• Interior
  • August 15, 2018 09:47

Furniture Council – a bright future for Malaysian manufacturers

Malaysia is one of the world’s top 10 furniture exporters. The global furniture market is expected to grow between 3% and 5% in the next five years... [more...]

  • Panels
  • August 14, 2018 07:46

Kährs Group acquires Swedish flooring distributor Ehrenborg

Kährs Group has acquired flooring distributor Ehrenborg & Co, which is a leader in the Swedish flooring market for public areas. Ehrenborg also operates in the rest of the Nordic countries... [more...]

  • Interior
  • August 13, 2018 08:21

IKEA opens its first store in India

IKEA opens its first home in India today in Hyderabad, Telangana state. The 37,000 m² house is located in HITEC City, the technology hub of Hyderabad. The new location employs 950 people. According to a previous report, the furniture store was supposed to open in 2017.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • August 06, 2018 12:33

Brazilian wood-based product exports increased by 23% in June

In June 2018 the total value of Brazilian exports of woodbased products (except pulp and paper) increased by 23% compared to June 2017 ... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • August 03, 2018 20:01

China prepares to hit US hardwood & softwood exports with 25% tariff

The Chinese government threatened on Friday 3rd of August 2018 to put tariffs on 60 billion USD of imports from the US if the Trump administration imposes its own new levies on Chinese goods. Check in this article the full list of wood products under threat from tariffs...... [more...]

  • Interior
  • July 31, 2018 10:22

Japan: wooden office furniture imports down in April

In Japan, the rising trend in wooden office furniture imports observed since Q3 2017 came to an end in April 2018... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 30, 2018 15:46

Tarkett Group with higher sales but lower EBITDA

The acceleration in organic growth of the Tarkett Group in Q2 2018 (+5.3%) led to an increase in net sales of +3.0% in H1 2018 at constant scope of consolidation and exchange rates. All segments have grown in the second quarter. The improvement has been driven by ...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • July 27, 2018 15:46

Upofloor launches new collection of flooring tiles for public spaces

Upofloor, a brand within the Kährs Group, launches Zero Tile, a PVC-free flooring tile without plasticizers created for use in public spaces. Zero Tile is an innovative flooring tile made in Finland of the PVC-free material Enomer®. ...... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 27, 2018 09:30

EGGER Group continues to grow

The wood-based material manufacturer recorded EUR 2.68 billion sales and EUR 445.8 million EBITDA for the 2017/2018 financial year. At the annual press conference held on 26th July 2018 at the headquarters in St. Johann in Tirol, the EGGER Group presented ...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • July 26, 2018 08:12

EBRD supports expansion of IKEA's partner VMG in Belarus

The European bank for reconstruction and development (EBRD) is supporting the development of one of the key sectors of the Belarusian economy, wood-processing, with a seven-year loan of up to €50 million to the particleboard and furniture producer VMG Industry FLLC... [more...]

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