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Woodmac China Records 28% Growth

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 China nternational Exhibitions. Scheduled for the 10th edition from 17-20 February 2009, WoodMac China and associate events FurniTek China, for hardware and WoodBuild China for lumber and wood accessories will be the largest show in the events' 10-year history.

"At a time of worldwide economic crisis it is sobering to reveal an exhibition that has shown an increase in demand" reports Brendan Jennings General Manager of the organizers China International Exhibitions (CIE). WoodMac China is organized in partnership with CIE of Shanghai, DMA, Germany organizers of Ligna+ the world's largest woodworking technology fair and China National Forestry Machinery Association. Explaining the growth of WoodMac China 2009 Mr. Jennings added "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.

This has created an increased demand for labour saving, energy saving and material saving are all terms of "Efficiency echnology" that will dominate the exhibits at the show in February 2009. While, furniture producers in developing markets of Asia, Middle East and South America are still seek price advantages offered from buying inexpensive Chinese made technology. 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" explained Mr. Jennings.

Occupying a total of 46, 000 square metres at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, over 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. WoodMac for technology exhibits, dominate the show occupying 80% of the total area. "More evidence of the rush to echnology solutions by Chinese and international wood product manufacturers" commented Brendan Jennings.

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 press and more. SCM, from Italy is this country's leading manufacturer of solid wood and panel processing technology.

SCM will show their CNC machining center, automatic edge banding machine, CNC center for window manufacture, circular saws and calibrating/sanding machines. With a focus on efficiency technology, SCM engineering can save wood product manufacturers time and money. Union Brother (China) Co., Ltd, USA, offer highly accurate machines that optimize the timber cut process and support from their Shanghai office ensures best service to clients. Union Brother will display their latest machines at WoodMac China 2009 and the first time they will be shown in China.

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 their 240 square metre pavilion at WoodMac China 09, 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. Nantong technology has a growing reputation outside China as a reliable business partner technology based on many years of export sales to markets worldwide. Reignmac Machinery Co., Ltd, a global provider of woodworking molder technology including 4-7 head four side molder machines series. Internationally famous brand, Reignmac technology is sold to over 50 countries throughout the world.

"For Chinese furniture and wood product manufacturers, the visitor to this show, WoodMac China 2009 offers a wide range of the best producers of efficiency technology in the world. While at the same time, visitors from overseas can see the largest number of Chinese woodworking technology companies of any event in 2009. Offering an unrivaled opportunity to meet more companies offering cost effective technology at this one show, than ever before" commented Brendan Jennings.



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