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Wood-Mizer magazine launched in Africa with 11,000 copies printed The launch of the Wood-Mizer corporate magazine in Africa will continue growing Wood-Mizer’s effectiveness in reaching and educating the African forestry and sawmilling industries. From a small representative office located in South Africa, Wood-Mizer Africa became a fully owned subsidiary of... more
Welcome to Wood-Mizer Italy Since 2001, Pasquale Felice and Pierina D’Amico have represented Wood-Mizer sawmills in Central Italy, providing the full range of sales and service for customers throughout the country from North to South. But their experience with woodworking and sawmilling goes back much earlier than that.... more
Welcome to Wood-Mizer UK
10 years supporting the sawmilling success of our UK customers
Since 2004, Wood-Mizer UK has had a dedicated team of employees working hard to support their customers through the UK and Ireland. Several years ago, David Biggs was appointed as General Manager of the office, after serving almost two years as service manager. His prior experience was as a Marine... more
Interview with Wood-Mizer's president and CEO Richard Vivers
Wood-Mizer: Presenting post-crisis sawmilling solutions
Like most industries, the global crisis was especially hard on the timber and sawmilling sectors. Many large sawmill corporations could not adapt quickly enough to diversify their products, or scale their productions to a size better suited for riding out the storm, and unfortunately are no more.... more
Hersan company announced as first distributor for Wood-Mizer sawmills in Spain In spite of the crisis, there has been a niche group in the wood industry that has remained fairly stable throughout Europe over the past several years, many of these businesses reporting growing or stable profits due to their unique business model – the utilization of a narrow-band sawmill for... more
Wood-Mizer opens new branch near Lyon, France Wood-Mizer’s new location near Lyon brings sales and service closer to central and southern France. Wood-Mizer is pleased to announce the opening of a new branch location just southeast of Lyon, and just a few kilometres away from two major highways (A7 and A43). "France is a large country with a... more
Wood-Mizer strengthens its support of the Chinese sawmill market with appointment of new country manager With more than a decade of experience managing sales in Southeast Asia for a well-known wood processing equipment manufacturer, Nicholas Kong has been chosen by Wood-Mizer to spearhead its efforts in building its presence in the world’s second largest economy. According to Wood-Mizer, their product... more
Wood-Mizer Asia appoints new engineers to enhance customer service In order to support strong growth in sales and installations of Wood-Mizer sawmills throughout Asia, the Regional office in Singapore has expanded its local workforce. Adam Kua joined the company as a Customer Service Engineer in February this year and completed two weeks of training in Kolo in... more
Wood-Mizer establishes subsidiary company in South Africa as part of global expansion strategy With effect from June 1, sawmill and bandsaw blade manufacturer Wood-Mizer is providing a new level of support to the African sawmilling industry by establishing a fully owned subsidiary company. Located in Johannesburg, the operation is headed by Jean-Jacques Oelofse ('JJ') who takes on the new... more
Trade fair success illustrates dealer’s profound knowledge of Czech Republic timber processing Wood-Mizer’s stand at the recent PragoLigna trade fair in the Czech Republic drew a lot of interest in the narrow band blades and sawmills demonstrated. The well attended presentations underline the widespread adoption of Wood-Mizer products in the country over the past 16 years. Miroslav Greill,... more
Wood-Mizer appoints country manager for India Wood-Mizer's regional office in Asia has appointed a new manager with specific responsibility for the company's activities in the huge and important market of India. Bobby Joseph joins the company with effect from January 2011, and brings a wealth of experience over many years of working with... more
Bulgarian Wood-Mizer representative opens bold new HQ building Wood-Mizer's Bulgarian representative since 1996, Ecotechproduct Ltd., reports completion of its new, wholly-owned headquarters in the capital, Sofia. The impressive building comprises ground floor plus two storeys and cost €2million. Commenced in 2005 the new building includes a 700 square-metres... more
Wood-Mizer's Moscow branch relocates The fully owned Wood-Mizer branch in Russia has relocated to a new, dedicated office building three kilometres from Moscow's peripherique. The new 500-square meter office is equipped to the latest business requirements. In addition, a large heated warehouse allows storage of high quantities of... more
Wood-Mizer France reorganises Wood-Mizer France is undergoing reorganisation in moves to sustain the notable nationwide adoption of its thin kerf sawing technique under the management of Emmanuel Poulain. M. Poulain will henceforth concentrate on increasing usage of the technology in Francophone Africa while his hitherto... more
Wood-Mizer Turkey to sell more wood-processing kit on the back of dramatic narrow band blade sales High levels of Wood-Mizer band blades sales in Turkey will result in an increase in the company's sawmills and ancillary kit there, predicts Erol Kanat, founder of ER-KA, distributor since 2007. Twenty Wood-Mizer mills operate in Turkey but far more of the company's blades are used in the country... more
New Irish representative sees first glimmers of hope Thin kerf sawing pioneer Wood-Mizer has appointed its band saw blades service manager, Stephen Brennan 36, to represent all its band sawmills and timber processing equipment sales in Ireland. Located in Ballinare, county Mayo, he has provided a band blade sharpening, setting and sales service to... more
New Scottish agent reports increased interest Wood-Mizer has appointed Gary Dennis, 36, from Colliston Castle, Arbroath, in the county of Angus as its agent in Scotland. Married with three children, he will continue to run his own marquee hire and flooring company as well as contract sales for another marquee firm, Tectonics UK. He has... more
Wood-Mizer in Denmark Twelve per cent of Denmark's 43,000 km 2 is wooded, mostly by deciduous trees few of which are of any age. One-third of the country consists of 443 named islands, 72 of which are populated. Disproportionately, there are 190 Wood-Mizer sawyers in Denmark, each having about 27.3 km 2 of woodland at... more
Wood-Mizer Nordik bucks the trend with sawmill sales Wood-Mizer Nordik's combined Norway-Sweden sales this year are predicted to reach 131 sawmills, down just 19% from an atypical, record 2008 (a barn-storming year for the company in all European, African and Indian countries). The figure is better than it looks compared with the general european... more
Wood-Mizer’s German 'eco-office' Committed to environmentalism, Wood-Mizer has created an ecological setting at a brand new German centre . Just what does 'to love nature' mean? If it reflects your own values then thoughts about taking care of nature become instinctual and fulfilment follows. Certainly, from its beginnings... more
Wood-Mizer strengthens support for Asian markets Sawmill manufacturer Wood-Mizer Industries has appointed James Wong as Regional Manager for Asia, to provide additional support for the company's continued expansion in the region. Mr Wong joins Wood-Mizer after 14 years working for the regional office of a German multinational company. For the... more
Wood-Mizer’s Hungarian office reborn! The Turoczy family who tiptoe across the r. Danube to and from their Hungarian and Slovakian offices have just completed a major refurbishment on the Hungarian side. Victor Turoczy and his son Victor Turoczy Jnr run the operation, having inherited it from the late Vojtech Turoczy, one of... more
Wood-Mizer opens branch in Romania Thin kerf leader's Wood-Mizer Ro Srl branch goes deep into an economy which enjoys Europe's 8th largest purchasing power. Wood-Mizer intends to build upon already dramatic sales growth in Romania in recent years and has established its own Romanian branch. Even in difficult trading conditions the... more
New Wood-Mizer distributor for Italy Following one year as sub-agents, Pasquale and Pierina Felice di Campobasso, have now been appointed as the official distributors for Wood-Mizer, manufacturers of band saws, accessories and secondary processing equipment for woodworking, in Southern Italy. The couple will conduct this activity from... more
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