SCM had success and a record number of visitors during the four-day Holz-Handwerk in Nuremberg, which ran from March 21 – 24.
The number of orders and new contacts increased considerably compared to the 2016 edition, supporting the company’s prediction of a very important market – Germany.
The order portfolio rose 35 per cent in the past year alone, said Uwe Kosok, SCM Germany director.
“We are experiencing a solid growth in this country,” Kosok shared. “The German woodworking, door and window industries are currently going through an exciting moment, and SCM, the world leading producer for these industries since the 1960s, still leads the way.”
SCM has had a presence in Germany for 30 years. The extraordinary growth in the German market has also led to an increase in headcount. 20 per cent more new technicians came on board in 2017.
At Holz-Handwerk, SCM held “master classes” around its Digital Hub, where it introduced the new Maestro Digital Systems, demonstrating that woodworking and door and window processing can be smarter, faster and easier, regardless of the operator’s know-how. It can also deliver high quality, versatility and precision. The major draws were the 3D glasses for remote technical assistance, the Maestro Smartech, and the new Eye-M multi-touch operator panel, which is perfectly integrated with the SCM machines.
Other popular machines were the machining centres for door and window frame manufacturers, especially the new Accord 42 FX and the Morbidelli all-in-one line of solutions. The new range of presses was also popular, as were the Superfici finishing solutions.