Panels & Furniture Asia Jan/Feb 2020

January / February 2020, Issue 1 | Panels & Furniture Asia 32 | FURNITURE MANUFACTURING Woodsland Joint Stock Company may be a company with a yearly turnover of US$70 million and 3000 workers, but its owner, Vu Hai Bang, cuts a humble figure. PFA had the chance to visit the biggest of his five factories based in Hanoi; the four others are located nearby in the same Quang Minh Industrial Zone. This factory fulfils orders from IKEA, specifically tables, table tops and wood crafted kitchen items such as cheeseboards and spice grinders. Using acacia from local plantations, this Woodsland factory produces an impressive 6000 to 8000 tables and tabletops per week. It helped that Woodsland started coating IKEA’s premium tabletops using its new Bϋrkle Roller Coater UV Finishing Line to achieve the perfect coating since February 2019. Woodsland’s biggest factory is based in Hanoi Mr Vu Hai Bang, Chairman of Woodsland Joint Stock Company By Szeto Hiu Yan