The current occurrence of Industry 4.0 was analysed for four typical sectors of the wood industries: furniture industry, prefabricated house industry, sawmilling industries and secondary lumber manufacturing. In order to achieve this, a model manufacturing system of each of the sectors was designed by applying current machining and IT-systems of the market leaders. The analysis was based on an appropriate scheme of the German VDMA concerning Industry 4.0. The results are shown in spider diagrams
which show the occurrence of typical indicators of Industry 4.0 such as integration of sensors, machine to machine communication and IT infrastructure. Based on the results the potentials of the future applications of a smart factory are discussed.