The Netherlands must increasingly become a green, circular economy. This means, among other things, the use of sustainable raw materials and energy recovery.
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The European Union has imposed several sanctions against Russia. These have consequences for entrepreneurs doing business with this country. For example, timber from Russia and Belarus no longer complies with EUTR rules (which stop the trade in illegal timber to the EU. Timber from these countries is now classified as illegal timber). The EPV (Packaging and Pallet Industry Association) supports the imposed sanctions, but is also concerned. The Netherlands imports a lot of wood from the Eastern European region and it can therefore be expected that the loss of this volume will have an effect on the supply of wooden products such as pallets, boxes and crates. Read here (or click on the image) what the EPV writes about this.
The CEI-Bois (the European Confederation of Woodworking Industries) and the EOS (the European Organization of the Sawmill Industry) also share their concerns about the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the associated economic and financial implications.
Read what they have published about this via this link.
Click on the image to read what the FEF PEB writes about this.
Yesterday, the EPV published an article about the situation in the world. “The invasion of #Russia in#Ukraine is a cause of concern to the world. Serious political-military instability of this magnitude seemed unimaginable in #Europe . Yet this is now the reality.
The #EU last weekend announced sanctions restricting trade with #Russia and #Belarus. The trade in #wood also falls under this. #The Netherlands imports a huge volume of wood from the region #Eastern Europe and it can therefore be expected that the loss of this volume will have an effect on the #delivery of #wooden products, such as #pallets, #boxes and #crates ", says EPV.
Because of our 75th anniversary, we have been interviewed by the EvoFenedex Magazine. A beautiful article with a 360 degree view is the result! Read the full article by clicking on the image below, and after that click on the page you want to read.
Are you also curious about what the wood prices will do in the coming months? Read what the EPVision of November writes about this. Click on the image to read the full article.
Stam Hout Pallets & Kisten B.V. is a household name in the region and far beyond. In 1946 it was a fact: Mr. W. Stam Sr. started making wooden boxes thus stood at the beginning of what is now a renowned company: Stam Hout Pallets & Kisten B.V. We are indispensable in the wood processing industry. We are known for the good quality of our products and competitive prices. Developments in the timber market are closely monitored, so that our customers always pay a fair price. This month our company celebrates its 75th anniversary! Partly due to the business acumen and the input of both Mr. L. Stam Sr. (son of the founder) and mr. L. Stam Jr. (grandson of the founder) the company has grown enormously. We do not see economic conditions as a problem, but always as a challenge. That is the strength of our company and this will continue to be the guiding principle for the future. In addition, we attach great importance to sustainability. Contributing to a circular economy, environmentally friendly purchasing and production, protects the climate. We were recently certified for this by Lloyd's Register with the achievement of the certificate according to ISO standard: ISO 14001. In this way we contribute to corporate social responsibility.
The trade journal Houtwereld also writes about the enormous price increases and availability of wood. In March of this year there was already a price increase of 50% compared to last year, a few months later there are already increases to 70%-100%.
Click here to read the full article from Houtwereld.
Wood has never been so expensive! Worldwide, the price of wood has never been as high as it is now. In recent months, the price of wood in Europe has more than doubled and prices are still rising.
Click here to read what the EPV writes about this.
The wood packaging industry has to deal with incalculable price increases they have faced. In addition to the negative effects of the Corona crisis, the current situation on the wood market is putting companies in the wood packaging industry under great pressure. The supply situation is more than tense over all materials, ranges and product groups. This affects the three essential areas to maintain production: availability, delivery time, price. In order to obtain a realistic picture of the current situation, the Federal Association of Wooden Packaging, Pallets, Export Packaging (HPE) conducted a survey into the supply situation and market development at the end of March, in which 160 member companies participated.
Read the full message here.
Not all product ranges are currently available to the industry, and some companies need to schedule a lead time of up to four months. Pallet wood, plywood and special cuts are particularly affected. The booming timber construction industry in this country, the exorbitant demand for timber in North America and the collapsed supply chains from Scandinavia and Eastern Europe further amplify the demand for timber from German sawmills. Some wood packaging manufacturers report that they have already cut back or even temporarily interrupted their production due to a shortage of materials.
These statements are also reflected in the current industry survey, for which 106 companies were asked about their economic situation. This shows that the companies expect the greatest challenges for the next six months in the price development in wood purchase (71%), in the availability of wood of the ranges (60%) and in meeting the delivery promises of the suppliers (47%).
When asked about purchasing their most popular ranges, the companies cited sawn timber as the range with the highest price changes (24%). The price increase for plywood is about 21%. But the prices for the OSB ranges required for packaging have also risen significantly (18%). According to Bloomberg, this is also reflected in the wood futures, which first climbed to over $ 1,000 per 1,000 plank feet for the first time on Feb. 18. Ultimately, the results make it clear that the current price development in wood purchasing, in addition to the availability of wood, represents an enormous challenge for companies in the wood packaging industry.
"If development continues in this form in the coming months, which is expected at least in the next six months, according to the industry survey, it cannot be entirely ruled out that certain pallet and wood packaging manufacturers will no longer be able to provide sufficient means of transport. Finally, Kirschner warns urgently. “Because the willingness to pay in the cost-sensitive market for wooden packaging and pallets is always very low, it is all the more important in the current situation that suppliers, companies and customers think about their long-term business relationships. Only in this way is it possible to jointly face the current challenges in the interest of everyone. ”
For the original article, click on the link: HPE.de
We are proud to inform you that last week we received an award from Lloyd's Register. Nice to report something positive and festive during this time! We have had the ISO 9001 certificate since 1990. ISO 9001 is the international standard for quality management systems. 30 years ago we were the first pallet company in the Netherlands to win the certificate. This certification has become an indispensable part of the business world. “More than 1 million organizations worldwide have obtained their ISO 9001 certification. This standard is therefore the most important business documentation ever drawn up, ”says Lloyd's Register. In addition to the award that we received, our certificate has also been extended by 3 years. We are also working on obtaining a certificate for environmental management. You will hear more about this later.
The renowned German Institute for Holztechnology in Dresden presented the results of a comparative study into the hygiene of wooden and plastic pallets. Conclusion: wooden load carriers are up to 13 times better able to eradicate bacteria.
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Wood is the most sustainable, environmentally friendly raw material available for packaging. The use of wooden pallets and packaging helps to protect our climate and contributes to the reputation of your company in the field of corporate social responsibility. The many benefits of wood form the basis for our communication strategy, which has been awarded the title "The Quality of Wood".
Wooden pallets and packaging can be endlessly reused, repaired and recycled. In the final phase, when wood is burned, energy is recovered. Wood is also the largest supplier of biomass. This cycle of wood is also CO2 neutral, 1 m³ of wood saves 0.8 tons of CO2 compared to alternative materials, such as plastic. There is no raw material that has the same qualifications.
The PR committee of the EPV has several communications available to convey this message clearly: Members can download these specific means of communication free of charge in the membership.
PROMOTIONAL BOOK 'THE POWER OF WOOD'
To boost the use of wooden packaging in the voyage of peoples, EPV has published a promotional booklet in which the advantages of wood compared to plastic are clearly listed.
In "The Power of Wood", wood is promoted as an infinite and sustainable resource and prejudices about wood are removed.
Click here to view the promotional booklet ‘The Power of Wood’.
Members can request the booklet for free by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are proud to be a member of the industry association EPV (Dutch Packaging and Pallet Industry Association).
Read the article about us from EPVision no. 52 (page 3) by clicking on the image.