28 March 2019



Scm has further confirmed and strengthened its presence in Austria with the opening of its first branch in this transalpine country. The inauguration was held from 13 to 16 March at the headquarters in Ansfelden (Linz), with an open house that gave the entire sales network and companies in the sector a chance to take a closer look at all the key aspects on offer, designed by Scm for the Austrian market: the most extensive international range of solutions for wood and a team of technicians and sales engineers, highly specialised in the different technologies. A direct line and an increasingly more efficient service, aimed directly and exclusively at the client, even on after-sales aspects. The new Scm branch can also rely on an exceptional Technology Center, another captivating attraction during these four  opening days. On this occasion, clients had an opportunity to directly test the various solutions and observe a technical demonstration in real time both of software applications as well as specific machining work that the individual models are capable of carrying out...(read more)




Wintersteiger AG has purchased Serra Maschinenbau GmbH in Rimsting am Chiemsee, Germany, with retroactive effect to January 1, 2019. Serra employs roughly 40 people and develops, manufactures, and distributes machines and saw blades for mobile and stationary sawmills. Roughly 60 percent of its wares are exported to over 80 countries. In 2018 the firm posted increased revenues of 6.4 million euros. The mobile and stationary sawmills complement the Wintersteiger product portfolio in the Woodtech business field...(read more)




That was the payoff of an exhibitor in the wood section at the recent Made expo. At Made expo, the announced trends translated into real industry proposals: natural finishes; a crescendo for engineered wood applied to envelopes, covers and screens; sophisticated treatments for external closures, interior doors and panelings. Small numbers but high quality for woodworking machinery manufacturers, who hold the keys to industry innovation. At the end of the Milan review, figures report nine hundred exhibitors, twenty percent of them from abroad, distributed in eight halls at Fiera Milano Rho and four exhibitions (Made Constructions and Materials, Made Building Envelope and Windows, Made Interiors and Finishes, Made Software, Technologies and Services) over 47,500 square meters of net exhibition area..(read more)




Michael Weinig AG, the leading technology provider for the solid wood and panel processing industry and small operations, has complemented its Management Board. Following the appointment of Gregor Baumbusch as Ceo as of 1 January 2019, the Supervisory board appointed 46-year-old Mario Kordt as Chief technology officer at its meeting on 12 March 2019. Dr.Kordt took office on 15 March 2019 and, together with Chief financial officer Gerald Schmidt complement the Management board which now consist of three members again...(read more)




It is well known that the technicians and experts of Catas, the most important European laboratory in the wood-furniture sector, are members of many commissions inside different international standardization bodies. But it is surely less known that some of the necessary equipment supporting the measuring instruments, defined by the standards, have been realized by the Engineering Division of Catas. The story begins in February 2017, when Iso (the International Organization  for Standardization) publishes the standard “Iso 24496 – Office furniture – Office chairs – Methods for the determination of dimensions”, which is also the basis of the draft European standard (revision of EN 1335-1) on the test method for determining the dimensions of office work chairs, published after a long work by a large team of ergonomists and technicians coming from industries and international laboratories...(read more)