Press releases of the association

The Executive Board of the VDMA Woodworking Machinery Association will have a new chairman starting next January: Markus Hüllmann (G. Kraft Maschinenbau GmbH, Rietberg) was elected as successor to Pekka Paasivaara (Homag Group AG, Schopfloch) as of January 1, 2021 at the fall meeting of the board.
After 10 long years of growth, the sales boom for the woodworking machinery industry will come to an end this year. In addition to the economic slowdown already indicated in 2019, the corona pandemic will act as a significant brake.
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.
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.
The German woodworking machinery manufacturers were able to increase production by 10.4 percent to 3.2 billion euros in 2017.