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At LIGNA 2019, DIEFFENBACHER will showcase a wide range of new solutions and fresh ideas to help customers optimise the entire panel manufacturing process. Many enhancements and substantial improvements of established and well-proven DIEFFENBACHER products, technologies and services will also be on display. Practical solutions for Smart …

Gabon leader sacks vice president, forestry minister

Africa, timber, forestry

Gabon’s president Ali Bongo Ondimba has announced the dismissal of his vice president and the minister of forestry, in a move that comes amid a scandal over the smuggling of timber. The president did not give a reason for the sackings of Vice President Pierre Claver Maganga Moussavou and Forestry and Environment Minister Guy Bertrand …

DIEFFENBACHER’s positive business development continues


DIEFFENBACHER headquarters in Eppingen, Germany Eppingen-based machine and plant manufacturer DIEFFENBACHER has reported solid business results over the past 12 months, highlighted by a higher equity ratio, greater internal efficiency and the strong performance of its business units.  The equity ratio increased to 34 per cent from 31 per …

LIGNA 2019: Industry 4.0 tech for product individualisation


Opening Press Conference LIGNA (27 - 31 May 2019): Dr. Andreas Gruchow and Dr. Johann Quatmann This year, from 27 to 31 May, LIGNA is opening a window on the future of the wood processing and woodworking industries. The trade show features all the latest smart technologies, automated systems, digital platform solutions, wood industry trends and …

Komatsu Forest Invests in Northern Sweden

Sweden, Komatsu Forest

Komatsu Forest in Umeå, Sweden, is implementing one of its largest investments in industrial Sweden – a future-proof factory in large format, with a focus on sustainable production. The company's investment aims to further strengthen the region's position as a leader in the field of forest technology. "The forest industry is an …

Mandatory height restrictions restrict timber building

timber, Australia, architecture

A new report has found that mandatory height controls in the Victorian planning system have unintentionally penalised timber building systems, favouring the use of expensive, energy-intensive concrete and steel alternatives. The report is titled Timber Construction and Building Height Planning Controls – The unintended consequences of the …

Foresters knowledgeable in HCVs to be in demand

Malaysia, High Conservation Values, forestry

Knowledgeable foresters on High Conservation Values (HCVs) identification, management and monitoring practices will be in high demand as Sarawak moves towards having all of its Forest Management Units (FMUs) certified by 2022. As such, Forest Department Sarawak (FDS), Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC), Sarawak Timber Association (STA) and …