Together both companies aim to lead the way in automation technology for the panel processing and furniture industries.

Austrian company Schelling Anlagenbau GmbH and the German company IMA Klessmann GmbH have been complementing each other for the past 25 years in sharing exhibition space at trade shows worldwide and executing many large scale installations and projects.

While Schelling is recognised as the worldwide leader in cut to size machines and plants for wood panels and other materials, IMA is a highly regarded specialist for edge processing technology and systems for the furniture and component manufacturing industries.

Both companies currently have a combined total of over 1,400 employees and over €250m in revenue.