LIGNA 2017 22. – 26. Mai 2017 Hannover / Germany
Technology for the entire wood value chain
LIGNA features technology for the entire wood value chain – from harvesting machinery to industrial processing and production plant and equipment. LIGNA stands out from competing shows in that it attracts an international audience of top-level decision makers and professionals from all key sectors of the wood industry.
Tools and Machinery for Custom and Mass Production
Processing technologies for a wide range of materials, from solid wood, panel products and plastics through to composite materials.
In 2017, LIGNA will feature a revamped thematic layout and a fresh, new Forestry Technology display on the open-air site and in the pavilions under the EXPO canopy.
LIGNA, the world’s leading trade fair for machinery, plant and tools for the woodworking and timber processing industry, is gearing up for its 2017 season (22 to 26 May) with a new, more visitor-centric layout of themes. The significance of the new layout for the primary timber industry is that the Forestry Technology displays will be located immediately adjacent to the Sawmill Technology , Energy from Wood , and Wood Based Panel Production offerings . They will also be bordered by the new Tools and Machinery for Custom and Mass Productionshowcase, which includes Hall 27, where the providers of solutions for solid wood processing will be clustered. This new distribution of content in the halls bordering the open-air site will generate powerful synergies for visitors from the primary timber industry and put forestry technology on center stage. The Forestry Technology section will sport a number of new features. The open-air site will sport various “avenues” addressing key aspects of the production chain. Plus there will be a demonstration site at the heart of the area and an activity zone in front of Pavilion 33.
The themed avenues will be located to the north and south of the demonstration site and will address the following five topics: mobile sawmills – logistics – logistics and transport – large-scale forestry machinery plus forestry tools and energy from wood – firewood production lines and tools. Meanwhile, the demonstration site will showcase solutions across the entire primary timber process chain – everything from felling and transport solutions to chainsaw protective apparel, cable harvesting systems and chippers. All kinds of equipment and machinery, large and small, will be on display on each day of the fair. The demonstration site will be flanked by a grandstand, so visitors will have a clear view of each day’s live demonstrations. Organized in partnership with the German Forestry Council (KWF), the site will feature a mix of moderated demonstrations and static displays by participating exhibitors.