NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The wood products manufacturing industry comprises establishments engaged in manufacturing of products derived from wood. This industry includes companies manufacturing lumber, plywood, veneers, wood containers, wood flooring, wood trusses, manufactured homes and prefabricated wood buildings. Wood products product process include sawing, planning, shaping, laminating, and assembling of wood products into bolts or lumber.
Asia was the largest region in the wood products manufacturing market in 2016, accounting for 50% market share. This can be mainly attributed to the economic growth in the region, leading to increased demand for wood and wood products from manufacturing, and consumer goods industries. Increased demand for wood houses in earthquake prone countries such as Japan also drove the market. The Middle East & Africa was the second largest region accounting for 21% market share. The Americas was the third largest region accounting for 19% market share.
Robots are replacing traditional hand sanding and wood finishing tools. Robot based wood automation tool providers have launched robots that carry out wood sanding, polishing and finishing precisely and quickly. They are developing technologies for assembling a wooden window frame to routing designs in wood panels for a wide range of materials and surfaces. For instance, ABB's robot automation solutions were implemented in leading companies such as IKEA, VELUX and Svedplan.
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