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

“I believe we have the strongest machinery portfolio of any woodworking machinery supplier in the UK and Ireland,” says Alex. “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.”

L to r: Alex and Francis Dalton welcomed visitors to their in-house exhibition

With some 25 machines available for display and demonstration in the company’s Nottingham showrooms, the exhibition offered wide coverage of Daltons Wadkin’s extensive product range, from classical machines to CNC.

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 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 its major brands including Kimla, Cehisa, Stenner, Altendorf, Kuper and Wadkin, lending a major boost to its autumn sales pitch.

Alex 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,” says 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.”