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Second edition of DREMA 2021 concludes in Poznań

The largest wood exhibition in Central and Eastern Europe beats pandemic blues

The DREMA International Trade Fair of Machines, Tools and Components for the Wood and Furniture Industries, the largest and most important exhibition of the wood and furniture industries in Central and Eastern Europe, come to an end recently. The second edition of the event, held in the capital city of Poznań in the west-central Poland, was organised in the shadow of the pandemic that shaped the new economic and social reality.

DREMA 2021, which took place on September 14-17, 2021, was an opportunity to follow the latest trends in the furniture and wood industries. Visitors learned about the potential of modern solutions and deepened their knowledge through a series of complementary events. Stands with products awarded with the prestigious MTP Gold Medal, creative stands awarded with Acanthus Aureus awards and several dozen new products on the market attracted particular attention.

“These were intense four days filled with meetings, shows and presentations at the exhibitors’ stands and in special show zones. Today we can say that we were all hungry for meetings, direct conversations to the sound of working machines, which have always been a characteristic element of DREMA. Together with our partners and exhibitors, we have managed to create a valuable event that inspires optimism about the future of the next editions,” said Andrzej Półrolniczak, Director, DREMA.

The winners of the MTP Gold Medal competition include:
• Automatic Circular Sawmill SKYWOOD A550 by MAXIMER LLC
• Carbide Compression Cutter V809.XB − Silent TURBO-3 by FHU N-POL Krzysztof Noga
• PCS® Contactless Security System by FELDER GROUP
• Milling Plotter 2030ATC 4 AXES by POLISH CNC GROUP
• RODONITE GRINDING TABLE by NAWARA SERWIS
• Positioner ISKRY RX2 by K&K Katarzyna Brzezińska

Acanthus Aureus was awarded to IMAC Sp. z o. o., LCM GmbH and W-IREX Przedsiębiorstwo Prywatne Wiesław Ciura. The Competition Jury chaired by Prof. Andrzej Wielgosz from the University of Arts in Poznań.
The visitors’ attention was also drawn to the exhibitions of the competition works, especially the bicycles submitted to the Build a bicycle made of wood competition organised by the University of Life Sciences in Poznań. The Conjured from Wood competition was won by the impressive “London Telephone Booth”, the work of Wiktoria Szatan, a student of the Jan Kochanowski Complex of Wood and Forest Schools in Garbatka-Letnisko. Piotr Nowicki turned out to be unrivalled in the 20th edition of the Polish Championships in Nail Hammering.

This year’s fair featured a number of events, including the 11th Workshop of the Parquet Industry and Parquet Flooring Services, training and exams for a Journeyman and Parquet Master, DREMA DESIGN, presentation of modern interior design − organised by the Polish Parquet Layers’ Association; the very popular DREMA TOOLS zone with a wide range of tools; DREMA HOBBY, which premiered last year; the Varnishing Training Ground, presentations of battery solutions, new tools in 2021 or demonstrations of the SawStop-AIM technology in the TKS80 circular saw prepared by Festool.

The Knowledge and Demonstration Zone prepared by the Drewno.pl portal attracted the biggest crowds where experts and advisers representing, among others, the Łukasiewicz Research Network − the Wood Technology Institute in Poznań, Forest Consulting Center and Drewno.pl shared their knowledge and experience.

The advantage of DREMA is the opportunity to see machines in operation. In addition to individual exhibitor stands, such an opportunity is created by special spaces, which during the fair turn into show factories with presentations of modern technologies, solutions, and woodworking machines. The next edition of DREMA is planned for September 13-16, 2022 on the MTP Poznań Expo fairgrounds.