Xylexpo oganiser Acimall has announced the return of Cefla Finishing Group to the Milan show and signalled the imminent return of several manufacturers in the SCM group.

The news heralds an end to the several years of stand-off between three companies – Biesse, Cefla and SCM – and Xylexpo organisers, in which the former trio boycotted the Milan show in favour of Technodomus in Rimini. Biesse announced its return to Xylexpo before Christmas.

Technodomus project manager Marco Cecchini said that the planned event on April 9-12 had been cancelled "due to the market situation and some problems with sales".

He said the decision of Biesse and Cefla not to exhibit at Technodomus was a factor.

But he stressed that ongoing dialogue with the industry was continuing and that Technodomus could return in 2015 or 2016.