SCM is the leader in innovation at Xylexpo. Among this year's exhibitors, SCM is the one that secured the highest number of awards last night at the XIA - Xylexpo Innovation Awards 2018 prize awarding ceremony. Three very different technologies were awarded prestigious prizes - evidence that the Italian Group, a long-standing, reliable partner for the entire woodworking industry, is able to offer to its customers not only the widest range of machines available internationally, but also an ideal level of innovation to support them in the development of their business. Innovation is a critical asset on which SCM invests 7% of its turnover each year.
In the "tooling machine" category, the winner was the Minimax Me 35 combined edge rounder-trimmer unit - presented as a world première at Xylexpo. The award commission appreciated, as stated in the award's motivation, its ability to "combine the edge rounding and trimming features in a single tool, allowing compact-sized machines with minimized footprint to be developed". The applied technology makes of this edgebanding machine a must-have product for small-sized joinery businesses, the ideal one-stop machine for facing and trimming the front and rear ends of panels and at the same time, rounding the front and back edges.
For the "finishing" section, the award went to SCM's carving spindle unit for unique three-dimensional finishing effects on panels. "With two routing units integrated into a sanding machine - commented the awarding commission - a wide variety of embossed elements can be achieved".
Maestro Smartech also made the "podium": among the most innovative solutions in the "Maestro Digital Systems" platform, it can supply technical assistance through remote connection and direct interaction between end users and expert technicians back at the manufacturer's headquarters, also through smart glasses". This solution has been receiving enthusiastic appreciation from the public visiting SCM at the show - including delegations of industry professionals all the way to students from vocational training schools.
The awards were the crowning achievement of a memorable day for SCM - with record attendance figures at the exhibition booth and the dedicated press event "Press Connect". After an introduction by the Managing Director of Scm Group, Andrea Aureli, and the Corporate Communication Director Gian Luca Fariselli, Luigi De Vito, SCM Division Director, and Luca Bergantini, Head of the Italian branch of SCM, presented an up-to-date SCM business overview - from the steadily increasing turnover figure, now close to 700 million euro, to local investment and training plans. This was followed by a press tour of the IoT Maestro Connect platform and a press tour to present other technological innovations with Federico Ratti, Scm Group's Innovation Director.