04 June 2021
EUROBOIS 2020 Timber Frame House workshop: reminders of a big success!
In February, 2020, Mac Diffusion, a company specializing in machines and automation for timber construction, ran a full-scale workshop at the centre of the Eurobois exhibition. It was a live opportunity for visitors to discover timber construction equipment, tools, and know-how. Cruard Charpente produced no less than 400 square metres of building boards in the workshop for use on its sites. Project participants relate their recollection of this demanding but uplifting experience.
28 April 2021
“With the pandemic crisis, we have become more agile”
Coralie Lemire has been running LITO Since 2006. LITO is a 20-person SMB that undertakes fitting-out work in the hotel, cultural, and retail sectors, all of which have felt the full impact of the crisis. Despite this tight context, the company has managed to adapt and invest in new markets. We look back at a forced change, but at the end of the day, a beneficial one.
23 April 2021
The amazing story of Didier Bazard and “Avant-trOu”, launched at Eurobois 2020!
We met Didier Bazard in February, 2020 at the last edition of Eurobois. He was demonstrating his ingenious Avant-trOu product to a host of professionals, joiners, cabinet makers, and other craftsmen, who were all captivated by this patented tool used for drilling screw pilot holes in wood simply, quickly, and accurately. After a tumultuous year the idea has reached its audience, but Didier Bazard is still on the lookout for partners who can distribute his product more widely.
30 March 2021
Liberating energy to adapt forests to climate change!
On 22nd December last, when the forestry-timber constituent of the French government’s economic restart plan was launched, the sector’s stakeholders handed the Minister of Agriculture and Food their roadmap for adapting forestry to climate change. They also signed a commitment with the government whose objective is to combat woodland degeneration and preserve ecosystems threatened by climate change. We take a close look at the sector’s new roadmap.
30 March 2021
« France must export added value! »
French timber, like many other industries, has felt the impact of the pandemic on its functioning, but it broadly comes out smiling with an announced growth of 8% in 2020, boosted by export opportunities that many businesses have seized upon. French Timber chairwoman Florence Perrucaud reveals her vision of the market and gives one major piece of advice: convert timber in France, then export it.
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