Weinig InTech 2016 at the group’s headquarters at Tauberbischofsheim, Germany
The Weinig Group applauded a successful InTech 2016 where close to 1,000 customers from 32 countries were welcomed to its headquarters at Tauberbischofsheim. 30 machines and systems were sold, a figure significantly higher compared to the year before.
Its complete range of solid wood processing machinery were presented in over 4,000 m2 of display space. The company’s 22nd in-house open house also offered live demonstrations and practical information.
The following solutions were introduced to boost digitisation of production, a recurring theme: System Plus for planing and profiling, OptiPal for cutting, Fencon and master computer technology for window production, Millvision for high-performance furniture production as well as the Service mobile application for machine monitoring and predictive maintenance. Holz-Her offered an attractive concept in the cutting of panels with the “smart workshop”.
Other innovations included the OptiCut S60 wflex+ cutting system for fully-automated length and width cutting in a single work stage, the enhanced ProfiPress T Next Generation gluing press and four-sided contour milling. Visitors were also able to witness complete customer systems in action including, for the first time, furniture production on the Conturex system.
“The most important thing is to achieve improvements in terms of costs, availability and resources for customers while keeping operation as simple as possible,” chief sales officer Gregor Baumbusch explained.
Other that side-run events that drew attention were the Weinig “Classic Shop” with its wide range of pre-owned machines and an Industry 4.0 presentation by Prof Hube.
“Data is the fuel of the 21st century,” he said. He recommended a careful review of the company’s readiness for the major challenge before commencing with the first pilot projects.
CEO Wolfgang Pöschl, CFO Gerald Schmidt and Mr Baumbusch also announced the company’s financial figures. The group expects to achieve a turnover of €380m for the current year, a 6% year-on-year increase.
“On the whole pleasing growth, which we currently expect to continue next year,” Mr Pöschl said.