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Trio Of Brands Set To Collaborate For Materials & Finishes Show Live Demonstration Debut 

Clare Hollister

Three of the furniture manufacturing and joinery industries leading brands have announced that they will collaborate as part of the brand new Live Demo Zone at Materials & Finishes Show.

Leitz Tooling UK, Advance Machinery Services (AMS) and The Joinery Network will work together on the show floor to produce a full timber window manufacturing demonstration, with two live demos taking place on each day of the UK’s trade show for the furniture manufacturing and joinery industries. 

Visitors will be able to see the end-to-end production of the timber window frame, which will be expertly crafted utilising AMS distributed Wadkin Bursgreen woodworking machine and Lignum tooling supplied by Leitz Tooling and The Joinery Network’s Owen Dare.  

This is the first time that visitors to Materials & Finishes Show (formerly W Exhibition) will have seen brands collaborate in this way as part of the brand new demonstration feature within the exhibition.

AMS managing director, Steve McGloin commented: “We cannot wait to exhibit at Materials & Finishes Show this May and are excited to announce our collaboration with Leitz Tooling and The Joinery Network, who share our vision of providing hands-on advice and support for the industry. Our demonstration is not to be missed!”

Leitz Tooling UK marketing manager, Ben Mitchell said: “Materials & Finishes Show is set to re-establish itself as the main event in the UK calendar and we did not want to miss out the opportunity to connect with the UK furniture manufacturing and joinery industries when the show returns this May. A leading global manufacturer of high-quality precision tools and tooling systems, we pride ourselves on providing expert tips and advice for the industry which is why it was a natural choice for us to participate in the new Live Demo Zone. We’re excited to showcase our collaboration at the event.” 

“When I set up The Joinery Network it was with the ambition to connect leading industry suppliers with joiners, bringing practical support. Our collaboration at Materials & Finishes Show, and our involvement in the new Live Demo Zone, embodies everything that we stand for as an organisation. I’m looking forward to meeting with visitors at the event this May.”

Owen Dare, The Joinery Network founder

Alongside the manufacturing of a timber window frame, visitors will also be able to participate in a range of ‘hands-on’ activities and demonstrations from other brands across the four days. The Live Demo Zone will complement the new seminar theatre feature which will include four packed days of CPD certified learning content, from panel discussions and keynotes through to seminars delivered by industry experts.

Materials & Finishes Show event director, David Todd commented: “We’ve been excitedly waiting to announce the collaboration between Leitz Tooling UK, Advance Machinery Services (AMS) and The Joinery Network, following a successful trial run at the AMS customer showroom earlier this month. We know that visitors will be equally excited to see running machinery at the show, which is why we’ve developed the new live demonstration feature. 

“Alongside the timber window construction from these three companies, visitors will also be able to see tooling, paint and finishing brands deliver hands-on, practical demonstrations, bringing new products, innovations and technology to life for joiners and carpenters on the showfloor in a way like we’ve never done before at the event. 

Materials & Finishes Show attracts buyers from every corner of the industry, from furniture and joinery manufacturers and designers right through to retailers, the KBB market, carpenters, joiners and worktop fabricators. 

All areas of the material journey, from the initial stages of raw processing through to finishing and component supply for completed products, will be represented at Materials & Finishes Show.

Materials & Finishes Show will mark the first opportunity for the UK furniture manufacturing and joinery industries to come together since 2018. Visitor registration is now live. 

Robin Clevett 

Robin Clevett, the self-confessed carpentry, joinery and building fanatic, has been announced as an official ambassador for Materials & Finishes Show 2024.

As well as working closely with the event organising team in the run up to the UK’s trade show for the furniture manufacturing and joinery industries, Robin will also make a special appearance at the exhibition this May 

Robin, who boasts over 113,000 Youtube subscribers, more than 40,000 YouTube Followers and hosts The Carpentry Show in FIX Radio, will play a hands-on role as part of the brand new Materials & Finishes Show demonstration area, as well as compering a special panel on the main seminar stage. 

Speaking about the collaboration, Robin said: “I was approached by the Materials & Finishes Show team last year and was instantly impressed with what the organisers have been doing to redevelop the show for the market. As a working chippy and active member of the wider carpentry and joinery community, I know that there’s a real appetite for this type of UK event for our community.”

Materials & Finishes Show event director, David Todd added: “We’re hugely excited to announce Robin’s involvement in Materials & Finishes Show this May. What better way to shape the content and features than collaborating with someone who is on the cold face of the industry and walking in the shoes of a large proportion of our visitors. 

“We’ve been bowled over by Robin’s enthusiasm and this, combined with his expertise and knowledge can only make for a winning formula for our visitors from the joinery and carpentry communities. As organisers, we’re always looking at new and innovative ways to connect with our audiences – Robin’s involvement is the first of many new partnerships we’ll be announcing in the run up to the show.”

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