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Ta Ann eyes Japan's increasing demand for PEFC-certified wood products


Ta Ann Holdings Bhd, Malaysian manufacturer of plywood, sawn timber, logs and timber products, is riding on Japan's upward demand for PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) plywood products, reports The Star.  According to Ta Ann group managing director Datuk Wong Kuo Hea, the company is working …

BNL BNP Paribas Group: 50 million euros to Biesse Group


BNL BNP Paribas Group has structured a 50-million-euro positive loan in favour of Biesse Group, a multinational company based in Pesaro with four business divisions, 12 production sites and 39 subsidiaries and representative offices worldwide. BNL's positive loan is an innovative form of financing whose economic conditions further improve upon the …

IFMAC & WOODMAC postponed to 12 to 15 October 2021


The International Furniture Manufacturing Components and Woodworking Machinery Exhibition (IFMAC & WOODMAC) 2020 edition will be postponed to 12 to 15 October 2021. PT Wahana Kemalaniaga Makmur (WAKENI), IFMAC & WOODMAC’s organizer and its industry partners, including Deutsche Messe representing LIGNA, have conclusively decided …

Axel Steiger appointed new CFO of WEINIG AG

WEINIG, Management

At its last meeting, WEINIG’s Supervisory Board appointed Axel Steiger as its new Chief Financial Officer, succeeding former CFO Gerald Schmidt. Working alongside Chief Executive Officer Gregor Baumbusch and Chief Technology Officer Dr Mario Kordt, Steiger is responsible for the finance and accounting division. He took office on 1 July …

Editor’s pickBIFA WOOD Vietnam postponed to 11th to 13th March 2021

Vietnam, BIFA WOOD, Exhibition, COVID-19

BIFA WOOD Vietnam was scheduled to be held from 27th to 30th October 2020. However, due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the exhibition has been postponed to 11th to 13th March 2021. The postponement seeks to protect the safety and well-being of all exhibitors, sponsors, delegates, trade attendees and staff, as well as to …

Brazilian exports of wood-based products dropped 13.5% in May


In May 2020, the value of Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) dropped 13.5% compared to May 2019, from $273.3 million to $236.3 million. The value of pine sawnwood exports declined 9% between May 2019 ($47.7 million) and May 2020 ($43.3 million). In terms of volume, exports increased almost 7% over the same period, …

Chinese flooring firm CFL to invest over $70 million in Georgia

United States, Georgia, Flooring

United States governor Brian Kemp has announced that Creative Flooring Solutions (CFL), a Chinese manufacturer of laminate, wood, and luxury vinyl flooring, will invest more than $70 million in a new manufacturing facility in Calhoun, Georgia. This move will create 300 jobs for Georgians. CFL will locate to a newly constructed 252,000-square-foot …

Editor’s pickChange of management at Siempelkamp


Technology leader Siempelkamp has announced that effective 30 June 2020, Christoph Michel, CEO and spokesman of the Board of Directors, will be leaving the company to take on new tasks and challenges outside the group. Dr Martin Stark, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Siempelkamp, will fill the position of CEO as interim manager with …

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