Guangzhou, China / 16 October 2015
Asia’s largest furniture production trade fair is set to return to China for the 12th year from March 28 to 31, 2016, and will be hosted alongside the famed China International Furniture Fair. Attracting the participation of 1,269 manufacturers and suppliers from 35 countries and regions, the last edition of CIFM / interzum guangzhou in 2015 welcomed 67,270 visitors to procure at the event, smashing previous records.
Keeping to the scale of 140,000sqm and spanning 16 halls, including Hall 12.1, like last year, the 2016 edition will reaffirm the event’s flagship position in the industry with the most comprehensive offerings. Once again, exhibiting spaces in the international halls are heavily oversubscribed with some of the key confirmed exhibitors including:
Woodworking Machinery & Cutting Tools
IMA, Leitz, Vollmer, Beckhoff, GreCon, Leuco, AKE, Riepe (Germany); SCM, Paolino Bacci, CMA (Italy); Union Brother (United States)
Upholstery & Bedding Machinery
Duerkopp (Germany); Nantong, Baomo; Linak (Denmark); Elektroteks (Turkey)
Upholstery & Bedding Materials, Pneumatic Components
Aydin, Boyteks Tekstil (Turkey); Bekaert, Artilat, Latexco (Belgium); Xinyada, Richriver; Okin Refined, Limoss, Bodet & Horst, OKE, Alfa (Germany)
Hardware & Components
Italiana Ferramenta, Sige (Italy); Lianxun (China); Repon (Taiwan); Titus (United Kingdom), Cyber Lock (Thailand), Lehmann, Vauth-Sagel, Schwinn (Germany)
Wood & Adhesives
Urufor (Uruguay); Pollmeier, Jowat, Fritz Kohl, Kleiberit, Sägewerk (Germany); American Softwoods, H. B. Fuller (United States)
Interior Decor Materials
Alvic (Spain); Rehau, Schattdecor, Pytha, Renolit (Germany); ICA (Italy)
Some eight national pavilions from Germany, the US/Canada, Italy, Spain, Turkey as well as the American Hardwood Export Council, Canada Wood and ProChile will be prominently represented. Particularly noteworthy is the debut of world-renowned latex supplier, Artilat Group, from Belgium at CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2016, which will lead a host of brands under its umbrella to the event. This will mark the group’s maiden participation in a furniture production trade fair in Asia.
Market adjustment ushers in opportunities
The prosperity of the furniture and building material market is closely tied to the performance of the real estate market. However, a real estate market downturn also presents a favorable stimulus for the development of the furniture and building material industry as seen in the current situation in China. While strong brands continue to shine, low-end and uncompetitive companies are being eliminated. After a round of market reshuffling in recent years, China currently sees a higher concentration of brand furniture production enterprises, which have been leveraging their image and distribution advantages to achieve high growth in the competitive environment.
Great potential in China’s hardware market
Widely used in modern furniture production, hardware accessories are becoming increasingly important within the industry, particularly cabinetry hardware, where consumers do not only demand basic storage solutions but also the attention to detail. Quality furniture hardware accessories are invariably one of the most critical factors in the overall quality of a piece of furniture.
Furniture hardware enhances the diversification of furniture manufacturing and market competitiveness. With increasing changes to the structures and functionality, furniture hardware is no longer a decorative feature or just a component holding moveable parts together. The functionality is more demanding and uses are more varied.
More than 90 percent of high-end furniture in China are reportedly using imported hardware accessories, and they have become the main symbol of premium furniture. For some small and medium-sized furniture enterprises, using imported hardware accessories is an important way to elevate their product quality and awareness. As such, China’s furniture market is expected to continue to have great demand for high-quality furniture hardware accessories from overseas. Showcasing a slew of top-end furniture hardware accessories at the international hall, CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2016 is poised to draw the eyeballs and active participation from trade buyers.
To learn more about the event, visit www.interzum-guangzhou.com.
About the Organizers
As a world-renowned trade fair organizer, Koelnmesse has an excellent track record for organizing some of the world’s most successful trade events, such as the accomplished interzum and imm in Cologne, Germany and furniPRO ASIA in Singapore. With 90 years’ experience in organizing large-scale commercial events connecting buyers and sellers, Koelnmesse brings forth an unrivaled skill-set and expertise needed to develop CIFM / interzum guangzhou into the premier international furniture production trade show in Asia.
China Foreign Trade Centre (Group)
The China Foreign Trade Centre (Group) is a highly qualified and experienced exhibition company. For more than 50 years, it has been organizing the China Import and Export Fair (also known as the Canton Fair), the largest trade fair in China. It is also the organizer of CIFF (China International Furniture Fair (Guangzhou), Asia’s biggest furniture trade fair.