HANNOVER, GERMANY - Weinig's solid wood business unit solid sold a total of 190 machines and systems at LIGNA 2015, the big German trade show held in Hannover last month. 

"Buoyant interest throughout the entire duration of the event translated into a high order inflow," Weinig reports, with "an increase of 21 percent compared with the previous LIGNA."

Weinig says its Holz-Her subsidiary, which specializes in panel processing and edgebanding,  recorded a 5 percent increase in orders, selling 75 machines. 

Weinig and Holz-Her were among the larger exhibitors at LIGNA, and attendees from 91 countries visited its 45,000 square foot exhibit.

"In a generally good investment climate, we were able to impress with our innovations," CEO Wolfgang Pöschl says. Weinig presented innovations in a new stage in the evolution of planing and profiling machines, along with CNC centers for window production, and ripping technology with scanner integration. Another focal point was networked production.

For Holz-Her,  a new generation of edgebanders was shown, intended to make zero-joint laser edging attractive also to smaller shops. Holz-Her also showed a new versions of its Evolution vertical machining center.  During its press conference at LIGNA 2015, Weinig said turnover increased 6.3% last year; and that the company was currently trading ahead of its 2015 targets.


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