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ADB, European Union, and ASEAN countries partner to boost green infrastructure

20-02-2020
European Union, EU, ASEAN, ACGF, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Asian Development Bank, ADB, renewable energy, sustainability, green infrastructure

Delegates at the high-level ceremony to announce the EU’s support to the ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility during the ASEAN–EU Dialogue on Sustainable Development on 10 February in Brussels. From left to right: Singapore’s Permanent Representative to ASEAN Ms. Kok Li Peng;  ADB Representative to Europe Mr. …

Timbeter closes $1 million seed round to fuel expansion in Southeast Asia and Latin America

05-02-2020
Timbeter, seeding round, funding, digitalisation, expansion, Southeast Asia, Latin America, forestry management, logistics, forestry operations, forestry value chain, digital data exchange, timber measurement, reporting platform

Estonian company Timbeter, whose solutions help the forestry sector adopt digital technology to optimise transparency and efficiency in forestry management, has raised $1 million in its seed round. The seed round was led by TMT Investments, the venture investing company listed on the London Stock Exchange. The Tallinn-based company developed a …

FSC takes action on potential fraud Paulownia wood supply chain in Asia

13-12-2019
FSC, fraud, investigation, Asia, Paulownia, suspension, termination, trademark, license

Following an extensive investigation into Paulownia wood supply chains, FSC has taken initial action against a number of companies that were found to have traded non-certified Paulownia as FSC certified. An investigation involving Assurance Services International (ASI) into FSC chain of custody certified companies trading in Paulownia products …

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 …

Editor’s pickThe inaugural edition of Malaysian Wood Expo 2019 takes off

18-11-2019
Malaysian Wood Expo 2019, MWE 2019, Panels & Furniture Asia, MTC, Woodworking, Wood, Machinery

The inaugural edition of Malaysian Wood Expo will be happening on November 19 to 21 at the PUTRA World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The trade show is jointly organised by the Malaysian Timber Council and Panels & Furniture Group of wood magazines, two of the powerhouses in Southeast Asia’s timber and woodworking sector. It is …

Singapore plans to expand chain of custody certification and responsible sourcing of forest products

16-10-2019
PEFC, Chain of Custody certification scheme, Asia

As a big consumer of imported materials, Singapore is being encouraged to become a centre of influence, committed to responsible procurement from the Asian region’s forests and plantations, said Ben Gunneberg, PEFC International CEO. He was speaking at a Roundtable and Lunch at Grand Copthorne Hotel on 19 September. The event was attended …

Strengthening Singapore’s Built Environment in face of Climate Change and other challenges

02-10-2019
ArchXpo 2019, Architecture & Building Services 2019 Series, Southeast Asia, Singapore, opening ceremony

The Architecture & Building Services (ABS) 2019 series was officially launched this morning at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore Expo & Convention Centre. The extensive three-day show which offers visitors and delegates six key architectural and building services exhibitions, and 12 industry conferences was officially launched by …

Editor’s pickWith Change Comes Opportunity -- An interview with Udo Mauerer, Vice President of HOMAG Asia/Pacific and China

24-09-2019
Udo Mauerer, HOMAG Asia, Vice president, Asia market, China, trade war, cross border activities, woodworking machinery, timber, wood, Southeast Asia

As the trade war continues to wage between the U.S. and China, it has generated new and unexpected opportunities for HOMAG ASIA. Udo Mauerer, the newly appointed vice president of HOMAG Asia/Pacific(APAC) & China since March, is coming onboard well-prepared and with great insights of the market.  He has been with HOMAG since 2002, with …

Pyramid Lane first Malaysian furniture manufacturer to opt for automation

17-09-2019
Pyramid Lane, furniture, office furniture, kitchen, Asia market, manufacturer, storage system, edgebanding, automation, HOMAG Asia, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

Thanks to a reputation for reliability, commitment and quality, the Malaysian furniture manufacturer Pyramid Lane has put its trust in German machine technology from HOMAG. Pyramid Lane, based near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has been manufacturing office furniture and kitchens specifically designed for the Asian market since 1997. The company …

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