We use cookies and similar technologies on this website ("Cookies"). In order to allow their use to analyze website usage and to enhance functionality, please click on “Accept”. To change the settings and select which specific Cookies we are allowed to use, or to obtain more detailed information, please click on “Details”.




Below, you can activate/deactivate the individual technologies that are used on this website.
Consent to all

These Cookies make a website usable by providing basic functions such as page navigation, language settings, and access to protected areas. As the website is unable to function properly without them, you cannot opt out of this kind of Cookies.


These Cookies help us to improve the functionality and attractiveness of our websites, and your user experience by saving, for example, your settings, and selections as well as filters, and to recognize your device on subsequent visits.


These Cookies allow us, and the service providers (e.g. Google via the Google Analytics service) to collect and analyze information and statistics about your interaction with our website. This helps to optimize our website using the findings obtained.

Press Release

HOMAG opens door to digital furniture production for woodworking shops and SMEs

- Tiered digital concepts for woodworking shops and SMEs

- Strong demand at industry’s leading trade fair, Ligna

Bietigheim-Bissingen, June 11, 2019 – Digitization in woodworking is a hot topic, and not just for large furniture manufacturers. Digital tools can also help woodworking shops and SMEs render their production more efficient and flexible. It is specifically for these customers that the HOMAG Group has developed quick-to-deploy solutions for entry into digital production.
At Ligna, the industry’s leading trade fair held in Hanover at the end of May, HOMAG’s innovations were well received. The world market leader in woodworking machinery recorded strong demand and received numerous orders and leads.

More than 70,000 carpenters, joiners and mid-sized furniture manufacturers worldwide use HOMAG machinery for their production. When it comes to digitization, they can count on the market leader for practical software solutions, digital assistants and the tapio digital marketplace. Pekka Paasivaara, CEO of HOMAG Group AG says: “As the market leader, we are committed to easing every customer into digital production. We do this with tiered, digitally supported production solutions, which are easy to implement for our small and mid-sized customers, while providing pragmatic support. The feedback we received on this at Ligna was very positive.”

Digitization made easy for woodworking shops
HOMAG’s digital concept for woodworking shops starts with the furniture configurator, cabinetCreator. Users of this web-based software can easily create cabinets, among other things, drawing on a range of basic, predefined shapes and a selection of fixtures. All design and order data is then exported from the configurator into a digital job folder – the productionManager. This replaces the handwritten parts list. At the saw, two intuitive assistant apps (intelliDivide and productionAssist Cutting) help, among other things, by suggesting a cutting pattern to meet specific requirements, for example enabling minimal waste or the fastest possible sawing. Labels can be generated at the click of a button, containing all information for the further processing of the workpiece such as drilling or edge banding. A further HOMAG app ensures that the storage rack is kept neat and tidy, while productionAssist Assembly facilitates assembly by displaying the required drawings on the tablet.

SMEs go digital: networked cell concepts
HOMAG’s digital concept for SMEs goes one step further than that which is aimed at woodworking shops, i.e. toward the digital networking of several machines. At the beginning of the digital process chain are the Designer3D and Configurator3D software programs. These enable vendors and customers to individually configure furniture on the screen. Then the parts lists and manufacturing data are sent to production, and the required components, such as plinths, are automatically requested.

For SME production, HOMAG offers networked processing cells, for example for cutting, drilling and packaging. The ControllerMES manufacturing execution system is responsible for the data flow between the cells and overall production control; it is like the brain of the factory. The TRANSBOT automated guided vehicle flexibly transports workpieces from one cell to the next.

Customers who are connected to the tapio digital marketplace can also use HOMAG’s digital tools to optimize the use of tools and materials, as HOMAG demonstrated at Ligna. The individual data for different types of panels and saw blades, for instance, can be retrieved via bar code scan. Another feature:
all machines working in the customer’s cells are connected to tapio and can be monitored using the tapio app, MachineBoard. This app shows what operation the machine will carry out next, whether errors are occurring and when the operator needs to be at the machine, to name a few.

The Dürr Group is one of the world's leading mechanical and plant engineering firms with extensive expertise in automation and digitization/Industry 4.0. Its products, systems and services enable highly efficient manufacturing processes in different industries. The Dürr Group supplies sectors like the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, chemical, pharmaceutical and woodworking industries. It generated sales of € 3.87 billion in 2018. In October 2018, the Dürr Group acquired the industrial environmental technology business of US-based company Babcock & Wilcox, comprising the MEGTEC and Universal brands. Since then, it has over 16,400 employees and 108 business locations in 32 countries. The Group operates in the market with five divisions:

  • Paint and Final Assembly Systems: paint shops and final assembly systems for the automotive industry
  • Application Technology: robot technologies for the automated application of paint, sealants and adhesives
  • Clean Technology Systems: air pollution control, noise abatement systems and battery coating lines
  • Measuring and Process Systems: balancing equipment as well as assembly, testing and filling technology
  • Woodworking Machinery and Systems: machinery and equipment for the woodworking industry

This publication has been prepared independently by Dürr AG/Dürr group (“Dürr”). It may contain statements which address such key issues as strategy, future financial results, events, competitive positions and product developments. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including, but not limited to those described in Dürr's disclosures, in particular in the chapter “Risks” in Dürr's annual report. Should one or more of these risks, uncertainties and other factors materialize, or should underlying expectations not occur or assumptions prove incorrect, actual results, performances or achievements of Dürr may vary materially from those described in the relevant forward-looking statements. These statements may be identified by words such as “expect,” “want,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “seek,” “estimate,” “will,” “project” or words of similar meaning. Dürr neither intends, nor assumes any obligation, to update or revise its forward-looking statements regularly in light of developments which differ from those anticipated. Stated competitive positions are based on management estimates supported by information provided by specialized external agencies.

Our financial reports, presentations, press releases and ad-hoc releases may include alternative financial metrics. These metrics are not defined in the IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards). Dürr's net assets, financial position and results of operations should not be assessed solely on the basis of these alternative financial metrics. Under no circumstances do they replace the performance indicators presented in the consolidated financial statements and calculated in accordance with the IFRS. The calculation of alternative financial metrics may vary from company to company despite the use of the same terminology. Further information regarding the alternative financial metrics used at Dürr can be found in our financial glossary.