Closes the 2018 edition of Xylexpo

Date: 16 maggio 2018 | Category: Industry
Closes the 2018 edition of Xylexpo

The wood market focuses on technology and artificial intelligence

XYLEXPO, the 26th edition of the biennial technology for woodworking and components for the furniture industry, has just ended a few days ago. It is an international event that has brought to Milan RHO all the professional operators of the wood world, from 8 to 12 May 2018.

From this edition emerges the importance of technology and the inclusion of artificial intelligence in the manufacturing processes. Surely we now try to give more value to the way in which the machine operator interacts with this technology and in which perspective analyzes the data. In fact, for the companies operating in this sector, new professional figures are sought, which are more in line with the hi-tech evolution in progress and that are able to dialogue with the machines, sharing the work with them, increasing efficiency productive and reducing business management costs. It seems, however, finding the opinions of the exhibitors, very difficult to find these figures, so innovative and prepared, on the current job market.

Among the stands, the displays of the machines that work with wood have been highlighted, that is, the devices useful to track the production in every single moment, which can also be controlled by smartphones.

In Italy, the market in question seems to be doing well because, thanks to the Industry 4.0 Plan, new work orders have arrived. 2017 closed positively for the sector, with numbers reaching 2.3 billion euros, understood as production value. Exports marks an important part of this trend, with 1.6 billion.

The fair has responded well to this recovery, expanding the exhibition space up to 35 thousand square meters and gathering the membership of 430 exhibiting companies distributed in 4 Pavilions. 30% of the entries at the fair came from abroad and this bodes well for the future increase in exports and trade agreements in the sector.

Alberta Barbagli

This translation was done using Google Translate

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