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SCM Group expands presence in MENA region with new high-tech hub in Dubai

Image: SCM headquarters in Rimini, Italy/ PHOTO CREDIT: SCM GROUP   The SCM Group has expanded its global presence with a new high-tech hub in Dubai. SCM Group Middle East is part of...

Europe’s forest resources healthy, but climate change may threaten future growth

Europe's forest resources are in a healthy state despite a 60% - 70% harvest from the net annual increment, according to a State of Europe's Forests report. The report...

PEFC: China recognised for efforts in forest certification

China was applauded for the greatest increase in forest certification by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) during PEFC Forest Certification Week last week, with an...

UK: Timber frame to account for 27% of housing starts

Timber frame is expected to account for 27% of new housing in the UK by 2017, buoyed by a steady increase in housing starts of cagr 2%, according to a new...

Kastamonu quells rumours of business suspension in Russia

Turkey-based panel manufacturer Kastamonu Entegre has issued a statement defending its business operations in Russia following rumours that all investment activities will be suspended. "There is no decision to terminate...

IFFS unveils new highlights for 2016 edition

Image: The Singapore Pavilion at Hall 4, IFFS 2015/ PHOTO CREDIT: IFFS The International Furniture Fair Singapore 2016 / 33rd ASEAN Furniture Show (IFFS/AFS) returns to Singapore from March 10...

AHEC to continue ‘Designed in Asia and made in Asia with American hardwood’ campaign...

The American Hardwood Export Council's promotional campaign ‘Designed in Asia and made in Asia with American hardwood' launched in November 2014 with great acclaim, will be further developed through...

Eucalyptus, the third most planted species in China

Currently eucalyptus is the third most available plantation timber in China. The area of eucalyptus plantations is around 4.5 million hectares accounting for just 2% of China's forest area. However,...

SCM Group signs new partnership with Austria-based Handl

SCM Group has signed a collaboration agreement with Austrian dealer Handl. The agreement is for the distribution, service and technical support in the eight main Austrian regions (apart from Vorarlberg)...

Sandvik CFO Mats Backman to step down

Mats Backman, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, CFO, for Sandvik has decided to leave Sandvik to assume the equivalent position as CFO for the automotive safety supplier...