HOMAG Group AG saw new record order intake at the Ligna, the industry’s leading trade fair. The global market leader succeeded in topping the previous record from 2007 by some 20 percent; indeed, order intake rose almost 50 percent compared to the last fair in 2009. On account of the above-average number of intensive talks and the large number of new offers made, Jürgen Köppel, Head of Sales, also anticipates excellent post-trade-fair business. “There was particularly great demand for offers coming from established, European markets and from BRIC countries,” says Köppel. “We extended our welcome to visitors from a total of 90 countries to our two stands at the fair.”
The group presented itself at the world’s most important trade fair for the woodworking industry held in Hanover from May 30 to June 3 at two stands with a total of 7,500 square meters, making it the largest exhibitor. At the fair, HOMAG Group demonstrated its core competency as a provider to the market of a complete product portfolio. The focus was on the HOMAG Group InnovationCenter where a select audience of professionals was shown demonstrations of more than 26 units with numerous technical highlights, new process technologies and patented innovations.
A total of just over 90,000 visitors attended the Ligna in Hanover, more than half of which came from outside of Germany. The audience of professionals attending this increasingly international trade fair not only included a large number of visitors from European markets but also from emerging markets, which are gaining in importance.
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