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U.S furniture industry stepping up and waiting for approval to start manufacturing medical masks

26-03-2020
U.S., furniture industry, stepping up, medial masks, manufacture, coronavirus, Covid-19

Furniture and bedding companies and their suppliers in the U.S. have joined hands with plans to manufacture medical masks now urgently needed nationwide. They are currently waiting for approval from the federal government and related agencies, according to Furniture World News. “Our concern is that these masks might not be made and …

India's increased import duty an issue for Ikea

17-03-2020
Indian, import duties, furniture, IKEA

In the latest budget the Indian government increased import duties on furniture from the present 20% to 25%, a move aimed at supporting domestic SME furniture makers, reported ITTO. It has been reported that an executive of Ikea, which has stores in India, met with the government to explain the increase will impact its business which is centred …

SFIC Institute introduces new training programme to retrain members and retain workers in uncertain times

17-03-2020
SFIC Institute, training, skills development, Singapore Furniture Industries Council, training programmes, workers, skills, enhance

SFIC Institute, the training and skills development arm of Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) has recently announced a series of training programmes to help workers, including professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs). These programmes are for Singapore citizens or Singapore permanent residents, to enhance or acquire …

Vietnam’s wood industry turns to online channels to sell products

09-03-2020
Vietnam, wood industry, online, sales, marketing, O2O, offline, furniture

Domestic wood processing enterprises are urged to use more online commercial channels to find new markets and customers, especially during the COVID-19 epidemic, reported Vietnam News. Tran Viet Tien, a leader of the Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of HCM City (HAWA), said: “With lots of new designs and models for their products, …

Editor’s pickVisionary project on "Green Technology": Wood Technology Co. (WOTECH) orders MDF plant based on rice straw from Siempelkamp

18-02-2020
Siempelkamp, WOTECH, contract, MDF plant, Azza Aabd Alaty Serry, Jürgen Philipps, Jochen Dauter, Furniture, Rice Straw

Contract signing in December 2019 in Cairo, center: Chem. Azza Aabd Alaty Serry, Chairman WOTECH - left Jürgen Philipps, Managing Director Siempelkamp Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH, right Jochen Dauter, Sales Director Siempelkamp In December, the Egyptian company Wood Technology Co. (WOTECH) placed a milestone project regarding "Green …

MIFF 2020 rescheduled to June 30 - July 3

17-02-2020
Malaysia, timber, furniture, Malaysian International Furniture Fair, trade show, exhibition, MITEC

Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) 2020 has been rescheduled from March 6-9 to June 30 - July 3 at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC). According to Informa Markets, the Organiser of MIFF 2020, the decision is taken with regret after careful consideration and close consultations with stakeholders. There are a …

Editor’s pickWoodsland: Achieving Excellence through Stability

12-02-2020
Woodsland Joint Stock Company, Bϋrkle, Hanoi, plant, factory, wood processing, furniture manufacturing, Bϋrkle Roller Coater UV Finishing Line,

Vu Hai Bang, owner and chairman of Woodsland Joint Stock Company Woodsland Joint Stock Company may be a company with a yearly turnover of US$70 million and 3000 workers, but its owner, Vu Hai Bang, cuts a humble fi gure. PFA had the chance to visit the biggest of his five factories based in Hanoi; the four others are located nearby in the same …

India government may impose curbs on furniture imports to bolster local manufacturing

04-02-2020
India, curbs, furniture imports, China, domestic manufacturing, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade

The government is likely to impose restrictions on furniture imports in bid to boost domestic manufacturing and reduce inbound shipments of non-essential items, an official said. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has suggested to its commerce counterpart to put the restrictions, reported Business Standard from New …