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Stora Enso to move its head office to new wooden building in Helsinki

Stora Enso is partnering with the Finnish pension insurance company Varma in the construction of a new head office in the centre of Helsinki, Finland. Stora Enso will lease part of the building, which will showcase world-class modern wooden architecture. The building is expected to be completed in 2023, as the company says in its press …


Malaysian Wood Expo 2019

BC forest company executives on trade mission to Asia

From November 10 to 15, 35 senior executives from B.C. forest companies and associations, along with B.C. minister of forests, lands, natural resource operations and rural development Doug Donaldson, will meet with stakeholders in Asia to promote B.C.’s wood products, according to Canadian Forest Industries. According to a government press …


Malaysian Customs had successful trial of localised Guidelines for verifying …

A first-of-their-kind guidelines to verifying the legality of timber in trade had been successfully trialled by customs officers in Malaysia. The guidelines are now available for enforcement officers nationwide and worldwide, according to TRAFFIC, an international wildlife conservation NGO. The Guidelines for Verifying Timber Legality, completed …


Bulgaria achieved PEFC endorsement of its national forest certification system

Bulgaria has become the latest member to achieve PEFC endorsement of its national forest certification system. The PEFC General Assembly voted for the endorsement of the Bulgarian system in a postal ballot. “We are very grateful to our friends from the other members of PEFC who, through their vote, have endorsed the Bulgarian …


Tolko to permanently close its Kelowna mill in Canada

Following a thorough examination of all contributing factors including log costs, market conditions, and cumulative policy burden, Tolko will permanently close its Kelowna division on January 8, 2020, as the company says in its press release. “At this time, our thoughts are with impacted employees in Kelowna,” says President and CEO …


Victoria to phase out logging of native forests and shift towards plantation

Native forest logging will be phased out in Victoria by 2030 and logging of old growth forests will cease immediately under a plan to transition to a plantations-based timber industry. Announcing the plan on 7 November, the Andrews government said it would provide $120mil in financial assistance to the sector, which has been under increasing …


Bürkle North America appoints Kurt Palmer as new President and CEO

Bürkle North America has appointed Kurt Palmer as President & CEO, replacing Helfried Weinzerl who is stepping down after seven years. This leadership appointment is effective immediately. Palmer has over 30 years of experience in consumable and equipment distribution throughout North America, working with manufacturers in both Europe …


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WMF 2016 - Exhibitor Interview: Mr. Piergiorgio Franca, Chief Executive Officer of Biesse China 专訪比雅斯中国首席执行官Piergiorgio Franca先生

1.「智能制造」成为制造业的热点,针对这一形式,比雅斯如何应对中国市场需求? 
Piergiorgio Franca先生:自2014年起,智能制造在全球都显得非常重要,比雅斯致力在中国市场成为行业领导者。正因为此,我们来到到中国,并努力拓展中国市场。比雅斯为中国制造企业提供可以满足客户多样化需求的生产解决方案。就家具生产和设计而言,比雅斯设备拥有高灵活性和多样性,可以协助改善生产技术,让企业在国内外更具竞争力。

Homag: Drilling and dowelling – ABD 260 Optimat

Drilling and dowelling – more efficient than ever before

CNC Drilling and dowel inserting machine - always keeping a tight grip on everything
• Incredibly fast drilling and dowel insertion
• 8 clamping cylinders keep a tight grip on wokrpieces
• Flexible handling due to lowerable center stop
• SORB TECH machine bed - heavy and sturdy

Kuang Yung: MRS-610M Optimizing Movable Rip Saw

• Choice of 1-6 movable blades
• Extra large 450 / 610 mm cutting width
• Optimizing cut function
•  American designed and developed scan system which has decades of experience since the first system made in 1996
• Worldwide success with more than 200 sets sold in the USA, Europe and Asia.
• Easy to operate, learn, update and maintain with multi-language window operating system such as English and Chinese.
• Rip 10 - 12  lumbers (3.6m each) per minute. (The results may vary according to operator performance, timber length and feeding speed)
• A 7 -10% increase in yield compared to conventional multiple rip saw