Sawmilling global tech series, September 2019

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Mark the dates into your diary – if you’re a sawmiller. Two years ago – over two weeks – the WoodTECH conference series run by the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) achieved a record turnout of sawmilling companies. They were drawn from throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Over 400 delegates from all major sawmilling companies in the region in addition to leading technology providers from throughout Australasia, North America and Europe converged on Melbourne, Australia and Rotorua, New Zealand.

Two years later, in September 2019, WoodTECH 2019 will again be attracting scanning, sawing, saw and mill maintenance technology specialists, innovators and leading practitioners from around the world to this region. The two-day independent programme will again provide New Zealand and Australian sawmills a unique opportunity to learn about the very latest in technologies and operating practices from around the globe. “This will be achieved through a series of tailored presentations, practical workshops and on-site exhibitions that have been set up with industry”, says FIEA Director, Brent Apthorp.

Planned Programmes

The two-day programmes have just been completed. They can now be viewed on the WoodTECH 2019 website. For ready reference, click here for the NZ Programme and Australian Programme. They run in Rotorua, New Zealand on 11-12 September and Melbourne, Australia on 17-18 September.

Who’s involved. The list is comprehensive. It’s one of the largest gatherings of international sawmilling and tech providers seen at any WoodTECH event in this region. Companies involved in either presenting or exhibiting at this stage include;

USNR, USA/Canada, ScanMeg, Canada, Optimil Machinery, Canada, LMI Technologies, Sweden, Nicholson Manufacturing, Canada, JoeScan, USA, EWD/Linck, Germany, IWT-Moldrup Asia Pacific, Singapore, TS Manufacturing, Canada, SiCam Systems, Canada, GCAR Design, Canada, Lewis Controls, USA, Taqtile, Singapore, TimberSmart, NZ, Timberlink, Australia, Precision Machinery, Canada, Williams & White, Canada, Simonds International, USA, Winsaw Mill Services, NZ, Holtec, NZ, KeyKnife, Braford Industries, Australia, Andritz, NZ, ILS, NZ, Pacific Sawmill Engineering, NZ, Supply Services, NZ, High Duty Plastics, NZ, Modern Engineering, Australia, Thode Knife & Saw, NZ, Tui Technology, NZ, Checkmate Precision Cutting Tools, NZ, Saito, NZ, HewSaw, Australia, Stinger World, Australia, Automation & Electronics, NZ, AKE Sales Tech, Australia, Accurate Group, Australia, Indufor Asia Pacific, NZ, The Lean Hub, NZ, Fagus Grecon, Germany, Prodetec/Firefly, Australia, Phoenix Sawmill Supply, Australia .

Further details on the tech series will follow. Registrations to both events in the series are now open and can be accessed via So, if you’re involved in sawmilling in either country, now’s the time to look at options to get your production teams through to either of the two major events being planned for September.

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