Wood products

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

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