Wood products

Slovlepex completes automation of scantling line

22.06.2018 − Slovakian Slovlepex had already concluded in January this year the modernisation measures it had launched in 2017. » more

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Sörnsen also taking over Kallinge and Umeå from Södra

20.06.2018 − German Sörnsen group is taking over the moulding, panelling, and flooring operations in Kallinge and Umeå from Södra. » more

Imports of flat wooden pallets have fallen significantly

18.06.2018 − In the course of the first quarter, German foreign trade in pallets slowed down, in some cases significantly, compared with the previous year. » more

Setra: Gull to head CLT activities in Långshyttan

14.06.2018 − The Swedish Setra Group has engaged Anna-Lena Gull to build up its future business activities in the area of cross laminated timber (CLT). » more

Pinnacle: Another pellet deal with Japanese customer

13.06.2018 − Canadian Pinnacle Renewable Energy has concluded a long-term take-or-pay off-take contract with Japanese Hanwa for an annual volume of 75,000 t if industrial pellets. » more

Green 2 Blue aiming to enlarge pellet works in Rzeczenica

11.06.2018 − Canadian Green 2 Blue Energy (G2BE) recently ordered plant and machinery for enlarging the pellet works of Green 2 Blue Energy Sp. z o.o. in Poland, Rzeczenica. » more

Haas Fertigbau opening new production line

08.06.2018 − German Haas Fertigbau is today officially opening a new production line for walls. » more

Higher demand for pallets in France in second quarter

05.06.2018 − Demand for new and used pallets in France in the first quarter was higher than in the previous quarter and a year earlier. » more

Weber Haus raises operating performance by 4.2 %

28.05.2018 − In its business year 2017, German Weber Haus perpetuated the growth seen in the last few years by raising its operating performance by 4.2 % to around 250m €. » more

Braviken sawmill commissions impregnation plant

22.05.2018 − Holmen’s Braviken sawmill has recently commissioned a pressure treatment plant designed with an annual capacity of 80,000m³ softwood lumber.» more

Enviva Partners pellet turnover boosted by 4 %

18.05.2018 − In spite of the outage of the Chesapeake storage and handling terminal in Norfolk, Virginia, due to fire, US-American Enviva Partners (Enviva) achieved an increase in its pellet turnover in the first quarter.» more

Pinnacle achieves sharp growth in sales in Japan

16.05.2018 − In the early months of this year, Canadian Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group succeeded in concluding long-term contracts worth a total of 575m CAD with customers in Japan. » more

Skeena Sawmills to construct 96,000t-pellet plant

11.05.2018 − In the summer, Canadian Skeena Sawmills intends to commence construction work on a pellet plant with an annual capacity of 96,000t industrial pellets at its sawmill site in Terrace, British Columbia.» more

German timber-construction businesses’ sales 27.5 % up

04.05.2018 − German timber-construction businesses and carpentry firms generated roughly 27.5 % more sales revenue in January than in the same period of last year. » more

German output of pallets and box pallets grew by 7.3%

26.04.2018 − The member businesses of the industry association HPE produced roughly 110.4m wooden pallets in the business year 2017; this equates to growth of 7.3% on last year and is a new record high.» more

Florian Legno group building pellet works in Novoselec

23.04.2018 − Florian Legno group is setting up a pellet works on the premises of its Croatian subsidiary Drvna industrija Novoselec (DIN). » more

British pallet industry produces 42.5m pallets

19.04.2018 − In Great Britain 42.5m new pallets were produced and 41.4m pallets were repaired in 2016. » more

BayWa pellet sales raised by 14 % to roughly 457,000 t

17.04.2018 − German BayWa raised its pellet sales in its business year 2017 by 14.0 % above the reference figure for the year before to a total of 457,116 t. » more

Hüttemann takeover has been approved by cartel offices

12.04.2018 − The acquisition of all the shares in German Hüttemann by Austrian Mayr-Melnhof was approved by the Federal Cartel Office on 20 March. » more

Brambles concludes sales of US pallet business

10.04.2018 − Australian Brambles concluded sales of its North American pallet-recycling activities performed by CHEP Recycled Pallet Solutions (CHEP Recycled) to Grey Mountain Partners.» more

Lunawood to invest roughly 9m € in site expansion

06.04.2018 − Finnish Lunawood is currently setting up three new thermally-modified timber (TMT) kilns at its main plant in Iisalmi-» more

Trial operation of Antwerp works begun by Kebony

05.04.2018 − Kebony began the first trials of the production facilities at the new works in Kallo en Lillo near Antwerp in February and March.» more

Russian Sokol Timber opens new Hundegger plant

04.04.2018 − North-west Russian Sokol Timber Company has put an assembly plant supplied by Germany Hans Hundegger into operation at the existing glue-lam-timber works. » more

Trex’ sales revenue up sharply in Q4 and in 2017

03.04.2018 − US-American Trex boosted its sales revenue by 28 % in the fourth quarter of 2017 to US$122.2m. » more

Pinnacle rebuilds mill to manufacture pellets

02.04.2018 − Pinnacle is in the process of turning an old particleboard mill run by Northern Engineered Wood Products (Newpro) in Smithers, British Columbia into a 125,000 tonnes pellet mill. » more

Katerra secures $865m in funding for expansion

01.04.2018 − US-American Katerra has managed to secure total funding of $865m through SoftBank Vision Fund. » more

German Pellets: Port Arthur to resume operation

28.03.2018 − German Pellets Texas wants to resume operation of its handling and storage terminal, badly damaged by fire in February 2017, in the port of Port Arthur in summer. » more

Drax US pellet activities achieve positive EBITDA

27.03.2018 − In the 2017 financial year an EBITDA of £6m was recorded in the US pellet activities of British Drax Group. » more

Ladenburger opens new gluelam works in Bopfingen

26.03.2018 − German Ladenburger group is opening a new gluelam timber works with an annual capacity of around 80,000 m³ in Bopfingen before the end of this month.» more

Pellet handling in Immingham reaches 130,000 t per week

23.03.2018 − “Immingham Renewable Fuels Terminal (IRFT)” has meanwhile attained a performance level of up to 130,000 t of pellets per week.» more