“Integrated Woodworking – Customized Solutions” will be the keynote theme at next year’s LIGNA trade show, which will run from 27 to 31 May in Hannover, Germany. Accordingly, Industry 4.0 technologies will feature prominently among the woodworking and timber processing exhibits in halls 11–17 and 25–27, as well as on the open-air site. Visitors can expect to see turnkey digitization and automation solutions that offer the ultimate in production efficiency. Manufacturers and wood fabrication firms looking to meet rising market demand for a more diverse materials mix and custom products are increasingly turning to automation in order to remain competitive. Sophisticated electronic systems are the key in this regard. Digitized production is already a working reality in many industrial-scale companies. Small companies too – such as cabinetmaking and joinery firms – are beginning to see the main benefit of digitization: efficiency. At LIGNA 2019, companies of all sizes will find solutions that complement their individual business models.