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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 …

49 new FDI projects in Vietnam’s wood industry in first five months of 2019

25-10-2019
Vietnam, FDI, development, investment, project, HAWA, International Woodworking Industry Fair, machinery, import, wood processing, exports

In the first five months of 2019, there were 49 new projects investing in the wood industry, of which 32 were from the wood processing sector, equivalent to 73 per cent of total FDI projects investing in the sector last year, mentioned Nguyễn Quốc Khanh, chairman of Handicrafts and Wood Industry Association of HCM City (HAWA). The foreign …

Editor’s pickGoldinjaya: The engineers of Malaysia's Woodworking Machinery Industry

27-09-2019
Goldinjaya, Muar, Malaysia, Machinery, Tow cart conveyor, overhead conveyor, woodworking machinery

Nested in the sleepy town of Muar, Malaysia, Goldinjaya Engineering Trading & Services has come a long way since its founding in 1979. Standing strong through its 40 years of history, Goldinjaya continues to be one of the country’s leading woodworking machinery manufacturing companies, and one of the oldest. PFA recently paid a visit to …

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 …

Editor’s pickA Retrospective look into the Japanese Woodworking Machinery Industry (Part 1)

20-08-2019
Japan, Woodworking, Machinery, IIDA Kogyo, Taiki Amano, Masanori Imoto

In the next few months, PFA will be presenting the JAPAN SPECIAL: Wood, Machinery and Technology – a three-part report series on Japan’s woodworking industry. Our first interview is with the Japan Woodworking Machinery Association. Taiki Amano, manager of Japan Woodworking Machinery Association, together with Masanori Imoto, a …

Wood Machinery’s Besonen named WMIA chairman

30-04-2019
Woodworking Machinery Industry Association

The Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA) has elected a new slate of officers to lead the association for the next two years. Jim Besonen, president of Wood Machinery Systems, Inc., Minnetonka, Minnesota, was elected chairman of the board at the association’s annual member meeting during the 2019 Woodworking Industry Conference …

4th edition of North Africa Wood and Woodworking machinery show to be held on 30 Nov to 3 Dec 2018

19-09-2018
North Africa Wood and Woodworking machinery show, Cairo, Egypt, November

The North Africa Wood and Woodworking machinery show is back for the fourth edition on 30 November to 3 December, 2018 in Cairo International Convention &Exhibition Center, Egypt. Over 175 companies from the entire Wood & Woodworking Machinery spectrum are expected to showcase their new products and innovations with 10,000+ …

Editor’s pick25 years in the business

13-08-2018
Henning Gloede, Managing Director, Siempelkamp Singapore, wood panels machinery, ASEAN, Conti ROll presses, MDF, particleboard

Henning Gloede, Managing Director, Siempelkamp Singapore. All things considered, Henning Gloede had a very exciting life. He is German by birth, but only spent eight of his 53 years in Germany. He grew up in Jakarta in the 1960s when his family moved there for his father’s job. By the time he returned to Europe for further studies, his …

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