WoodMac China 2009, the largest and longest running woodworking technology trade event in China, has recorded a 28% growth in area according to the organizers. Scheduled for 17-20 February 2009, WoodMac China and associated events FurniTek China (for hardware) and WoodBuild China (for lumber and wood accessories) will be the largest show in the event’s 10-year history.
“At a time of worldwide economic crisis it is sobering to reveal an exhibition that has shown an increase in demand,” said Brendan Jennings, general manager of the organizers China International Exhibitions (CIE). WoodMac China is organised in partnership with CIE of Shanghai, DMA, Germany organisers of Ligna+ the world’s largest woodworking technology fair and China National Forestry Machinery Association.
“In the current economic climate Chinese furniture and wood product manufacturers must upgrade to the most efficient technology available to produce more for less and with a higher quality,” Jennings said.
This has created an increased demand for labour saving, energy saving and material saving … all terms of ‘efficiency technology’ that will dominate the exhibits.
“WoodMac China will be the first woodworking technology show in China since the world economic crisis hit and international and Chinese manufacturers of the latest efficiency technology are eager to show their customers how that can save them money,” Jennings said.
Occupying a total of 46,000 square metres at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, more than 500 companies will participate at the combined event WoodMac, FurniTek and WoodBuild including national and regional pavilions from Germany, Italy, Spain, Taiwan Region and USA.
Particular highlights of international companies at the show include Michael Weinig AG, a global leader and manufacturer of solid woodworking machinery and the largest single participant of the German Pavilion at WoodMac. From their factories in China and Germany, Weinig can offer a comprehensive service to customers for saws, cutting machines, molder and accessories, finger-jointing lines, gluing presses and more. SCM, from Italy is that country’s leading manufacturer of solid wood and panel processing technology. SCM will show its CNC machining centre, automatic edge banding machine, CNC centre for window manufacture, circular saws and calibrating/sanding machines.
Union Brother (China) Co., Ltd, USA, offers highly accurate machines that optimize the timber cut process.
From China industry majors including NanXing Woodworking Machinery Co., Ltd, a leading Chinese enterprise offering the best quality automatic edge bander and banding machines. From its 240 square metre pavilion, Nanxing can offer cost-effective solutions for a wide range of issues facing furniture and wood panel manufacturers. Nantong Guoquan, manufacture specialist drilling technology, and can provide solutions to furniture manufacturers with automatic and semi-automatic drilling machines.
Reignmac Machinery Co., Ltd, a global provider of woodworking molder technology including 4-7 head four-side molder machines series.
For more information on the events, please visit www.woodmacchina.net