CEHISA edgebander on demonstration at open house show 2017

Daltons Wadkin Wood & Panel Machinery Show held 3 to 5 October in Nottingham was “the biggest and most successful” according to director and show organiser Alex Dalton.

“I believe we have the strongest machinery portfolio of any woodworking machinery suppliers in the UK and Ireland. Our regular in-house shows are an excellent opportunity to showcase our range of panel and solid wood processing machines. This year we had more visitors and more orders taken than at any of our previous shows”, said Alex.

With some twenty-five machines available for display and demonstration in their Nottingham showrooms the exhibition represented wide coverage of their extensive product range from classical machines to CNC.

Alex Dalton and Francis Dalton at Open House Show 2017

Visitors travelled from all parts of the UK and were able to view live demonstrations on Salvador straight and angle programmable crosscutting systems, CEHISA edgebanders, Kuper planer moulders, Kimla CNC routers, Elcon vertical panel saws and Altendorf sliding table panel saws, a selection of Wadkin classical machines and a new Stenner ST100RS band resaw.

By the end of the show the company had chalked up significant orders for a number of their major brands including Kimla, CEHISA, Stenner, Altendorf, Kuper and Wadkin, providing a major boost to their autumn sales pitch.

Alex Dalton was pleased with both the results and the effort put in by the sales and demonstration teams. “We really pushed the boat out this year”, said Alex.  “The display, the extensive range of machines on show and the opportunity to meet so many existing and new customers was everything we had hoped for. I would like to thank all visitors to the show in making it such a success. For anyone that did not manage to make it, our showroom doors remain open for working demonstrations and expert advice.”


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