Wood products

Further decline for Pinnacle in first quarter

01.06.2020 − In the first quarter higher costs for production and logistics as well as an increase in the volume of pellets additionally purchased once again imposed a burden on the results of Canadian pellet producer.» more


HPE says crate producers hit hard by corona crisis

29.05.2020 − 51 % of the crate manufacturers in the German federation of wooden packaging, pallets, and export packaging (HPE) say they are heavily affected by the corona crisis.» more

Prefabricated building sector expecting drop in sales

28.05.2020 − Owing to the corona crisis, the German prefabricated building federation (BDF) is anticipating a reduction of 4-5 % in the sector’s sales revenue this year.» more

Spain: Pellet production to increase further in 2019

27.05.2020 − At 714,000 tonnes, Spain produced around 20% more pellets in 2019 than in the previous year.» more

Kibsgaard appointed as new CEO of Katerra

25.05.2020 − Paal Kibsgaard has been appointed as the new CEO of the US general contractor Katerra.» more

Pinnacle pellet plant damaged by explosion

15.05.2020 − Just under a year after the fire damage at the Entwistle pellet plant, the Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group suffered an explosion and subsequent fire at the Lavington plant earlier this week.» more

EBITDA of Enviva Partners up by 35%

14.05.2020 − In the first quarter of 2020 US pellet manufacturer Enviva Partners achieved increases in its turnover as well as results figures.» more

German pallet output held at over 110m units in 2019

14.05.2020 − At a total of 110.61m units, the German output of box and flat pallets in 2019 reached almost exactly the same level as the year before. » more

Enviva: Pellet sales volume remained at over 1 m tonnes

30.04.2020 − The US pellet producer Enviva Partners achieved higher sales and earnings figures in the first quarter compared to the previous year.» more

Germany: Pellet production in the first quarter +14 %

22.04.2020 − With a total of 741,000 tonnes, German pellet production in the first quarter was up 14 % on the previous year.» more

Södra awards contract for BSP line again to Ledinek

17.04.2020 − Södra of Sweden awarded the contract for the supply of equipment for the second cross laminated timber (BSP) plant planned at the Värö site to Ledinek Engineering.» more

Finnish pellet production has decreased by 5.7%

09.04.2020 − In 2019, a total of 363,000 tonnes of pellets were produced in Finland, 5.7% less than the year before.» more

Büttner supplies equipment for new Pinnacle pellet plant

27.03.2020 − The Canadian pellet producer Pinnacle has ordered a grate firing plant with a capacity of about 50 MW in combination with a drum dryer of type 5.6 x 28 R from Büttner Energie- und Trocknungstechnik.» more

US pellet production growth has slowed a little bit

23.03.2020 − With an increase of 11.9% to 2.455 million tonnes, US pellet production in the fourth quarter did not increase as strongly as in the three preceding quarters compared to the previous year. » more

Trex achieves double-figure growth in results

23.03.2020 − Total sales revenue generated by the US WPC decking and construction-element manufacturer Trex rose by 17.7 % in the fourth quarter of 2019 to 164.8m US$.» more

German Pellets: Pele Holding and IPBG in liquidation

20.03.2020 − Bankruptcy proceedings were instituted against Pele Holding and its subsidiary IPBG Pellets (IPBG) and controlled by the Leibold family before the Handelsgericht (commercial court) of Vienna on 5 March. » more

Pellet industry launches first sales campaigns

19.03.2020 − In the central European pellet industry, the first stock clearance sales and warehousing campaigns have been launched in commercial business in the last few days.» more

James Jones & Sons doubles I-joist capacity

18.03.2020 − By putting a new production line for I-joists into service at its Forres facility ,James Jones & Sons (JJ) has more than doubled its production capacity from 10m lineal metres to 20m lineal metres. » more

Production of EPAL pallets increased by 2.4

10.03.2020 − In the 2019 around 96.2 million load carriers were produced worldwide under EPAL licence, 2.4 % more than in the previous year.» more

Stora Enso has completed sale of Pfarrkirchen

05.03.2020 − The Finnish company Stora Enso has completed the sale of Stora Enso Timber GmbH at its Pfarrkirchen location, announced on January 8.» more

Enviva: Adjusted gross margin increased by 46

05.03.2020 − Not least due to a significant increase in the adjusted gross margin by 46% to US$ 52.83/t, US pellet producer Enviva Partners increased its Adjusted EBITDA by 58% to US$ 53.3 million in the fourth quarter.» more

Binderholz planning CLT works at Hallein facility

26.02.2020 − Binderholz is planning to build a cross-laminated timber (CLT) works on the site of the former MDF works in Hallein. » more

Pellet capacity to increase to 4.5m t in Germany

21.02.2020 − Ten new and expansion investment projects have been announced in the central European pellet industry in the last twelve months, eight of which are to be built in Germany alone.» more

Cycleenergy buys innogy pellet works and CHP plant

17.02.2020 − Innogy, which belongs to the E.on group, has sold the biomass-fired combined heating and power (CHP) plant and the pellet works of NRW Pellets to Austrian Cycleenergy Holding. » more

German pellet output increased in 2019 by 20 %

14.02.2020 − German pellet works’ output in the fourth quarter of 2019 was 19.7 % higher than a year earlier at 752,000 t. » more

Sharp increase registered in repaired pallets in UK

13.02.2020 − 2018 was the first year in which more pallets were repaired in the UK than new pallets were manufactured. » more

Rettenmeier to add KVH/gluelam works to Hirschberg

12.02.2020 − Rettenmeier Holding is set-ting up a combined finger-jointed carcassing (KVH)/gluelam timber works at its Hirschberg facility. » more

Minda to supply gluelam/CLT plant for Structurlam

10.02.2020 − Minda has received an order from Structurlam Products to supply the plant and machinery for the gluelam timber and cross-laminated timber (CLT) works planned for Conway in Arkansas, USA. » more