I can only make assumptions on how Covid-19 will affect the woodworking sector. Most likely, the demand will drop within the next two years – especially concerning lower price segments. The woodworking sector should focalize more on the advantages that the primary resource wood has to offer, such as promoting a healthy indoor atmosphere and a general sense of well-being, emanating a pleasant smell, having an antistatic effect and favouring a combination of good look and feel.

The mayor problems of the South Tyrolian woodworking sector as compared to neighbouring regions are its very high real estate prices as well as its expensive workforce. My suggested solution would be to invest in digitalization and automation of the woodworking sector.

August 10, 2020