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Timber Expo: English Woodlands Timber success English Woodlands Timber had received enough enquiries by lunchtime on the first day to judge the show a success.
Continuity and commitment Timber Expo may have a new home this year but at least one element will remain familiar – the presence of the Irish pavilion. Sally Spencer reports
Suitable case for online treatment The multiple benefits of treated timber need to be more widely promoted and the internet is the ideal communication vehicle, reports Mikael Westin of the Swedish Wood Preserving Association.
Busy and building Stora Enso is undergoing major changes to adapt to a challenging market, but sales director UK and Ireland Howard Sidney-Wilmot said the company is shaping up well to develop service and sales. He spoke to Mike Jeffree.
Optimum outputs Södra Timber has implemented a range of strategic developments recently, gearing it to compete through a downturn and capitalise on global recovery. Mike Jeffree reports.
With merchants in mind SCA Timber is focusing on increasing productivity and on devoting more resources to merchant customers. Camilla Hair, of SCA Timber Supply, reports.
A new buzz After some tough times, Setra sees light at the end of the tunnel, both in the wider global market and the UK. Mike Jeffree reports.
In for the long haul Martinson sees plenty of potential for growth in the UK market. Peter Westermark reports.
Something old, something new Swedish timber suppliers are exploring new markets, geographically and in terms of value-added products but, says Swedish Wood director Mikael Eliasson, they remain committed to the UK market.
A business for all seasons Clifford Jones Timber has removed the seasonal peaks and troughs of fence post production by diversifying into wood fuel – and dealt with its residues in the process. Keren Fallwell reports.
Future proofing market share Despite the continuing economic uncertainty, British mills are investing and diversifying in order to find new markets. Robin Meade reports.
Biomass lays costs to waste Many timber companies are ensuring that, rather than costing them money, their wood waste helps to save money – and keep them warm too.
At your disposal With interests in animal bedding products, the chipboard sector and wood biomass, Plevin offers a one-stop shop for disposal of any sawmill co-products or waste wood. Sally Spencer reports.
Making a stand Grange Fencing and James Jones & Sons are teaming up to supply incised spruce or kiln-dried redwood fence posts. Beverley Main reports
Tour de France The French Timber marketing organisation is spreading the word about the depth and diversity of France’s timber resource
Resilience in recession The French timber sector faces its problems, but has held up well in the downturn, with UK business proving particularly resilient. French Timber director Jean-François Guilbert reports
Beech on the rise Beech’s machining properties and warm tones make it ideal for applications ranging from stairs to pepper mills
Fit for purpose
With softwood output standing at around 8 million m3 per year, France is a major producer of
construction timber for the export market
The new French connection France’s leading glulam producer and building manufacturer is targeting the UK. Mike Jeffree reports
Feeling the heat France is now Europe’s leading producer of thermally modified timber – and the market is growing