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A production system made up of more than 250 relevant companies with nine thousand employees, for a total turnover of 2.5 billion euro in 2018, 70 of which represented by export.
This is a very concise description of the Italian production of machinery, technology, automation and accessories for the processing of wood and wood-based materials, an industry where Acimall is a primary actor, as the association which - within the national industry federation Confindustria - gathers over 150 member companies accounting for more than 80% of Italian production.
Biesse Group celebrates 50 years of innovation and technology, with an unwavering focus on the future
Biesse Group celebrates 50 years of innovation and technology, remembering half a century of history and success, with a strong focus on the future. In 1969, Biesse machines revolutionised the furniture market, with solutions that served to set new technological standards in the industry.
In just a few years, the company became an integral component and driving force within the Italian furniture district, conquering the entire national territory.
The annual Export Furniture Exhibition (EFE) returns to the popular Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) in March 2019. It is an opportunity to see some of the best furniture manufacturers in the world in one venue
The global furniture sector is in continuous transformation, with the emergence of new markets, the constant evolution of retailing channels, the appearance of fast-growing suppliers on the scene and new rules affecting international trade. This is the scenario where companies compete and formulate development strategies.
The World furniture Outlook Seminar is a unique occasion to gather comments on the key issues regarding production, consumption and trade of the major industrial economies worldwide and to present CSIL forecasts.
17th edition of CSIL Seminar World Furniture Outlook
April 10th, 2019 (h 11.00 - 12.30)
Fiera Milano Rho Congress Centre, Meeting Room AQUARIUS.
CSIL partner Mauro Spinelli presented the results of the survey “Office furniture features and workplace trends 2019-2020” at the Officelayout Meeting – OLMeet 2019 held in Milan on February 19th.
More details on the event (Italian language) at https://www.soiel.it/eventi/2019/OLMeet-2019-milano/area-visitatori/contenuti
The 43rd edition of CIFF (China International Furniture Fair), divided into two phases, will be held in Guangzhou from 18 to 21 March and from 28 to 31 March 2019.
The theme of the new edition will be "Platform of first choice for launch of new products and trade"
The mattress industry is changing and among the main trends impacting this sector, it is worth to mention the increasing importance of online sales and the research in innovative materials.
Source: CSIL “The world mattress industry", July 2018, XV Edition
Romania plays a key role in the European upholstered furniture sector, ranking fourth in export and fifth in production of this segment. In 2017 Romanian companies manufactured upholstered furniture for a value of about EUR 670 million, increasing by nearly 50% in the time frame 2012 - 2017.
CSIL Upholstered Furniture Market Research Reports:
According to CSIL, 2017 was a positive year for the office furniture sector in Europe. Despite persistent uncertainties, the European production reached EUR 8,780 million in 2017 posting a 2% growth and reinforcing the performance of the previous year.
Office furniture consumption in Europe increased by 2.2% in 2017 reaching a total value of EUR 8,459 million. Among the largest Western European markets Austria, France, Italy and Spain outperformed the European average (+2.2%)
Source: The European market for office furniture, June 2018, XXX edition, CSIL Market Research Report.
The Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) hosted its first timber conference on 18 October 2018, at the Meridien Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, along with other sector experts from Finland, Switzerland and Malaysia.
Sylvia Weichenberger, CSIL Partner and Senior Expert, was invited as a guest speaker.