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  • Forestry
  • July 02, 2015 10:01

Schweighofer Prize awarded in Vienna

For the seventh time, the Schweighofer Prize, the Innovation Award for the European Forest-Based Sector, was awarded last month. Austrian forest-based industrial and initiator Gerald Schweighofer awarded the prizes in the presence of Austrian Federal Minister for Agriculture and Environment Andrä Rupprechter, Austrian Federal Minister for Labour and Social Affairs Rudolf Hundstorfer, as well as Vienna’s Mayor Michael Häupl.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 01, 2015 14:01

Forecast: World demand of forestry machinery to rise 4.5% annually by 2019

World demand for forestry equipment (including both purpose-built and converted machinery) is forecast to rise 4.5 percent annualy to US$9.3 billion in 2019. This will represent a moderation from the 2009-2014 pace of increase, a period during which market gains were bolstered by a rebound in roundwood production from lows posted during the 2009 global recession, as well as by the institution of new engine emissions standards in European Union (EU) and US... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 01, 2015 06:10

Setra to invest in Malå sawmill

Setra will upgrade the trimmer at Malå sawmill during the autumn. The investment includes totally new machinery, a new cutting system and the installation of automated sorting. The saw line will also be equipped with a new control system... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • June 29, 2015 13:24

Chilean Mestre upgrades sawmill with Söderhamn Eriksson

The Mestre sawmill situated right outside Constitución, Chile has earlier ordered a new Catech 400 TS-4 edger optimizer from Söderhamn Eriksson... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • June 29, 2015 13:17

Andritz acquires Euroslot KDSS, France

International technology Group Andritz has acquired Euroslot KDSS, headquartered in Scorbé Clairvaux, France, including its subsidiaries in China and India... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 26, 2015 12:01

Komatsu launches new harvester head

Komatsu Forest is now launching the S172 harvester head, the largest two-wheel fed head in the S-series so far from the company... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • June 24, 2015 15:34

Springer to supply sorting equipment to the Russian Novoeniseisk LHK

Springer Maschinenfabrik AG, Friesach (Austria), and Novoeniseisk LHK (Siberia, Russia), closed a major contract for the supply of log and lumber sorting lines. Due to this investment Novoeniseisk LHK will increase current capacity of approximately 500.000 m3 of sawn timber per year to 800,000 m3 and will thus become one of the largest sawmills in Russia... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 19, 2015 12:40

Forest Romania 16-18 September 2015

Forest Romania will be a demo fair in the forest. The fair site is outside the small community of Zizin just east of the city of Braşov. The field area contains an exhibition area and parking. There is a two-kilometre-long demo trail where forest machines will be exhibited in operation, including felling systems with skidders, harvesters, forwarders and cableways. During Forest Romania 2015 there will also be many seminars and meetings for forest professionals of all categories... [more...]

  • Machinery News
  • June 19, 2015 07:41

Global woodworking technology market review 2014

The top five exporting countries of woodworking technologies- Germany, Italy, China, Taiwan and Austria- recorded positive figures. Only the U.S. closed 2014 with a negative (-0.7%), a sign of stability and a consistently upbeat domestic market for the past two years... [more...]

  • Machinery News
  • June 18, 2015 12:33

Cefla Group witnesses excellent results

The 2014 consolidated financial statements were presented during the Shareholders Meeting, showing the best revenues in the company’s history, totalling over 415 million Euro. “Cefla,” explains the company President, Gianmaria Balducci, “is today a very heterogeneous multi-business group with a clear vision: based on the strength of our history, we aim to become a big, united and solid company that creates value over time.”... [more...]

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