SCM Group achieves “outstanding” results at LIGNA

The entire SCM team at LIGNA (Image: SCM Group)

Woodworking machinery manufacturer SCM Group has reported “outstanding success” at LIGNA, with thousands of customers and business visitors from more than 100 countries visiting their booth.

According to SCM, there was an “excellent” return of in terms of orders, negotiations and contacts on a vast range of product types and important opportunities arose in all the international markets, especially the Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (DACH) area, North and Eastern Europe, North and South America and South East Asia.

Some of the new entries that elicited the greatest interest included automated and connected solutions developed for bespoke, versatile and sustainable production.

The Smart&Human Factory system for the furniture industry presented new flexible cells with robot and integrated with unmanned autonomous mobile robot (AMR) shuttles: gabbiani gt2 for beam saw, stefani cell E for edgebanding, morbidelli cx220 for drilling as well as a new cut c 200 right-size-box-making machine for cardboard packaging.

Also presented for the first time at Hannover was a Smart&Human Factory model for joineries, an integrated cell for flexible and customised production from raw material to the finished piece of furniture, enhanced by its integration with an manufacturing enterprise system (MES) software.

Other machines that gathered interest were for timber construction and prefabricated houses, especially oikos xs, a computerised numerical control (CNC) machining centre offering operating speed and high configuration levels, dedicated to the production of straight beams, prefabricated walls, trusses, roofs and blockhouses.

During LIGNA, SCM’s general manager Luigi De Vito and products and markets director for Wood Division Pietro Gheller also presented on SCM’s achievements for the year.

SCM Group’s turnover for 2022 was a record €850m, a 14% increase compared to 2021, with orders of around €900m. The SCM Wood Division surpassed €600m, recording double-figure growth on the previous year.