TAUBERBISCHOFSHEIM, GERMANY - Weinig AG, the global market leader in solid wood processing machines and systems, can look back on a thoroughly positive LIGNA 2013. A significant factor was the high quality of the visitors, which translated into lively interest in the many innovations and enhancements. "Our portfolio is consistently oriented towards savings potential and, therefore, precisely meets the requirements of the market," concludes Klaus Müller, Head of Marketing and Communication. Sales of 160 machines and systems across the group exceeded the results from 2011. Holz-Her, the derived timber products processing specialist within the Weinig Group, also recorded a significant increase in orders compared with the previous LIGNA. The sound overall results from the trade fair were also supported by intensive demand from Eastern Europe, particularly Russia, as well as North America. Also gratifying was the significant increase in the proportion of foreign visitors, who accounted for 40 per cent of professional visitors.
The over-riding trend among the exhibits was towards high-quality systems with innovative functions. Weinig is excellently positioned to keep pace with this trend with its mastery of complex, individual applications. The company clearly exemplified this at Ligna with a fully-automatic, networked, high-speed pre-cutting system. The system combined the new 2D-optimizing software, intelligent optimizing saws and integrated scanner technology in a highly-efficient, cost-effective production line with maximum wood recovery. In our core expertise of profiling, Weinig also demonstrated our extensive know-how of the complete production process. Our exhibits spanned the entire spectrum from product idea to the finished tool and from the connection of all upstream processes to production. The application of such technology can produce savings of a double-digit percentage. There is particular potential in the expanding timber house construction sector, for which Weinig supplies innovative production systems. Here, customers particularly benefit from the all-round expertise of the world market leader. From separation and planing to finger-jointing and gluing, Weinig covers the complete production process, while also guaranteeing comprehensive support of project implementation via the Weinig Concept business unit.
Weinig is also expanding its range of equipment packages and options for standard machines, which offer customers additional benefits and optimized work processes. There was popular demand for enhanced Conturex technology, which is primarily used for the production of windows and doors and particularly impresses with its patented clamping table. The latest generation enables an increase in production performance of around 20 per cent whether in single-batch or series production. The investment outlay remains the same despite optimal flexibility. The new concept of the Weinig Arena proved extremely popular at LIGNA. Highlights included interviews with leading companies from the timber sector whose success stories are closely intertwined with their partner Weinig.
The wide-ranging Holz-Her product offensive notably included the new vertical Evolution CNC processing center. The capability to format and profile workpieces in addition to drilling offers the customer significant added value.
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