Weinig satisfied with LIGNA 2019
Photo Caption: The Weinig Group was a real magnet: The 5.000 sq. m. stand was a “must” for professional visitors at LIGNA.
The Weinig Group achieved a good result at the world’s leading trade fair for the sector in Hanover. A total of 273 machines and systems of the two brands Weinig and Holz-Her were sold. The ambitious order inflow targets were exceeded. Compared to LIGNA 2017, an increase of around 20 percent was achieved. The Weinig Group received orders from 29 countries. At the 5,000 m2 stand of the leading technology provider for solid wood and panel processing, experts from 92 countries informed themselves about the complete range during the five-day event.
The many new products were very well received by the professional audience. Weinig set an exclamation mark in the area of systems engineering. At LIGNA, a complex plant could be seen live in action, illustrating the competence across the entire value chain of solid wood processing. In addition to the traditional magnets planing, profiling and cutting, Weinig recorded a remarkable demand in the jointing technology segment. The solutions in timber construction also met with great interest. The Concept business unit registered a number of high-calibre enquiries in the CLT area. In the Forum, the Weinig Group concentrated on the trends of today, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow. Central topics were digitization, automation and networking. Here Weinig was able to convince interested parties with its customer-oriented range of solutions tailored to the individual requirements.
Weinig underlined its social commitment at LIGNA with the campaign “Running for a good cause”. Many visitors to the stand took the opportunity to cover running meters and convert them into euros on a specially provided treadmill. The proceeds will go to the institutions of SOS Children’s Villages.
The Weinig press conference on the first day of the fair was attended by 75 journalists from all over the world. CEO Gregor Baumbusch presented good figures. Contrary to the rather weak trend in the industry, the Weinig Group achieved the best first quarterly result in the company’s history in the LIGNA year. Compared to the same period of the previous year, order inflow increased by 5.9% and sales by 8.7%. “The outlook for this year has been very positive to date,” said the CEO.