HOLZMA Wins Gold: Innovative Easy2Feed Loading System Impresses the DREMA Jury

HOLZMA was one of this year's recipients of the "Gold Medal of the DREMA Exposition," one of the most widely recognized awards of its kind in Poland. The south-west German sawing equipment manufacturer impressed the jury with its HPP 350 single saw and the integrated Easy2Feed lift table feeding system.

The optional Easy2Feed system consists of a scissor lift table that is integrated into the rear machine table without requiring any additional space. Up to a meter of roller-equipped machine table space remains between the lift table and the right edge of the saw. This makes it easy to produce cross cuts, even on longer strips. The advantages include more ergonomic, fully automated feeding at a low price. Moreover, Easy2Feed can be retrofitted, allowing the saw to grow with the needs of your plant.

It was precisely this that impressed the jury. They noted that Easy2Feed increases productivity, and saves time and expense at the same time. They saw Easy2Feed as being an ideal solution for small and medium-sized companies that would like to continue to grow.

Michal Pilat, Managing Director of HOMAG Polska, proudly accepted the prize. "We are very happy that a HOLZMA product received this medal. This confirms the high level of HOLZMA's technology and the company's innovative strength." These were among Michal Pilat's words of thanks to the jury of well-known experts.

Volker Gagesch, HOLZMA Regional Sales Manager for Eastern Europe adds: "This prize means a great deal to us. It is an important recognition of our engineering performance, which fills us with pride. And it shows that we are on the right course with 'Made in Germany.'" He further emphasized the valuable work of their sales partner "HOMAG POLSKA Sp. z.o.o. Środa Wielkopolska," which initiated and organized participation in the contest in preparation for the important DREMA trade fair. "We are particularly honored and happy that –among all the wonderful products of the HOMAG Group – HOMAG Polska chose our panel cut-to-size saw for the contest."

The Gold Medal at the Poznań International Fair is one of the most widely recognized awards in the Polish market. Many well-known manufacturers from all over the world take part in the contest every year. The jury, composed of experienced representatives from the wood-processing industry and from academia, is led by Prof. Jan Zurek, Dean of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Management at the Technical University of Poznań. Factors evaluated by the jury include the relevance of the solutions to current concerns, their significance in the world market and their level of innovation. Economic factors (sales price, service costs, etc.), environmental factors (efficient consumption of materials and energy, etc.) and functionality (user-friendliness, aesthetics, etc.) also enter into the decision. This is the first time the prize was awarded before the fair opened. The eight winners were then able to exhibit their prize-winning products exclusively in the "Champions Zone" as well as on a special gold medal website (www.zlotymedal.mtp.pl).
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