Wood products

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

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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

PGS enters German market by taking over Ullu

15.04.2021 − Palettes Gestion Services (Groupe PGS) has taken over Ullu Paletten. » more

Södra CLT works’ start-up not likely until mid-2022

09.04.2021 − The start-up of the second cross-laminated timber (CLT) plant of Södra at its Värö facility, originally planned for the end of 2021, will probably not take place until the middle of 2022.» more

HS Timber begins construction of gluelam plant

06.04.2021 − Almost three years after the first announcement, preparatory work for the construction of a gluelam plant will commence shortly at the Kodersdorf location of HS Timber Productions.» more

Belarusian pellet exports increase at double-digit rate

02.04.2021 − In the fourth quarter, Belarusian pellet exports increased by 49% to 147,900t. » more

Trex forced to limit output in Winchester after a fire

01.04.2021 − Trex temporarily idled one of the decking plants at its Winchester, Virginia headquarters on 13 March after an electrical fire at a production building. » more

US pellet production in 2020 down on preceding year

31.03.2021 − In the fourth quarter, a volume of 2.422m t pellets was produced in the USA, representing a slight decline of 1.4% vis à vis the comparative period of the preceding year. » more

Equistone sells Bien-Zenker to Goldman Sachs

23.03.2021 − Equistone Partners Europe has sold its majority shares in Bien-Zenker and its subsidiary Living Fertighaus as well as Hanse Haus to the fund West Street Capital Partners VIII managed by Goldman Sachs.» more

Russian Luzales Group builds 180,000t pellet plant

22.03.2021 − Russian timber industry company Luzales is currently constructing a pellet plant with a production capacity of 180,000t/annum on the premises of the existing sawmill in Chuvu, Komi Republic.» more

Bioenergy accepts Russian Pellet Union as new member

18.03.2021 − On 3 February the board of directors of Bioenergy Europe approved the membership application of the Russian Pellet Union (RPC). » more

DEPV anticipating growth of 6.5 % in pellet production

15.03.2021 − The German fuelwood and pellet association DEPV is anticipating growth of 6.5 % in pellet output in 2021 to an estimated 3.3m t.» more

Echtle, Kübler, and Streit building joint CLT works

12.03.2021 − The three sawmilling and value-added timber companies Echtle, Kübler and Karl Streit are building a cross-laminated timber (CLT) works by autumn 2022 through their new joint venture HolzBauWerk Schwarzwald.» more

Official inauguration of Sokol CLT plant

11.03.2021 − Russian Segezha Group officially inaugurated its new cross-laminated timber (CLT) plant at the Sokol location in the Vologda Oblast on 25 February.» more

Danwood to build prefabricated house works in Bialystok

05.03.2021 − The prefabricated-house manufacturer Danwood, belonging to GS Engineering & Construction, will be investing in expansion on the Bialystok industrial estate.» more