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Editor’s pickKarl Miller Center, by Behnisch Architekten + SRG Partnership

20-11-2018
Karl Miller Center, Behnisch Architekten, SRG Partnership, Portland State University's School of Business

Located in downtown Portland, the Karl Miller Center is home to Portland State University’s School of Business, and is part of the city’s rich network of public spaces and diverse urban uses. That wasn’t always the case. The original building, which was a 100,000 square-foot 1970s structure, did not include space for students to …

European green energy SMEs eyeing market opportunities in Southeast Asia

17-10-2018
European green energy SMEs, business partnerships, Green Energy Technologies business mission, Indonesia, Singapore

Green Energy Technologies business mission to explore business partnerships with local and regional companies SINGAPORE, October 2018 – On 28 October, about 40 European companies from 15 different European Union (EU) Member States will embark on a week-long Green Energy Technologies business mission to Indonesia and Singapore. This mission …

Editor’s pickHow robots will win over the future

14-08-2018
ABB, Schuler Consulting, Malaysia, Robotics, Challenges in manufacturing, industry 4.0, Production Data generation, automated Business Processes

By Bjorn Henseler, Schuler Consulting   Malaysia’s furniture industry players spent a day at ABB to understand how robotics can facilitate challenges in production. Today, the end-consumer’s demand for customised furniture is what’s making up most of the orders. The number of furniture per order has also gone down, …

Editor’s pickLong Viet: Quiet but Powerful

24-07-2018
Vietnam, Asia, Timber, Wood, Wood Industry, Industry, Material, Business, MDF, Binh Duong, Bui Nhu Viet, BIFA Wood Vietnam, Powerful, Long Viet, Export

Mr Bui Nhu Viet, General Director of Long Viet With a focus on veneer, melamine, MDF, particle boards and components, Long Viet has chosen to specialise in the basic materials of the furniture industry. And though they do not export their products to other countries, according to Mr Bui Nhu Viet, general director of Long Viet, many other …

Editor’s pickMifaco: Business with a heart

23-07-2018
Vietnam, Asia, Timber, Wood, Wood Industry, Industry, Material, Business, Manufacturing, Binh Duong, Machinery

Mr Dien Quang Hiep, Chairman and Director of Mifaco Mifaco’s business philosophy for success is simple with only two rules: Market and management. “Anyone who can solve these two points will see good outcomes,” Mr Dien Quang Hiep, Chairman and Director of Mifaco, said. Mifaco chooses its customers very carefully, offering …

Editor’s pickBIFA Wood Vietnam: In the heart of Vietnam’s furniture manufacturing cluster

20-07-2018
Vietnam, Asia, Timber, Wood, Wood Industry, Industry, Material, Business, Manufacturing, Export, Market

Vietnam’s woodworking industry is seeing significant growth in recent years. Just last year alone, the industry saw a revenue of US$8 billion, a 10 per cent growth from US$7.3 billion in 2016. The country’s phenomenal growth in the last decade has made it a serious contender to overtake China as the world’s manufacturing …

Editor’s pickBinh Duong, The Next "SMART" City

18-07-2018
Vietnam, Asia, Timber, Wood, Wood Industry, Industry, Material, Business, Binh Uuong, Huynh Quang Thanh, BIFA Wood Vietnam, Smart City, Vision, Export

Huynh Quang Thanh, Chairman of Binh Duong Furniture Association (BIFA) Although second to China, Vietnam still holds an advantageous position when it comes to wood-based products manufacturing and exports. With China’s imposition of taxes on wood products exports and Southeast Asia reporting a labour crunch, Vietnam can expect less …

Editor’s pickThe Growth of Binh Duong

17-07-2018
Vietnam, Asia, Timber, Wood, Wood Industry, Industry, Material, Business, Binh Uuong, Tran Thanh Liem, BIFA Wood Vietnam, Economy, Growth

Mr Tran Thanh Liem, Vice Chairman of the People's Committee of Binh Duong Province Binh Duong is located in southeast Vietnam. The city is part of the Southern Key Economic Zone, which also includes Ho Chi Minh City and the provinces of Dong Nai, Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Binh Phuoc, Tay Ninh, Long An and Tien Giang. The gateway to Ho Chi Minh …

Editor’s pickThe Binh Duong Economic Story

16-07-2018
vietnam, asia, timber, wood, wood industry, industry, material, export, business, binh duong, Nguyen Van Danh, BIFA Wood Vietnam, economy

Nguyen Van Danh, Director of Binh Duong Industry and Trade Department, Executive of the People's Committee of Binh Duong Province, and Congressman of Vietnam Driven by pro-business policies, Vietnam’s south has, for years, attracted foreign direct investments, transforming sleepy towns into industrial powerhouses. Binh Duong is one such …