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Switzerland: Wood pellet price falls slightly in March

Consumer prices for wood pellets in Switzerland fell slightly again in March 2019, for the first time since July 2018. The highlight of the heating season is over...... [more...]

ARAT Group acquires Hedlund AB

Renholmen AB is part of the ARAT Group together with AriVislanda and Almab. Now, Ingenjörsfirma Gösta Hedlund AB also has been acquired to the group. Hedlunds is a company that manufactures timber handling equipment and bioproduct management equipment for the ...... [more...]

Komatsu Forest OY completes Baltic dealership re-organization in Lithuania

Komatsu Forest Oy and Dojus Group have made an agreement about Komatsu forest machine dealership including new and used machine sales and also spare part and service sales. The agreement is valid from April 1st of this year...... [more...]

EU wood products exports at record level in 2018

In 2018, the EU exported wood products with a total value of 21.8 billion euro, 2% less than in 2017 when exports were at record levels... [more...]

Büttner to deliver a second OSB drying line to Norbord's Inverness plant

The Canada-based Norbord OSB-manufacturing company, will be installing a second drying line at its plant in Inverness, Scotland...... [more...]

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 10, 2019

Winter kept a grip on many regions and key markets, but sales of framing lumber picked up in some species nonetheless. A sense that winter’s days were numbered among traders of western species and Canadian S-P-F fueled wholesaler short covering in both cash and futures... [more...]

Production of woodworking machinery in Italy grows 9.5% in 2018

The production value of woodworking machinery in Italy increased by 9.5% to 2.487 billion euros in 2018 (2017: 2.27 billion). This is reported by the Italian association of woodworking machinery manufacturers (ACIMALL) according to preliminary figures. In 2017, the production value had grown by 11.6%... [more...]

US housing starts jump 18.6% in January

After a sharp drop in new residential construction in the US in December, the US Commerce Department released a report showing housing starts rebounded in January 2019...... [more...]

China: Profitability of timber enterprises increased in 2018

According to China's National Statistics Bureau, profits made by industrial enterprises (with an output value of RMB 5 million plus) was RMB6,635 billion, a year-on-year increase of 10%... [more...]

Estonia: Positive development for roundwood prices in January

Roundwood prices in Estonia rose further in January 2019 from an already high level reported throughout 2018. Pine and spruce sawlog price varies by between 78 and 79 EUR per cubic meter, a rise of around 2% as compared to a year ago...... [more...]

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Introducing TallyExpress-The revolutionary Lumber Tally App which will change the sawmill industry

Introducing TallyExpress-The revolutionary Lumber Tally App which will change the sawmill industry

TallyExpress - the revolutionary tally app – promises to offer an affordable and accurate solution from your smartphone. Using artificial intelligence and sophisticated computer vision algorithms, TallyExpress allows you to measure bundles in a fast and reliable way, directly on your Android device. With just a photo, TallyExpress recognizes and counts each board individually, calculates their respective widths and computes the total volume in a matter of seconds...... [ more...]

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