The first edition of Wood Industry Fair was held in 2000 at Odorheiu Secuiesc under the name of Wood Industry 2000, and gathered 32 exhibitors on an area of 500 square meters. EXPOWOOD name was registered for the first time in 2004, with the goal of internationalization and since then the event was conducted under this name. After five years, the fair was moved to Brasov in order to provide both infrastructural and professional development.

The peak edition of the event was in 2008, when on an area of 5000 square meters 105 companies participated, of which 33 from abroad. In the ten years since the first edition, the fair has increased tenfold initial exhibition area of 500 square meters, reaching 5000 square meters.
The 14th EXPOWOOD edition took place under the motto “ADDING VALUE” and was illustrated by a wooden train transporting processed products and a wagon filled with logs.

Amongst the exhibiting companies, INTERFORST presented a wide range of industrial products including the crop protection product (WamPorocol) against wild boars for agriculture/forestry, the Efco saws range for professionals, and the AGT power generators range.

Company Kenobi based in Satu Mare brought in its outside stand two split firewood machines, manufactured by Finnish Palax - one with chain saw and one with a circular canvas. Splitter with the saw blade is unique in its range, as it has a diameter of 1,000 mm, which allows slicing logs with a diameter of 40 cm. Thus, combining high speed cutting and the logs large size diameter results a higher capacity output. Also Kenobi introduced at Expowood another novelty in the firewood processing, namely the Finnish dryer from Palax. "Firewood market in Western Europe increasingly leans towards quality and efficiency, so dry firewood is becoming increasingly valuable," said Gindele Gabor, Area Sales Manager.

Austrian company Schweighofer Holzindustrie was present for the first time as an exhibitor at the Fair of Wood and Forest Industry Expowood 2014. Schweighofer is constantly preoccupied with the added value of wood by new technologies. In 2007, the factory Holzindustrie Schweighofer in Sebes launched a range of high quality products, addressing to DIY networks and professionals. These items with a high quality and finishing have multiple uses in the construction industry and fittings: trapezoid profile panels and semi-round, flooring, solid wood glulam beams for building profile KVH N or slats planed and rounded DIY panels made at the factory in Siret.

Iftode Universal company had prepared for the visitors several innovative products and construction materials, with applications in the wood industry. Thus, Daniel Bîcîilă, technical coordinator, explained in detail the benefits of structural plates Fermacell for wooden houses, compared with the popular OSB, the standard material. So, besides soundproofing, Fermacell is offering, with a single plate, fire resistance, moisture and impact resistance, even taking over the bearing load from the structural wall. But the advantage of these plates made of fiber -reinforced gypsum, is that once set, it can be finished without the need for another plate. Thus, reduced working hours and at the same time ensured a high quality of work. Another detail worth mentioning is that on a Fermacell plate can be fixed 50 kg on a single dowel pin. The conclusion is easily drawn. Even if the product is more expensive than OSB, overall it’s a budget saving maneuver because it replaces two maneuvers and two plates with a single one.

Alser Forest SRL distributes exclusively on Romanian market a complete range of machines for harvesting and collecting of wood, used for exploitation of biomass and firewood, land preparation equipment, and a full range of forestry accessories.

Agrowest Covasna is one of the eleven companies that ware present for the first time as an exhibitor at the Fair of Wood and Forest Industry, Expowood 2014.The company was founded in 2002 and specializes in the marketing of agricultural equipment, is the official representative of Grimme and Asa Lift. Last year, however, Agrowest has directed attention to forest machinery, thereby adding to the portfolio also forestry machinery - Farmi Forest, a Finnish production.At Expowood fair the company exhibited for the present customers a Valtra tractor equipped with a winch and a firewood processing machine, both of Finnish origin.

We hope the exhibition was profitable for all participants and we expect you with open arms next year.