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Jean-Francois Guilbert, Managing Director of FrenchTimber: “Sawn timber prices have been stable for 20 years so they’re catching up now”

1 April 2022 ` 16:45  
FrenchTimber, an association founded in 2001 by the National Timber Federation (Fédération Nationale du Bois, FNB). The association is developing the French export of sawn timber and French processed wood products: it helps its members ship their products...

Metin Mete, General Manager at HAYAT Russia: “The whole market of paper tissue products is growing by an average of 5% a year”

28 January 2022 ` 16:40  
In late 2021, Hayat Kimya (Turkey), a part of Hayat Group, launched pilot production of paper tissue products with the capacity of 70,000 t per year in Kaluga Special Economic Zone. The final investment value reached 10 billion...

Tapani Kiiski, President and CEO of Raute Corporation: “The Russian market has been among the most important ones for Raute over the past 10 years”

1 November 2021 ` 19:53  
Raute (Finland) is the world’s leading maker of plywood, veneer and LVL producing equipment. Most Russian plywood mills are equipped with Raute machines, and in H1 2021, Russia accounted for more than a half of the company’s sales....

Interview with Ruben Colin, CEO of GlobalPanels

25 October 2021 ` 18:53  
GlobalPanels is a Mexican forest products trading company. WhatWood agency spoke to Ruben Colin, CEO of GlobalPanels, to learn about the main trends in the global forest industry markets, the impact of Covid-19, the specifics of working with...

Ivan Lepikhov, CEO, Vigvam.ru construction firm: “It is now crucial to work in short cycles”

8 October 2021 ` 18:43  
Russia is undergoing a boom of country houses construction (specifically, those made of wooden structures) that began in 2020 because of the pandemic and continued in 2021. The Russian house construction market is therefore facing an acute shortage...

Mikhail Shamolin: “Stopping roundwood exports will not only increase processing within Russia but also deliver a serious blow to quasi-legal harvesting”

26 November 2020 ` 18:44  
Mikhail Shamolin, President and Chairman of the Board at Segezha Group, spoke about the prospects of banning roundwood exports from Russia as of January 1, 2022 in an interview with RBC. “It is undoubtedly a perfectly correct solution...

Kai Merivuori, Managing Director of the Finnish Sawmills Association: «Currently all are making red figures. Thus, production curtailments can be expected»

17 October 2019 ` 12:23  
WhatWood talked to Kai Merivuori, Managing Director of the Finnish Sawmills Association, about the current state of the Finnish sawmilling industry, global sawn timber markets, and expected changes. In 2018, sawn timber prices on the global markets, especially...

Dennis Nelson: “Investing in the forests of New Zealand would be fantastic for Russian companies”

16 March 2019 ` 17:32  
DANA Limited, a New Zealand consulting company, together with WhatWood Timber Industry Analytics Agency are planning to organize a joint conference on the Russian and global timber industry in 2020. We talked with Dennis Neilson, Founder of DANA...

WhatWood interview with Sales Director for Russia, CIS and Baltic countries of UPM Plywood Oy, Alexander Totsky

6 September 2018 ` 09:27  
Alexander Totsky: “The key to the success of the enterprise on the market is the production of a wide range of demanded types of plywood of consistent high quality”. Russia is a major supplier of birch plywood for...