furnitureWarehouseGeneric2 FW
Imports fell from Vietnam, China and Poland
The value of imports of key cabinet categories from all three of the UK's main trading partners — China, Vietnam and Poland — all declined in the first six months of 2018.

shipContsShpfyFree
Shipments from China fell 21 percent year-on-year
Imports of wood living, dining and bedroom cabinet declined in May with across-the-board falls from leading Asia supply routes.

Nobia, the Swedish kitchens conglomerate whose UK interests include the retail chain Magnet, has agreed to buy Dutch manufacturer Bribus Holding for €60 million.

RivelinMGM
Rivelin md Robert Smith (left) with MGM chairman Ben Burbidge at a ceremony at the company’s facility in Rotherham, South Yorkshire on Thursday, June 28.
Rivelin, a high-end outdoor furniture maker, has been awarded the Manufacturing Guild Mark from The Furniture Makers’ Company following an independent audit.

Imports of living, dining and bedroom cabinet fell sharply in April as all six of the UK's top trading partners shipped fewer goods here.

Kitchen cabinet maker Burbidge posted higher sales in 2016–17, citing an increase in demand for British-made goods linked to the EU referendum.

Hull cabinet maker Kingstown Furniture has joined trade association BFM as an 'Approved Member.'

Chinese wood furniture imports climbed in March to leave first quarter bedroom, living and dining from the country fractionally below the same period in 2017.

Sales fell for the first time in five years for fitted furniture maker Strachan in 2016–17 with the direct-to-the-consumer vertical planning showroom expansion this year.

A rise in the value of Vietnam-sourced shipments powered wood bedroom, living and dining furniture in January.

Hettich, one of the biggest suppliers of interior fittings and components to furniture makers worldwide, posted rising sales in 2017 but warned of a sharp rise in its own costs.

East London cabinet maker One-Call Furniture says a major machinery investment has paid dividends with successive double-digit growth. It has further capital outlay planned.

TvilumFactory
Tvilum has been rescued by a consortium of investors
Embattled flatpack furniture maker Tvilum has been rescued in a deal that consolidates the ownership of Denmark's case goods manufacturing sector.

The founding CEO of Jonathan Charles says he is "humbled" at Markor's interest in his business, after the Chinese giant acquired a 60 percent stake in the Vietnam based case goods resource.

Staff at the Danish factories of embattled flatpack furniture maker Tvilum will remain off work for a fortnight, according to the court-appointed lawyer trying to broker a rescue deal.

tvilumFWOslo
Flatpack furniture kit maker Tvilum faces survival battle
Tvilum, one of the largest ready-to-assemble furniture makers in the world, filed for insolvency over the weekend with court-appointed lawyers now trying to find a buyer or engineer a restructure.

Nobia, the Swedish kitchens conglomerate and owner of UK retail chain Magnet, has named Hans Eckerström as its new chairman.

Kitchens, bedroom and bathroom cabinet maker Kelvin KBB built EBITDA on a seventh straight rise in sales in the year to end December 2016.

Ready-to-assemble furniture maker CS Schmalmöbel has opened insolvency proceedings less than eighteen months after it was bought by venture capitalists.

KITCHEN cabinet maker Ultima Furniture Systems has acquired a 44,000sqft. warehouse and distribution facility at South Elmsall, Yorkshire.

NORTH West fitted furniture vertical Neville Johnson continued to expand in 2016–17 with revenue, including its sister kitchens business, passing £50 million for the first time.

WETHERBY cabinet maker Moores Furniture Group posted lower sales in 2016 as it enacted its plan to exit low-margin business.

DINING furniture maker Skovby has named former Devonshire Pine & Oak sales manager Anthony Lewer as national sales representative.

NATIONAL kitchens maker and retailer Harvey Jones has a new backer after private equity firm YFM agreed to sell its stake in the company.

janCav650
DESIGN show Decorex will see the relaunch of the upmarket furniture brand Jan Cavelle for the first time under its new owner.

SECOND quarter UK cabinet sales weakened on macro-economic factors according to the parent company of kitchen maker Moores Furniture.

THE GROUP behind bedroom cabinet maker Home Décor trebled underlying profits in 2016 as revenue jumped to nearly £40 million including acquisitions.

PROFITS return as retailer changes ownership

LIVING, dining and bedroom shipments up by a quarter in April.

FIRST quarter wood cabinet imports increased 4.3 percent on the back of a double-digit uplift in Polish-made living, dining and bedroom furniture.

SymphonyKitchKITCHENS maker Symphony capitalised on the growing private developer market as it posted successive record financials in 2016.

cabinetVIETNAMESE cabinet shipments to Britain dropped 12 percent in January. Importers more than made up the shortfall with increases from elsewhere.

To Read The Full Story: