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Holmen acquisition of Martinsons gets green light
14 September, 2020
Holmen’s agreement to acquire Martinsons, one of Sweden's leading players in sawn and processed wood products, has been given the green light by the Swedish Competition Authority.
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Stora Enso wood product sales dip 16% in Q2
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Stora Enso’s wood product sales dipped by 16% in Q2, 2020 to €347m mainly due to lower deliveries negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and lower classic sawn prices.
Setra maintains full sawmill production
Thursday, July 09, 2020 Swedish sawmiller Setra says COVID-19 is continuing to cause uncertainty but it has succeeded in maintaining full sawmill production without furloughing any employees.
Coillte delivers strong 2019 results but warns on Covid-19 and timber availability
Thursday, July 02, 2020 Irish state forester Coillte has posted strong 2019 financial results but warned that Covid-19, issues with approving felling licences and Brexit are impacting timber availability and economic performance this year.
Bergs to sell Swedish sawmills to Vida
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Bergs Timber has signed an agreement to sell its Bergs’ Swedish sawmill business to Vida for SEK400m.
TTJ webinar on Covid-19 crisis to air this Thursday
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 TTJ’s first webinar Coming out of Covid-19: Timber industry adapting for the Future will be aired on Thursday May 21 at 3pm UK time.
TTJ Awards 2020 voting underway
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 The digital voting process for the TTJ Awards voted categories is now underway.
New TTF report finds timber supply chain well stocked for return to construction
Friday, May 01, 2020 A new report by the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has found that the UK timber supply chain is well stocked and ready to support a return to construction.
Stora Enso records lower Q1 wood product sales
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Stora Enso’s wood product division has reported a 16% dip in Q1 sales and a 7.4% fall in Q1 deliveries to 1,082,000m3, compared to Q1 2019.
“Resilience and flexibility” key at current time, says Woodbois Ltd
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 African sawmilling and veneer business WoodBois Ltd has reported a 10% increase in Q1 revenue to US$4.9m.
Swedish sawmiller Setra cuts production by 20%
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Swedish sawmiller Setra plans to cut back production by 20% over coming months in response to declining demand, primarily in Central Europe and the UK.
Vastern Timber partly resumes operations
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 UK sawmiller Vastern Timber has partly resumed work at its Wiltshire sawmills after being closed for several weeks due to the coronavirus crisis.
ETTF and EOS take stock of Covid-19 impact on European timber industry
Monday, April 20, 2020 Construction sectors in Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia have been performing better than the UK, Spain, Italy and France during the coronavirus crisis, says the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) and European Organization of the Sawmill Industry (EOS).
Nordic sawmillers reduce production in response to reduced UK demand
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 Several key Nordic softwood sawmillers have implemented production cutbacks in response to reduced UK demand for sawn timber.
Schweighofer changes name to HS Timber Group
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Austria-based Holzindustrie Schweighofer Group, one of Europe’s largest timber processors, is renaming itself the HS Timber Group.
Nordic sawmill curtailments continue
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 Nordic sawmillers have reported weaker results and curtailment of production to manage lower prices, oversupply and weakening demand amid a background of uncertain global economic conditions.
Ireland homegrown timber marketing strategy launched
Friday, November 01, 2019 A marketing strategy has been launched to support and drive the Irish forest products industry in key end use markets.
Metsa Wood’s new UK terminal to open at Ipswich
Friday, October 25, 2019 Metsä Wood is opening a new terminal in the UK for landed joinery sales at Ipswich, Suffolk on November 1.
International Softwood Conference hears about market deceleration
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Market deceleration and long-term raw material challenges were key points shared at this year’s International Softwood Conference (ISC) in Antwerp.
Setra records SEK22m operating loss in Q3
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Swedish wood product manufacturing giant Setra says challenging market conditions has led to a SEK22m operating loss in Q3.

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