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Furniture Industry Embraces Sustainability Trend in 2023

Feb 16, 2023

In 2023, the trend of eco-friendly is re-emerging, and consumers are starting to take "sustainability" back into consideration when purchasing furniture. Sustainable furniture is commonly produced from recycled elements or biodegradable wood such as bamboo or acacia. Reclaimed lumber has widely used in manufacturing. This material is usually obtained from old equipment or removed from other pl...


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Delayed container ship production could worsen shipping in 2023

May 03, 2022

The new regulations on shipping carbon emissions are set to come into effect next year, and with the number of global container ships over 20 years old will reach 8.2%, experts warn there will be a wave of elimination of old ships starting as early as this year. However, the supply and production of these ships have been hampered by China's strict zero-COVID policy and the Russian-Ukrainian wa...


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Growth slows as October PMI sees slight rebound to 58.3: CIER

Nov 01, 2021

Chung-Hua Institution For Economic Research (CIER) announced October's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) of Taiwan's manufacturing industry today, which increased slightly by 0.5 to 58.3 after two months of decline. CIER President Chang Chuan-zhang said that although the PMI index has expanded for 16 consecutive months, port congestion, freight delays, shortage of key components, and delivery ...



Industry In-Focus

The signs for a successful third edition of ORGATEC TOKYO in May 2024 are extremely good</h2>

The signs for a successful third edition of ORGATEC TOKYO in May 2024 are extremely good

Nov 22, 2023

Following the success of the 2023 edition, ORGATEC TOKYO, Asia's leading office furniture and workplace exhibition, will be held at Tokyo Big Sight for three days from 29-31 May 2024. Roughly 85% of previous exhibitors have already registered to exhibit, with the average exhibition space per company increasing by more than 20%. Leading brands such as OKAMURA, KOKUYO, ITOKI, UniFor and Knoll have ...


Furniture industry to see lasting change in digitalized era</h2>

Furniture industry to see lasting change in digitalized era

Mar 18, 2022

If there's a keyword that can be used to summarize the past two years, it would be “digitalization.” Across different industries, companies and suppliers are seeking ways to tap into the post-COVID market, and the furniture sector is no different. Here are two trends we've identified that would and continue to shape the market in the coming year and more. Going Digital While the typical con...


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Construction cost index increase at all-time-high

Sep 11, 2021

Construction demand is at an all-time high, even amid rising prices and shortages of materials. The Directorate General of Budget, Accounting, and Statistics under the Executive Yuan released its latest statistics on Friday, indicating that the August Construction Cost Index (CCI) increased 13.57%. This is largely due to international scrap metal prices increasing, with steel rising around 50...



Supplier News

DA-315 Foldable Table (Photo provided by Kuang Shin)

Designing Furniture for Children's Future

Feb 19, 2024

Since the founders' humble beginnings in the 1960s, traveling from his hometown in Chiayi County to urban Taipei City to learn a trade, he has dedicated the eventually-formed Kuang Shin Enterprise to providing quality products. Kuang Shin offers children's desks and chairs, computer chairs, furniture hardware, OA office chair and desks, connected chairs, display shelves, chair bases, and parts...

KUANG SHIN ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.


Featured in this photo are the BK-66A Van Gogh-series Study Desk and CS-299B Plato-series double back ergonomic mesh chair. (Photo provided by Kuang Shin)

Designing Furniture for Children's Future

Feb 10, 2023

Since the founders' humble beginnings in the 1960s, traveling from his hometown in Chiayi County to urban Taipei City to learn a trade, he has dedicated the eventually-formed Kuang Shin Enterprise to providing quality products. Kuang Shin offers children's desks and chairs, computer chairs, furniture hardware, OA office chair and desks, connected chairs, display shelves, chair bases, and parts...

KUANG SHIN ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.


CFU's latest product line of office cabinets is designed in a sleek, modern way that effortlessly blends into office and at-home environments. (Photo courtesy of CFU)

CFU's one-stop production creates quality OA office furniture

Aug 15, 2022

⬛ Huang Chi-ming Chyn Fuh Enterprise (CFU), founded in 1993, has been focused on mold design, and now, due to market demand, they have directed resources into designing and producing OA metal furniture. CFU also offers other diverse product lines, such as office filing cabinets, storage cabinets, table frames and various office furniture solutions in steel. The company has exhibited at expos u...

CHYN FUH ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.



Insiders' Views

Chen Chang-hsiu, chairman of Formosa Design center, assumed the chairmanship of Taiwan Furniture Manufacturers' Association (TFMA) at the beginning of this year.

TFMA Seeks to Revitalize Taiwan's Furniture Industry

Industry association is forming a cross-business strategic alliance to create a platform for resource integration

Feb 09, 2015

By Michelle Hsu Founded in 1973, the Taiwan Furniture Manufacturers Association (TFMA) has witnessed Taiwan's furniture industry through its ups and downs. Today, the association faces new challenges in its mission to help local furniture makers adapt to changing business conditions and stay competitive. "With the furniture industry starting to revive from the downturn that started with...


Shake Shake Duck transforms into a rocking chair, making it no longer only a static chair.

Cultural Exposition Showcases Creativity of Furniture Design

This expo aimed to boost cultural/creative vitality by highlighting localization and infusing energy into cultural enterprises

Jan 21, 2014

By MICHELLE HSU The Taiwan International Cultural and Creative Industry Expo, organized by the Ministry of Culture since 2010, is now in its 4th iteration. During its short life the expo has strived to turn “creative ideas” into “commercial value” and play the role of a platform for communication between original creators and industry, making the abstract nature of culture more concrete and ex...


Welltrust's metal furniture comes in a colorful array of light and bright colors.

Taiwan-made Metal Furniture Shapes to New Lifestyles

Manufacturers adapt to the mobile generation

Dec 17, 2013

Exports of metal furniture from Taiwan have held steady despite market fluctuations, underscoring the global competitiveness of the domestic industry. Metal is more flexible than many other furniture materials, such as wood, rattan, glass, and plastics, making it well-suited to making furniture a variety of shapes. Metal parts are also commonly used to complement other materials in furniture....



Exhibition Highlights

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After Success in 2023, the Largest B2B Exhibition in Southeast Asia for Solar PV, Energy Storage, Lighting and Smart Home Industries Returns in 2024

Feb 22, 2024

Indonesia, which is located on the equator, has very abundant solar energy sources. 600 MegaWatt (MW) of its potential of 3,200 GigaWatt (GW) has been utilized, showing that there are still plenty of rooms for further development in the future. Solar Energy Power Plants (PLTS) are one of the government's efforts to utilize solar energy sources in Indonesia, both floating PLTS and rooftop PLTS. T...


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MIFF 2024 Adds Two Exhibit Halls and Brand-New Buyer Experience

Feb 01, 2024

Creating greater business energy and value KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 26: A surge in international demand has scaled up Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) making the Southeast Asia’s largest furniture event more spectacular than ever as it rings in its 30th anniversary. The milestone edition take place from March 1 to 4 and again, it has reached full capacity at its two venues -- Mala...


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CIFM/interzum guangzhou 2024 – “Surpass” as the new motto of the show

Jan 10, 2024

CIFM/interzum guangzhou is THE premier event for the Asian furniture manufacturing sector and is scheduled to be held from 28th to 31st March 2024 at the Canton Fair Complex. Every year, the event in Guangzhou brings together the world's leading players in wood processing, furniture production and interior design. Surpassing "Surpass" is the motto of this year's exhibition. Companie...



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Jason Auto-Machinery Co., Ltd.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Combination jointers and planers, slider-rail assembly machines, brake cable & steel rope welding machines</p>

Jason Auto-Machinery Co., Ltd.

Combination jointers and planers, slider-rail assembly machines, brake cable & steel rope welding machines

Jun 24, 2016

Jason Auto-Machinery Co., Ltd. was founded in 1987 by its owner Mr. Jason, who was originally inspired to pursue a career in machining while in an internship course during his school years, where he was awestruck by a cutter on a lathe that shaped a rotating iron bar into a fluted workpiece or ball-tipped cylinder. Such deeply-etched impression sparked his curiosity ever since to, also due to ind...

JASON AUTO-MACHINERY CO., LTD.


Ho Shuan Enterprise Co., Ltd.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Flipper tables, teacher desks, whiteboards, functional units, student desks, childhood furniture</p>

Ho Shuan Enterprise Co., Ltd.

Flipper tables, teacher desks, whiteboards, functional units, student desks, childhood furniture

Jun 24, 2016

Insisting that customers are always our first priority, we provide the best possible functional and Modular workstations and equipment storages to fulfill all customer requirements. Our business goal is to create lucrative business opportunities for and share profits with our customers. Established in 1986, Ho Shuan Enterprise Co., Ltd. has experienced and devotes in OEM and ODM markets after ye...

HO SHUAN ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.


Tung Yu O.A. Co., Ltd.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Office chair components</p>

Tung Yu O.A. Co., Ltd.

Office chair components

Dec 04, 2015

Tung Yu O.A. Co., Ltd., founded in 1986, is a leading manufacturer of office chair components in Taiwan, being known for products boasting multi-functionality. The company’s products, including synchronizing mechanism, self-weighing mechanism, tilt mechanism, seat slider, and back bar, feature ergonomic and safety-oriented designs. Its SN89 synchronizing mechanism, for instance, allows the ...

TUNG YU O.A. CO., LTD.