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European wood-based panel production dips 5% in 2022, provisional stats suggest
25 May, 2023
European wood-based panels production fell by more than 6% in 2022 according to provisional figures released by the European Panel Federation (EPF) at the Interzum fair in Cologne.
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Ligna wows again after four year absence
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 The Ligna woodworking technology fair has ended in Hannover after 700 world premieres of machinery/technology and 80,000 visitors from across the world.
Vote and enter TTJ Awards 2023!
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 Voting for this year’s TTJ Awards is firmly underway and the votes are rolling in across the wood product industry categories.
L&G offsite factory accumulated huge losses since opening in 2016
Monday, May 22, 2023 L&G Modular Homes, the landmark off-site homes factory in Leeds which announced earlier this month that it was stopping production, has reported total combined losses after tax of around £140m since it was first incorporated in 2015.
UK wood treatment sector debates industry progress
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 The UK Timber Treatment Action Plan has made ”huge progress” in aiding the correct specification of treated wood products, delegates at the Wood Protection Association’s (WPA) annual conference heard.
Adminstrators appointed at RML
Sunday, May 14, 2023 Administrators have been appointed at large timber frame and roof truss firm Robinson Manufacturing Ltd (RML).
Premier Forest Products sells Crumlin sawmill to SDL
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 Leading timber supplier Premier Forest Products has completed an agreement to sell the assets of their sawmill at Croespenmaen near Crumlin, South Wales to SDL Sawmills Ltd.
TTBS marks end of era as Ivan Savage steps down
Friday, May 05, 2023 The timber trades’ own charity – the TTBS – held a memorable AGM on May 4 when long-serving CEO Ivan Savage stepped down to retire and Tony Shelton was voted in as the TTBS president.
SCA reports weak demand for wood products
Wednesday, May 03, 2023 SCA’s wood division has recorded an 80% fall in Q1 EBITDA to SEK123m compared to a year ago.
Setra sees negative margins in Q1
Wednesday, May 03, 2023 Wood products company Setra has reported an operating loss of SEK-64m (2022 Q1: SEK480m) for Q1, 2023.
Stora Enso wood products division records loss in Q1, 2023
Wednesday, May 03, 2023 Forest Products giant Stora Enso has reported a challenging environment for its wood products division with a Q1 operating loss being recorded by the business unit.
UPM Plywood division reports sales decrease
Tuesday, May 02, 2023 UPM Plywood has reported a fall in sales for Q1, 2023
Thebault Group invests €100m in new LVL site
Tuesday, May 02, 2023 Leading French plywood producer the Thebault Group has announced the creation of a €100m new LVL manufacturing unit.
Vistry Partnership to increase timber frame production at Bardon facility
Thursday, April 20, 2023 Following Vistry Group’s acquisition of Countryside Partnership, it has been confirmed that the timber frame manufacturing facility in Bardon will be retained by the group and see significant investment.
TDUK launches Structural Timber Price Index
Thursday, April 20, 2023 Timber Development UK (TDUK) is launching a powerful new tool, the Structural Timber Price Index, to help the construction industry assess changes in the UK timber market.
Alsford announces major new branding investment
Thursday, April 20, 2023 South East based timber and builder’s merchant Alsford has announced a major investment in its branding, which includes a new logo, website address, marketing materials plus fleet and service updates.
Ziegler acquires Romanian sawmill site
Thursday, April 20, 2023 Germany’s Ziegler Group is set to acquire the Romanian sawmill Sebeș from Austria’s HS Timber Group.
Softwood imports see a strong start to 2023, says TDUK
Monday, April 17, 2023 Timber Development UK’s latest reports on timber markets says 2023 started on a high for softwood, with volumes up 12% compared to January 2022.
Pfeifer’s Chanovice sawmill increases efficiency
Monday, April 17, 2023 The Austrian Pfeifer Group has now invested more than €100m in the modernization of the infrastructure at the Chanovice sawmill since acquiring the facility in 2016.
Wood Awards 2023 announces call for entries
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 The Wood Awards 2023 has announced its call for entries in what is regarded as the UK’s premier competition in the timber design and construction industries.

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