Upbeat industry comes together for largest ever DelhiWood
Photo Caption: ‘Transformation of Furniture Manufacturing and the Woodworking Industry’ was the theme of 2019 edition of DelhiWood.
Over 527 domestic and international companies exhibited at DelhiWood 2019 from 13 – 16 March 2019 at India Expo Centre & Mart in Greater Noida, India. Modern Woodwork was the Official Publication for this exhibition.
DelhiWood 2019 concluded successfully at the India Expo Mart & Centre in Greater Noida as more than 527 exhibitors showcased their latest products on 19,253 square meters of net display space.
DelhiWood once again continues to build on its position as the leading expo in South Asia for Furniture Production Technologies, Woodworking Machinery, Tools, Fittings, Accessories, Raw Materials and Product, alongside IndiaWood.
Held between 13 – 16 March 2019, the 4-day exhibition provided participants with insights into the latest trends and innovations in furniture production, woodworking machinery, interior design services, diverse building engineering services and the ever-growing woodworking industry.
DelhiWood 2019 India today has established itself as the most important event of the entire Indian Woodworking industry along with IndiaWood and MumbaiWood, having consistently offered an all-encompassing platform for both the demand and supply side to equip themselves with latest in technology, design, machinery and raw materials.
Impressions from DelhiWood
Modern Woodwork – the Official Publication of DelhiWood 2019 interacted with several exhibitors and visitors, especially with those who participated in DelhiWood for the first time to know their impressions.
Breaking all the previous records, as many as 527 domestic and international companies from 35 countries participated in Delhi Wood 2019 to make it largest exhibition in the National Capital Region ever. The growing number of exhibitors and visitors in this year’s exhibition clearly reflects the positive growth trend of Indian furniture and woodworking industry, which is expected to grow by around 20 per cent over the next few years. The perfect management of the exhibition was complemented by the traffic-free roads, availability of decent hotels in the vicinity and a vibrant, business-friendly atmosphere.
In the words of Mr. Jürgen Köppel, President of Eumabois and CEO of Leitz Group, he always makes it a point to come to India and visit DelhiWood. The reason behind it, according to Mr. Köppel, is the steady growth of Indian woodworking industry. He also added that he is delighted with the fact that DelhiWood witnessed 40 percent growth this year.
Association of Wood-Based Industries (AWBI) in Bhutan participated in the exhibition along with 18 furniture and wood-based companies in Bhutan.
Mr. Kencho Tshering, Head of AWBI said, “Participating in DelhiWood is a quite good experience for AWBI and for the Bhutanese companies who participated in this exhibition for the first time. This will help us make Indian furniture manufacturers aware of Bhutan Teak. Our companies received good enquiries for wood panels, hardwood, plywood and handicrafts.”
Mr. Ashish Ramdin, General Manager of Green Wood World, a company based in Suriname, South America also expressed positive feedback.
“Home to over 400 different wood species, Suriname is a forest-rich country. Here in DelhiWood, we displayed extensive range of lumber and received quite a good response. From the interior of cars to furniture and construction, Surinamese wood can be used for varied purposes. We have been generating good enquiries from local Indian manufacturers. Currently, we export to countries like China, Germany, Oman and Vietnam. Banking on DelhiWood’s experience, we are all set to explore abundant business opportunities in India.”
Mr. M. Nagai who looks after Overseas Sales Division of Tsuzuki Corporation, a member of Japanese Wood Association, said, “This is the first time we are participating in an Indian exhibition. The main purpose is to make Indians aware of Japanese wood culture. We have been receiving a great response. I found that many people are curious and shown their interest in Japanese wood and wooden products. Japan has recently started exporting logs and lumber to Korea, China, Taiwan and now we are looking forward to export to India as well.”
Square Meters of Exhibition Space
VIPs and Media
For The First Time
The theme of this edition was ‘Transformation of Furniture Manufacturing and the Woodworking Industry’ aptly carried forward to encourage domestic manufacturing for production and supply of equipment. In line with the DelhiWood 2021 vision of becoming the largest network and the most dynamic platform for the Woodworking Industry alongside IndiaWood 2020.
The 2019 edition of the show witnessed 527 participants from 35 countries spread across 11 country pavilions. DelhiWood offered a 360-degree view on global trends from the Woodworking Industry. These pavilions provided a great opportunity for domestic manufacturers, SME’s and traders to ideate, network and get an understanding of current trends. Furniture and kitchen manufacturers, architects, interior designers, timber traders, saw millers, builders, contractors, hardware distributors, dealers from all over the country and neighbouring countries such as Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, the middle-east and other international countries participated in the 4-day industry event.
DelhiWood saw participation from many International associations – American Softwood, American Hardwood from USA, Canadian Wood from Canada and Swedish Wood from Sweden, Japan Wood Association from Japan were among first-time participants. The encounter of worldwide experts provided the opportunity to learn and collaborate across borders.
DelhiWood 2019 was inaugurated on 13th March by Mr. Peter Ottman, CEO, NürnbergMesse and Ms. Sonia Prashar, Managing Director, NürnbergMesse India, along with key industry stakeholders.
“The exhibition is the biggest ever woodworking industry show in India and is expected to bring major traction for India which has over INR 3,000 Cr (US$30 billion) organized woodworking industry,” said Sonia Prashar, Managing Director, NürnbergMesse India Pvt Ltd.
Prashar adds that as per a study by the World Bank, India’s organised furniture industry is expected to grow 20% per annum over the next few years and is projected to cross US$ 32 billion by 2019, (INR 3,200 Cr) while the luxury furniture market is expected to garner US$27.01 billion (INR 1,870 crores) by 2020, registering a Compound Annual Growth Rate – (CAGR) of 4.1% during the forecast period 2015-2020.
DelhiWood also held live demonstrations along with the Furniture and Fittings Skill Council (FFSC), on all four days.
DelhiWood 2021 will take place on March 4-8, 2021 in Greater Noida at the India Expo Centre & Mart. Detailed information can be found on www.delhi-wood.com.
Bookings are now open for MumbaiWood which will take place at Bombay Exhibition Centre from 17 – 19 October, 2019 and IndiaWood which will take place at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre from 27 Feb – 2 March, 2020.