July / August 2018 • Issue 4 • PANELS & FURNITURE ASIA 26 FURNITURE MANUFACTURING Specialising in components for furniture, Long Viet sits calmly in the shadows, though it is a distinct powerhouse in its own right. Mr BUI NHU VIET, General Director of Long Viet W ith a focus on veneer, m e l a m i n e , M D F s , p a r t i c l e b o a r d s a n d components, Long Viet has chosen to specialise in the basic materials of the furniture industry. And though they do not export their products to o t he r count r i e s , a c co rd i ng to Mr Bui Nhu Viet, general director of Long Viet, many other furniture companies in Vietnam make their furniture with components from the company. BEHIND THE SCENES Long Viet makes the components other businesses need, with many buying the necessary parts in order tomanufacture and install their own products. “Long Viet provides veneer, MDF, particle boards, melamine and laminates on top of boards and components,” Mr Viet explained. “Many companies in Vietnam make their furniture with components from Long Viet, and after that, those finished products are exported tomany countries in theworld, such as the United States, Europe, and Japan.” Long Viet imports acacia and other species of wood both domestically and internationally, counting America, Europe and New Zealand among the countries in which he brings in logs to produce veneer.