This year too Scm is to play a key role at the 26th Xylexpo Trade Fair, to take place at the Milano-Rho Exhibition Centre, 8 – 12 May, 2018. With an exhibition booth of over 3,000 square metres, located in Hall 2, the Rimini-based Group, boasting double-digit growth over the last two years, both in global terms and with regard to just the wood sector, confirms its decades-long commitment to the Italian and European markets. Scm has some key, forward-looking goals in store for the Milan trade show, likely to have a strong impact on the development of the entire sector. Luigi De Vito, Scm Division and Group Sales&Marketing Director, comments: “Xylexpo represents one of the key international events for us in which to showcase technological innovation at the highest level. Having reliable, integrated and competitive production systems in a context where economic recovery is well underway will prove to be strategic and decisive both for large industrial groups and for the entire supply chain. Scm has always been a solid and reliable partner for the whole wood technology sector; with this clear mission our presence will manifest itself through the widest range of solutions able to function and interact according to Industry 4.0 criteria”.
Scm’s leadership in the market sector is corroborated by the excellent results achieved in 2017. At the end of the year, the Rimini-based Group recorded a turnover of 650 million euro, with double-digit growth compared to the previous year regarding both turnover and order backlog also in the wood sector, and a continuous increase in recruitment, which led to a total headcount of over 3,500 staff, operating both in Italy and in the 20 overseas branches. A strategic driver behind this unstoppable growth achieved by Scm has to be the R&D activities that have led to creating industrial technological solutions increasingly able to ensure quality improvement, cost reduction and greater efficiency thanks to flexible and reliable processes, offering significant savings to customers in maintenance, floor space, time and labour costs.
In line with market demands, Scm’s smart innovation project continues, a tangible application of the “Smart Manufacturing” concept. The goal is to make life as simple as possible for the customer, from small carpentry workshops to the large woodworking industries, in both wood panel processing and solid wood processing, enhancing creativity, reducing and simplifying processing times, facilitating the transition towards “mass customisation” and raising competitiveness on the markets.
Scm is preparing itself for Xylexpo aware that the company is in a position to present its customers with “Industry 4.0” applicable solutions. At the Milan trade show the new digital systems conceived by Scm will take centre stage: products and services made possible by an increasingly widespread availability of data and their analysis, enabling quality control and qualitative assessment of production, from the technological and IT development of the individual machines and their ability to operate in cells and cell systems.
At Xylexpo Scm will present “Maestro Datalink”, the highly innovative “IoT” (Internet of Things) tools platform, enabling data retrieval from the machines for later analysis. This is at the heart of the “smart factory” concept, which is simply a system that is able to monitor and optimise production processes so as to achieve predictive maintenance, which allows you to anticipate any possible need for extraordinary maintenance, thus avoiding potential downtimes. The major investment made by Scm in the digital sector is reiterated by the avant-garde exhibition space that will be installed at the upcoming Xylexpo trade fair. Already back in 2016, the booth had won over the countless professionals who took part in the event and, as was the case during that edition, in an innovative and high-impact area: an interactive system on a giant-sized video-wall (6 x 3.4 m) will be presented again this year, to offer a unique virtual version of the company’s machines, reproduced life-size and with extraordinary fidelity, enabling visitor interaction that has never been seen before.
In an innovative and multimedia exhibition space at Xylexpo, Scm will demonstrate new solutions for all industrial production processes, from furniture manufacturing to the nautical sector, from windows and doors to timber construction, and the most reliable woodworking machinery. For all types of processing and for any production requirement, Scm technology represents a tangible application of “Industry 4.0” concepts and those of “mass customisation“, and aims to satisfy the individual needs of customers, while conserving the benefits of industrial production.
Scm’s technological innovations will embrace the entire range of solutions on show for the sector: from machining centres for panel drilling to machining centres for solid wood and the timber construction industry, from edge banders and sizing edge banders to beam saws, from sanding to surface finishing, from assembly and packaging to presses, from the specific solutions for doors and windows to those for the squaring-tenoning and profiling, automation and top-level automatic handling, without neglecting the widest and most sought-after collection of machines for artisan carpentry.