet production 11% down in 2020

17.06.2021 − Roughly 322,000 t of pellets were produced in Finland in 2020 as a whole, equating to a reduction of 11 % against the previous year. » more

Continuation solution for Katerra failed

11.06.2021 − The SoftBank Vision Fund’s efforts initiated at the end of 2020 to ensure business continuation of the US/Indian building company Katerra by providing further financial means of US$200m failed.» more

13 % growth registered in Belarusian pellet exports

10.06.2021 − Belarusian pellet exports worth US$13.0m in the first quarter were 13 % higher than a year earlier at 125,100 t » more

WeberHaus increased turnover by 7.3% in 2020

02.06.2021 − Prefabricated house manufacturer WeberHaus was able to continue its turnover growth of the past ten years in the 2020 financial year. » more

US pellet exports to EU up by 50 % in first quarter

28.05.2021 − At 519,834 t, US exports of pellets to the EU (EU-27) in the first quarter of 2021 were 50 % higher than a year earlier. » more

Brüninghoff to start selling Metsä’s Kerto LVL

24.05.2021 − Metsä Group and the commercial construction project specialist Brüninghoff Group have forged a sales partnership for LVL made by Metsä Wood and sold under the Kerto name. » more

Saint-Gobain acquires majority stake in Brüggemann

21.05.2021 − Having already been agreed in principle in mid-2020, Saint-Gobain completed its acquisition of the majority shareholding in the Brüggemann group, active in the timber-construction sector, in mid-March. » more

Russia: 2020 timber housing construction up only slightly

20.05.2021 − According to the Russian association for timber housing construction ADD, timber housing involving estimated living area of 16m m² was built in Russia in 2020.» more

Denmark takes on 50% of Russian pellet exports

07.05.2021 − In the fourth quarter, Russian pellet exports to Denmark rose by 33% to 325,478t.» more

German pallet production stable at 2019 level

06.05.2021 − At 110.4m units, the number of box pallets and flat wooden pallets produced in Germany in 2020 was virtually the same as in 2019. » more

German pellet production grew by around 8%

05.05.2021 − In the first quarter, a volume of 802,000t of pellets was produced in Germany. » more

Timber-construction sector examines stops

29.04.2021 − Timber-construction and carpentry businesses in Germany currently find themselves unable to fully cover their ongoing requirement of construction timber and wood-based panels for construction purposes.» more

Austria’s pellet production in 2020 boosted by 6.9 %

26.04.2021 − The Austrian pellet industry produced a total of 1.540m t of pellets in 2020. » more

Prices in US pellet exports down slightly in 2020

23.04.2021 − The average export price for industrial pellets calculated for 2020 as a whole on the basis of figures from EIA was US$166.4/t, roughly 0.5 % less than in 2019.» more

EPAL pallet production gone up slightly in 2020

22.04.2021 − According to information from EPAL approximately 97.3m pallets were produced under EPAL licences worldwide in its business year 2020, roughly 1.1 % more than a year earlier. » more

SCM Group expands portfolio for CLT processing

16.04.2021 − SCM Group has added the “Area XL” CNC machining centre to its existing product portfolio of plants for processing cross-laminated timber (CLT) elements. » more