Manufacturers of woodworking machines are experiencing global sales growth, driven in particular by the emerging markets. This demand is not only due to population growth and an expanding need for living space. Quality and design requirements for both products and production processes are also increasing. Quality, efficiency and sustainability are decisive arguments for new investment in manufacturing technology.
Where efficiency and sustainability are a concern, decreased use of energy is often a focus. Energy efficient motors and intelligent process controls reduce consumption for modern machines and manufacturing facilities to levels that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. Of even greater interest is the efficient use of resources and above all of the wood itself, shining the spotlight on questions of waste minimization, efficient processing and optimal materials recovery.
The LIGNA motto “Making more out of wood” perfectly expresses this goal, and how LIGNA 2013 showcases what is possible from both a technical and a business standpoint. Exhibitors and visitors are eagerly looking forward to the world’s largest trade fair for wood and furniture technologies and bioenergy. Manufacturers from around the globe present themselves to their competition and to an international audience of trade professionals.
German manufacturers of woodworking machines are the global market leaders – in terms of technology and sales alike. Some 17,500 people working in 200 companies produced woodworking machines and tools valued at €3.4 billion in 2012.