Editor’s pickA timber shell for a futuristic train station

Despite the roof’s smooth curve, there are only four curved timber beams in the whole structure. Rising above the new Canary Wharf Crossrail Station, Crossrail Place features four floors of retail and restaurants, pavilions and station entrances, as well as a rooftop garden. These public spaces are unified by a complex timber lattice shell, which wraps around the building like a …

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Steinert Technology appoints Ralf Sundmaeker as director of sales for machinery

From September 1, Ralf Sundmaeker will join Steinert Technology as their new sales director for their machinery division in Southeast Asia and will be based in Bnagkok, Thailand. Mr Sundmaeker is a 30-year veteran in the woodworking machinery industry. He joins Steinert Technology from Karl Heesemann Maschinenfabrik where he was there …

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Dubai tourism up, spelling for growth retail and hospitality

From January to June, Dubai received about 59,800 visitors from Oman, a 23% increase compared to the same period last year. The figures bump the sultanate up to be the fourth largest source of visitors, making it the country to experience the highest increase in the number of visitors.  With continuous growth in India and Saudi Arabia, the …

5% growth in Finnish sawn softwood for first half of 2016

In the latest figues from the Finnish Forest Industries Federation (FFIF), Finnish sawn softwood production increased by 5% in the first half of 2016. The total softwood sawn timber production between January to June amounted to 5.8 million m³ while the second quarter has already seen a production of 3.1 million m³, a 16% …

MENA's hotel performance in July 2016

In July this year, hotels in the Middle East reported mixed results, while hotels in Africa posted positive in the three key performance metrics when reported in U.S. dollar constant currency, according to data from STR.Compared with July 2015, the Middle East recorded a 4.8% rise in occupancy to 58.0%, but average daily rate (ADR) was down …

MENA region to see 541 hotel openings before 2020

With 541 new hotels in the pipeline across the Middle East, it brings an additional 158,950 hotel rooms to the region, as revealed in an industry report. Prepared by TOPHOTELPROJECTS exclusively for The Hotel Show Dubai 2016, the Middle East Hotel Construction Overview report forecasted that majority of  the new hotel rooms will open before …

Segezha Group announces 34% increase in earnings for 1H/2016

The Segezha Group reported RUB 21.4 billion (US$329 million) in earnings for the period 1H/2016, a 34% increase compared to the same period last year. OIBDA reached RUB 4.6 billion (US$70.7 million), a year-on-year increase of 28%; OIBDA margin was 21.6%. Net income went up 53.1% to RUB 1.6 billion (US$24.6 million) compared to the same …


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

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