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CIFF Shanghai 2018 with New Theme & New Layout: Create a Better Home Life

02-08-2018
CIFF Shanghai

The 42nd CIFF Shanghai will be held at the National Exhibition & Convention Center (Shanghai) in Hongqiao, from 10 to 13 September 2018, hosting more than 1,200 exhibitors and covering a total exhibition area of 400,000 square metres of optimised layout.   2018 has been an important year for CIFF; a fundamental stage of its growth is …

Editor’s pickSapulut forest management unit obtains MTCS certification

02-08-2018
MTCS, MTCC, Sapulut Forest Management Unit, Majlis Malam Inovasi Jabatan Perhutanan Sabah

The Sapulut Forest Management Unit (FMU), managed by Sapulut Forest Development Sdn Bhd, became the third FMU in Sabah to be awarded the forest management certification under the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS). The MTCS Forest Management Certificate was presented to Mr Norman Wong, the managing director of Sapulut Forest Development …

Editor’s pickThe secret to achieving factory automation

02-08-2018
Wood, Woodworking, Industry, Baumer, Factory, Automation, Asia

From left: Tim Battke, Area Manager Sales & Engineering of Baumer Inspection, and Stefan Bickert, Managing Director of Baumer Inspection Surface inspection system helps to detect defects on various surfaces according to the user’s requirement. As industrial automation continues to develop rapidly, the demand for quality standards in the …

Growth for the EGGER Group

01-08-2018
EGGER, EGGER Group, growth

The EGGER Group again set new records in its annual results for 2017/2018. Sales increased during the business year 2017/2018 by 12.5 per cent to reach EUR 2.6 billion (US$3.1 billion). EBITDA increased by 22.6 per cent to hit EUR 445.8 million (US$522.5 million), with the margins exceeding previous years’ levels by 16.6 per …

Editor’s pickIn September, INDEX will offer a different interiors experience to designers and manufacturers alike

01-08-2018
September, INDEX, interiors, designers, manufacturers

INDEX, the largest interiors exhibition in the Middle East, is gearing up for its second design showcase of the year, and will offer a fully rounded creative experience by running alongside its new sister show INDEX – the Middle East’s largest interiors exhibition – is gearing up for its second design event of the year, and will …

Weyerhauser posts second quarter results

01-08-2018
Weyerhauser, second quarter results

Weyerhaeuser Company recently reported their second quarter net earnings of US$317 million, or 42 cents per diluted share, on net sales of US$2.1 billion. This compares with earnings of US$24 million, or 3 cents per diluted share, on net sales of US$1.8 billion for the same period last year. Excluding …

Editor’s pickHOMAG Groups opens engineering centre in Poland

01-08-2018
HOMAG Group, Poland, Poznan, engineering centre

Maciej Stajewski, Managing Director of HOMAG Poland, Pekka Paasivaara, Chairman of the Board of Management of HOMAG Group AG, Ralf W. Dieter, Chairman of the Board of Management of Dürr AG and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of HOMAG Group AG and Maciej Szymcazk, Product Development, among others, officially opened the new development …

Editor’s pickBinh Duong in the beginning

31-07-2018
Vietnam, Southeast Asia, Furniture, Wood, Woodworking, Industry, Market

Leader of the pack Word around the industry is that Mr Seven Lee ventures to places where no one dares, but when he steps out, everyone else quickly follows. In this case, Vietnam in 1992. “And then they all come and build bigger, better factories and now I’m the smallest player here,” he jests. Mr Lee is, of course, being …