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 Yamunanagar: 5% Price hike on all material

Mar 8 2011 5:41PM

Haryana Plywood Manufacturers Association (HPMA) announced the price hike of 5% on all plywood products. Association member met at Yamunanagar on March 4th, 11 and unanimously decided to increase the prices with immediate effect. The meeting was chaired by Davender Chawla, President of the association. Chawla urged all members to increase the price with immediate effect. He claimed that raw material prices as formaldehyde and face veneer increased, which forced to hike the prices to maintain the production cost. The association also argued that labour prices and cost of fuel timber also increased. The meeting was attainted by more the 100 manufacturers and members of HPMA as Prof. Sarwan Kumar, J. K. Bihani, Narender Bansal, Bimal Chopra, Sandip Bansal, Rajesh Trehan, Yashpal Madan, Manoj Jain and others.

 Peelers’ association will work to push planters

Mar 3 2011 11:09AM

Recently formed Peelers’ Association of Yamunanagar will work to push the planters to take up plantation on a large scale, which will help to provide smooth supply of raw material to the peeling units on a sustainable basis and that will give boost to the hub of the plywood industry.

The association will also take care of payment-related problems and other issues related to taxation. They also seek to abolish market fee and requirement of form for bringing in material from other states. They demand for necessary changes in form 38 for sending material outside states.

Sandeep Rana of Shree Krishna Industries of Yamuna Nagar is elected  first President of Peelers’ Association of Yamunanagar include Amit Chitkara (General Secretary), Dinesh (Joint Secretary), Mohan (Treasurer), Anup Khatri (Legal Advisor) and Sumit Gupta (In-charge Media).The association has about 60 members from Yamuna Nagar and Jagadhari.

 Bridge reopens, Yamuna Nagar Plywood industry reliefs

Feb 5 2011 12:16PM

After four months, the Yamuna river bridge, connecting Haryana and Uttar Pradesh was ultimately opened for traffic on February, 4. The bridge situated near Kalanaur village in Yamunanagar district at NH-73 had been closed in October, 2010 to undertake repair work after major cracks were found in two pier caps of the bridge. The National Highway Authority (NHA), Uttar Pradesh, under whose jurisdiction this bridge falls, got the repair work conducted from Uttar Pradesh Bridge Corporation.

The reopening of the bridge is a major relief for the Yamuna Nagar Plywood industry. The farmers from UP side will be able to supply their poplar and eucalyptus timber to the industry which will help the industry to come out the problem of the scarcity of raw materials.

It was noted that nearly 50 percent of poplar and eucalyptus timber for Yamuna Nagar plywood industry units had come from Uttar Pradesh. The industry here needed abundant quantity of poplar and eucalyptus timber for plywood, block board, film faced plywood production etc. The delay in opening of the bridge caused a number of problems to plywood industry of Yamuna Nagar, a section of farmers and daily commuters. The closure of the bridge had led to major crises for India's largest plywood industry. However, following closure of the bridge, this supply had been halted. Only a few vehicles loaded with timber were coming here via Karnal.

 Fire in Minimax plywood unit, huge damage

Dec 20 2010 1:16PM

One of the major plywood companies in Yamuna Nagar, Minimax Metals & Plywood Pvt. Ltd. from Yamuna Nagar caught huge fire on Sunday, the 19th of December, as per report. Factory working was over near about 2 AM at night but in the early morning around 5 o’clock, fire started in the drier & board section and totally damaged the sections as per the concerned person who was available for the comment. 'Near about 1.25 crore damage is done by this fire and it will take more than one and half months to cover-up all damages', he told our correspondent.

Till then, the company will remain closed and the plywood production is badly hit.

 3rd National Meeting of Pre-lam Manufacturers held at Ahmedabad

Dec 7 2010 12:17PM

A National Meeting of all the Pre-Lam Manufacturers was held in Ahmedabad on 4th December, 2010. This meeting was sponsored by Silicon Jewel. Mr. Rakesh Agarwal, Shirdi Industries Ltd. chaired the meeting. Representatives from more than 21 companies were present at the said meeting alongwith Mr. Krupesh Thakkar, President; Mr. Jikesh Thakkar, Hon. Secretary and Mr. Pushkar Gupte, Coordinator of ILMA.

The decision taken by manufacturers in meeting as:

• Considering the increase in cost prices, a flat increase of Rs. 2 per sq.feet can be recovered for the time being.
• A training course for carpenters should be started at various states in collaboration with the ITIs to get skilled man-power.
• Carpenters should be trained and educated in respect of various types of particle boards.
• Further in this respect a manual should be prepared by ILMA and should be circulated to the carpenters/architects/dealers.
• The dealers should be given a proper knowhow of the particle boards so as to stop negative marketing of the product.
• All the companies must be enrolled as ILMA members so as to gain proper voice in the market through ILMA.
• Any dealer/distributors issues should be brought to ILMA for proper consideration.
Companies that participated are as under:

Action Tesa,
Bajaj Eco-tec Products Ltd.,
Bhagwati Boards (P) Ltd.,
Darshan Boardlam Ltd.,
Devikesh Novomate Board (P) Ltd.
Golden Ply and Boards,
Heritage Board Pvt. Ltd.,
Jason Dekor Pvt. Ltd.,
Mayur Lam,
Patel Kenwood Pvt. Ltd.,
Richa Particle Board Pvt. Ltd.,
Rajendra Entrade P. Ltd.,
Shell Laminates (P) Ltd.,
Shirdi Industries Ltd.
Silicon Jewel (I),
Star Panel Board Ltd.,
Supa Laminates Pvt. Ltd.,
Wilsons Particle Board Ind. Ltd.,
Vir Laminate,
Vishesh Décor Pvt. Ltd.,
Wintek Prelam

 Bajaj Ecotec registers Rs.32.80 cr loss

Dec 4 2010 10:30AM

Manufacturer of Baggase based particle board and MDF, Bajaj Ecotec Products Limited has posted the consolidated losses of Rs. 32.80 cr. in the year ended September, 2010. It has also reported that the baggase board subsidiary of Bajaj Hindustan has registered losses in regular consecutive year; in 2009 the loss was Rs. 38.08 Cr. The company is a subsidiary of Bajaj Hindustan Ltd, who has declared its financial results for the year ended September, 2010, although the Bajaj Hindustan Ltd posted consolidated profit of 41.19 cr for the same period. 

Bajaj Hindustan has reported that in the segment wise revenue, Bajaj Ecotec has achieved the revenue of Rs. 142.73 cr. in year ended 30th September, 10. It has posted a growth of 46.1%, an increase of Rs. 142.73 cr to Rs. 97.69 cr.    

Bajaj Eco - tec Products Limited manufactures India's finest engineered Medium Density Fiber Boards (MDF), Particle Boards, High Density Fibre (HDF) Boards and Laminated Flooring, which uses an agricultural residue i.e. sugarcane bagasse.

 First Yamuna Nagar Kbc Winner Vandana Singh

Dec 3 2010 11:33AM

Vandana Singh from Yamuna Nagar Haryana is a B.Tech degree holder.She wanted to be a CBI officer as she was badly inspired by Preity Zinta's character in bollywood movie 'Sangharsh'.

She loves dancing,cooking and dress designing.Vandana Singh is accompanied by her mother Saroj Singh on the Show.She won 3,20 Lakh.


 Woodstock India 2010 at Ahmedabad postponed

Dec 1 2010 5:23PM

Vibrant Exhibitions has announced to postpone Woodstock India 2010 scheduled on 17 to 19th December, 2010 at Gujarat University Ground, Ahmedabad. The Ply Reporter received an email from organiser, which stated that Woodstock India 2010 scheduled in the third week of December 2010, stands postponed on account of certain legal issues pertaining to Trademark and Copyright issue  "WOODSTOCK ", which are in the process of being sorted out very soon.
The organiser will announce the new dates at the earliest after solving the issue. It is noted that this is the first edition of the fair, which is focussed on Wood, Plywood, Wood Working Machineries, Laminates, Hardware, Modular Furniture and Kitchen etc.

 Panelexpo 2010 - International Exhibition-Cum-Conference – postponed

Nov 19 2010 10:33AM

Organizer of Panelexpo 2010, FDI has announced to postpone the PANELEXPO EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE scheduled to be held from December 1-4 December 2010 at NSIC Exhibition Ground Okhla, New Delhi.  The organizer will announce the new date of the event as and when finalized. 

Fair Design India said to The Ply Reporter, “ Despite our since efforts to hold the Panelexpo International Exhibition-Cum-Conference, we are unable to do so on account of various issues highlighted by the media on the eve of the Commonwealth Games, which had scared the foreign participants and also the festival season in India. Many of our exhibitors have therefore suggested postponement of the event and fix a convenient date which could be suitable for exhibitors and other participants from the Industry”.

 Bridge cracks Near Yamunanagar

Oct 12 2010 2:18PM

Yamunanagar plywood industry is facing raw timber shortage after the Yamuna River Bridge that connects the Haryana with Uttar Pradesh closed down. The bridge on NH: 73 at Haryana-Uttar Pradesh border near Saharanpur was closed for traffic on Friday after cracks were found in caps of two pillars.

It is noted that nearly 50 percent of poplar and eucalyptus timber for yamunanagar plywood industry units comes from neighbouring state of Uttar Pradesh. The industry here needs abundant quantity of poplar and eucalyptus timber for plywood, block board, film faced plywood production etc. Till the time the bridge is repaired and declared safe, it will not be opened for traffic. The only feasible route for heavy vehicles to reach the area is via Karnal, which industrialists say that is too long. “If I bring the wood from Karnal route, it will overrun my costs. Forget making profits, I will have to bear losses in the market. If this bridge is not opened sometime soon, the industry will suffer heavy losses”, said a timber supplier from Yamunanagar.

On the other hand, local farmers in Yamunanagar are set to make gains from the situation. With tight timber supply, industries are bound to offer us good prices. The prices were up by 10 percent. According to reports, most of the factories in the region are running with small stock of raw wood.

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