Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF), the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia, is set to feature a greater variety of new and innovative products from a wide range of suppliers and four country halls at its 23rd annual edition coming March.
Organised by UBM Malaysia, MIFF 2017 is again fully-booked and pre-registered visitor numbers are running strong for the four-day event taking place at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) and MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC) from March 8 to 11.
The trade show which posted record US$908 million sales in 2016 will feature 500 companies and attract an estimated 20,000 buyers from 140 countries and regions.
MIFF 2017 continues to benefit from the cross-promotion of the trade show across UBM and Alibaba.com platforms as a result of a strategic “online and offline” collaboration to create the next generation of B2B trade sourcing experiences.
Around 70 per cent of exhibitors are Malaysian companies while the rest are from overseas including from China, Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia, South Korea and Vietnam. “There will be a lot of new products releases during MIFF 2017 based on the product range indicated by exhibitors. The new products and design are very refreshing, this is great for buyers. Many companies are seeing this as an opportunity to boost their visibility and increase business leads because they want a bigger footprint in 2018 when MIFF expands to 100,000 sqm at the new Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) and PWTC. We are also seeing very good numbers from pre-registration from over 100 countries so far,” said MIFF General Manager Ms Karen Goi. MIFF 2017 will feature a dedicated segment -- MIFF OFFICE -- to showroom the biggest range of office solutions with 130 companies at PWTC. Malaysian companies which would be participating in MIFF 2017 include well-known exporters such as Merryfair Chair System, Euro Chair, Poh Huat, Soon Her Sing Industries, Oasis Furniture and Safari Office System.
The China Hall will be larger with over 150 companies as more furnishing exhibitors are coming from southern Guangdong province led by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Guangzhou Council (CCPIT Guangzhou). Other attractions are Taiwan Hall with 30 companies and Muar Hall, organised by Muar Furniture Association and a strategic partner of MIFF, will feature over 80 member companies.
Buyer registration and a preview of products from exhibitors are available at www.miff.com.my.
Overseas visitors are eligible to attend Buyers Night gala, access to International Buyers Lounge and discounts on hotel rates and airport transfers.
Updates on MIFF 2017 and free subscription to the MIFF e-newsletter are also available on www.miff.com.my.
MIFF 2017 CONFIRMED EXHIBITORS’ COMMENTS: MS LYNN LIAO, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF CHINA COUNCIL FOR THE PROMOTION OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE (CCPIT) “We are bringing more exhibitors to MIFF 2017 because it is a proven platform for our companies to showcase their products to global buyers. The trade show plays a vital role for our companies to reach out to more markets, understand global trends and the advantages of other exhibitors. The valuable experience has helped our companies to better develop their business, how to get new customers and open up more markets. MIFF is strongly supported by CCPIT and it has a 70% rebooking rate from Chinese exhibitors, that’s the highest in any international trade show participated by Chinese companies.” MR CHRIS CHEN, GENERAL MANAGER, WINNER TEAM, TAIWAN
“Our company was established in 2001 and we took part in our first international exhibition in MIFF in 2002. It was a great debut and we’ve been back ever since. The huge difference between MIFF and other exhibitions is that it has a diversity of buyers coming from different regions of the world and groups of core buyers seeking a particular category of product like wood furniture. This helps us to target the markets and facilitate the delivery of orders. We have now extended our customer network beyond Europe to other countries from the business we get in MIFF.”
MR NEO CHEE KIAT, PRESIDENT, MUAR FURNITURE ASSOCIATION
“We are very excited at the coming show because our exhibitors had achieved very good sales in 2016. MIFF has given a big opportunity for local manufacturers to discover new business and develop international networks because of its global standing. This is very important for manufacturers like us because Malaysia’s furniture industry is an export sector and Muar is the biggest production hub in Malaysia. We expect to have a busy time again.”
About MIFF (www.miff.com.my)
Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) is an export-oriented furniture trade show held annually in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is also a global leading trade show approved by UFI, The Global Association for Exhibition Industry. Since 1995, MIFF has nurtured invaluable partnerships between thousands of buyers and furniture makers across the globe.
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The German furniture industry increased its turnover by 2.5 percent in September 2016 vis à vis the comparative month of the preceding year to €1.702bn according to EUWID.
As in the preceding month, domestic as well as export business contributed to this increase.
According to figures compiled each month by the German Furniture Industry Association (VDM) on the basis of statistics of the Federal Statistical Office, at €539.6m export turnover was 3.6 percent above the preceding year’s level in September.
The domestic turnover increased by 2.0 percent to €1.162bn. In August, at +10 percent in total (+8.4 percent domestic and +14.6 percent export), significantly higher rates of increase were recorded in each case. All subdivisions of the furniture industry contributed to this increase.Read more...
Vietnam will be assisted with carrying out legal and responsible timber trade by the "Responsible Asia Forestry & Trade Partnership" programme with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), TRAFFIC and RECOFTC reported by "Vietnam News".
The project, which will help achieve sustainable afforestation and forest management and improve officials’ capacity and is funded by the Australian Government through The Nature Conservancy organisation (TNC), will run through March next year.
It is divided into two main components focused on promoting sustainable plantation management based on international standards and strengthening implementation of responsible and legal timber trade.
With most people thought to be unaware of the definition of sustainable and responsible timber products, the project will seek to create basic awareness among the public, manufacturers and businesses to create a market for responsible timber products in Vietnam.
This approach will not only bring permanent benefits to the environment and society, but also help combat illegal trade in timber, boost investment in environmental protection and generally enhance the reputation of the Vietnamese market.Read more...
The country's forestry sector can expect to see the current strong market continuing long term, fuelled by the ongoing demand from Asia according to "the country".
New Zealand export log prices rose for a third straight month in November, pushed along by low shipping rates and demand from China, the country's largest export market.
An AgriHQ survey of exporters, forest owners and sawmillers said the forestry industry was continuing to enjoy a spell which has regularly been described as the strongest in at least 20 years.
And the data has been backed up by Marcus Musson, a director of Forest Owners Marketing Service Ltd (FOMS) and he said the returns for owners had been the most stable the market had seen since 2013.
He said historically there was a sharp price correction following Chinese New Year celebrations in February when log inventory levels in China reached levels exceeding 4 million cubic metres.
Usually there was something like 50,000 cubic metres of logs and lumber landing in China each day during the holiday period, but this year there were fewer logs and less lumber entering Chinese ports during the holiday period and, as a result, there wasn't the usual over-supply.
Prices had also been bolstered by continued low shipping rates over the past 12 months and a foreign exchange rate that favoured New Zealand.
Mr Musson expected the forest sector to continue to provide forest owners with healthy returns. He said it was a view supported by the number of Chinese buyers looking for forest investments here.Read more...
Asia’s largest and most comprehensive woodworking machinery, furniture production and interior decoration trade fair is slated to return again on March 28 at the China Import and Export Fair (Pazhou) Complex located in the country’s southern manufacturing hub of Guangzhou in Guangdong province. Expect another inspiring CIFM / interzum guangzhou this year as the trade fair will team up once again with the famed China International Furniture Fair (CIFF) for the 14th consecutive year to present what’s trending in the industry.
As the only satellite event of the world's most prestigious furniture production trade fair, interzum, interzum guangzhou in China is known for its professionalism and internationalization. interzum guangzhou has been committed to importing highly praised activities from its parent event in Germany to Guangzhou for domestic visitors to enjoy the same experience.
Machinery Hall gets new buzz
First introduced to interzum guangzhou in 2012 at Hall 14.1, the concept of the PIAZZA lounge at interzum guangzhou is identical to that of the piazza in Italian terms as a public square, surrounded by business activities. It gradually evolved into a marketplace for trade, information and meetings.
The PIAZZA is the epicenter of activities as a venue for a series of seminars and product presentations. Besides being a gathering place for the exchange of ideas, the lounge also serves up a selection of complimentary refreshments, where exhibitors and visitors alike can enjoy comfortable business meetings in a relaxing atmosphere.
An extension of the PIAZZA, PIAZZA mini, will be introduced to the Machinery Hall 12.1, providing another venue for participants to come together.
Special feature display
A special display entitled "Unveiling – The Mysteries of Furniture Production " will be located between halls 14.1 and 15.1 showcasing innovative products and technologies of furniture accessories, hardware and raw materials, and at the same time presenting the story behind the products. Visitors can experience the products at the interactive area and gain a deeper understanding of the charm of the furniture industry.
More opportunities to seal the deal
To establish a more effective platform for exchange, interzum guangzhou will hold its first on-site business match-making program. Divided into two categories – “Brand Furniture” and “Premium Custom Furniture” – manufacturers and invited buyers can expect to meet face-to-face and gain in-depth understanding of each other’s offerings and requirements respectively.
Work & play
A two-hour interzum guangzhou Networking Happy Hour on the third day of the exhibition (March 30) will also take place. Industry leaders, VIP buyer delegations and representatives of the various national pavilions will be invited to share experience and explore the development of the furniture industry.
To pre-register as a visitor or learn more about CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2017, visit www.interzum-guangzhou.com.
About the Organizers
As a world-renowned trade fair organizer, Koelnmesse has an excellent track record for organizing some of the world’s most successful trade events, such as the accomplished interzum and imm in Cologne, Germany. With over 90 years’ experience in organizing large-scale commercial events connecting buyers and sellers, Koelnmesse brings forth an unrivaled skill-set and expertise needed to develop CIFM / interzum guangzhou into the premier international furniture production trade show in Asia.
China Foreign Trade Centre (Group)
The China Foreign Trade Centre (Group) is a highly qualified and experienced exhibition company. For more than 50 years, it has been organizing the China Import and Export Fair (also known as the Canton Fair), the largest trade fair in China. It is also the organizer of CIFF (China International Furniture Fair (Guangzhou), Asia’s biggest furniture trade fair.Read more...
“Your partner to success” - the 12th Vietnam International Woodworking Industry Fair (VietnamWood) will be held from Oct. 18th – 21st, 2017 at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC). VietnamWood is organized by Ministry of Industry & Trade - Vietnam National Trade Fair & Advertising Joint Stock Company (VINEXAD) and Yorkers Trade & Marketing Service Co., Ltd. and exclusively endorsed by European Federation of Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers (EUMABOIS).
Keep Growing from 2001 until now
VietnamWood was the first woodworking exhibition in Vietnam and successfully held 11 editions, now it becomes the largest woodworking exhibition in Vietnam. VietnamWood keeps breaking its own records beginning with 153 exhibitors from 13 countries to 280 exhibitors from 25 countries, 330 booths to 610 booths and 13,688 visitors to 16,000 visitors since 2001 until now. The exhibition scale grows twice and keeps growing in this edition.
Strong International Supporters
Except for the long history in Vietnam, VietnamWood is also built strong connection with many local and international association including Handicraft and Wood Industry Association (HAWA), Vietnam Timber and Forest Product Association (VIETFOREST), Vietnam Forest Corporation (VINAFOR), European Federation of Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers (EUMABOIS), Taiwan Woodworking Machinery Association (TWMA), German Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (VDMA), Italian Woodworking Machinery and Tools Manufacturer’s Association (ACIMALL), Spanish Association of Woodworking Machinery (AFEMMA) and American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC).
Bright Future for Woodworking Industry
The industry is expecting an annual growth rate of 15-20 percent. Vietnam is viewing as next world’s factory. It’s your last chance to grasp the chance to enter the potential market. The exhibit space of VietnamWood 2017 is nearly 75% sold and are expecting to extend the exhibit space with tentative halls. In VietnamWood 2017, with the new comers from China, such as Nanxing Machinery Co., Ltd the largest woodworking machinery in China is expecting to exhibit over 300 sq.m in 2017. You can see more advanced machinery, technique and services from worldwide. It is expected to reach over 12,000 visitors for coming Vietnamwood.
2017 Oct. 18th – 20th (09:00-17:00)
2017 Oct. 21st (09:00-16:30)
Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC)
Address: 799 Nguyen Van Linh Parkway, Tan Phu Ward, Dist.7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ministry of Industry & Trade - Vietnam National Trade Fair & Advertising Joint Stock Company (VINEXAD)
Yorkers Trade & Marketing Service Co., Ltd.
European Federation of Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers (EUMABOIS)
Taiwan Woodworking Machinery Association (TWMA)
German Woodworking Machinery Manufacturer’s Association (VDMA)
Italian Woodworking Machinery and Tools Manufacturer’s Association (ACIMALL)
Spanish Association of Woodworking Machinery (AFEMMA)
American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC)
Handicraft and Wood Industry Association (HAWA)
Vietnam Timber and Forest Product Association (VIETFOREST)
Vietnam Forest Corporation (VINAFOR)
Chan Chao International Co., Ltd.Read more...
Baillie Lumber has designed a high quality proprietary grade cherry which exceeds industry standards andtraditional grading parameters. Baillie’s line of Red Cabinet Cherryis a 1 common grade product that ensures high endcolor consistency throughout an entire bundle for better production, less waste and higher yields.
Baillie’s proprietary grade Red Cabinet Cherry is readily available for shipment around the world and is ideal for furniture, cabinetry, moulding and millwork. Baillie’s proprietary grade cherryis surfaced to 15/16” and has a high specified heartwood spec.
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Best known as a leading supplier of thin-kerf, narrowband sawmills since the 1980s, Wood-Mizer has significantly broadened its reach into the narrowband industrial sawmill manufacturing and supply arena in the past decade, with many log processing lines operating throughout Asia.
Now Wood-Mizer has furthered their product range, and is supplying a complete range of wideband equipment solutions, due to the conclusion of an agreement with South Africa-based Multisaw Sawmills to take over the sales and manufacturing of Multisaw’s wideband sawmilling equipment.
Multisaw’s products will now be sold as Wood-Mizer TITAN. The move is set to add further momentum to Wood-Mizer’s ability to design and manufacture innovative wideband sawmilling solutions that will broaden the corporation’s global reach in both the narrow and wide-band sawmilling arenas.
“Our narrowband range has made great strides in the last 15 years to help wood producers worldwide to cut costs and raise yields,” says Richard Vivers, president and CEO of Wood-Mizer. “But that is just one piece of a very big market that exists. TITAN products are extremely well built machines built for high-throughput industrial applications that now gives Wood-Mizer the ability to serve the needs of those customers.”
The TITAN Range
TITAN wideband machines will greatly expand Wood-Mizer’s available products, which will now consist of three distinct product lines, each geared towards the specific volume and budget requirements of the end-user.
- Wood-Mizer’s Orange sawmill range continues to provide sawmilling solutions for entry level through to professional sawmillers.
- Wood-Mizer’s Green range will now focus on narrowband industrial sawmilling solutions.
- TITAN products are heavy-duty, and built-tough wideband sawmilling solutions for high-throughput industrial sawmilling applications.
Each TITAN product is designed to operate as standalone unit that can be used in existing sawmilling lines or form an entire sawmilling line that can be customized to the requirements of the end-user.
The range provides for primary and secondary log breakdown capacity across a range of log diameters varying from 100-800 mm in diameter. Blade widths on TITAN machines vary between 32 mm and 150 mm, depending on configuration.
The Titan products include horizontal and vertical primary and secondary log breakdown sawmills and resaws, circular saw edgers, multirips, and material handling equipment.
•- Twin vertical primary breakdown head rigs
TITAN Circular saws
•- Optimising board edgers
•- Manual edgers
Since 1990, Multisaw has been involved in the design, manufacturing and supply of sawmilling equipment to customers in Africa, Asia and Europe. Wood-Mizer’s worldwide sales and service network now will be actively involved in the sale of new TITAN installations and service.
As of 2016, Wood-Mizer not only sells narrowband bandsaw blades, but also wideband sawmill blades as well, up to 150 mm wide.
For more information:
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S.P.B. Panel Industries Co. Ltd. broke into the wood-based panels market in 2006 with the commissioning of a Dieffenbacher particle board plant. Now, a new THDF/MDF plant will be installed on the same site in Surat Thani, Thailand. Based on its excellent experience with the first project, S.P.B. has selected Dieffenbacher once again.
A 28-meter-long CPS+ press will form the center of the plant. With a press speed of 1,800 mm per second and a capacity of 800 cubic meters per day, the plant will produce both extra-thin THDF panels—with thicknesses from 1.5 mm—and MDF panels with thicknesses of up to 32 mm. According to Bernd Bielfeldt, Manager of the Wood Business Unit at Dieffenbacher, the contract confirms the success of the new generation of presses. "The S.P.B. plant is already the ninth project to feature the new continuous CPS+ press," he said.
Other special features of the project include the Z-sifter, which can reliably take out the latex part of the rubber plant wood that is predominantly used in Thailand, and the PROjet gluing system, which saves up to 15% of the glue compared to conventional gluing systems. In addition, the Dieffensor, combined with the cross profiler in the forming station, ensures exact forming, thereby minimizing the use of raw materials. The S.P.B. plant contract also includes the drum chipper, dryer, raw board handling, pneumatic transports and the automation of the whole production system.
In awarding the contract to Dieffenbacher, S.P.B. expressed its satisfaction with the local service provided by Dieffenbacher Asia Pacific in Kuala Lumpur. "Over the last 10 years with our particle board plant, we have experienced the speed and reliability of Dieffenbacher support in southeast Asia. This was a key factor in our decision to invest in a Dieffenbacher plant once more," said S.P.B.'s Managing Director Sontaya Sirianuntaphat.
Assembly of the new THDF/MDF plant is scheduled to begin in south Thailand in the fall of 2017. The initial start-up is planned for mid-2018.
Image: Signing of the contract in Surat Thani. From left: Christian Dieffenbacher (Member of Corporate Management at Dieffenbacher), Sontaya Sirianuntaphat (Managing Director of S.P.B. Panel Industries Co. Ltd.), Holger Ries (Sales Manager at Dieffenbacher)
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