WoodEX for Africa is the largest exhibition in Africa dedicated exclusively to the timber trade and with the support of strategic industry partners, WoodEX for Africa is hosted biennially and offers a unique business and networking platform to connect, unify and grow the African timber, tooling and machinery markets.

Showcasing innovative timber and woodworking products and services, such as woodworking machinery, fixtures and fittings, decking, flooring, structural timber, timber preservatives and treatment, sawmilling and logging, pulp and paper manufacturing and wood material and veneer production, WoodEX for Africa is an ideal platform through which to connect with specialised dealers, stay abreast of the latest timber trends, secure new business contacts and access special trade deals.

Particularly popular with the African trade, which makes up 60% of international trade visitors hailing from as far afield as Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, WoodEX for Africa is considered South Africa’s gateway to the timber trade in Africa.

Being the only exhibition solely dedicated to timber and woodworking machinery on the African continent, WoodEX for Africa has forged itself as the place to connect and inform the timber trade where it matters most.

Bookings for WoodEX for Africa 2018 are now open. Exhibitors are encouraged to secure their space early to unlock maximum exposure leading up to the event.


Previous WoodEX Exhibitors

Austro (Biesse) - Afemma (Preziss Diamant) - Allwood - Board Express - Cape Woodworking Machinery - CMC Woodworking & Machinery Supplies - CNC Professional Machine & Engineering - Compusoft - Construction Review - Dieffenbacher - EasyClip - Engravcut Automatic Machinery - Forest Stewardship Council - FP&M Seta - FX Veneers - Geerlings (SCM / Mini Max / Freud / Cefla / Holytek / Fom Industrie) - Guangdong Tianan New Material Co Ltd - Harris Sawing Equipment (Petersen portable sawmills) - Holtec Gmbh & Co. Kg - Institute for Timber Construction in South Africa - Jax Wax - Lotus Amoretti - Malnor Publishers (WoodSA & Timber Times) - National Edging - Norwood Portable Sawmills - New Century Sawmilling - Nukor Sawmilling (Lucasmill / Timberking / Woodlands / Delmhorst / Merlin) - P&S Timber & Iron Cc - Pearlman Veneers - PG Bison - Pilous - Public Worx (Za Media) - Rubio Monocoat Cc - Ruijie Mechanical Equipment - South African Wood Preservers Association (SAWPA) - Scanwood Solutions - Systainer-SA - Talleres Mecanicos March - Trademax Publications (SA Roofing & Timber IQ) - Uni-Cam South Africa - Upperedge - Woodglass Coatings - Woodtech ( C-Nest / Technowrap / Panel Saw & Edge Bander Range) - Woodmizer Africa - Metro Tile - Fury Ford - Capital Timbers - Herramientas Preziss - Tech 25

Quotes from previous exhibitors:

  • "This year’s show saw a great deal of high value attendees. We networked and built relationships with many high value customers. Another thing that was great about this year’s show was the positive way in which the various suppliers in the industry came together to promote their products and services under one roof. Spirits were high and stakeholders seemed confident and motivated in their businesses and the market. Beyond the promotion and sales of products, each supplier seemed to be there with a mission statement in mind, to prove this is who we are, what we are doing and what we take pride in. A great environment indeed." - Cobus JJ Viljoen, Marketing and Sales, GFP Machines
  • "The furniture industry was one of our first markets and has remained our main stay ever since. The response in visitor terms at WoodEX this year was very good, with top quality leads. The show was a lot more professional this year and tastefully laid out. We were pleasantly surprised and will come again next year." - Mike Draper, Head of Sales Operation, Techni Paint
  • "We are very satisfied with the results of WoodEX for Africa 2014. We got good leads and would have taken more space if we could, to display more machines." - Arnold Geerlings, Director, Geerlings
  • "Universal Plywood is recognised as a plywood specialist in South Africa. We had a good show and are very happy. The quality of visitors were very good and we have many leads to follow up. We are still getting calls from show visitors for quotations. We will take the same spot in 2015." - Brad Andersson, Managing Director, Universal Plywood
  • "WoodEX was generally good this year. Especially Thursday morning was very busy, with good quality visitors that was specific to our business." - Scott Myles, Allwood Technology
  • "The show has been good for us. The quality of visitors was very impressive. We did a big marketing campaign of our own to get our customers here, and they were here! We really enjoyed the show and thought it was good for business." - David Dennis, REM
  • "The show was better than last year, and the timing was much better. We got more industry related visitors than last year. Good leads, lots of foreign visitors, as well as visitors from KZN." - Yunus Bhyat, FX Group
  • "We are looking for quality leads and we have been impressed with the number of quality leads we received at WoodEX. Our six American agents were specifically impressed with the WoodEX staff and the organisation of the event and we are all looking forward to returning next year to an even bigger show." - Richard Kleiner, American Softwoods
  • "The quality of visitors was 100% and the networking opportunities were very good. It was definitely worth our while to exhibit at this show. We made very good leads - I would think more about 20% more leads than we expected." - Dimitri le Grange, Main Hardware - Bosch Agent
  • "We had a lot of interest for our products. Good leads and hopefully good clients. Generally it has been very successful for us." - Milica Jovancic, Rubio Monocoat SA
  • "For us it was awesome (again). We don't always get to visit all the customers we want to see and those are the ones that attend shows. So - it has been great for us. Thanks to the organisers." - George McPhail, Planetary Consultants Group for IMA
  • "Perfect. The show has been everything we were looking for in terms of our timber business. We made a lot of good contacts and got great business ideas." - Kagiso Motsumi, Woodom, Botswana (Visitor)