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Fill Machine Engineering Media Service June 2011


Industry / Machine Engineering / Woodworking / Innovations / Trade Fair


Fill leads the way again in woodworking technology

The leading international machine engineering company Fill scores highly at the LIGNA with innovative concepts for the machining and processing of wood. 


Fill Machine Engineering made an impressive appearance at the world´s largest trade fair for the wood industry LIGNA from 30 May to 3 June 2011 in Hanover with sophisticated high-tech machines and customer-specific solutions for high-quality wood processing. "Our machines and machining lines combine precision with the highest levels of cost-effectiveness. The many customers and trade visitors were able to see this for themselves on our exhibition stand," according to joint CEOs Andreas Fill and Wolfgang Rathner. The Upper Austrian machine engineering experts were pleased to receive numerous concrete project inquiries from international markets.


Hanover/Gurten, 01 June 2011 –  At the LIGNA world exhibition for woodworking technology from 30 May to 3 June 2011 in Hanover, a general upward trend was to be seen in the industry. The number of visitors to the Fill exhibition stand was particularly high. The many trade visitors from a total of more than 90 countries appeared to be very impressed with the innovations of Austria´s leading machine engineering company. Fill Machine Engineering demonstrated its entry into tool production for the first time: the newly developed "fill premium kerf" saw bands, which constitute a perfect complement to the "speedliner" series of high-performance bandsaws. The latest developments in the field of fully-automated wood re-touching ("speedfiller") were also highlighted at the trade fair.


Everything from a single source

Perfect processing machines need perfect tools. To ensure their provision, Fill has entered into tool production. In the first step, high-quality saw bands are being produced for the Fill "speedliner" fine-cutting bandsaws. "We offer our customers the best total solutions. Machines and tools from a single source are matched perfectly with one another. Our in-house team of technicians develop and produce saw bands of outstanding quality in our innovation center," explains Erwin Altendorfer, Manager of the Wood Competence Center at Fill, adding that "the positive reactions of customers at the LIGNA endorsed our decision to enter into tool production."


The entire spectrum of woodworking technology

Sawing, machining, pressing, repairing, sorting, and automation - Fill Machine Engineering plans and supplies complete production lines for high-quality wood processing. Particularly in the growing Far Eastern and South American markets, more and more customers are placing their trust in the knowledge and expertise of the Austrian high-tech machine engineers.


Corporate Data

Fill is a leading international machine and plant manufacturing company for diverse branches of industry. The family-owned business excels in the use of the latest technologies in management, communication, and production. Business operations encompass the fields of metal, plastics and wood for the automotive, aircraft, wind energy, sport and building industries The company is the global market leader in ski and snowboard production machines and aluminum core removal technology. Andreas Fill and Wolfgang Rathner are joint CEOs of the company founded in 1966 that is still completely family-owned. The company became a public limited company (GmbH) in 1987, was certified in accordance with ISO 9001 in 1997, and now has more than 450 employees.


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CEO Andreas Fill and Erwin Altendorfer, Manager of the Wood Competence Center with the Fill-Team scores highly at the LIGNA 2011 world exhibition in Hanover.

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