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Polish furniture manufacturer Forte postpones investment in new furniture factory

The Polish furniture manufacturer Forte postpones its investment in a fifth furniture factory for 2019... [more...]

Beaulieu International Group to acquire Beaulieu Canada and Beaulieu Australia

Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.) announces the acquisition of two privately-owned companies, Beaulieu Canada and Beaulieu Australia, which will be integrated into its Flooring Solutions business unit... [more...]

Steinhoff sells kika/Leiner to SIGNA Group

The SIGNA Group has submitted a purchase offer for the furniture chain kika/Leiner to the Steinhoff Group. This bid includes both the operational commercial business, with its some 5,500 employees... [more...]

IKEA to expand into Peru, Chile and Colombia

IKEA is ready to expand into South America with outlets planned in three countries including Peru. To ensure the success of this expansion Ikea will partner with the Chilean retailer Falabella... [more...]

US furniture market indicators generally positive, but cabinet sales slide

The wood products manufacturing sector reported the strongest growth in April of all manufacturing industries, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing ISM Report On Business... [more...]

Forestry

A new positive outlook on International wood markets

In the last 20 years, we have never seen an international market so fermenting for raw materials and wood products... ... [more...]

Sawmilling

Cross-cutting new Polish unit Salvamac confirms growth in sales

The last edition of the Milan fair has been the perfect occasion to anticipate an important technical novelty which, during the weeks to come...... [more...]

Machinery News

Classification of the XIA, Xylexpo Innovation Awards

Award classification of the XIA Innovation Awards at Xylexpo 2018...... [more...]

International furniture standard by Chinese experts released

An international standard for Furniture -- Beds -- Test methods for the determination of stability, strength and durability (ISO19833: 2018) formulated by Chinese experts was released in March 2018... [more...]

Barlinek , the leading polish flooring producer, ready for the USA

The Polish parquet giant, according to some internal sources, is about to inaugurate a new sales structure in the USA....... [more...]

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

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...]

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