Digital printing technology provider Hymmen has concluded woodworking trade exhibition LIGNA 2023 with a total of over 300 contacts from 40 countries worldwide, more than half of which will result in a project offer in the short or medium term after the trade show.
The result, according to Hymmen’s management, exceeded their expectation.
“Even though we had just as many leads overall as four years ago, the interest of our visitors already seemed to be much more concrete than at the trade fair before the COVID break,” said Dr René Pankoke, managing partner and CEO of Hymmen.
Visitors of Hymmen’s booth were especially interested at their digital lacquer embossing technology (DLEplus). Attention was also paid to the press coating and handling technology that Hymmen now intends to use increasingly in the production of engineered wood such as CLT.
For digital solutions, Hymmen’s cloud-based smart2i Industry Intelligence solution, which monitors process data across manufacturers and machines and is used for production optimisation via individual analysis tools, was of interest as well.
Following the momentum of the first day of the trade show, the booth team already celebrated a new project agreement on the second day of the event which involved a laminating line with peripherals that will be used in the northern European furniture supply industry.
“The trade fair is an opportunity for technology-focused personal exchange with the other market participants, be it project-related or more visionary in nature. And finally, in terms of cultivating relationships, LIGNA is an indispensable part of our industry’s range of events,” Pankoke concluded.