Just a few hours before LIGNA 2019 drew to a successful close, our Editor in Chief, Apratim Ghoshal got a chance to speak to Christian Pfeiffer, Deutsche Messe’s Global Director LIGNA & Woodworking Events and indulge in a face to face to conversation on the show, integrated woodworking, the digital age, Deutsche Messe’s expansion of portfolio to Southeast Asia and lot more. Excerpts.
Giuseppe Bacci, Sales Director, BACCI enlightens on the participation and planning at LIGNA 2019, products to be showcased and lot more in an exclusive interview with Wood & Panel on the occassion of LIGNA Preview.
Juergen Koeppel, CEO, Leitz enlightens on the unique features of the much loved ProfilCut Q, the digital world, their expectations and participation at LIGNA 2019, new products to be revealed and lot more in a face to face conversation with Wood & Panel at LIGNA Preview 2019.
Christian Schulten, the newly appointed Director of Marketing and Communication, HOMAG indulges in an exclusive conversation with Wood & Panel during LIGNA Preview 2019 as he speaks more on their participation and expectation from LIGNA 2019, integrated woodworking, the 25 years of successful TREFF and lot more.
Raphaël Prati, Corporate Marketing and Communications Director highlights on robotisation and digitalisation in technology as he speaks on Biesse’s participation at LIGNA 2019 along with latest technologies to be revealed, the group’s 50th anniversary celebration throughout the year and lot more in an exclusive interview with Wood & Panel on the occasion of LIGNA Preview 2019.
Joerg F. Mayer, the Managing Director of Wilhelm Altendorf GmbH & Co. KG talks to Wood & Panel on their participation at LIGNA as Altendorf group, their expectations and plans for LIGNA, the unique features of the award winning machines and lot more on the occasion of LIGNA Preview.
Karl Fuchs, Director Sales from 2020 Technologies focuses on what’s coming this LIGNA, the launch of the next generation of Enterprise Manufacturing Solution, their participation and expectations from LIGNA 2019 and lot more during LIGNA Preview 2019 in an exclusive interview with Wood & Panel.
Javier Liria, Commercial Director, Venjakob Spain and Latin America, shares with us the secret behind the company’s global success, participation at Magna Expo Mueblera, their popular products and innovative technologies, Mexican market and lot more.
Dennis Bieselt from VDMA speaks to Wood & Panel on the floors of Magna Expo Mueblera on the success of this edition of the show, participation of German companies and their expectations for the upcoming LIGNA.
Marco Pedronici, General Manager, SCM Group Mexico focuses on the group’s presence at Magna Expo Mueblera as well their Latin American market highlighting on the global service program in an exclusive interview with Wood & Panel.
Ing. Alejandro Oviedo, Sales Manager, Jowat, Mexico highlights on the Mexican market, their presence at Magna Expo Mueblera, highest selling products and lot more during an interview with Wood & Panel.
Jozsef Kuthy, District Sales Manager of Stiles Machinery, Mexico enlightens us on market strategies and presence in Mexico, their participation in Magna Expo Mueblera, annual European Benchmarking Technology Tour and lot more.
Helga Boehle from German Forestry Council (KWF) speaks to Wood & Panel on their participation at this edition of Magna Expo Mueblera (MEM) and also their preparation for the third edition of Wood Industry Summit to be held at the upcoming LIGNA.
In an exclusive interview with Wood & Panel, Christian Pfeiffer, Deutsche Messe’s Global Director LIGNA & Woodworking Events briefs on the highlights of the 25th edition of Magna Expo Mueblera (MEM), the successful partnership with AMPIMM, the Mexican Association of Wood Industry Suppliers. The partnership has given the show a new face and effectively transformed it into a one-stop shop and have succeeded in turning MEM Industrial into Mexico’s leading industry showcase.
During IWF Atlanta, Wood & Panel had the opportunity to speak to Cole Martin, the Sales Manager, Dieffenbacher Customer Support, LLC.
Combilift sets the benchmark for mass customization with its new €50 million production plant. Wood & Panel was present there at the inauguration and spoke to Martin McVicar, the CEO of the company to know more on the company, the latest plant and lot more.
Manuela Andreani, SCM Software Product Manager, elaborates on “Maestro Digital Systems”, the platform of digital tools in line with the “Work simple. Work digital” concept in an exclusive interview with Wood & Panel during Xylexpo.
Daniel Schrenk, MD, Sales and Marketing speaks to Wood & Panel during Xylexpo about their latest airFace design, powertec hoggers, their know how in industry 4.0, after sales service and lot more.
In an exclusive interview with Wood & Panel, Federico Broccoli, Wood Division Director, Biesse, gives us an insight into Biesse’s participation in Xylexpo, the latest, ‘Automaction’, their IoT platform and app- Sophia and its unique features, automated solutions and lot more.
Bolognini, Sales Manager, Cefla speaks to Wood & Panel about the current phase of woodworking industry in Italy, their innovations on digital printing, the new iBotic and lot more during Xylexpo.
In an exclusive interview with Wood & Panel, during Holz-Handwerk, Luigi De Vito, SCM Division Director speaks on industry 4.0, IoT, SCM Digital Days, and most importantly, the group’s latest, Maestro Digital Systems. Watch the full interview here.
Juergen Koeppel, CEO, Leitz Group speaks to Wood & Panel on at Holz Handwerk on their participation, latest tooling, after sales services, upcoming Xylexpo and lot more. Watch the video for the entire interview.
Wolfgang Hormuth, Vice President, Industrial Adhesives, Kleiberit, Germany speaks to Wood & Panel about their participation at Holz-Handwerk, their recent takeaway from IndiaWood, edgebanding, profile wrapping and the upcoming Xylexpo. Watch the full interview here.
In an exclusive interview with Joerg F. Mayer, the Managing Director of Wilhelm Altendorf GmbH & Co. KG speaks to Wood & Panel on their participation at the show, the F45 special edition 111, their take on industry 4.0, upcoming Xylexpo, the present market and lot more. Watch the video for the entire interview.
Gregor Baumbusch, the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, MICHAEL WEINIG AG speaks to Wood & Panel on the revolutionary MindShare, their participation at the show, the trending industry 4.0, the all new Unimat, the upcoming Xylexpo and lot more on the floors of Holz Handwerk. Watch the video now.
In conversation with Mr. Haluk Baybek, Export Group Manager of Kastamonu right from the floor of interzum Guangzhou.
During Xylexpo, Wood & Panel got the chance to speak to Christian Pfeiffer, Deutsche Messe’s Global Director for LIGNA and Woodworking Events and note some quick know how on LIGNA 2019, the upcoming Medex, Deutsche Messe’s expansion to Iran, the LIGNA Conference to be held at China and lot more.
Mr. Udo Leiber, Managing Director, Leuco Asia, bares his heart on interzum Guangzhou, market strategies, products and lot more. Read on.
Hansjörg Felder, CEO of Felder Group, indulges into an exclusive interview with Wood & Panel on the floors of IndiaWood and talks on the Indian market, tempora edge bander, upcoming shows like Holz Handwerk and Xylexpo.
Directly from the the floors of IndiaWood, Wood & Panel speaks to Xavier Jorge of Barberan about the flat lamination market in India and profile wrapping machines.
Directly from the the floors of IndiaWood, Wood & Panel speaks to Roberto Bolognini of Cefla about the Indian market, exhibited products and upcoming Xylexpo.
Directly from the the floors of IndiaWood, Wood & Panel speaks to Shyam Krishnan of Altendorf about their participation, the new F45, Magis line, and plans for Indian market.
Mr. Chris Bradford, Marketing Director for Wood Coatings, AkzoNobel, bares his heart on upcoming LIGNA, new products, European market and lot more.
Wood & Panel gets up and personal with Mr. Alexander Leutner, Vice President of Berndorf Band GmbH.
On the occasion of WMS Canada, Wood & Panel got a chance to take a shot of purple, right with the President of Leuco Tool Corporation, Jens Schulz. Know more on their presence in the show, AirFace system, plastic processing and more. Read on.
On the floors of LIGNA 2017, Wood & Panel had the privilege of speaking to Mr. Joerg F Mayer, Managing Director of Wilhelm Altendorf GmbH & Co. KG, about his company’s participation at LIGNA, their latest Magis, the most talked about F45, their expansion plans and lot more.
In conversation with Jürgen Köppel, CEO, Leitz
During LIGNA, Wood & Panel has the chance to interact with the who’s who of the industry, Dirk Eisenmann and Bernd Bielfeldt of Dieffenbacher being two of them. Read their take on the new layout, the company’s vision and lot more.
Staffan Karlsson, Global marketing Manager of Sandvik Process Systems, bares his heart on their high quality steel belts, European market, global services of Sandvik and lot more. Read On.
Dr. Rene Pankoke, CEO and President of Hymmen, discusses about the company’s various product lines, its strengths and future market expansions. Know more.
On the ocassion of LIGNA Preview, Wood & Panel had the opportunity to interact with Jürgen Köppel, the CEO of Leitz. Read on:
Christian Pfeiffer, Global Director LIGNA & Woodworking Events, Deutsche Messe speaks to Wood & Panel Europe on the floors of Magna Expomueblera on their acquisition, Mexican woodworking industry, upcoming LIGNA and lot more.
Wood & Panel gets up and personal with Jürgen Hauger, Head of Sales of the VOLLMER Group, Read More.
Wood & Panel gets up, close and personal with Hansjörg Felder, the CEO of Felder Group, as he talks about the group’s 60th anniversary, latest range of planers, the software, the current market and lot more. Read on:
Sam Thomas, Sales Area Manager, Cefla Middle East FZE speaks to Wood & Panel on the current market, the latest iGiotto Twin X2, Fusion and Inert Coating Technology, association with Henkel and a lot more at the show floors of Xylexpo.
Jan Hassan, PR and Marketing of Pollmeier has spoken to us on various issues related to the company, market strategies, product developments, innovations of wood based panels and flooring and more.
In a candid conversation with us, Ebru Manav, Marketing and Product Manager of Henkel IMEA Region bares her heart on product developments, market strategies, researches and more.
In an exclusive interview with Wood & Panel Europe, Roberto Bolognini, Sales Manager, Cefla Finishing Group speaks on their presence in Germany, their latest range of technologies, iGiotto app, on the upcoming Xylexpo and more. Read on.
Face to face with Mr. Bernhard Fox, Product Manager, Leuco, Germany at the Nuremberg Holz-Handwerk show in Nuremberg. Watch the video to know more on the current market of Leuco, the latest range of saw blades, online catalogue and lot more.
Wolfgang Hormuth, Vice President, Industrial Adhesives, Kleiberit speaks to Wood & Panel Europe on HotCoating Technology, polyurethane hotmelts and more at Holz-Handwerk show in Nuremberg.
In an exclusive interview at Holz-Handwerk, Nuremberg, Germany, Mr. Gregor Baumbusch, Chief Sales Officer (CSO), Michael Weinig AG.
In an exclusive interview with Wood & Panel, Jens Fandrey, the Project Manager for Hot Coating Technology, Kleiberit, speaks on the merits of using the technology in flooring, the technology being the main success driver in Europe and lot more, right from the floors of Domotex, Hannover. Read on.
In conversation with Joerg F. Mayer, the Managing Director of Wilhelm Altendorf GmbH & Co. KG, from the floors of WoodTech India, Chennai
Wood & Panel Europe had the privilege of speaking to Gregor Baumbusch, the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, MICHAEL WEINIG AG and gain first-hand knowledge of these innovative technologies. Read his take on Industry 4.0, smart machines and brand building- right from the floors of LIGNA!
In the recent LIGNA Preview, Wolfgang Pöschl (CEO, Weinig AG) speaks to us on Technology Offensive, the last inTech, the company’s participation in LIGNA, future course of action and much more. Excerpts from the conversation:
Jürgen Köppel, Member of the Board-Sales, Service and Marketing, Homag Group speaks to us on the upcoming LIGNA, smart machines, lightweight construction and most importantly the service- right on the floors of LIGNA Preview. Here is the replica.
In an exclusive interview with Wood & Panel, at the recent LIGNA Preview, Raphael Prati, the Director of Marketing and Communication, Biesse Group speaks to us on the company’s plan for the upcoming LIGNA, Industry 4.0, smart machines, new office and much more.
Wood & Panel Europe in a candid conversation with Lorenzo Primultini, President, ACIMALL discusses the just concluded Xylexpo, the comeback of the major companies and Italian woodworking industry in general. Here is the replica.
Rainer Kampwerth, Sales Manager, Surface Treatment Products, PUR-HotCoating, Kleiberit speaks to us right from the floors of Xylexpo on HotCoating, the technology, and future course of action from Kleiberit! Stay updated.
Ashok D’Souza, Head of Operations, Altendorf India Pvt Ltd shared his views on the Woodtech India 2014 and the Indian market
Mr. Stefano Benedetti, VP Marketing & Sales, shares with us a detailed insight about the present industry scenario:
Wood & Panel Europe: In coversation with Santino Buresta, Regional Sales Director, Cefla Finishing Group
GRASS has been talk of the town for quite sometime for its remarkeable contribution to the industry. Recently GRASS has secured a fourth Red Dot Award for its innovation with Vionaro. In an exclusive interview with us, Ronald Weber, Chairman of the GRASS Executive Board, spoke to us about its success and also his views on the present market situations:
Tushar Tandel, Diector, Sales, Felder Woodworking Machines Pvt Ltd, India, spoke to us on the emerging India market right from the floors of Woodtech India.
Hemant D. Kurle, India Sales Manager of Biesse, gave us an insight to the future plans of 2014 and its participation in Wootech India 2014. Read on to know more.
Mr. Umberto Meroni, the Technical Director and Energy Manager, Fantoni Group speaks to us on Berndorf Bands. Here is the replica.
In an exclusive interview with Raphaël Prati, Corporate Marketing and Communications Director, Biesse SpA gave us a detailed insight.
During interzum Cologne 2011, International Committee of Decorative Laminates Industry (ICDLI) presented a laminates gallery to the world. Some of the most intrinsic pieces of laminates were on display for thousands of awestruck participants at interzum. Mr Ralf Olsen, Secretary General, ICDLI, shared his insight on the diverse range of products and the industry.
On the venue of the inaugural Abu Dhabi Woodshow, we had a chance to speak to Walid Farghal, Director General, Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions regarding the event that was launched under the banner of Woodshow and the other related industry issues.
Head of Communication, Homag Group, has spoken to us on numerous issues related to the company, its strategies for 2012, latest technologies, the market and a lot more.
The furniture manufacturing sector is brimming with hope for fruitful times in the New Year. Kitchen furnishings sector, which trends an inevitable popularity with changing concepts of the modern day living area, shows an optimistic picture too. Ahead of the EuroCucina, a major biennial show for the kitchen sector, to be held in Italy held from April 17-22 at the Milan Fairgrounds in Rho, Wolfgang Steib, Member of the Management Board, Hettich, elucidates on trends and scope of the industry while briefing about his company’s current stance in the sector.
Modern methods use high grade machines for peeling purposes. What was earlier a painstaking process carried out manually can now be done conveniently using machines. Mikko Vesterinen, Raute Technology Manager of Peeling and log handling, explains the intricacies of modern veneer production in a conversation with us. Here’s the conversation in detail
Andrea Novello, Sales manager of Caselli Group in conversation with us giving insights about the industry and the company.
Stefan Krebs, Head of Marketing, Schelling Anlagenbau GmbH has spoken to us on various issues. Read on the interview
Ulrike Sattler, Project Manager of Marketing, EGGER Retail, talks to us about the current status of EGGER and its future plans.
CEO, Division Head Renewable Raw Materials / Market Research, nova-Institut GmbH
Dr. Olaf Plümer, CEO igeL, the lightweight panel association, talks about the lightweight panels industry.
Mrs. Daw Khin Marla, the Director, Nat Ray Co. Ltd, importer of high quality home and office furnishing and life style products speaks to us during FurniPro Asia and enlightens us about Myanmar. Read on.
John Kissock OBE, Chair of the Scottish Forest and Timber Technologies Advisory Group (SFTTAG) educates on the forest and more specifically timber industries in Scotland by answering queries about it. SFTTAG advises Scottish enterprise and Government on matters relating to sustainable economic development and opportunities provided by the forest & timber industries in the country.
Dr. Jochen Köckler, Member of the Managing Board, Deutsche Messe has spoken to us about the most awaited event of the year- LIGNA 2013.
With just a few months to go for LIGNA, we get to speak to Sumit Sharma, the Regional Manager, VDMA, North India Office. VDMA is the co-organiser of LIGNA. He talks to us on the liaison between the Indian industries and VDMA. Here is the replica.
Prof. Maximilian Ober, faculty of wood technology, Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences has shared his expertise on the surfaces.
Bill Dearing, President of North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA), shares his insight on the current scenario of the market and the possibilities of it in the coming days.
Jacquelyn Clair, Account Executive and Social Media Strategist at Marketing Design Group, has been involved in Social Media Marketing in both US and Europe since 2005. As new media gained traction in the marketplace, Clair was tasked to lead a strategic review of the emerging platforms, defining a program of change for the company’s new product roadmap. At MDG she has launched and consulted on new media ventures ranging from large consumer campaigns and targeted B2B campaigns to strategies for small businesses. She shares her insight on the phenomenon with us.
John A. Courson, who took over as the president and CEO of HBI, on January 1, 2012 gives in about the association’s working.
John Henderson of the John Henderson & Company of Las Vegas is the recently elected President of the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA). Henderson has been honored with a huge responsibility which was earlier entrusted to David Rothwell.
During his two year term Henderson has to address some decisive issues and adapt to the new trends. While sharing his recent experiences the WMIA President elaborates on issues pertaining to the association, industry and its paraphernalia.
To provide a better understanding on the matter we got Rusty Swindoll, Assistant Technical Training Director at the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) to answers some queries pertaining to Brazilian hardwood flooring. NWFA is an organization which thrives to advance and promote the wood flooring industry. Here’s the conversation:
On the outset of Delhiwood – the fair held to promote the North Indian woodworking industry, Roderick Wiles, AHEC (American Hardwood Export Council) Director for Africa, Middle East, India and Oceania, talked to us regarding the Indian market and AHEC’s strategy for expansion. Here we replicate:
Joan Kemp, the President of AWFS shares her ideas clarifying to the questions we asked pertaining to the upcoming fair.
Dr Tomas Joscak, CEO of Dascanova , has spoken to us on various issues related to the company, financial strategies, its research and development of wood based panels and lot more.