6th Congress of the Southeast European sawmill industry starting in two days

Press release: Pilanara
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On 28th October, for the sixth time Slavonski Brod will gather over 250 representatives of the sawmill industry and forestry, timber traders and suppliers of technology from the Croatian and the South East Europe region as well as representatives of state administration, local government units, trade unions and the media. Traditionally, on the Congress will be presented a range of technology, innovation, environmental and market issues.

This year's sixth edition of the Congress of the Southeast European Sawmill Industry is announced in many European professional media. The representative of a leading German professional media Holz-Zentralblatt will be also present and will cover the wood processing and forestry in Germany. Information about the Congress are already being published leading professional media in the countries of the Region, the Austrian Holz-Kurier, Italian Data Lignum and Fordaq.

Nigos Drying Kilns Intend to Continue to do Business Successfully in Countries of the Region

Regional manufacturer of drying kilns, Nigos company from City of Nis, will present its innovations in the field of drying wood on the 6th Congress of the Sawmill Industry of SEE. It is a very dynamic and innovative company that so far has implemented dozens of hydrothermal plant in the South Eastern Europe, and a relatively stable trend of investment in primary processing of wood ensures the inflow of new orders. We are interested to deepen our contacts in the market, said Miljan Nikolic.

Hasslacher Norica Timber Represents a Wide Range of Softwood Timber for the Construction with Wood

One of Austria's largest wood processing companies, Carinthian Hasslacher, intends to establish cooperation with potential partners in Croatia and the SEE countries during the Congress. The company offers a full range of products made on the basis of conifers in the form of sawn timber, panels and all necessary materials for the construction with wood. The target groups are the ultimate beneficiaries of wood, wholesalers and architects, and the company with over 110 years of tradition requires specific partners in the region.

Registered Participants from Lithuania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania and Other EU Countries

The structure of participants suggested that the Congress would be held in the international environment, given that the previously applied numerous participants come from Croatia and neighboring countries of South Eastern Europe. Also, a number of sector institutions from the wider European environment applied to participate. For all the participants a simultaneous translation (Croatian-English) is provided. During the Congress will be organized plenary sessions but also thematic workshops on raw material and commercial issues as well as issues on the use of wood biomass and energy from wood.

CNC Grinders are a hit among sawmills. The Congress will demonstrate live grinding primary wood processing depends on the quality and durability of technology and tools available, and the grinding process in sawmills requires a very thorough and responsible approach. The supplier of ABM grinders, the Prochrom Comp company, will present two interesting models of CNC grinding machine for Widia circular saws and band saws grinding sheets. We are just installing three of these machines in the Region, and in Croatia in cities of Osijek and Samobor, said Niko Fabjan, owner of the Prochrom company. He believes that their advantage over other grinders is very good quality and good price. We have excellent modern CNC grinding machines with a starting price of 25,000 EUR, adds Fabjan.

The Congress Participants Come from Qualified Subsectors: Foresters, Certification Companies, Rail, Shipping and Oversea Transport

Also this year Congress brings together the important sector support related to the raw material and logistics: Una-Sana Forests Company, Croatian Forests Company, Slovenian Forest Holdings, Hercegbosna Forests Company, etc. TÜV Croatia, Port of Rijeka, Port of Koper and the railway companies from Croatia and Austria will also attend the Congress. Timber traders are the traditional participants of the Congress, and this year on the Congress will participate the representatives of company Josef Turner Holz GmbH from Austria and from Hungary Zrt Bakonyerdő who seek suppliers of oak assortments.

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