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Global Technologies to Boost Indonesia's Furniture Industry


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.