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JAF Group sells veneer production in Braşov to Unilin

18 May 2021 ` 20:54  
The JAF Group has announced the sale of the veneer production in Braşov, Romania to the Belgian flooring manufacturer Unilin. The sale and production of lumber and thermo-wood on site by the JAF Group remain unaffected. The sales...

Segezha Packaging Romania moving forward with major expansion project

1 February 2021 ` 16:46  
Segezha Packaging SRL (Segezha Group, part of Sistema JSFC) has announced a major investment project to significantly enhance manufacturing operations and its capacity in Romania. This will include a new production facility and warehouse, modernization of the existing...

Austrian timber companies fined in Romania for unfair competition

25 January 2021 ` 19:23  
Romania’s Competition Council fined 31 timber producers on the local market for anti-competitive arrangements in the auctions organized during 2011-2016 by the state forest management company Romsilva. The competition body found that 33 companies, out of the 96...

JAF Group to close raw veneer plant in Braşov, Romania

12 August 2020 ` 13:19  
Due to the challenging market situation relating to raw veneers, the JAF Group has decided to provisionally discontinue its production of raw veneers at the Group’s J.F.Furnir plant in the Romanian city of Braşov with effect from October....

Global timber market review #17-2015

14 September 2015 ` 22:38  
– According to a representative from one of the main redwood markets in Beijing, some 12 stores selling redwood products have closed and only 2 remained open as of the end of July. The future for solid wood...

Global timber market review #4-2015

11 March 2015 ` 13:49  
– Germany’s woodworking machinery industry is expecting solid sales growth in 2015, but downturn is expected in Russia. – Raute’s net sales amounted to €94.0 million in 2014, up 13%. – John Deere’s global forestry sales in 2015...

Global Trends Review, October 06-19, 2014: first CLT production opens in Finland; overall European glulam output falling

28 October 2014 ` 05:36  
The first production of cross-laminated timber (CLT) opened in Finland, launched by Crosslam company, PuuInfo reported. According to Managing Director Juha Virta, this material is beginning to be well-known in apartment building construction. The aim for Crosslam’s production...

Global Trends Review, September 22 – October 05, 2014: Romania stands out as large & growing lumber supplier; Chinese prices fall on high lumber stocks

13 October 2014 ` 01:16  
Holzindustrie Schweighofer has completed installation works at its new glulam line at the Radauti plant in Romania, Holzkurier reported. The capacity will be 100,000 m3, in addition to existing 140,000 m3. Contrary to initial announcements, there will be...

Global Trends Review, June 16-29, 2014: New acquisitions and projects in the North American pellet industry; China blocks container shipping alliance

7 July 2014 ` 14:39  
RWE Innogy is selling the largest operating US pellet factory, Georgia Biomass in Texas, as Holzkurier reported. The company is going to dispose of biomass assets as non-core business. The mill was launched in May 2011 and has...

Global Trends Review, December 09-15, 2013: China creates national timber trading online system

20 December 2013 ` 12:03  
The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has announced the establishment of a Timber and Wood Products Spot Trading Platform, ITTO reported. This trading platform will be open nationally and will provide a comprehensive timber industry service...

Global Trends Review, November 25 – December 01, 2013: lumber trade hindered by protectionism; CLT may add value to the European market

5 December 2013 ` 03:40  
At the Timber Market conference, organised by the Swedish Forest Industries Federation, it was reported that global timber market growth is expected in 2014, but protectionism in some markets constitutes a problem, TTJ said. Swedish exports to North...

Global Trends Review, October 07-13, 2013: EU lumber prices growing, Japan seems oversaturated, South Korea emerging

16 October 2013 ` 04:01  
According to Fordaq, first-class lumber on ex-works terms in France costs €240-245 in October, second-class squared timber – €187-193, so generally lumber is 1-3% more expensive than in January 2013. The French sawyers doubt whether the upward trend...