Pallets and Packaging

  • Pallets and Packaging
  • July 26, 2017 10:03

Stora Enso to divest its holding in Bulleh Shah Packaging in Pakistan

Stora Enso has signed an agreement to divest its 35% holding in the equity accounted investment Bulleh Shah Packaging Ltd. (BSP) to the main owner Packages Ltd.... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • June 29, 2017 13:37

Europac to sell its packaging factory in Tangier to International Paper

The Europac Group (Papeles y Cartones de Europa, S.A.) has reached an agreement to sell its packaging factory in Tangier, Morocco, to International Paper... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • May 08, 2017 15:00

Fordaq SA to distribute Trimble’s collaborative software for forestry transportation and harvesting operations in Europe

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that Fordaq SA, a leading online marketplace for wood professionals based in Brussels Belgium, will distribute Trimble’s LogForce™ forestry transportation planning software and WoodForce™ planning control system software for harvesting operations in designated European regions. LogForce and WoodForce are key components of Trimble’s Connected Forest portfolio... [more...]

  • Statistics
  • April 11, 2017 11:02

EPAL reports rising pallet production in 2016

In 2016, the European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) achieved another record result of 105.5 million EPAL pallets in total (production and repair): up 4.35% in comparison to the previous year... [more...]

  • Pallets and Packaging
  • April 05, 2017 06:42

More counterfeit UIC pallets found in Ukraine, says EPAL

Since the European Pallet Association (EPAL) terminated the exchangeability agreement with the UIC, the UIC, the Austrian chamber of commerce, WKÖ, and the association ARGE Palettenpool have tried to refute the reasons for the termination of the common pool, according to EPAL... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 22, 2017 13:24

Mayr-Melnhof Group's sales up 4.2% in 2016

The Mayr-Melnhof Group's FY 2016 consolidated sales rose by 4.2% to Euro 2,272.7 million and were thus Euro 91.2 million above the previous year's amount (2015: Euro 2,181.5 million). This increase is primarily due to the acquisition-related higher business volume at MM Packaging... [more...]

  • Pallets and Packaging
  • March 03, 2017 07:57

EPAL decides to end the exchangeability agreement with the UIC as of 1st May 2017

The Board of the European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) unanimously decided on 21st February 2017 to terminate the exchangeability agreement between EPAL and the Rail Cargo Austria AG (RCA) effective from 01/05/2017. In October 2014, EPAL agreed with RCA as the managing railway undertaking of the UIC Working Group, “Palletisation Issues”, that EPAL Euro pallets and UIC/EUR pallets could be exchanged with each other... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • February 20, 2017 10:37

The German wood industry grew by 2.4% in 2016

The German wood industry increased its sales in 2016 by 2.4%, up to EUR 35 billion. In 2015 the industry increased its sales by 3.1%... [more...]

  • Pallets and Packaging
  • February 15, 2017 10:04

Counterfeit Euro pallets coming from Ukraine seized in Belgium

Thousands of counterfeit Euro pallets from Ukraine were discovered on December in Belgium, near to the border with the Netherlands. Altogether, four Ukrainian trucks loaded with counterfeit Euro pallets were stopped, and counterfeits that had already been delivered were seized.... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • February 09, 2017 07:00

France: packing-case wood sector in crisis

Will 2017 be better than 2016 for the French wooden packaging sector? The answer to this question is not easy as the presidential elections with uncertain results approach and render the whole situation even less stable. In the context of a sluggish economy, most pallet and other wooden packaging producers continue to refer to the ambiguity of the situation characterized by two major factors: a stagnant market and orders from packaging consumers that cover only day-to-day needs... [more...]

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