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Editor’s pickFor DIEFFENBACHER, diversification is key

28-11-2019
DIEFFENBACHER, woodworking, machinery, APAC, ASEAN, Southeast Asia, markets, Holger Ries, Area Sales Directo

In the past two years, DIEFFENBACHER has observed shifts in the Asian Pacific market, as manufacturers in the wood industry sought ways to avoid colliding head-on with challenges brought about by world events such as the U.S.- China trade war and an impending economic slowdown. PFA speaks to Holger Ries, DIEFFENBACHER's Area Sales Director in …

SFIC launches Youth Furniture Chapter at 4th ASEAN Youth Furniture Exchange

07-11-2018
SFIC, Youth Furniture Chapter, ASEAN Youth Furniture Exchange

Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) has launched its inaugural Youth Furniture Chapter (YFC) to nurture a more resourceful and resilient generation of new and young leaders in the Singapore furniture industry. Formerly known as the Youth Furniture Committee, the YFC launch was the key highlight of the opening ceremony of the 4th ASEAN …

Editor’s pick25 years in the business

13-08-2018
Henning Gloede, Managing Director, Siempelkamp Singapore, wood panels machinery, ASEAN, Conti ROll presses, MDF, particleboard

Henning Gloede, Managing Director, Siempelkamp Singapore. All things considered, Henning Gloede had a very exciting life. He is German by birth, but only spent eight of his 53 years in Germany. He grew up in Jakarta in the 1960s when his family moved there for his father’s job. By the time he returned to Europe for further studies, his …

Editor’s pickASEAN nations join hands to combat illegal timber trade

16-01-2017
FLEGT, ASEAN, illegal timber trade

Representatives from eight member states of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) shared their achievements in developing reliable timber legality assurance systems at a workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia from 6-8 December 2016. Indonesia shared its success in becoming, in November, the world’s first country to issue FLEGT …

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