Ligna 2015 is over

 End-of-show report for LIGNA 2015 (11–15 May):
LIGNA 2015: World’s No. 1

­­– Stronger-than-ever innovative spirit and international appeal
– Event reflects rapid strides by Industry 4.0 in woodworking and wood processing
– Wood Industry Summit a success from the outset
– “Surprisingly Versatile” meets with keen interest
Hannover, Germany. LIGNA 2015, which drew to a close in Hannover on Friday, 15 May, was an outstanding success for all parties concerned, featuring an impressive array of innovative technologies and production scenarios, large-scale machinery and the rapid strides made by Industry 4.0 in the woodworking and wood processing industry. 

“Exhibitors here presented their latest innovations to a global audience, clearly demonstrating the new, high standards of communication between people, machinery and smart workpieces in the furniture and wood industry,” stated Dr. Jochen Köckler, the Deutsche Messe Managing Board member in charge of LIGNA. 

 “Pioneering new technologies are the key to success for joiners and cabinetmakers, putting integrated manufacturing within their reach.” 

Köckler also said the outstanding success of the event cemented its leading status worldwide. A total of 96,000 visitors attended the fair, including approximately 40,000 from outside Germany.

Some 1,567 exhibitors showcased their leading-edge solutions, technologies and innovative production equipment on over 120,000 square meters of display space. There was a clear focus on integrated, high-efficiency manufacturing. 

The new Wood Industry Summit was an instant success, and the new “Surprisingly Versatile” theme also met with keen interest. 

 “This year’s LIGNA struck a chord among exhibitors and visitors – a chord embodying three resounding notes: outstanding international participation, impressive innovation and a further increase in top-executive attendance,” remarked Köckler.

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