Newsletter 31 May 2024

We hope you found our previous newsletter useful. We continue today with fresh news from the timber industry, from the most important events of the moment.

  • Last week, our team attended Xylexpo 2024 in Milan, the most important fair dedicated to woodworking technologies and equipment. Although exhibitor participation was lower this year, visitors showed steady interest. It is worth noting the consistent presence of Asian manufacturers, we were particularly attracted by KDT, which is becoming an increasingly strong alternative on the European market. We spoke to Ciprian Iacob and Radu Munteanu from KDT Romania, who told us about the company's ambitious plans to participate in all major trade fairs in the EU. KDT has exceeded the €1 million threshold in Romania and continues to expand, betting on an optimal quality-price ratio. More details in the video report from Xylexpo, available on our website. [link to article]
  • Another top participant at Xylexpo was Italian leader SCM Group, which surprised with its unique stand focusing on integrated digital solutions instead of physical machines. We conducted an exclusive video interview with SCM's top management, who explained the group's new philosophy, generating intense debate among readers. What do you think of this disruptive approach? [link to article]
  • Locally, Felder Group Romania invites us on June 7-8 to the "#LEMN.EXPERT Workshop" organized at the new Demo Center in Bucharest. More than 20 hi-tech machines from the group's brands and 500 tools and accessories will be tested. Felder experts will offer advice and customised financing solutions. For more details and registration, please visit: [link to article]
  • Did you know that wood can be turned into a "super-material" with 25 times more outdoor resistance? The secret is the wood thermomodification technique, which we present in an interview with Michele Bigon, CEO of the Italian company BIGonDRY, which specialises in advanced wood treatment and drying technologies. Notable successes include turning 'poor' species such as beech and poplar into sustainable alternatives to teak for decking and exterior construction. Read more in our article: [link]
  • Last but not least, we would like to inform you that the Romanian authorities have recently launched a new €86 million state aid scheme for investments in modern and environmentally friendly technologies in the forestry sector. Loggers will be able to receive up to €500,000 per project for the purchase of high-performance equipment such as ropeways or harvesters, while forestry companies will have access to a maximum of €250,000 for similar purchases. Details of the eligibility criteria and timetable can be found in the full guide we have prepared: [link to article]

These are the main news of the week. For the latest news, analysis and interviews from the timber industry, please visit our website or follow us on social media.

Have a productive week!

Wood Magazine Team

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I've had the chance to work in various departments. Thus I gained experience in Finance, Accounting, Logistics, Sales, Operations, Marketing. I am a team player and an all around player. I am an entrepreneur, I coordinated the sale of a wood varnish and paint business to a multinational. In 2016 I discovered the digital world, publishing and online marketing. Since then I have moved my accumulated experience and skills online.

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