LIGNA

World's Leading Trade Fair for Woodworking and Wood Processing Machinery, Plant and Equipment

Venue

MessegeländeHanoverGermany

Dates

22.05.-26.05.201727.05.-31.05.201910.05.-14.05.2021Interval: every two yearsfounded in: 1975

Organiser

Deutsche Messe AG Messegelände30521 HanoverGermanyFon: +49 511 89-0Fax: +49 511 89-32626info@messe.dehttp://www.messe.de
Project teamFon: +49 511 89-32148Fax: +49 511 89-31263ligna@messe.dehttp://www.ligna.de
VDMA Holzbearbeitungsmaschinen Lyoner Str. 1860528 Frankfurt on the MainGermanyFon: +49 69 6603-1340Fax: +49 69 6603-1621infoholz@vdma.orghttp://www.wood.vdma.org

The current key figures are FKM-certified.

Statistics

figures5/20135/20155/2017
FKM certification
Space (m²)
space (gross)209.200195.600220.600
space (net)123.197121.195130.337
Special show space2.3815.6585.226
Exhibitor stand space120.816115.537125.111
hall space105.929102.990107.695
domestic57.31650.48846.646
foreign48.61352.50261.049
open air14.88712.54717.416
domestic10.7968.89813.330
foreign4.0913.6494.086
Exhibitor figures
Exhibitors1.5481.5521.520
domestic749688624
foreign799864896
Visitor figures
Visitors (number of admissions)89.85793.09992.881
domestic57.059*56.046*49.598*
foreign32.798*37.053*43.283*
* = determined by a representative survey
Exhibitors profile

Origin of exhibitors 2017 from 50 countries
Argentina: 4; Australia: 2; Austria: 62; Belgium: 16; Brazil: 5; Canada: 13; Chile: 1; China, People's Republic: 55; Croatia: 3; Czechia: 27; Denmark: 28; Estonia: 1; Finland: 25; France: 28; Germany: 624; Greece: 3; Hong Kong, China SAR: 2; Hungary: 1; India: 5; Indonesia: 1; Ireland: 2; Israel: 2; Italy: 278; Japan: 9; Korea, Republic: 2; Latvia: 4; Liechtenstein: 1; Lithuania: 5; Luxembourg: 1; Netherlands: 21; New Zealand: 2; Norway: 3; Poland: 24; Portugal: 7; Romania: 1; Russia: 8; San Marino: 2; Slovakia: 3; Slovenia: 10; South Africa: 1; Spain: 33; Sweden: 38; Switzerland: 25; Taiwan: 40; Turkey: 36; Ukraine: 2; United Arab Emirates: 1; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: 11; United States of America: 41; Uruguay: 1

FKM Trade visitors profile 2017
Visitors total (number of entries)92.881Proportion of trade visitors96 %
Open all information
Origin according to federal states
Total Germany (%)52
of which
Nielsen 139
  • Bremen1
  • Hamburg3
  • Lower Saxony31
  • Schleswig-Holstein3
Nielsen 226
  • North Rhine-Westphalia26
Nielsen 3a8
  • Hesse6
  • Rhineland-Palatinate2
  • Saarland0
Nielsen 3b8
  • Baden-Württemberg8
Nielsen 49
  • Bavaria9
Nielsen 5+67
  • Berlin2
  • Brandenburg1
  • Mecklenburg-West Pommerania1
  • Saxony-Anhalt2
Nielsen 74
  • Saxony2
  • Thuringia2
Economic sector
Economic sector (%)
  • Agriculture and forestry9
  • Raw materials and production goods industry14
  • Investment goods industry8
  • Consumer goods industry12
  • Other processing industry13
  • Building trade10
  • Skilled trades24
  • Power industry3
  • Trade10
  • Service6
  • Authority/public services4
  • Other sectors1
  • Student8
  • Other not gainfully employed1
Professional position
Professional position (%)
  • Entrepreneur, co-owner, freelancer23
  • Managing director, board member, head of an authority etc.14
  • Area manager, works manager, plant manager, branch manager, head of public office11
  • Department head, group head, team leader13
  • Other salaried staff, civil servant, skilled worker21
  • Lecturer, teacher3
  • Trainee6
  • Other position0
  • Student8
  • Other not gainfully employed1
Area of responsibility
Area of responsibility (%)
  • Management26
  • Research/development/design11
  • Manufacturing, production, quality control32
  • Buying/procurement3
  • Finance/accounting, controlling1
  • Information and communication technology1
  • Personnel administration, administration1
  • Sales10
  • Marketing, advertising, PR2
  • Logistics: storage, material management, transport1
  • Maintenance/repairs3
  • Other area2
  • Student8
  • Other not gainfully employed1
Origin by km
Distance to home (%)
  • up to 50 km7
  • up to 100 km8
  • more than 100 km up to 300 km22
  • over 300 km63
Origin by continents
Foreign origin total (%)48
of which
  • EU54
  • Other european countries12
  • Africa3
  • North America7
  • South and Central America6
  • Middle East3
  • South-, East-, Central Asia13
  • Australia4
Origin by countries
Countries with the highest visitor shares (%)
  • France6
  • Austria5
  • Belgium4
  • Sweden4
  • United States of America4
Size of company/organization
Size of company/organization (%)
  • 1 - 414
  • 5 - 911
  • 10 - 4924
  • 50 - 19921
  • 200 - 4999
  • 500 - 9995
  • 1 000 and more8
  • Student8
  • Other not employed1
Purchasing/ Procurement powers
Influence on purchasing/procurement decisions (%)
  • decisively37
  • collectively21
  • in an advisory capacity/organization16
  • no15
  • Student8
  • Other not gainfully employed1
Frequency of trade fair visits
Frequency of trade fair visits (%)
  • Previous event40
  • Earlier events49
  • First visit42
Length of stay
Average length of stay (days)

1.90

Survey conducted by: Wissler & Partner

Industry sectorWoodworking, Furniture Production (industry 39), Agriculture and Forestry, Landscape Gardening, Fisheries, Livestock Farming (industry 49), Surface Treatment Technology (industry 63)
Main product groupAutomation, Energy Management, Forestry Engineering, Veneer Industry, Fork-Lift Truck, Wood Working, Timber Processing Machinery, Wood Felling, Wood Craft, Wood Transport, Woodworking Machinery, Wood Materials Industry, Wood Industry, Industrial Automation, Industrial Furniture Production, Industrial Robots, Power Heat Technology, Components, Logistics, Solid Wood Processing, Furniture Machinery, Surface Mount Technology, Paper Industry, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), Round Timber Storage, Drying Installations, Sawmill Technology, Tools, Carpentry Machines, Accessories
Opening hoursTrade visitors and general public:
daily 09:00-18:00 h
Admission chargeday ticket EUR 30.00, season ticket EUR 44.00
Hotel serviceFon: +49 511 12345-555
Fax: +49 511 12345-556hotels@hannover-tourismus.dehttp://www.visit-hannover.com
Exhibitor data baseon-line available / access via home page of the trade fair
Space rentalone open front from EUR 205.00/m², open air from EUR 82.00
Direct sale (retail sale to visitors permitted?)No

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