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Tuesday, September 04, 2018

EOS - European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry | Press - Press Releases - International Softwood Conference: Riga 2018

Sawn Softwood

The recovery of sawn softwood production that started in 2013 continued at a lively pace during 2016. In the EOS member countries, total production of sawn softwood increased by 2.3% reaching a volume of 82.3 million m³ in 2016. 
The recovery seems to continue this year at a similar pace, as sawn softwood production is projected to reach 84.4 million m³ in 2017 (+2.6%), still far from the production peak of 89.5 million m³ which was observed in 2007.
Developments in 2016 were not equal among the EOS member countries. While in most countries production grew (particularly in Finland and in Austria), a decline was observed in Romania and Belgium, and a slight drop also in Sweden and Switzerland. 
With a production of 21.1 million m³ and a share of 25.6% (25.4% in 2015), Germany remained in 2016 the largest sawn softwood producer within the EOS community. 
Sweden ranks second with 17.9 million m³ (21.7% vs 22.5% in 2015). Finland remains the third largest producer with 11.4 million m³ (13.9% vs 13.0% in 2015) ahead of Austria with 9.1 million m³ (11.0% vs 10.7% in 2015).

France remains the fifth largest producer within EOS with a share of 7.8%.
EOS - European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry | Press - Press Releases - International Softwood Conference: Riga 2018

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Here's Why Remote Workers Are Flocking To Spain

Spain is known for taking things slowly and making the most of free time. Spaniards have some of the highest life expectancies in the world and can you guess why? Well, let’s say it has something to do about living slowly and the no pasa nada attitude that you quickly get used to upon arriving. People who choose to work remotely don’t want to be attached to their computer all of the time but also want to enjoy the day to day, which is easy to do when in Spain.



Digital Nomad? Here's Why Remote Workers Are Flocking To Spain - The Local

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Who owns the Future

Digitalization might be the biggest thing that has happened after the industrial revolution.

It could be the most fundamental thing since humans were able to communicate.

Digitalization changes everything, affects core aspects of business processes, customer interaction and processes.

Processes gain obvious benefits from digitalization, as well as the ways companies interact with customers.

Do decision-makers fully understand the opportunities and threats posed by digitalization and how technological change will affect the long-term health of their organizations?




Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Minda Solutions CLT Press


The World's largest CLT press by Minda.

MINDA recently received an order from a European manufacturer of prefabricated houses for the construction of the world’s largest CLT-press designed until now for a maximum board size of 20 x 6 m.

Already in 2010 MINDA developed its first hydraulic CLT press with the TimberPress X 300 including a 3-dimensional pressing system for the production of high-quality CLT boards for a German customer.

Layers of individual length and cross lamellas are transferred to the alignment station by the vacuum portal followed by the automatic glue application.

The package to be pressed enters the press on a special plastic belt whereas the finished pressed package simultaneously leaves the press.

Before pressing, the package to be pressed is entirely compressed, separately in X- und Y-direction, by a horizontal press system. Afterwards the vertical main pressure is built up.

The TimberPress X 300 particularly disposes of a flexible fully-automatic limit stop which allows producing any board format within millimeters. To that effect no oversize is required.

Source: Minda, Ligna 2017



Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ligna 2017 starts on Monday



LIGNA 2017 – the world’s leading trade fair for machinery, plant and tools for the woodworking and timber processing industries –  is about to start in a few days!

We would like to remind you of the LIGNA press highlight tour on Monday, 22 May 2017, from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Meeting point will be the foyer at the Press Centre at Hall 17/west side, check-in starts at 9:30 a.m.

We arrived to Hannover in the afternoon with Irja. It was raining at our arrival but they'd a very warm day in Hannover today: 30 C.

Now at 22h07, local time, the temperature is pleasant we're happy with our location and apartment. Spring time is beautiful in Germany. The weather was very warm in Munich today as well.

Deutsche Mess is celebrating 70th anniversary this year. 







Monday, April 10, 2017

Industry 4.0 and the ongoing digital revolution


DV invites you to join the discussion on the ongoing digital industrial revolution. The industry is in front of technological, social, customer focused and experience based digital revolution which will disrupt every industry in every country.

The breadth and depth of these changes manifest the transformation of entire systems of production, management, and governance.

This revolution is affecting manufacturing and service industries from innovative start-ups to world’s leading enterprises. We're going to see changes in the way end users are using new technology. Platform and solution developers and providers are creating better ways for us to live on the globe.






Thursday, March 23, 2017

Partner in the sawmill and wood based panels industry


SGS industries business fields


SGS Industrial Services is a globally operating service provider


The global SGS Group is represented by more than ten locations on four continents. The headquarters of the Group is located in Dorf an der Pram, Upper Austria. Subsidiaries, local project teams and resources are efficiently put together and managed centrally from Austria. 

SGS employees have excellent awareness of the relevant markets and industries, and maintain the highest standard of contact with customers and suppliers, in order to successfully implement international projects to the highest quality.

SGS is a worldwide operating company with branches on four continents. An outstanding number of successful projects are proof of the exceptional expertise and competence of SGS and its 650 highly trained and dedicated employees. For more extensive projects SGS can provide over 1300 skilled workers.




Friday, March 10, 2017

Digital Villages has been in the making for three decades

It started out as a very analogue process 1987 in Kajaani. Things have changed, we're now taking an aim at our home base from an outsider's perspective.

First, we're chatting about "talking walls" and "info centers".

Back then, it was much talk, visual and digital day-dreaming but very little action.

Personal Computers carried a lot of promises but businesses lived in a paper driven world. Nevertheless, The PC was a milestone for the movement that ten years later surfaced as the concept of a digital village.

The first generation Digital Villages came along 1997 in Southeastern Finland. We were able to use Internet and Web 1.0 technologies as a platform to improve local and regional networking.

We're now ready to reach out and find new audiences.

It's hard to believe that the virtual construction of "Wirby the Global Village" would continue as a self-improving project for such a long time.

The first generation Digital Villages was still a regional story while the products and services connected only had a local, regional or national reach at most.

When we watch the world at present we need to work with people and producers who love to connect with their audiences on a global scale.

It's 2017 and we should be able to talk about digitalization as way to provide visibility and public awareness to products and services that have been limited and restricted to a small local market in the past. We'll do it in a way that counts.

Today, the tools are much more advanced and the fantasies of 1987 can be accomplished through global collaboration of small independent and distributed teams of producers.

Progress was being made on many levels.

  • Broadband
  • Youtube
  • Podcasts
  • Picture Galleries
  • Digital Storytelling

We're attracting and connecting with people who love to do what they're passionate about.

Today, technology isn't a bottleneck or information flow a limitation anymore. We can  do it! Digital Villages is a living network and a breathing brand.

  • We're working to make this a worldwide phenomenon

As a partner, you just have to believe that you're good at what you do, while working to process and integrate those who are willing to grasp their own share of the market.

Now, we're giving Digital Villages a second chance to become a hyper-local and transatlantic success story with a built-in ability to scale for global reach and business growth.

  • Micro-movies showing the opportunities to do good
  • Representation is the best thing that has come out of the Internet
  • Putting yourself out there and being open and honest and authentic about who you are and what you represent creates interest and attracts followers

DV 2.0 is responsive in real time to customer needs and the changing needs of international clients. Many future products and services will be created and improved through crowdsourcing of customer requests.

  • We want to be famous around the world in hopes of reaching digital nomads, especially digitally advanced international people with an edge and a pitch
  • And with everything going on we can say that multi-channeling has a purpose 

Collaboration is the key to the evolution of the creative process showing networking partners in a flattering light. Our producers are using social-media marketing to create hype as strong that customers join the crusade and start doing their hyper-local activities on their own while sharing with others.

  • Younger people are connected by the Internet, and that means we're communicating with people from halfway around the world 

We're featuring characters, personalities and organizations that are real and complicated, contradictory, normal individuals, organizations and companies like we all are, who are also allowed to be funny and challenging.

  • Playful positivism
  • Hyper-local live shows
  • We welcome those who like to think they're citizens of the world