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Editor’s pickA Retrospective look into the Japanese Woodworking Machinery Industry (Part 1)

Japan, Woodworking, Machinery, IIDA Kogyo, Taiki Amano, Masanori Imoto

In the next few months, PFA will be presenting the JAPAN SPECIAL: Wood, Machinery and Technology – a three-part report series on Japan’s woodworking industry. Our first interview is with the Japan Woodworking Machinery Association. Taiki Amano, manager of Japan Woodworking Machinery Association, together with Masanori Imoto, a …

Wood Machinery’s Besonen named WMIA chairman

Woodworking Machinery Industry Association

The Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA) has elected a new slate of officers to lead the association for the next two years. Jim Besonen, president of Wood Machinery Systems, Inc., Minnetonka, Minnesota, was elected chairman of the board at the association’s annual member meeting during the 2019 Woodworking Industry Conference …

4th edition of North Africa Wood and Woodworking machinery show to be held on 30 Nov to 3 Dec 2018

North Africa Wood and Woodworking machinery show, Cairo, Egypt, November

The North Africa Wood and Woodworking machinery show is back for the fourth edition on 30 November to 3 December, 2018 in Cairo International Convention &Exhibition Center, Egypt. Over 175 companies from the entire Wood & Woodworking Machinery spectrum are expected to showcase their new products and innovations with 10,000+ …

Editor’s pick25 years in the business

Henning Gloede, Managing Director, Siempelkamp Singapore, wood panels machinery, ASEAN, Conti ROll presses, MDF, particleboard

Henning Gloede, Managing Director, Siempelkamp Singapore. All things considered, Henning Gloede had a very exciting life. He is German by birth, but only spent eight of his 53 years in Germany. He grew up in Jakarta in the 1960s when his family moved there for his father’s job. By the time he returned to Europe for further studies, his …

Editor’s pickMifaco: Business with a heart

Vietnam, Asia, Timber, Wood, Wood Industry, Industry, Material, Business, Manufacturing, Binh Duong, Machinery

Mr Dien Quang Hiep, Chairman and Director of Mifaco Mifaco’s business philosophy for success is simple with only two rules: Market and management. “Anyone who can solve these two points will see good outcomes,” Mr Dien Quang Hiep, Chairman and Director of Mifaco, said. Mifaco chooses its customers very carefully, offering …

Editor’s pickThoughts from Tauberbischofsheim

Weinig, Tauberbischofsheim, woodworking, machinery

Michael Weinig AG showroom in Tauberbischofsheim, Germany   By Lee Zhuomin From the land that gave the world luxury automobiles, eau de cologne, Riesling and the delicious black forest cake, almost everything German is a stamp of quality and assurance. The country has a reputation for no-nonsense efficiency and discipline, from which …

Italian woodworking machinery sales rise in 2016, giving cause for optimism

Acimall, Italian woodworking machinery, sales, domestic, international

Italy’s woodworking machinery sector turned around for the better in 2016 with domestic and international sales giving manufacturers much to smile about after several years of lull. Domestic sales rose 31.6 percent to EUR592 million in 2016. Export revenue was up 5.1 percent to reach EUR1.4 billion, mostly to North America, according to …

Wood Mizer introduces new LX100 sawmill

wood-mizer, sawmill, wood, machinery, timber

The LX100 is the first sawmill in a new line of Wood-Mizer sawmills designed for heavy use The LX100 is the first in a new line of Wood-Mizer sawmills built for heavy and continuous sawmilling use. It features many innovations in strength, efficiency, ease of use, and operator visibility. New xFRAME design A new innovation is the rigid xFRAME …

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