Press releases of the association

According to figures from the Federal Statistical Office, German manufacturers of woodworking machinery achieved a production record of 3.3 billion euros last year with a plus of 5 percent over the previous year. The predicted increase of 8 percent was thus missed.
The German woodworking machinery manufacturers were able to increase production by 10.4 percent to 3.2 billion euros in 2017.
The Executive Board of the VDMA Woodworking Machinery Association has three new members: Markus Hüllmann (G. Kraft Maschinenbau GmbH, Rietberg) and Olaf Rohrbeck (Robert Bürkle GmbH, Freudenstadt) were appointed to the committee for the first time at the general meeting in Leipzig.
According to preliminary figures, last year the German manufacturers of woodworking machinery achieved a production record of 3.4 billion euros with an increase of 8 percent. This means that Germany remains by far the largest manufacturer of woodworking machinery.
Suppliers of automation solutions and IT applications for the wood and furniture industry will travel to the Baltic States from 6 to 10 May 2019 to explore the market. Participants will have the opportunity to make concrete contacts with potential customers.
The Woodworking Machinery Trade Asscociation’s executive board elected Mr Pekka Paasivaara, chairman of the HOMAG Group AG in Schopfloch, as its chairman during the regular board meeting on 27th November 2018.
For the second time now, German plywood and saw industry suppliers and processors are jointly exhibiting their products under the umbrella brand, “Made in Germany“, to customers in North America. The Timber Processing & Energy Expo (TPEE) in Portland, Oregon, is taking place from 17th till 19th October 2018.
Germany’s woodworking machinery manufacturers had a record year in 2016, topping the all-time high of 2007. Provisional figures indicate that the industry surged past the forecast 5 percent mark to achieve double-digit sales growth.
In the past year German woodworking machinery producers showed an 11 percent increase in turnover. According to the Statistic Federal Agency, production in Germany reached – contrary to the VDMA’s expectations – a plus of only 2.3 percent.