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Strengthening the competence in the solid wood area

HOMAG GmbH acquires the remaining 24% of the shares of WEINMANN Holzbausystemtechnik GmbH. HOMAG GmbH now holds 100% of the shares in the company and strengthens its competence and commitment in the solid wood sector.

WEINMANN has been part of the HOMAG Group and has been the expert for timber construction since 1998. As a leading provider of high-performance machines and systems for timber construction, WEINMANN develops innovative and customized solutions for carpenters and prefabricated house manufacturers. Over 5,000 WEINMANN machines are in use by manufacturers worldwide.

The HOMAG Group is strengthening its commitment in the solid wood sector, including the entire process chain in timber construction. The topic of sustainability plays an important role here; Wood as a renewable raw material is still one of the most important and ecologically most valuable raw materials worldwide. Driving this forward is a task for the future.

Josef Zerle, head of the business unit Surface Technology within the HOMAG Group and expert in solid wood, will join WEINMANN's management on July 1, 2020. In addition to Mr. Zerle, the management consists of Hansbert Ott and Sven Schempp, who will also become management spokesman on July 1. After 28 years, Mr. Ott will step down as managing director of WEINMANN on November 30, 2020. However, he will continue to be available in an advisory capacity. The success of WEINMANN is closely linked to Mr. Ott, whose aim has always been to strengthen and promote global timber construction and to offer customers the right solutions.

Hansbert Ott: “All our developments of machines and systems are related to the customer benefit, this is always our focus. Our solutions are characterized by a high level of economy, flexibility and reliability. The degree of automation should always be in a balance between man and machine. We have been pursuing these maxima from the beginning and have worked our way up to become the market leader worldwide. For WEINMANN's future, it is important that this objective continues to exist.”

Sven Schempp: “We will remain true to our core brand and continue to place a strong focus on trusting and long-term relationships with our customers and partners. By HOMAG focusing on solid wood, we will be able to offer our customers further solutions in the future and thus contribute to successfully operating their business models. "

Company Background

HOMAG Group

The HOMAG Group is the world's leading provider of integrated solutions for production in the woodworking industry and woodworking shops. Its 14 specialized production sites, 23 Group-owned sales and service companies and approximately 60 exclusive sales partners worldwide make the company a unique system provider. Backed by a workforce of some 6,600 employees the HOMAG Group offers its customers solutions for digitized production, based on digital data continuity from point of sale through the entire production process, combined with a comprehensive software suite. In addition, the open ecosystem "tapio" (open Internet-of-Things platform) maps the data flow along the entire value chain of the timber industry. The HOMAG Group has been majority-owned by the Dürr Group since October 2014.

WEINMANN

WEINMANN Holzbausystemtechnik GmbH is the leading manufacturer of high-performance machines and systems for timber construction. The solutions for beam processing, framing and element production as well as automation systems and software offer a complete, innovative range of products and services. Numerous services in the area of the machines and systems produced as well as the appropriate control software make the offer unique. The software solutions optimize processes in small and medium-sized carpentry companies and global prefabricated house manufacturers. WEINMANN now employs 170 people at its location in St. Johann-Lonsingen. WEINMANN has been part of the HOMAG Group since 1998.

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