VIETNAMESE living/dining and Chinese bedroom drive total increase

PLAN to build production capacity and improve prototyping capability

SALES in Western and Northern Europe — the region taking in the UK — up by 39 percent in the first half of 2016

cabinetWarehousingCHINESE case goods imports to Britain down 11 percent in July according to official Government figures

PROMOTION for head of sales and marketing as part of streamlined management structure

EXPORTS now worth more than a third of Crofts & Assinder’s business

KITCHEN and bedroom furniture manufacturer and retailer John Lewis of Hungerford Plc says finance director Karen Stanley has resigned after six years in the role.

ercolETadrosERCOL chairman Edward Tadros says the company will continue to invest in its brand and look to drive growth both at home and overseas.

cabinetHigh bedroom cabinet demand helped compensate for lower living/dining shipments in the first quarter, with Brazil emerging as a key UK supplier.

nolteThe UK arm of German bedroom cabinet producer Nolte cut its prior loss in half in 2015 as it looked to turn around falling sales from the previous year.

Bedroom cabinet manufacturer One-Call Furniture has strengthened its management team, naming Paul James as director of sales and marketing.

cabinetWarehousingBigger shipments of Vietnamese and Chinese bedroom cabinet into Britain made up for weakness in other case goods categories in January, according to Government data.

vietnamImportsCabinet furniture imports into Britain dropped 3 per cent in December on lower demand for living and dining categories as well as goods manufactured in Europe.

oneCallBedroom producer One Call says it can offer retailers a wider range of furniture on quick lead times after investing £2.5m on machinery and doubling production capacity.

Sales climbed for wood based panels supplier Egger in the UK last year, reflecting improving conditions in the British cabinet furniture sector. Profits also rose sharply.

Lower distribution costs helped bedroom cabinet vertical Starplan Furniture shrug off falling sales in the year to end April. Profits climbed sharply.

Bedroom and living room furniture producer Kingstown says the business will return to profit this year as it sees the benefit of its heavy investment in its manufacturing operation.