Woodworking machinery distributor, Markfield Woodworking Machinery Ltd, has been announced as the new Midlands dealer for Holz-Her UK. The partnership will see the established Leicester-based company have exclusivity of Holz-Her’s complete range of panel processing machinery across the central strip of the UK from April 2023.

As well as offering over 40 years of experience in buying and selling woodworking machinery and accessories, Markfield’s aim to supply premium woodworking machinery brands to its customers works in parallel with Holz-Her’s ethos. Already the exclusive importer for England and Wales for Martin, the company understands the importance of customer satisfaction and is committed to providing a first-class service throughout the buying process.

This has seen the second-generation business invest in a purpose-built, 8000 sq ft showroom. Currently home to over 40 machines from a wide range of well-known woodworking brands, the two-storey showroom will be updated to include a dedicated Holz-Her machinery demonstration area.

The space, which is due for completion later this year, will include several Holz-Her machines, including a 6015 Linea beam saw, Streamer XL C edgebander, Artea 1030 edgebander and 1254 Sector vertical panel saw. In addition to this, customers will also be able to visit Holz-Her’s headquarters in Abingdon to view different models and specifications.

Paul Nightingale, National Sales Manager for Holz-Her UK says: “For over four decades, Markfield has built on its solid reputation as a trusted and reliable machinery supplier and in the process, has become a go-to company for start-up businesses and small workshops looking to mechanise their production processes. To build on this solid foundation, the Leicestershire-based company is committed to expanding its portfolio and working with premium brands that can help and support new and existing customers looking to take their next step to growth. Holz-Her’s range fits this model perfectly.”

Gavin Cooper, Managing Director of Markfield Woodworking Machinery adds: “Our business is about providing long-term solutions to our customers and to do this, we need to work with the very best brands in the market. Holz-Her offers a much sought-after, premium range that fits seamlessly into our existing portfolio. Whilst it is not always suitable for the price-driven shopper, Holz-Her’s customers get the very best in panel processing technology at their fingertips and this is backed by a knowledgeable and experienced sales team and a dedicated service department. This gives us and our customers the upmost confidence in Holz-Her’s range and the level of quality they offer. We’re excited to be taking on the Holz-Her agency in the Midlands and look forward to welcoming new and existing faces to our Leicestershire-based showroom very soon.”

Malcolm Cuthbertson, Managing Director of Weinig UK (pictured) concludes: “With the addition of Markfield, we now have a backbone of Holz-Her showrooms across the UK. This makes our panel processing machinery offering more accessible than ever. Working closely with our existing dealers - Lancashire-based Calderbrook and Hampshire-based Grovewood Machines – Markfield is ideally located in the centre of the UK and will offer midlands-based businesses an opportunity to see our machinery range on their doorstep. We are confident this move will benefit our customers going forward and we look forward to working closely with Markfield Woodworking Machinery.”