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Vietnam wood industry sees bright future as orders increase

China’s policy on focusing on their domestic market has prompted foreign importers to place more orders with Vietnamese enterprises. The prosperity of the wood processing industry in the last year has been robust. According to VietnamNet Vietnam hopes it can ...... [more...]

Kährs launches B2B e-commerce service

Kährs Group, manufacturer of wood flooring and PVC-free resilient flooring, continues its e-commerce initiative through a broad launch of the Kährs Direct service for the B2B segment in wood flooring. A pilot project has been successfully implemented with selected ...... [more...]

Alno Kitchens to close after unsuccessful sales process

The insolvency administrator of Alno AG, one of the largest kitchen manufacturers in Germany, has announced that the group is set to permanently shut down... [more...]

Mohawk to acquire large flooring company in Australia and New Zealand

Mohawk Industries has agreed to acquire Godfrey Hirst Group, a leading flooring company in Australia and New Zealand... [more...]

Indonesia: Bright prospects in furniture markets

Panggah Susanto, Director General of Agro Industries within the Ministry of Industry (Kemenperin), is on record as saying within two years furniture exports could rise to US$5 billion as demand in the United States, Japan, and Western Europe picks up... [more...]

Brazil: Furniture exports increase

Data from the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC) show the trend in furniture exports in the first nine months of this year in comparison with the same period of 2016... [more...]

Magna ExpoMueblera reports high numbers of international exhibitors

Hannover Fairs México, the Mexican subsidiary of Deutsche Messe (based in Hannover, Germany) has reported a high rate of international exhibitor participation in Magna Expo Mueblera... [more...]

Chinese rattan furniture makers eye move to Indonesia

The future of the rattan craft industry in Cirebon, West Java, is threatened according to Zaenal Arifin from the Advisory Council of the Indonesian Furniture and Craft Association (HIMKI)... [more...]

First UK company fined for breach of EU Timber Regulation

Designer furniture retailer Lombok has become the first business to be fined for breaching regulations introduced in 2013 to prohibit the importing and sale of illegally harvested timber. On 25 October 2017 at Westminster Magistrates Court ...... [more...]

Japan: furniture import values relatively flat in August 2017

In August, there was little in the Japanese furniture import data to suggest the downward trend has come to an end. Month on month import values were flat for wooden bedroom furniture, down for wooden office furniture and up moderately for wooden kitchen furniture. It should be remembered that August is holiday season in Japan so... [more...]

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Domotex 2018 closes with record exhibitors and rising number of visitors

1,615 exhibitors with a booked area of ​​106,000 square meters and 45,000 trade visitors from more than 100 nations came to Hanover from 12 to 15 January for this year's Domotex.... [ more...]

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