Hannover, Germany, becomes the focus of attention for the world of wood and the timber industry with Ligna.

This May, more than 1,500 companies will gather in Hannover, Germany, to show the future of the wood processing industries. Whether it’s about scanning, automation, IoT platforms or collaborative systems, LIGNA is where innovations are shown for the first time and on an unparalleled scale. 130,000 square meters (nearly 1.4 million square feet) is the total net exposure area which will be occupied by exhibition booths with the latest wood and wood processing plant, machinery and tools.

“From May 27-31, 2019, exhibitors from more than 50 countries will gather here at the Hannover Exhibition Center to present state-of-the-art processing solutions, applications and concepts for the entire forest and timber industry. companies from the world’s leading technology providers will make Hannover the global focus for the timber industries during those five days.No other just comparison in terms of international appeal, “said Dr. Andreas Gruchow, a member of the Deutsche Messe Board, during the LIGNA Preview press conference. on February 5 in Hanover, adding: “Once again in 2019, LIGNA will serve as the industry showcase to unveil its innovations, with many exhibitors even timing their development cycles to coincide with the staging of the show every two years.”

Visitors can expect to see innovations across all display categories, from forestry technology, furniture and window manufacturing to tooling systems and surface technology. They will also see live demonstrations of fully functional furniture production plants, learn about IoT platforms for 4.0 Industry factories and the latest R & D projects, and attend networking events during the event. Dr. Andreas Gruchow: “One of the biggest challenges is the increasing trend towards product individualization, a trend that puts pressure on manufacturers to deliver customized products with the same speed, profitability and efficiency as with mass production. of challenges for which LIGNA exhibitors will present solutions. “

LIGNA 2019 has three main themes: “Integrated Woodworking, Custom Solutions”, “Smart Surface Technology” and “Access to Resources and Technology”. The latter is also the main theme of the Wood Industry Summit.

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