12 March, 2018
Global wood machining brands on show at WoodEX for Africa
for Africa, Africa's biggest trade expo dedicated exclusively to the timber
will be taking place from 11-13 July 2018 at Gallagher Convention
Centre in Midrand.
for WoodEX for Africa, the largest timber trade exhibition in Africa, are well
under way. With less than five months to go, a number of well-respected global
brands have committed to showcasing their latest wood machining and tooling
brands at the expo taking place from 11-13 July 2018 at Gallagher Convention
Centre in Midrand.
WoodEX for Africa is a
niche biennial trade exhibition with a strong focus on the timber industry, offering
visitors and exhibitors alike an exclusive business and networking stage to
connect and grow the African timber, tooling and machinery industries. Since
its inaugural show in 2012, the show has gone from strength to strength and has
enjoyed the participation and backing of well-respected international names in
wood processing, machinery and tooling.
Stephan Jooste, WoodEX for
Africa Organiser, remarks, "We're delighted to once again be playing host to a
number of global brands in the sector who recognise the unique and lucrative
opportunities inherent in doing business in Africa. Of these exhibitors are:
local wood machinery distributor, Newsaw, who will be showcasing a host of
imported brands at the show; Polish leader in tooling, FENES S.A., first-time
exhibitors, who will be introducing their own range of wood tooling and
machinery; FOMA Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd., a joint venture between the FX
Group, China FOMA and Shanghai FUMA; and Wood-Mizer Africa, respected
manufacturer of sawmilling equipment and technology."
According to Louis du Plessis, Director
at Newsaw, "We are excited to be attending WoodEX for Africa again this year
and look forward to making an impact at the show with
products like Holtec log yards and pallet C-cuts, Vantec sawmilling equipment,
biomass equipment, peelers and lamination equipment, reclamation equipment and
forklifts, Nardi kilns, Newcoming planers, and Dryzone products. We'll also be
showcasing equipment and machinery from Dieffenbacher and have some special
features for our foresters this year; from Vantec on infield chipping and
chain-sharpening equipment from Franzen!"
"Visitors and fellow exhibitors can look forward to becoming better
acquainted with our in-line grader that is locally designed and built by yours
truly as well as a Vantec chipper and planer. We represent many more brands and
look forward sharing insights and information about these with visitors to our
stand," he adds.
Cutting Tools Factory FENES S.A.
representative of FENES S.A., who manufacture and supply machinery and cutting
tools for wood, comments, "WoodEX for Africa 2018 will be our first, and all
the products we will have on show are produced under the FENES brand and are
all made in our factory in Poland. Machinery will include a horizontal band saw
sawmill, sharpening and setting machines for band saw blades, band saw blades,
circular saw blades, gang saw blades and end mills. We look forward to
networking at the show, meeting our existing clients and fostering new
relationships with the African trade."
FOMA Southern Africa
Having commenced trade in August 2017, FOMA
will be attending its first ever WoodEX for Africa this year. According to
Roddy Payne, General Manager, "The expected traffic of visitors will enable us
to showcase our machinery to a wide Southern African audience; showing them the
quality and reliability of our machines as well as the competitive nature of
our full-value offer."
"Africa offers great opportunities for growth
and development, now and into the future. A growing population and income means
that there will be an increasing demand for wood and panel processing equipment
for many years ahead," remarks Payne, who adds, "Thanks to WoodEX for Africa,
we will be able to showcase our machines in a working context, by running
demonstrations and allowing visitors to interact with the equipment and sales
staff in a very encouraging environment."
Visitors can expect to see an exciting and
comprehensive range of edge-banding machines, table saws, beam saws and CNC
technology from FOMA Southern Africa. "We will be offering amazing show
specials as well as a product interface that is personalized and engaging, and
also look forward to showing off some of the newest technology from the China
Interzum show of March 2018 - come and be fascinated!"
Wood-Mizer Africa is the only sawmilling equipment manufacturer that has
exhibited at every WoodEX for Africa show since the inaugural event in 2012.
Its consistency over time and market-leader role in narrow bandsaw
and recently also wide bandsaw industrial sawmilling technology, has
contributed towards Wood-Mizer Africa's goal of becoming South Africa and
Africa's timber processing equipment supplier of choice.
This is according to Etienne Nagel,
Wood-Mizer Africa's PR and Marketing Specialist who adds that, "WoodEX for
Africa continues to play an important part in us reaching our customers in
Africa. Sawmillers in 30 countries across Africa now have access to our
products and services. Profitable sawmilling businesses have resulted from this
and lives are changed."
for Africa aims to offer a high-value niche platform for both exhibitors and
visitors looking to learn more about timber products, tooling and machinery
available on the market, to access special trade deals and foster lasting ties
in the sector," comments Jooste, concluding, "We are proud to be hosting
well-renowned international names at the show as well as newcomers to the
market and look forward to producing yet another world class event where
exhibitors can build on their past successes and make their mark on Africa's
WoodEX for Africa will be
taking place from 11-13 July 2018 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. Bookings
for the event are now open and exhibitors are encouraged to secure their space early to unlock
maximum exposure leading up to the event. For more information about
exhibition space, contact Annelize on +27 (0)21 850 8846, +27
(0)81 775 5859 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WoodEX for Africa show
partners: BeTimber Portugal, Construction World, Forestry South Africa (FSA)
Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SA Roofing, Sawmilling
South Africa (SSA), South African Furniture Initiative (SAFI), South African
Wood & Laminate Flooring Association (SAWLFA), South African Wood Preservers
Association (SAWPA), Timber iQ, To Build magazine, Thatchers Association of
South Africa (TASA), Wood Southern Africa & Timber Times, Woodworking &
Furniture Suppliers Fair Cairo.
global brands have committed to showcasing their latest wood machining and
tooling brands at WoodEX for Africa.
"WoodEX for Africa continues to play an important part in us
reaching our customers in Africa. Sawmillers in 30 countries across Africa now
have access to our products and services. Profitable sawmilling businesses have
resulted from this and lives are changed." - Etienne Nagel, Wood-Mizer Africa's
PR and Marketing Specialist. (Image courtesy: Wood-Mizer Africa)
"We are excited to be attending WoodEX for
Africa again this year and look forward to making an impact at the show." -
Louis du Plessis, Director at Newsaw. (Pictured: Nereu Rodrigues Veneer
Factory. Image courtesy: Newsaw)
Source: Wood Ex for Africa