Press releases of the association

Grace Chen, Managing Director at Leitz Tooling Systems (China) Inc. in Nanjing, PR China was appointed Chairwoman of the VDMA woodworking machinery working group at the 22nd meeting in Chnagzhou, PR China.
Last year, German manufacturers of woodworking machines achieved a new production record of 3.37 billion euros with a small plus of 0.6 percent according to figures from the Federal Statistical Office.
Mathias Fischer, Sales Manager at Fagus-GreCon Greten GmbH & Co. KG in Alfeld, was elected chairman of the VDMA working group "Marketing and Sales". The election, which took place during the meeting on 18.6.2019 at Robert Bürkle GmbH in Freudenstadt, was unanimous. The circle meets twice a year and deals with various channels of market communication, in particular trade fairs and online communication.
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.