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Japan’s import of kitchen furniture improved in February, but bedroom furniture tumbled

22-05-2020
Japan, import, kitchen furniture, bedroom furniture, February

The Philippines and Vietnam accounted for over 85% of Japan’s imports of wooden kitchen furniture (HS940340) in February, up some 10% from a month earlier. A further 8% of the value of imports was shipped from China leaving little market share for others, reported ITTO. Year on year, Japan’s imports of wooden kitchen furniture …

Tall kitchen cabinets may see fastest growth in demand by 2023

21-02-2020
kitchen cabinet, growth, demand, tall cabinet, wall cabinet, trends, 2023, Freedonia, research

According to a study from the Freedonia Group, homeowners desire for more cabinet storage, kitchen islands and counter-style seating and amenities such  as LED lighting and pull-out shelves will push the demand for kitchen cabinets to $17.3 billion by 2023 - a rise of 4.6 percent annually.  The study found that base cabinets accounted …

Nobia to invest in highly automated production plant in Sweden, its largest investment to date

05-12-2019
Nobia, highly automated production plant, new, Sweden, made-to-order kitchens

Nobia’s Board of Directors has made a directional decision to invest in a new production plant in Jönköping, Sweden, to replace Nobia’s existing factory in Tidaholm in 2024, Nobia said in a statement. The investment in automation and other production equipment is estimated at SEK 2 billion. As a result of the decision, Nobia …

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 …

U.S. slaps duties on $4.4 Billion of Cabinet Imports from China

02-09-2019
Wood cabinet, wood, vanities, imports, China, duties, American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance, unfair trade

$4.4 billion worth of imported cabinets is the next item to join the long list of Chinese goods slapped with U.S. levies in the U.S.- China trade dispute, reported Bloomberg. The Commerce Department said on 6 August that  it will ask the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from importers of the wooden cabinets and …

Editor’s pickSignature International becomes Malaysia’s first kitchen manufacturer to obtain CoC certification

16-01-2018
MTCC, Signature, kitchen

Signature International Bhd receives its CoC certification from MTCC at its lifestyle gallery. The company is the first in Malaysia to receive the certification. Signature International Berhad is the first in the kitchen systems sector to obtain the Chain of Custody (CoC) Certification under the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS). The …