Exhibitors at WoodMac China 2013 that closed two weeks ago in Shanghai had a much needed break from the recession that has blighted the Chinese wood products and furniture manufacturing industry for the last two years. The exhibition that took place from 5-8 March 2013 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre attracted 14,314 visitors and buyers of woodworking technology from China including 1,898 from overseas. The intense competition between technology manufacturers led to many offers of discount prices and flexible purchase terms. Providing an unprecedented buying opportunity for furniture and wood product manufacturers seeking to upgrade their factories with new technology.
A total of 350 overseas and domestic enterprises from 15 countries and regions showcased the latest woodworking machinery, components and supplies for wood product manufacturing over the four day fair. This year, WoodMac China 2013 included the largest display of Chinese woodworking technology, wood products and accessory suppliers ever to gather in Shanghai. While pavilions of international companies participated from Canada, Germany and Italy.
Panel board technology and accessory manufacturers offering the latest developments in their field dominated the international participation. The largest exhibitors were Dieffenbacher, Germany and their Chinese partner SWPM; IMAL / PAL, Italy; Raute, Finland; Berndorf and Andritz AG, Austria; Siempelkamp, Wemhoener and Grenzebach from Germany. Seminars held for the panel board industry were full to capacity and all companies reported excellent business contacts made during the show.
IMAL - Stefano Benedetti, VP Marketing and Sales, Italy
"We have had a good show and well attended seminar. The Shanghai location means we are close to our customers".