Weinig joins forces with Essetre

Celebrating the finalizing of the strategic cooperation agreement between Michael Weinig AG and Essetre are (from left to right): Dr. Ralf K├░stev, Weinig management board, Nicola and Cristina Sella, Essetre owners, Gregor Baumbusch, CEO of Michael Weinig AG, Khaled Al-Viseimi, Weinig management board, and Dr. Georg Hanrath, chief technology officer at Michael Weinig AG.

HANNOVER, Germany - At a special press conference at LIGNA, Michael Weinig AG and Essetre s.r.l. announced a strategic cooperation agreement between the two companies in the area of CNC joinery machines.

According to Weinig, the strategic partnership provides an important addition to its offering for the engineered wood sector and enables the company to serve customers even better and more comprehensively. Essetre will leverage  the global sales and service network of Weinig to penetrate the relevant markets even more. According to a statement, "both partners will combine their extensive knowledge of the woodworking sectors to further develop their portfolio and expand their pole position in the respective markets."

Founded in 1905 by Michael Weinig and based in Tauberbischofsheim, Germany, the company operates worldwide and specializes in the development and production of woodworking machinery and equipment for the solid wood processing industry.

Founded in 1979 by Giovanni Sella, and based in Thiene, Vicenza, Italy, Essetre specializes in the furniture and timber construction industry.. The company markets to more than 30 countries and has been designing and manufacturing 1,200-plus exclusive and branded CNC woodworking machines, including for 5-axis machining, wood construction, panels, and tops.

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