Fulfilling the highest requirements for professional woodworkers in trade and industry since 2001, Format-4 has been leading the way as the premium option from the impressive Felder Group. The Austrian business, based in Hall, Tirol, handed over its 30,000th woodworking machine in time on 7th January. The proud new owner, Fritz Oberhauser has equipped his workshop in Bavaria with a Kappa 550 panel saw that ticks all the boxes.

Fritz explained that the superior build quality and reliable Austrian engineering really sets his machine apart. Moreover, 'everything from a single supplier', the Felder Group company motto, could not be more accurate. Alongside the premium sliding table panel saw, Fritz has also invested in an Exact 63 thicknesser as well as a complete extraction system. “The first time I visited the factory in Hall in Tirol, I was more than impressed," he explains, "the standards and level of quality are extremely high, yet the traditional values are still at the forefront of everything Felder offers.”

Martin Felder is equally delighted with Fritz Oberhauser’s acquisition of the Kappa 550: “Our close relationship with our customers enables us to take on board their practical requirements; which directly informs the development our new machine concepts. We are all very proud with the sale of our 30,000th machine and I am happy to know that this panel saw will be in very good hands”.

Format-4 has been an extraordinary success story ever since its launch at the turn of the millennium, with impressive detailed solutions, numerous innovations and patents, maximum operating comfort and perfect precision. True to the motto, offering everything from a single supplier, the Austrian machine manufacturing specialists develop woodworking machines in combination with top of the range software.

The Felder Group provide a perfect, tailor made complete package that is in a class of its own. Constant innovation is synonymous with Format-4 and the latest developments in technology enable Felder to simulate a customer’s workshop. Format 4 is able to configure solutions to customer’s individual requirements. Perfect advice, along with tailor-made deliveries, commissioning and service; completes the impressive Felder Group full service offer.

Numerous international awards such as the Bayerische Staatspreis, the IF-Design-Award and the Adolf-Loos-Preis, are testimony of the passion that underpins the demands of the Felder Group. Manufacturing the best woodworking machines money can buy, countless customers worldwide rely on the Felder design and build. As a result they profit from maximum productivity and perfection in woodworking.