Dr. Giuseppe Bacci, CEO BACCI Automation, Pradamano UD, Italy

"This year, LIGNA showed again that it is the world’s top trade fair for the wood processing industry. LIGNA attracts a high number of visitors from around the world so, from a commercial standpoint, it is the best platform for presenting new and innovative machines and process solutions. LIGNA 2019 featured a large number of robotics solutions for production process automation. For many machinery manufacturers, robotics-based automation offers exciting new development opportunities and solutions. We decided to showcase the Bacci Group’s entire product range at LIGNA 2019 and are pleased to say it was a great success. We offer our sincere thanks to the LIGNA team and are looking forward to coming back again in 2021."

Canzio Costantini, CEO of Biesse Group Iberica and Portugal

"This year’s LIGNA was a fantastic show for us. We met a lot of customers from Spain and Portugal, and received numerous orders worth several million euros. LIGNA is the only place where we can seal such major deals and connect with an international audience. One example was the order for a turnkey manufacturing plant from a high-end furniture maker from Spain. We offer solutions that enable manufacturers to boost their competitiveness and increase their level of automation without sacrificing flexibility."

Jürgen Schröer, CEO, and Olaf Rohrbeck, CSO/CTO, Robert Bürkle GmbH, Freudenstadt, Germany

"This year’s LIGNA earned its stripes again as the world’s most important tradeshow for our industry. We had a great response to our tradeshow motto ‘Technology Arena’, our significantly enlarged display stand, and our inclusion of new technologies in the process chain. The inquiries we fielded during the show were markedly better than in 2017, both in terms of quantity and quality. Despite the current subdued business climate, we were highly satisfied with what we achieved at LIGNA."

Alberto Maestri, Managing Director Business Unit Finishing Cefla s.c., Imola BO, Italy

"We achieved double-digit growth in the number of visitors compared with 2017 – and the clear majority of them were from abroad. What’s more, we noted a high level of purchasing motivation among our customers, notwithstanding the current uncertainties in the global economy. We were also pleased that see that digitization has become a key strategic consideration for customers looking to invest in new process control, service management and digital printing technologies."

Thorgen Jüttner, Sales Manager Germany, Festool GmbH, Wendlingen am Neckar, Germany

"We were very satisfied with how the show has gone this year in terms of the quantity and quality of the customer contacts we had. Our decision to invest in a location in Hall 13, targeting joiners and cabinetmakers, and a second location on the open-air site targeting carpenters, paid off. At these stands we connected with a large number of seasoned woodworking professionals and vocational students who demonstrated a great deal of interest in our high-end tools and services."

Luigi De Vito, SCM Division Director, Rimini, Italy

"For me, it has been a great pleasure to be back here in Hannover. It’s exactly 60 years since we first exhibited at LIGNA, and, for us, this year’s show has been the most successful yet, bringing customers from more than 70 countries to our stand. Visitors showed immense interest in our 'Smart & Human Factory' showcase and the more than 60 SCM technology solutions on display. For us, LIGNA has opened up some major opportunities in new and existing markets."