23 May, 2018
WoodEX for Africa set for a full house
Africa, Africa's biggest trade expo dedicated exclusively to
the timber industry,
will be taking place from 11-13 July 2018
at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.
WoodEX for Africa, the only
trade show in Africa dedicated exclusively to the timber and allied trades, is
preparing to host a bumper edition show from 11-13 July 2018 at Gallagher
Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg, due not only to near-full bookings,
but its incorporation of the Deck & Flooring Expo's inaugural event.
for Africa Organiser, Stephan Jooste, remarks, "We are delighted to report an
upsurge in exhibitor bookings for the 2018 event and look forward to hosting a
full house over the three-day event that promises visitors and exhibitors a
unique stage for gaining insights, conducting business and making new contacts
afore a backdrop of state-of-the-art timber- and woodworking-related equipment,
machinery, tooling and services."
to this, we are proud to be launching the Deck & Flooring Expo, a brand
that was established in response to an overwhelming call from the decking and
flooring sectors in South Africa for an expo-type event that would offer
tangible, one-on-one marketing opportunities for exhibitors, from manufacturers
right the way to contractors, to connect with one another and their customers,"
Jooste remarks. "Flooring and decking occupy most of our living, working and
play places; it is pervasive, so close to the everyday human experience and
people are really drawn to touching and experiencing the materials they will
use for their decking and flooring. This is one of the reasons we felt it was
essential to create the space for users, makers and installers of beautiful and
functional decking and flooring to connect," he adds.
are also pleased to welcome all our new exhibitors, among whom are Geerlings,
Harris Sawing Equipment, Nukor, Rhino Band Sawmills and WoodTech Mechatronics,
on board WoodEX for Africa 2018 and, hand in hand with our valued exhibitors
and partners, look forward to making the show's fifth instalment a memorable
exhibited at every WoodEX for Africa event since the show's debut in 2012,
Geerlings will be showcasing products from the Italian brand they have
represented for over two decades and who are leaders in secondary woodworking
machinery, SCM, at the 2018 show. Visitors can look forward to a showing of
panel processing machines and access to on-site insights from leaders in the
have been operating in the woodworking sector for more than 50 years and sell
both traditional (single-function) and advanced (multi-function) Computer
Numerically Controlled (CNC) machinery as well as tool and dust extraction
equipment. The business, which has now moved to its new premises with a large
tiled showroom at 32 Ontdekkers Road in Roodepoort, also boasts a wide range of
second-hand light and heavy industrial machinery, and also comes with professional
expertise in the aluminium market.
more information, visit www.geerlings.co.za.
Harris Sawing Equipment
With a rich history dating back nearly 100 years,
Harris Sawing Equipment is a South African manufacturer specialising in the
production of circular saw blades and allied equipment. The company strives to
provide the highest quality products for which they can offer full servicing
over the product's entire life cycle.
Sawing Equipment's current manufacturing includes TCT saws, food grade
stainless steel blades, circular saws from 8 mm to 3000 mm in diameter, plate
saws and hot saws. The largest and smallest circular saws they produce are a
record for the African continent. They offer blade reconditioning according to
customer requirements as well as advice on the cutting of new equipment and
company's products are exported to the USA, the UK, Germany, Australia, China,
Indonesia, South Africa and to many different countries in Africa.
more information, visit www.harrissawing.com.
Nukor Group has been bringing the highest quality sawmilling and forestry machinery
to Southern Africa since 1960. The company's technicians and sales consultants
are experts in the sawmilling industry, quoted by most customers as providing
the most efficient, attentive and skilled service and advice.
As a solutions company,
Nukor Group's network of suppliers stretches from America to Europe to
Australia, allowing for tailored solutions for every customer's needs.
International wood processing equipment and machinery brands in the company's
stable include the likes of Hildebrand, Bruks, Weinig Group, EWD, Grecon, Linck,
Lucas Mills, Mill Indústria, TimberKing and Vollmer, Microtec, Springer, Valon
Kone, Weima and Linck.
In recent years, Nukor has
put knowledge gathered over half a century into the design and manufacture of its
very own range of sawmilling and wood processing machines and equipment -
African machines made in Africa for Africa.
Saws, bandsaws, framesaws,
rip saws, cross-cut saws, scanners, kilns, wood chippers, moisture meters,
moulders, planers, cogeneration plants, cranes, debarkers, finger joints,
shredders, stackers, wood briquetting or wood pelleting machines are some of
the equipment available through the Nukor Group, whose expertise will help any
customer access the right equipment for establishment or augmenting an existing
more information, visit www.nukor.co.za.
Rhino Band Sawmills
Band Sawmills was born from the owner's need to have a band saw capable of
cutting logs for the bee hives he was building. Unable to find a band saw
capable of cutting the desired sizes at an affordable price, he decided to
build his own. The saw was quickly noticed by passers-by who needed to have
their own Rhino 700 and so a new business was born in Potchefstroom with the
Rhino 700 Band Saw.
these humble beginnings in 2008, the business has grown significantly and saw
the owner take on two partners and open a factory. They have improved and
fine-tuned the design of the saw and extended their product offering to include
the Rhino 950, Horizontal (Multi Head) Resaws and a Multi Rip Board Edger.
Rhino 700 and Rhino 950 are CE certified and exported to countries in Africa
and Europe. Rhino Band Sawmills' mission is to provide economical, high-quality
products to the timber industry, whilst conducting business in a professional
and ethical manner. This proudly South African company will do their utmost to
provide excellent client service and offer on-site training and service of all
flagship products are the Rhino 700 and the Rhino 950. The Rhino 700 can cut
logs with a diameter of 900 mm and a maximum width of cut 800 mm. It is powered
by a 23HP Briggs and Stratton petrol engine with an optional 11KW electric
motor. The Rhino 950, with its 35HP Briggs and Stratton petrol engine and
optional 15KW electric motor, can cut diameters up to 1100 mm and maximum
widths of cut 950 mm. Both models have optional extensions, blades, wedges and
ramps, and can be adjusted on request.
more information, visit www.rhinobandsawmills.co.za.
in Port Elizabeth, was established in 1998 and has been specializing in the
design and manufacture of machinery for 18 years. The company focuses on the
design and manufacture of 3D laminating presses and CNC nesting routers and,
while these machines are primarily made to be used in the woodworking industry,
they are used in other industries as well, such as sign writing.
Alongside the CNC nesting router, WoodTech
has developed its own fully parametric cabinet and door manufacturing software
package which fully integrates with its range of CNC routers. Much of the
electronics are designed in-house, making WoodTech a fully mechatronics
WoodTech have also developed a world first with its TruCut, which converts most
existing panel saws into a single axis CNC panel saw, with guided cutting
technology, which is normally only available on large beam saws. With over 400
3D laminating presses on the market and over 100 CNC nesting routers, WoodTech
have built up an excellent relationship with its clients, such that it branched
out to import woodworking machines for a more holistic service offering.
With experienced and well-qualified
engineers and technicians, WoodTech provides more than just machines; the
company's new vision is to provide formulated turnkey solutions and full
automation. WoodTech caters to the South African market, sells machinery
worldwide and boasts agents across the globe.
For more information, visit www.woodtech.biz
WoodEX for Africa will be
taking place from 11-13 July 2018 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. Bookings
for the event are limited and exhibitors
are encouraged to secure their space now to avoid disappointment. 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.
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.
Source: WoodEX for Africa