The verdict of Wood-Mizer on the Ligna exhibition in Hannover reflects the enthusiastic reports from the exhibition organisers themselves. Robert Baginski, Wood-Mizer's sales director comments:
"For us, this Ligna was much better than in 2009, with almost a quarter more international customers from outside Europe, sales of machines from the stand and numerous serious enquiries.
"In 2009 few international visitors from Africa and Asia came on our stand and almost nobody from Russian speaking countries.
"This time many Asians, Africans and particularly South Americans conducted thorough enquiries into our mills.
"All our 'green' (industrial scale) sawmills including our new big WM1000 sawmill, which cuts 1.7m diameter logs (a departure for Wood-Mizer), created serious interest.
"It's too early to predict how many more we'll sell, because the sales cause and effect of Ligna on our industrial mills involves a long time-line, but we are very happy about this year's show", Robert Baginski adds.
The company's regional manager for Asia, James Wong, is similarly enthusiastic, confirming sales of two of Wood-Mizer's semi industrial band sawmills off the stand plus solid interest in a small log processing line and the new WM1000.
Klaus Longmuss, manager of Wood-Mizer's German branch which also covers Austria, Denmark and Switzerland, sold three small LT15 band sawmills plus one smaller LT10 off the stand - and to his surprise handled enquiries from three German visitors interested in the new WM1000.
Video footage of Wood-Mizer's stand at Ligna can be seen on YouTube.