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Global Technologies to Boost Indonesia's Furniture Industry


IFMAC & WODMAC 2017 Promotes Global Technologies to Boost Indonesia’s

01-02-2017
Indonesia’s leading international events for the furniture manufacturing components and woodworking machinery sectors, IFMAC & WOODMAC 2017 will bring global technologies to boost Indonesia’s expanding furniture industry. Returning with further expansion for its sixth edition, the exhibitions open more business opportunities to top industry players in the country’s fast-moving markets.  More than 300 exhibiting companies from 25 countries will come together over 4 days from the 27 to 30 September 2017 at the Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran this year. 
 
Mrs Rini Sumardi, Director of PT Wahana Kemalaniaga Makmur (WAKENI), organizer of the exhibitions said that, “competitive industry players from Indonesia and around the globe are welcomed to bring in their latest innovations with cutting edge engineering, manufacturing and processing systems that would further spur the growth of Indonesia’s furniture Industries. She added that, “The exhibitions target industry players who are ready to support the development of national furniture and craft industry. As the local industry is progressively moving towards higher automation, machine and technology suppliers that can provide the right product to different business sizes and cater to varying production needs are highly sought after here.” 
 
Technology - the key to industry advancement 
 
World-class technologies from established companies will provide new competitive advantage to the country’s domestic furniture manufacturers and woodwork businesses industries to enhance their operations through high-tech machinery use. In addition, the presence of international expertise will support the local industry in identifying the technological gaps that have hindered businesses from reaching desired production efficiency. Through the exhibition, exhibiting companies can market their end-to-end sales services, trainings and logistics support to local partners. For those who seek local distributors and sales agents, the exhibitions encourage interactions with industry professionals to exchange information on collaborative opportunities market. Ultimately, exhibiting companies will experience a robust business networking, procurement and sourcing platform that highlights valuable business prospects that Indonesia offers.
 
Indonesia is set to be the furniture industry’s cornerstone of successful hybrid between technology and craftsmanship. The country’s furniture industry strengths lie in its unique craftsmanship, high design innovation and creativity value. Endowed with a wide raw material segments and expandable labour resources, the market empowers both upstream and downstream businesses with viable resources. As the Indonesian government provides vital support to push industry readiness to compete at international markets, industry players are also spurred with a large end consumer base with high quality demands from both local and export buyers. As the global furniture market is expected to grow about CAGR of 4% until the end of 2020, the APAC region be a prominent market leader that accounts for more than one-third of the total market share by end of 2015.Indonesia with its over 250 million population is a strong force and influential market within Southeast-Asia. 
 
Focus on in-demand products
 
A unique element of this year’s exhibition is the special showcase on Excellent Used Machinery. For this segment, pre-owned machineries in top working condition of various leading brands will be showcased for sales. This would cater to businesses who target high value investment on used machinery that can still perform with optimal efficiency. This newly added segment complement the larger product range featuring CNC, cutting machineries, woodworking tools and components, raw materials and solutions for interior works, adhesives, abrasive, paint, coatings and fitting needs. Equipped with these advanced technologies and solutions, furniture and woodwork producers can optimize escalating demands from sectors such as home applications, building and construction, interior design and architecture, as well as office and residential properties plus many more.
 
As an extension of the furniture industry also, IFMAC & WOODMAC 2017 will be held in conjunction with the inaugural Kitchen + Bathroom Indonesia. This new exhibition will further uplift Indonesia’s robust furniture manufacturing and home ware production industries with greater spotlight on technological developments for kitchen and bathroom specializations. IFMAC & WOODMAC has attracted over 1500 new brands, emerging industry players, large-scale global manufacturers and corporate retailers into the lucrative Indonesian market over the last 5 successful editions. Some of booth spaces in the 2017 edition have been reserved or pre-booked by returning exhibitors who are have been impressed with the quality of visitors and number of visitors at the exhibitions. As Indonesia remains an important and lucrative market for global industry players, IFMAC & WOODMAC 2017 are expected to grow with 40% increase in total exhibition space covering 12.000 sqm across 3 halls. 
 
For more information on the exhibition and to join as an exhibitor, contact our sales team at:
PT. Wahana Kemalaniaga Makmur
Renny Tanujaya (Ms.)
Senior Sales Manager
Phone : +62 21 5366 0804 
Fax : +62 21 5325887/890 
E-mail : ifmac@wakeni.com 
www.ifmac.net 
 
For media enquiries, please contact our Marketing & Communications team: 
Mrs. Silvia Angela at silvia@wakeni.com or Ms. Rea Alfina at rea@wakeni.com
 
About the Organizer
PT. Wahana Kemalaniaga Makmur (WAKENI) is an Indonesian exhibition organizer that committed to the primary cause of promoting trade in Indonesia. Incorporated in 1991 with a scope of business covering automotive aftermarket, plastics and rubber, packaging and printing, metallurgy technology, furniture component, accessories and hardware, WAKENI has grown from strength to strength with trade shows not only staged in Jakarta and other major trading places in Indonesia but also overseas. WAKENI offers more than 20 years' experience in delivering world-class events in Indonesia, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge. Some of the track record of exhibition is INDOPLAS, INDOPACK, INDOPRINT, INDOMETAL and many more. Please visit www.wakeni.com for more information about the company and the event.

 

Indonesia furniture players eye high technology investments at IFMAC &

20-10-2016
Jakarta, 7 Oct, 2016 – The 5th International Furniture Manufacturing Components Exhibition (IFMAC) and Woodworking Machinery Exhibition (WOODMAC)strengthened its mark as Indonesia’s leading events for the industries, providing valuable new technologies from international manufacturers and brands. The exhibitions delivered 3 days of robust business interactions for all involved in uplifting Indonesia’s dynamic furniture manufacturing and woodworking sectors amidst its shift towards a technology-based industry. 
 
Showcasing their latest machinery and products, participation from 282 exhibiting companies from 23 countries unveiled new perspectives for local businesses to enhance their furniture manufacturing capabilities. Over 11.000 trade visitors got a first-hand look at various furniture and woodworking machinery, accessories, assembly tools and components, raw materials and solutions for interior works, adhesives, abrasive, paint, coatings and fitting needs. Apart from delivering a robust one-stop sourcing and information experience for visitors, the seminar entitled ‘Optimizing Productivity through Technology Implementation & Design’ augmented the exhibition to highlight issues on future design trends as well as opportunities for market players to optimize computer-automated systems and technologies to improve manufacturing processes.
 
Strong Participation from International and Leading Brands
 
MrsRiniSumardi, Director of PT WahanaKemalaniagaMakmur (WAKENI) extended her appreciation for the many support the exhibitions received noting that, “IFMAC & WOODMAC 2016 was proud to host reputable companies such asBoarke, Alpha Utama, Biesse, Felder, who respectively had recorded multiple participation at the exhibitions. This year, the exhibition floor space increased by 40% to 8.325 sqm as compared to the previous year. The total number of international exhibitors for this year also rose by 42%, strengthening the exhibition’s position as the preferred platform for businesses to enter the Indonesian market.”
 
This year, IFMAC & WOODMAC put greater spotlight on the accessories and fittings segments with companies like Kingslide, A-Zum and Titus whose Representative from Slovenia, MrChris Tate said that, “we brought our latest top-grade products to meet the increasing demand in Indonesia.” As market opportunities abound in Indonesia,MrTizino Ascari from Italy who visited the show for the first time shared that,” I am here to find out about the market opportunities in Indonesia and am happy to see that international products are well-received here.”MrRonnie Tjiok, a local businessman was also happy to visit “a much larger exhibition with more machinery and wide range of quality products compared to (his) visit before.” 
 
Recognition by Industry Players 
 
Indonesia is a highly active and strategic market that pushes technological advancements to shape further development of its furniture manufacturing and woodworkingindustry. International machinery producers from Europe and other parts of the world look forward to partner local companies to boost domestic manufacturing capabilities and provide access for Indonesian companies to enter export markets.Mr John Chan from the American Hardwood Council said that, “We are here to support Indonesia’s timbre and hardwood industry to prosper further and gain international recognition as the country’s products have increasingly be considered as a sought-after option by buyers worldwide.” 
 
According to Mr Pierro Borroni from ACIMALL, “Indonesia is an important market and IFMAC provides solid business prospects for Italian and other international companies to reach newer buyers and sell more high-technology machines across Asia.”With the exclusive endorsement from EUMABOIS, the well-established European woodworking machinery industry organization, the exhibition received stronger boost to garner higher participation from Europe this year. Country groups also comprised of 31 new companies under the China pavilion, 11 companies representing the Taiwan Woodworking Machinery Association, 14 companies endorsed by the Taichung City Government Group, and many other companies from the Lunjiao Woodworking Machinery Association, French Timber Association, and the American Hardwood Export Council respectively.
 
Mr Abdul Sobur, Vice Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Furniture and Handicraft Industries (HIMKI) said that “IFMAC and WOODMAC meet the needs of information and technological advancement in Indonesia’s furniture components industry. The exhibitions can foster innovation and creativity amongst national furniture and handicraft businesses to produce superior products that have added value optimal.” He also added that, “exhibition was held at the right time, given that almost of the machines used in the furniture and handicraft industry in Indonesia has been in operation for more than 20 years. With a long working life, it is certain that the level of efficiency and productivity is lagging behind compared to the current generation machine. Through the rejuvenation of the production machinery, furniture and handicraft industries can boost productivity without adding labour.”
 
Alongside HIMKI, IFMAC & WOODMAC 2016 also received endorsementsfrom industry authorities including the Ministry of Industry of The Republic of Indonesia, Ministry Trade of The Republic of Indonesia, Indonesia Sawmill and Woodworking Association (ISWA), Small Craftsmen Jepara Association (APKJ), Indonesia Chamber of Commerce (KADIN) and Indonesia Exhibition Companies Association (ASPERAPI) and Association of Furniture Designer Indonesia (HDMI). 
 
IFMAC & WOODMAC will return for its 6th edition next year from 28 to 30September 2017. 
 
For more information on the exhibition and exhibiting companies, please visit www.ifmac.net or contact:
Renny Tanujaya
Senior Sales Manager, PT. WahanaKemalaniagaMakmur
Phone : +62 21 5366 0804
Fax : +62 21 5325887/890
E-mail : ifmac@wakeni.com
 
For media enquiries, seminar and visitor information, please contact our Marketing & Communications team: Ms Silvia Angela at silvia@wakeni.comor Ms Rea Alfina at rea@wakeni.com
 
About WAKENI 
PT. WahanaKemalaniagaMakmur (WAKENI) is an Indonesian exhibition organizer that committed to the primary cause of promoting trade in Indonesia. Incorporated in 1991 with a scope of business covering automotive aftermarket, plastics and rubber, packaging and printing, metallurgy technology, furniture component, accessories and hardware, WAKENI has grown from strength to strength with trade shows not only staged in Jakarta and other major trading places in Indonesia but also overseas. WAKENI offers more than 20 years' experience in delivering world-class events in Indonesia, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge. Some of the track record of exhibition is INDOPLAS, INDOPACK, INDOPRINT, INDOMETAL, INDONESIA HARDWARE SHOW, INDOFASTENER and many more. Please visit www.wakeni.com for more information about the company and the event.
 

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