Abu Dhabi wood show nets $2.2m in sales
Abu Dhabi, November 9, 2011
The UAE capital’s inaugural edition of the wood show successfully culminated its three-day run with total onsite sales amounting to over $2.2 million, said its organisers.
The ‘Abu Dhabi International Wood and Wood Machinery Show,’ held from October 18 to 20, featured the products and services of exhibitors coming from nine countries.
The debut event helped in stirring in more growth for the UAE’s thriving wood industry, providing a strategic platform that has led to the creation of new partnerships and also as a launching pad for the roll-out of new products.
A wide range of wood products, import capabilities, manufacturing & processing potentials and trade mechanisms were also showcased at the event.
The event also saw the launch of new wood products like Glulam beams, three-ply wood panels, cross-laminated timber from Binderholz and a new coating called Polycin from Perfect Coating Paints Trading.
One of the highlights of the exhibition was the focus on Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and edge banding.
CNC machines are programmed with the use of advance designed software that allows the creation of products that cannot be made by manual machines. This technology is being positioned to play a vital role in the Middle East’s booming construction segment.
“We are pleased to see that we have met our objectives of providing leading industry players with the opportunity to network, draw new partnerships and launch new offerings,” remarked Asmaa Shehadeh, sales manager, Abu Dhabi WoodShow.
“The strong response that we have received combined with the positive feedback coming from participants and exhibitors have given us the confidence to strategically prepare for next year’s edition,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service