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  • December 08, 2014 17:00


    The consulting company HCN HolzConsulting® has been assigned by a customer to find investors which are interested in the modernisation of a well-going German timber business. This transaction gives investors the opportunity to enter the European timber market with a German top quality brand. This offer is directed to established manufacturers/producers in alternative areas such as „furniture industry“ or „automotive“ who wish to expand their production portfolio or their respective capacities, both technically and space-wise. They will find this company is an ideal addition for their businesses to expand their activities to the German markt. Over generations the respective enterprise has been serving the market successfully. Now it is planning the adaptation of its core business to the future of the qualitative wood processing market. Therefore decided strategical measures shall be implemented in order to create new value addition especially in recently stagnating market segments and to realize new growth strategies worldwide. [more...]

  • December 12, 2014 10:10

    Russia sees decline in plywood consumption

    The Russian wood-based panel company Sveza Group complains that a decline in consumption in the Russian market along with the favourable situation on export markets has led to a redistribution of trade flows... [more...]

  • December 11, 2014 15:10

    Kährs Group expands production capacity for wooden floors in Romania

    Kährs Group, a Swedish wood and resilient flooring manufacturer, will increase hardwood flooring production capacity in the existing production unit in Satulung, Romania... [more...]

  • December 10, 2014 14:25

    Use of drones in forestry: sustainable management from the air

    Aerial images have been used in forestry for decades to perform a variety of tasks, such as forest inventories or mapping damage after disasters. Today, very small unmanned aircraft that can fly autonomously – known as drones – can be employed. Using drones to capture image data enables operations to be planned flexibly and at short notice, thus ensuring that image products are quickly available. Thanks to their low flight altitude, drones can fly even under heavy cloud. Moreover, their quiet and energy-efficient electric motors are not only environment-friendly but also reduce the impact of noise on humans and animals... [more...]

  • December 12, 2014 09:30

    Brazil: Latest price movements of logs, sawnwood and plywood

    The following report contains latest prices of logs, sawnwood and plywood from Brazil... [more...]

  • December 11, 2014 12:30

    Estonia: Roundwood prices decline in October

    With few exceptions, nearly all roundwood assortments in Estonia have become cheaper in October 2014. Spruce logs were traded at EUR 65.41/m³... [more...]

  • December 11, 2014 11:27

    India: Latest prices for teak logs, sawnwood and plywood

    Latest prices in India for imported teak, domestic sawnwood and plywood... [more...]

  • December 10, 2014 10:30

    Switzerland: Price of wood pellets rises again in December

    In December, the price of wood pellets in Switzerland continued to rise. Currently, the average price for a ton of ENplus A1 pellets reached 411.8 CHF (342.57 EUR)... [more...]

  • December 04, 2014 16:01

    Schweighofer, Kronospan and Egger reign over the Romanian timber market

    In Romania, the three Austrian companies achieved cumulated business of over EUR 1 billion in 2013, a double amount as compared to 2009... [more...]

  • December 12, 2014 11:11

    Germany: Sawn spruce lumber exports decline in September

    Germany's sawn spruce lumber exports were at high levels during this summer. However, the debut of this fall brought a slight decline in the overall export volumes, mainly due to lower deliveries to Austria, the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic... [more...]