Published on : Wednesday, March 15, 2017
With a new exhibition space concept in place at LIGNA 2017 in Hannover, the Weinig Group will for the first time ever have a 4,000 m2 stand to showcase its entire solid wood and panel processing portfolio – with the spotlight on W 4.0 Digital, project-based business and alternative materials.
Exhibiting with “THINK WEINIG” as its slogan, the Weinig Group is in Hannover this year with no fewer than 40 products on show – all of them ready for live demonstrations. Another first at LIGNA this year will be the Group’s joint presentation with its business unit dedicated to panel processing: Holz-Her GmbH is showcasing solutions for CNC processing, panel splitting and edge banding, as well as panel storage systems. Taking center stage at the Weinig Group’s 4,000 m2 stand is Industry 4.0, with a focus on the benefits this megatrend can bring to the woodworking industry.
Gregor Baumbusch, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Weinig, explains the Group’s outlook ahead of LIGNA 2017: “Digitalization for its own sake does not give you a competitive advantage. Our solutions are always geared towards customer benefit.” With this in mind, Weinig’s networked production solutions, also known as W 4.0 Digital, are designed to ensure that customers can conveniently access the right information at the right time. This applies equally to industry customers and small business, with requirements in both fields now increasingly similar. To support businesses in their operations at a time when recruiting specialist personnel remains an issue, the Weinig Group wants to make complex production systems as easy as possible to operate. Simplification is key – for instance, Weinig makes things easier with user-friendly expert systems that support operators via a screen and thus help to prevent errors.