Scheuch has always attended LIGNA, the world's leading trade fair for the international forest and wood-based industry in Hanover. Over 1500 decision-makers and exhibitors from all over the world present machines, plants and tools for the wood processing industry. Forward-looking solutions and technologies as well as innovative manufacturing systems were displayed in the exhibition space of more 120,000 square metres.
Guests from every corner of the world came to visit our stand covering 120 square metres and were greeted by a team of approximately 30, led by Jörg Jeliniewski, Managing Director. From prospective customers to regulars, from plant manufacturers to plant operators – Scheuch's presentation area proved to be a popular meeting point for the industry.
Over 96,000 visitors from the industry descended on the trade fair halls over the week. The large number of visitors to the Scheuch stand clearly showed that the industry is seeing a positive development. The trade fair was the site of some serious networking, the collaborative development of new business ideas and the negotiation of investments. As a result, the demand for custom solution concepts and technologies, both tried-and-tested and new, was huge. "Scheuch's performance at this year's specialist trade fair has far exceeded our expectations. LIGNA is a platform for the entire industry branch – the technologies of today and tomorrow can be found here side by side. Virtually no other place on earth provides you with a better opportunity to make international customer contacts in such a short period of time," says Christian Straif, Head of the Wood Based Panels, Energy and Metals divisions at Scheuch.
According to Alois Burgstaller, Managing Director of Scheuch LIGNO, the first time that Scheuch's former Wood division appeared at the trade fair as an independent company was a success: "After just a few days of personal contact with customers, suppliers and competitors, we were able to take a lot of interesting impressions back home with us.