Colombian exports of wooden furniture grow 15.3%

COLOMBIA - In the first nine months of 2019 (9M-2019) Colombia exported wooden furniture for USD 27.93 million...

Nobia to invest USD 200 million in highly automated kitchen production plant

SWEDEN - Nobia’s Board of Directors has made a directional decision to invest in a new production plant in Jön...

Slight drop in Brazilian wooden furniture exports

BRAZIL - Brazilian exports of wooden furniture had a slight drop (-0.8 percent) in the first ten months of 201...

EGGER receives three German Design Awards 2020

GERMANY - The aim of the German Design Award is to discover, present and award unique design trends. Egger was...

MEM Industrial launches “Makathon Makers for Good @ MEM 2020”

MEXICO - “Makathon Makers for Good @ MEM 2020”, a competition at which 20 industrial designers of Mexican nati...

Metro commissions new MDF line to Siempelkamp

THAILAND - At the end of October, Metro, one of the leading Thai wood-based material producers, affirmed its c...

Dieffenbacher defies economic slowdown

GERMANY - Eppingen-based machine and plant manufacturer Dieffenbacher is successfully withstanding the general...

Ikea acquires 42,000 acres of forestland in Texas

USA - Ikea informed it had acquired 42,000 acres of forestland in East Texas to source wood for its furniture....

Knoll sues Senator for patent infringement

USA - Office furniture manufacturer Knoll has sued UK-based rival Senator for alleged patent infringement rela...

Masisa publishes 3Q-2019 results

CHILE - Masisa, one of the leading manufacturers of value-added wooden panels (MDF and MDP / PB) in Chile, pre...

Movelsul Brasil will have 33% new exhibiting companies in the 2020 edition

BRAZIL - The national furniture industry is counting down to Movelsul Brasil 2020, the largest furniture fair ...

Ikea invests €200 million to speed up action to become climate positive by 2030

SPAIN - In connection with COP25, Inter Ikea Group announces the decision to invest 200 million euros to speed...



Uniboard launches Studio, a new collection of 20 digital designs

CANADA - Uniboard, a North American leader in design and decorative composite wood panel (TFL) manufacturing, announced the introduction of Studio, an exclusive collection of 20 digital designs.

Schattdecor presented the megatrend of urbanization at High Design 2019

BRAZIL - In 2019, from August 21 to 23 and under the motto “One Source. Unlimited Solutions", Schattdecor participated in the High Design fair presenting its products and solutions for the spaces of the future, in order to awaken in the final public - specifiers of its product: architects and design

IKEA and Ori team up to develop ROGNAN robotic furniture for small space living

SWEDEN - Cities are booming and at the same time living spaces are shrinking. That’s why IKEA is exploring flexible and innovative solutions that empower people to have big dreams for small homes – introducing ROGNAN robotic furniture developed in collaboration with Ori.

Duratex Colombia launches the 2019/2020 Sincrony Collection of laminates

COLOMBIA - Inspired by the Homo Tecnologicus, in the splendor of nature and its synchrony with technology, the Sincrony Collection 2019/2020 - Harmony and Transcendence of Duratex Colombia achieves surprising contrasts, making the revolution of the new millennium also present in our spaces.

Open and closed

New Madecentro Chocó

In October Madecentro opened a new store of 480 m2 in Quibdó. It is the first in the Chocó department, located on the Pacific coast of Colombia and the 134 in the country.  

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Sears closes 188 stores in the US

Sears announced the closure of 188 "unprofitable" stores in the United States. These closures will take place before the end of 2018.  

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New Falabella in Santiago

On October 11th Falabella opened a new store in Santiago, Chile with a sales area of 6,700m2. It is the 47th store in the country and 114 in the region.  

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New Sodimac Homecenter in Santiago

On September 6, Sodimac opened a new store with the Homecenter and Constructor formats in Santiago, Chile. This store has a sales area of 7,000m2. Sodimac now has 91 stores in the country and 255 in the region.

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New Falabella in Manizales, Colombia

On August 16th Falabella opened a new store in Manizales, Colombia, with a sales area of 6,400m2. It is the 27th store in the country and 113 in the region.

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Sodimac, Sao Bernardo do Campo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

On December 12, Sodimac Sao Bernardo do Campo was inaugurated in the state of Sao Paulo. The fifth Sodimac store in Brazil has a sales area of 8,900 m2. and integrates the Homecenter and Constructor formats. With this opening, Sodimac now has 251 home improvement stores in the region.

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Moving up

  • Paulo Hartung - IBÁ

    From March 18, 2019 Paulo Hartung is the new Executive President of IBÁ, Brazilian Tree Association

  • Zbigniew Prokopowicz - Pfleiderer

    On October 2019 Pfleiderer Group SA announced the appointment of Zbigniew Prokopowicz as the company's CEO.

  • Annica Bresky - Stora Enso

    From December 1, 2019 Annica Bresky will President and CEO of Stora Enso, leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wood products and paper.

  • Alejandro Carrillo - Masisa

    Since last April 1, 2019, Alejandro Carrillo assumed the position of General Corporate Manager of Masisa.

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