The impact of the COVID-19 is gradually receding, and manufacturing industry has resumed production and operation, including woodworking machinery and equipment manufacturers in Taiwan. This paper will list some high-quality woodworking machinery and equipment of Taiwan enterprises for the reference of the insiders.

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Under the threat of COVID-19, many exhibitions have been cancelled or postponed in order to fight the epidemic, thus missing the opportunity to communicate with exhibitors in the first half of the year. 

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Malaysian International Furniture Fair, one of the biggest industry shows in Southeast Asia, has rescheduled its 26th edition to 2021 in view of the global coronavirus pandemic.

The 2021 event will be held from March 8-11 at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) and Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) with a combined gross size of 100,000 sqm.

The show was planned for its traditional opening in March this year and subsequently postponed to June 30-July 3 due to the development of the COVID-19 situation.

 

Reschedule MIFF After Deep Consideration

Show organiser Informa Markets said it had taken into account the significant disruption of international travel and movement curbs by the pandemic as well as advice from Malaysian health authorities.

Dato’ Tan Chin Huat, Founder and Chairman of MIFF, said: “We feel this is in the best interest of our exhibitors and buyers. Over the past few weeks, we have been talking to the MIFF community and listening to their feedback. The present environment is very challenging and would affect the effectiveness of the show.” 

“By deferring it to 2021, it will provide space for our exhibitors to review their strategies and realign for the changed landscape. We remain very excited about the opportunities at next year’s show and will focus our energies for an exceptional event. We would like to thank exhibitors, buyers and friends who have continued to communicate with us during this period. Their input has been immensely invaluable and help us to improve the show further to serve global furniture trade,” Dato’ Tan added.

Informa Markets launched a new opportunity in mid-March for exhibitors to stay connected with potential buyers through the MIFF Digital Showroom. The digital showroom connects Malaysian and other furniture companies with buyers from virtually all parts of the world and there is no better time than the present when global buyers are looking for alternative ways of supply.

MIFF is one of the largest marketplaces for Malaysian exporters and their pre-dominantly wooden and upholstery furniture for home and commercial use, and it offers the widest range of office furniture in the region from Malaysian and international manufacturers.

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After-sales, including process optimization, training, maintenance, conversions and modernizations, is becoming increasingly important for DIEFFENBACHER and others throughout industry. To maximize after-sales potential, DIEFFENBACHER and nine other German companies and institutes have joined forces to launch a research project called SEAMLESS (Simulation-supported assistance system-based engineering and maintenance solutions for lean after-sales services).

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Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) 2020 has been rescheduled from March 6-9 to June 30-July 3 at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC). 

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Biesse Group continues to provide tangible support for Ospedali Riuniti Marche Nord as it battles the coronavirus. Right from the start, the Group actively participated with a network of local businesses in a solidarity effort for the purchase of equipment that was urgently needed to address the emergency in our province. 

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DIEFFENBACHER has purchased a financial stake in APPbyYOU GmbH, the company that developed the MyMessenger ticket and messaging app, a key component of the MyDIEFFENBACHER digital service platform. DIEFFENBACHER introduced the MyMessenger app at last year’s Ligna in Hannover.

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A novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak in Hubei has had a major impact on all walks of life. But at present, the epidemic situation is developing in a good direction. Through effective isolation measures and medical technology, the proportion of newly confirmed cases has gradually decreased. On the other hand, with the situation of fighting against the epidemic getting better and better, everyone's attention is focused on returning to work.

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Welcome to the December 2019 issue of Furnish Now, the official magazine of the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF), that brings you helpful industry tips, analysis and designs.

If the success of MIFF 2019 is any indication of the future, MIFF 2020 will certainly be the biggest and best show yet. And now, as 2019 comes to close, our efforts are focused on making the upcoming show, which will be held from 6-9 March a memorable and profitable event for all involved. The show continues the theme of Design Connects People, with exhibitions across two venues, PWTC and MITEC. It’s not too late to join us!

In this issue of Furnish Now, we cover the latest industry news and stories that impact the industry, as well as a preview of some of the exciting designs we’ll see at MIFF 2020.

We hope you enjoy this issue!

For more information, please visit the link as the following: http://www.miff.com.my/

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Eppingen-based machine and plant manufacturer DIEFFENBACHER is successfully withstanding the general global economic weakness through its focus on sustainable technologies. Numerous project wins justify the company’s creation of its Recycling Business Unit on January 1, 2019. Strong growth in this area is expected in 2020.

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