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Eumabois General Assembly enlightens on positive recovery

Published on :Monday, November 15, 2021

Eumabois General Assembly 2021 experiences a successful restart despite the Corona pandemic. Eumabois, the European Federation of woodworking machinery and tools manufacturer presents its annual General Assembly on November 5, 2021.

After substituting the onsite event with Eumabois first “Digital General Assembly” in 2020, the delegates and board members gathered again in presence in Vienna, hosted by the Austrian association FMTI, together with Eumabois president, Jürgen Köppel and the vice president, Luigi De Vito.

The opening session addressed topics such as an overview on woodworking industry that show a rapid as positive recovery of the sector. Records also stressed the fact that woodworking industry experienced a sustained growth despite suffering from high material cost and problems such as lack of raw material.

While the world suffered from crisis triggered by the Coronavirus pandemic, the demand remained high in the industry. Mega-trends for instance digitalization and industrial automation, as well as a growing demand for home furniture and kitchens, stimulated by travel restrictions and the cocooning effect, are driving the woodworking industry, too.

Exploring the Eumabois Exhibition Network 2021, several shows have been canceled. On the other hand, a full calendar of trade fairs is planned for 2022 with two top exhibitions events: HolzHandwerk in Nuremberg in March and Xylexpo in Milan with a new date in October. The positive signals coming from the exhibition sector are an important step towards the normality confirming the value and relevance of face-to-face events.

In the end of the Assembly, the president Jürgen Köppel expressed his sincere thanks to the hosting association FMTI and to all the present national associations, stating: “…I firmly believe that one of the key pillars for the growth of our industry is our joint European approach.”

The next Eumabois General Assembly will be held on 22nd-23rd of September 2022 in the city of Krakow, Poland.

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