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Editor’s pickSan Lim Furniture's search for innovation: To infinity and beyond

San Lim, Weinig, Vietnam

San Lim Furniture is constantly in search for innovative ways to improve their production line. Their search ended with WEINIG, which provided the furniture manufacturer tremendous benefits: improved efficiency, cost reduction and impeccable service. Antonius Sulimro, deputy general director of San Lim Furniture, and Tony Sulimro, president …

Difficult times ahead for Vietnam's rubber wood supply

GoViet, Vietnam, rubber wood supply

By Nam Anh, GoViet Vietnam’s decision to shut down natural forest harvest and the sustained demand for rubber wood has created a sharp increase in timber prices and even larger demand for rubber wood. The problem of scarcity is further exacerbated by China’s harvest ban, which has also seen Chinese traders buying up large amounts of …

Editor’s pickFSC connects suppliers and buyers at inaugural APAC meeting

FSC, Hanoi, Vietnam, Asia Pacific

“Diversifying your FSC Supply: Connecting Suppliers and Buyers”, the first FSC Asia Pacific regional business forum held at Sheraton Hanoi Hotel, Vietnam, on 8 November 2017. The demand for sourcing forestry products responsibly from the Asia Pacific region has increased exponentially. To bridge the gap between sourcing and supplying …

Editor’s pickLarge potential for Swedish Wood in Vietnam

Swedish Wood, Vietnamwood, seminar

During Vietnam Wood (18-21 Oct at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre, HCMC), Swedish sawmillers gathered in a Swedish Wood pavilion and presented a seminar supported by HAWA, BIFA and FPA Binh Dinh. Swedish Ambassador Pereric Hogberg addressing the audience at the seminar Participants at a seminar held by Swedish Wood on Oct …

Editor’s pick“You could say I was destined for a career in woodworking”

Vietnam, Yue Fa, wooden furniture

Mr Li Tung Hui, Yue Fa Wooden JS Company Yue Fa Wooden Joint Stock Company is now in the hands of the second generation. Managing Director Li Tung Hui runs all three factories in Vietnam and can be considered successful. But he says it was not the case when he first joined his father’s business. Mr Li sighs and smiles when he shares that …

Editor’s pickKaiser: Writing the future of a success story

Kaiser, Vietnam, Binh Duong

Charles Lo, CEO of the Kaiser Group The Kaiser Group is well-known in the furniture industry as one of the largest exporters in Asia. CEO Charles Lo shares what it’s like to run a success story. Kaiser’s story dates back to Taiwan in the 1960s—when forestry was a proper, profitable profession then. The Group is founded by …


VIFA Woodmac Vietnam 2017

There can be no question that Vietnam is now Southeast Asia’s hottest hub for wood products manufacturing. In fact, if government policies continue to be favourably inclined towards the industry, its value could reach US$20 billion in the next 10 years. From 23 to 25 August, these woodworking technologies will be showcased at the inaugural …

Editor’s pickVietnam: Navigating, negotiating new challenges

Vietnam, challenges

Vietnam’s furniture industry has a host of issues to address to remain competitive amidst the country’s growing popularity as a manufacturing hub. There can be no question that Vietnam is currently Southeast Asia’s hottest hub for wood products manufacturing. Where China used to be the world’s powerhouse for …

EU and Vietnam conclude VPA negotiations

EU, Vietnam, VPA, FLEGT

The EU and Vietnam have formally concluded negotiations towards a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA), by initialling the document. Initialling indicates that both parties confirm that the text is what they agreed. It sets the stage for the parties to later sign and ratify the agreement, after which the VPA will become legally binding. The VPA …