Wood products

Biomass Fuel Vietnam orders pellet plant from Hekotek

28.08.2018 − The Vietnamese company Biomass Fuel Vietnam recently ordered a complete pellet plant from the Estonian plant manufacturer Hekotek. » more


Recommissioning of Port Arthur has been delayed

27.08.2018 − The reopening of the transshipment and storage terminal in the port of Port Arthur planned by German Pellets Texas, a former member of German Pellets, has been delayed. » more

Russian ThermoHolz will build CLT-plant in Moglino

27.08.2018 − The Russian manufacturer of thermally modified wood ThermoHolz will build a plant for cross-laminated timber (CLT) in the special economic zone of the Pskov region on the border with Estonia. » more

Canada: Pellet production to rise to over 3 m tonnes

13.08.2018 − Better utilization of existing pellet plants and the construction of new pellet plants could lead to an increase in pellet production in Canada to around 3.1m tonnes this year, around 15% more than in 2017.» more

Enviva: Order backlog totals US$6.3bn

10.08.2018 − During the second quarter, the US pellet producer Enviva Partners concluded further major orders with customers in Japan and Europe. » more

Enviva: Impairment of derivatives depresses margin

09.08.2018 − Enviva Partners sold around 699,000 tonnes of pellets in the second quarter, around 11.3% more than in the prior-year quarter.» more

Construction of the Segezha pellet plant on schedule

03.08.2018 − The planned production capacity of the pellet plant on the site of the Siberian Segezha sawmill LKD 1 was reduced from 100,000 t/year to 70,000 t/year. » more

Derix setting up second CLT works in Westerkappeln

02.08.2018 − The gluelam-timber producer and commercial-construction business Derix group is adding a production hall for cross-laminated timber (CLT) to its subsidiary Poppensieker & Derix. » more

Russian LLC-DOK doubles box production

01.08.2018 − The Russian agricultural company LLC-DOK from the Nizhny Novgorod region recently ordered additional machines from Weinig in addition to the existing fully automated production plant for the box production.» more

Kebony’s second works to open in Antwerp in September

23.07.2018 − The official opening of the second works of Kebony in Kallo en Lillo near Antwerp will probably take place in September. » more

Stable share of detached and semi-detached prefab homes

23.07.2018 − Planning permits were issued for a total of 31,839 detached and semi-detached houses in Germany from January to April, 6,142 of them in pre-fabricated form. » more

EPAL CEO Leibrandt resigned on 30 June

20.07.2018 − Following a decision by the Board and the General Assembly, Martin Leibrandt was dismissed as CEO of the European Pallet Association (EPAL) on 30 June. » more

Offner will realize planned CLT plant in Wiesenau

16.07.2018 − The cross laminated timber (CLT) plant, which has been planned by the Austrian Johann Offner Holzindustrie for some time, is being built on the site of the former RZ Holzindustrie in Wiesenau.» more

EPAL can significantly expand activities in Asia

10.07.2018 − During the first half of the year, the European Pallet Association (EPAL) significantly expanded its activities in Asia compared to the previous year.» more

Parquet exports from the EU increased significantly

10.07.2018 − In 2017, a total of 20.135m m² of parquet flooring was exported from the European Union to other countries.» more

Pinnacle signs further contracts with customers in Asia

05.07.2018 − The weighted average remaining term of the Pinnacle portfolio of purchase contracts increases from seven years to nine years.» more

Oswald moves from Mayr-Melnhof Holz to Cree

05.07.2018 − Starting this month, Bernd Oswald will join the management team of Cree GmbH, a global wood-hybrid construction specialist based in Bregenz/Austria, as Chief Operating Officer (COO).» more

Parquet imports to the EU increased again in 2017

29.06.2018 − n 2017, a total of 25.179m m² of parquet and wooden flooring were imported into the European Union. » more

Hasslacher Group acquires 100% of LIP Bohinj

27.06.2018 − With effect from 22 June, Austrian Hasslacher Group increased its stake in the Slovenian formwork panel and sawn timber producer LIP Bohinj from 75 % to 100 %. » more

Pellet production in the USA increased by 6.4%

22.06.2018 − In the first three months of the current year, the US pellet industry produced a total of 406,380 t of pellets for the heating market and 1.431m t of industrial pellets.» more

Wismar Pellets to acquire majority in best: Pellets

22.06.2018 − Wismar Pellets, which belongs to Metropolitan Equity Partners Management (MEP) intends to take over 74.9% of shares in best:Pellets. » more

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

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