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Editor’s pickTo infinity and beyond

15-08-2018
San Lim Furniture, Indonesia, Vietnam, Dong Nai, WEINIG, OptiCut, CNC machine, Powermat

San Lim Furniture is constantly in search for innovative ways to improve their production line. Their search ended with WEINIG, which provided the furniture manufacturer tremendous benefits: improved efficiency, cost reduction and impeccable service. The relationship between WEINIG and San Lim Furniture traces back to more than two decades ago …

Editor’s pickVietnam has exported almost US$5 billion of wood products this year alone

07-08-2018
Vietnam, export

Foreign direct investment firms in Vietnam have reported export revenue of more than US$1.78 billion from wood and wooden products this year, according to the Vietnam Industry and Trade Information Centre (Vinanet). The figure is 4.8 per cent higher than over the same time in 2017, and makes up about 43.2 per cent of Vietnam’s total export …

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 …

Editor’s pickStar Chaser

27-07-2018
Vietnamese young designer, Nguyen Hoa, Kim Do Company, Ho Chi Minh City, Marita rocking chair, International Furniture Fair Singapore

Vietnamese designer Nguyen Hoa realised his teenage dream of seeing his sketches come to life but that, he says, is not enough for him. Young Vietnamese designer Nguyen Hoa  Exactly five years ago, Nguyen Hoa decided he wanted to design furniture for a living. Today, this goal is realised with him finding his place at Kim Do Company, …

Editor’s pickBIFA Wood Vietnam: In the heart of Vietnam's Furniture Manufacturing Cluster

26-07-2018
Vietnam, BIFA Wood Vietnam, Furniture, Wood, Panels, Timber, Market, Export, Wood Industry, Woodworking, Southeast Asia, Growth

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 pickVietnam: A vital and growing market for U.S. hardwood lumber

25-07-2018
Vietnam, U.S., America, Wood, Wood Industry, Judd Johnson, Market, Industry, Hardwood Lumber, Lumber

 Figure 1: Vietnam accounts for 10 per ent of all U.S. hardwood lumber last year By Judd Johnson, Hardwood Market Report The volume of hardwood lumber exported from the U.S. to Vietnam pales in comparison with the volume exported to China. Then again, so does the volume exported to every other market in the world. China accounted for 54 per …

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 …