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Court grants Rougier permission to restructure African business
13 March, 2018
International tropical hardwood specialist Rougier has gained court permission for restructuring measures after filing for insolvency protection.
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Sodra records solid annual results
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Sodra’s annual pre-tax profits in 2017 soared to SKr1.83bn (2016: SKr913m) thanks to higher volumes and increased prices for sawn timber and paper.
Irish farmers co-op signs post deal with timber company
Thursday, February 22, 2018 Giant Irish farmers’ co-operative Fane Valley has signed a purchase deal with Clifford Jones Timber for the latter’s Platinum fence posts.
South-east traders highlight treatment and supply issues
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Timber availability and the need to improve treated timber specification were two of the hot issues under discussion at the first official meeting of the newly re-formed London and Southeast Timber Trade Association (L&SETTA).
UK homegrown sector lobbies minister on log supply/pricing crisis
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 About 30 representatives across the UK homegrown timber industry met in Edinburgh with Scottish minister Fergus Ewing on Monday to discuss the current log supply/price crisis gripping the sector.
UPM plywood division in record 2017 performance
Friday, February 02, 2018 UPM’s plywood business achieved a record high performance in 2017, the Finland-based forest products giant said in its annual results.
Bergs Timber to acquire Norvik’s Baltics and UK timber operations
Thursday, January 25, 2018 Bergs Timber has revealed plans to acquire Norvik Timber Industries’ (NTI) operations in the Baltics and the UK.
Administrators appointed at sawmiller James Callander
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Administrators have been appointed to sawmiller James Callander and Sons Ltd, with 89 employees being made redundant.
Final decision on US-Canada softwood lumber dispute favours US
Friday, December 08, 2017 A final ruling in the US-Canada softwood lumber dispute has seen the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) uphold tariffs on Canadian softwood imports to the US.
German sawmilling association outlines further development plans
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 The German Sawmill & Timber Industry Association (DeSH) is to continue expansion of its remit.
Setra reports increased earnings and invests in the future
Thursday, October 26, 2017 Swedish wood products manufacturer Setra has reported an operating profit of SEK107m for January to September, up from SEK86m a year ago.
Binderholz to acquire Klenk Holz in major European sawmilling move
Thursday, October 05, 2017 The Austrian Binderholz Group has reached a binding agreement with The Carlyle Group to acquire the German sawmill and timber processing company Klenk Holz AG based in Oberrot.
Setra set to sell Rolfs mill operation
Thursday, October 05, 2017 Setra is set to sell its sawmill operation in Rolfs, Kalix which supplies Scandinavian and European markets.
Latvian mill acquires line from Bergs
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Byko-Lat has acquired a planing line from Bergs Timber’s Myresjö Sawmill which stopped production in the summer.
Moelven considers Norsälven mill closure
Friday, September 01, 2017 Moelven is considering closing the Norsälven sawmill because of the extensive investment that is necessary at the facility.
Holmen reports healthy H1 operating profits
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Swedish sawmiller Holmen has reported 2017 first half operating profits of SKr38m (2016: SKr-8m).
Charles Hopping addresses softwood conference
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Hopping Softwood Products chairman Charles Hopping will be among presenters at the 2017 International Softwood Conference (ISC)
UK softwood market quietens down
Thursday, July 27, 2017 The UK softwood market quietened down as the trade moved in to July tempered by the political outfall from the general election, Brexit uncertainty and a sombre aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.
Scottish sawmiller in Nairn site investment
Tuesday, July 04, 2017 Scottish sawmiller Gordon Timber has celebrated the opening of a purpose-built new office at its Nairn base.
Croatia oak log export ban discussed at EOS general assembly
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Croatia’s oak log export ban was a topic for discussion at the recent European Organisation of the Sawmilling Industry (EOS) general assembly in Vienna.
Sodra Wood Ltd opens new UK HQ
Monday, June 19, 2017 Södra Wood Ltd (formerly Crown Timber), has relocated its UK and Irish operations to a new flagship HQ in the Office Park in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

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