Founded in 1954 in Izmir, Üstünkarli Makine A.S. started off as a small workshop for producing sawmill machinery. Today, its production site near Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport spans some 20,000 square meters and its widely trusted machines are shipped worldwide. So it's no wonder Üstünkarli is exhibiting at LIGNA, with its strong reputation for drawing in visitors from right across the globe.

The company is keen to point out that it uses state-of-the-art software and hardware to ensure its solutions for the primary wood processing industry are always produced both reliably and economically - with a strong customer focus and in compliance with international standards. Üstünkarli is showcasing a string of innovations at LIGNA 2019, including new machinery that's specially designed for processing high-quality hardwood sourced from France and Germany. As part of its ambitious plans to create products for the high-end market, the company has installed machinery near the Franco-German border. Visitors to LIGNA have the chance to explore these machines up-close and derive inspiration for their own projects. The developers from Üstünkarli are on hand to explain the technology behind the components, which include an inclined hydraulic log carriage with an optimization-software-operated 2D scanner, a chipping canter with speed control, an inclined hydraulic band saw, also with speed control functionality, and an automatic edger line with chipping canters.