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Magna Expo Mueblera reports high number of exhibitor registrations

In just a few months the gates will open on Magna Expo Mueblera in Mexico City, at the Centro Banamex. The event will feature the two international exhibitions Magna Expo Mueblera Industrial and Magna Expo Mobiliario e Interiores. From 17 to 20 January, Magna Expo Mueblera Industrial will cover the ...... [more...]

US cabinet market outlook: more custom and frameless cabinets

US demand for cabinets is forecast to grow 5.7% annually to 2021, according to a Freedonia market study released in September (Cabinets Markets in the US, 10th Edition)... [more...]

BiesseInside 2017

Pesaro, 18 September 2017 – The key element in the future success of manufacturing companies lies in the technological evolution that today...... [more...]

French competition authority imposes penalty of 302 million euros against flooring producers

The French competition authority (The Autorité) has imposed sanctions totalling €302 million on the three leading manufacturers of PVC and linoleum floor covering, as a penalty for price fixing among other pratices. Acting on information submitted by the ...... [more...]

Tarkett has to pay fine of 165 million Euro

Tarkett takes note of the French Competition Authority’s decision to fine several manufacturers of resilient floor coverings operating in the French market. The procedure follows an investigation that started in March 2013 concerning former practices that began ...... [more...]

The Finnish Honkarakenne delivers 2,500th house in Russia

The 2,500th Honka log home will soon be completed in Russia, providing a second home of 1,080 square metres for a family from St. Petersburg. Honkarakenne, currently preparing for its 60th anniversary, has been operating in the Russian market for more than 20 years... [more...]

Italian wood furniture consumption receives boost from national economy

According to the latest Eurostat data, EU wood furniture consumption increased 3% to Euro36.7 billion in 2016.... [more...]

Malaysia's furniture exports expected to grow in the upcoming years

At a recent meeting held here, the Malaysian National Export Council (NEC) signaled the importance of the furniture industry noting that furniture exports are expected to rise over the next few years... [more...]

SICAM 2017: An increasingly crucial event for the global furniture industry

The 9th edition of SICAM, the International Exhibition of Components, Accessories, and Semi-Finished Products for the Furniture Industry, ended with numbers growing further. The sector’s leading professionals from all over the globe were in attendance at Pordenone for four days.... [more...]

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Company accused by EIA of supplying illegal teak for luxury yachts denies allegations

Two of the biggest exhibitors at the London Boat Show, which took place between January 10-14th are accused by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) of building luxury yachts with illegitimate teak from Myanmar. The investigation made on Sunseeker International and Princess Yachts International has revealed that the Burmese teak entering the supply chains of the companies had been traded in breach of the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR)... [ more...]

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