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Industry Reports > Furniture
Looking in-depth at the latest developments in production, sales, product design innovation, and technology advancements, as well as overall supply capabilities of Taiwan’s major export industries, these reports focus on machinery, auto parts, hardware, furniture, lighting and hardware etc. to keep global buyers and readers informed and better prepared to do business with Taiwan suppliers.

Three OA Furniture Makers in Taiwan Highlighted for User-friendly Designs
Integrated and BIFMA-certified manufacturing among local makers' advantages

Compiled by KEN LIU While some furniture makers in Taiwan have caught some global buyers' attention for being able to supply ergonomic OA (office automation) and residential furnishings, the majority continue to take a backseat to high-profile, branded makers in the West, who traditionally have ... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/09

Taiwan's Furniture Makers Adapt to Take on Underselling Rivalry in Emerging Markets
One maker's TPE mattress sponge has super-long life cycle as tested by BIFMA

By KEN LIU Ever since China's market liberalization some 30 years ago that has drained much of Taiwan's furniture making resources to migrate offshore, the island's furniture makers have had to cope with thinning profit margins as Chinese suppliers gradually emulate Taiwanese peers on the mainla... Full Story

Published: 2015/01/30

Four Furniture Parts Makers in Taiwan Talk Products and Strategies Amid Report of Recovering Market
One maker launches power strip to tap rising popularity of mobile devices

By STEVE CHUANG While uncertain what effects lower crude oil prices will have on macro-economics globally, except that consumers in the U.S. and non-oil-producing nations will have more disposable cash, a report by Bloomberg BusinessWeek notes that housing starts across the U.S. in 2015 are proj... Full Story

Published: 2015/01/28

Paper Finds Its Way into the Furniture Market
Taiwanese manufacturers adopt the material of the future

By MICHELLE HSU With the rise of environmental awareness, the concept of "green" is gradually finding its way into works of creation, and paper is being applied ever more widely in furniture design and production as an eco-friendly alternative to solid wood. From the simple cabinets and seati... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/15

Technology Advances Drive Changes in the Design of Workspace Furniture
The increasing use of mobile devices gives rise to "the chair as an office"

By MICHELLE HSU Whatever you call the space where you work at home--studio, workstation, home office--the furniture you use there is undergoing drastic changes along with the evolution of lifestyles and working habits brought on by the use of PCs and mobile devices. Advances in information, c... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/14

China's Furniture Parts Makers Thrive with Booming Furniture Industry
Manufacturers offer innovative products that meet the needs of the global market

By JENNY WU China is the world’s largest furniture manufacturer, accounting for 25% of total global output, and in 2006 became the world's No. 1 furniture exporter. It is now also the world's biggest furniture market, with estimated market value of about 500 billion RMB (approximately US$83.3 bi... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/14

Taiwanese Makers of Bathroom Fittings and Accessories Compete Well Globally with Different Strategies
One central Taiwan maker led peers by adopting CNC machines for production 18 years ago

By STEVE CHUANG Shifting locales of global furniture production to emerging countries over the past few decades has profoundly uprooted market dynamics, with out-migration of Taiwanese furniture makers over the years also having destabilized the erstwhile prosperous furniture industry in Taiwan.... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/13

China's Coffee Table Manufacturers Optimistic about Market Prospects
Producers use product variety to overcome intense competition in the industry

By CARMEN LO Living room furniture has always been the mainstay of the furniture industry, and items used in the living room change constantly along with market trends. Furniture manufacturers believe, therefore, that to survive they need to be able to provide different kinds of furniture produc... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/08

Children's Furniture Sees Rosy Outlook in China
Rising living standards and the end of the one-child policy leave manufacturers optimistic

By JENNY WU China has more than 300 million people under the age of 16, accounting for a quarter of the country’s entire population, notes Zhu Changling, vice director of the China National Furniture Association. This means, he believes, that the potential for the development of children's furni... Full Story

Published: 2014/06/19

Taiwanese OA Furniture Parts Suppliers Share Secrets to Successful Operation
One maker inspired by car seat design to develop lumbar supports for OA chairs

By STEVE CHUANG The year 2013 was a year of mixed performance by Taiwanese OA furniture parts manufacturers, given that gloomy economies weakened global enterprises’ willingness to invest in fixed assets and dampened the sector to some extent. But with economies in the U.S., Japan and Europe sho... Full Story

Published: 2014/06/17

Hotel Furniture Sees Promising Future in China
Manufacturers jump on the bandwagon of a fast-growing industry

By CARMEN LO The annual value of China's furniture market soared from about 10 billion renminbi (around US$1.67 billion) in the 1990s to 780 billion RMB (US$130 billion) in 2010, making furniture one of the top five industries in China. Today the country's furniture industry is continuing to gro... Full Story

Published: 2014/06/11

China's Furniture Makers Evolve to Face a Changing Market
Foreign brands, tighter rules and a surging domestic demand pose threats and opportunities for local producers​

By CARMEN LO With its stunning economic performance over the past decades, China is today a huge and much-coveted market for global manufacturers in the furniture industry. Nearly 200 European furniture brands have reportedly heeded the call of China, hoping to tap demand there, along with other... Full Story

Published: 2014/02/05

Taiwanese Furniture Parts Suppliers Maintains Growth in a Tough Environment
Manufacturers survive by differentiating themselves from the competition

By STEVE CHUANG Despite a sluggish 2013, most of Taiwanese furniture parts makers have not slackened their efforts to continue developing through improved production capability and better. The three manufacturers described below are noted for their consistent efforts to sharpen their competit... Full Story

Published: 2014/01/28

Strong Purchasing Power Attracts Furniture Makers to China Market
Chinese furniture manufacturers are upgrading management and technology to boost competitiveness

By JENNY WU China’s furniture industry generated a production value of 1,130 billion renminbi (RMB) in 2012, keeping that country in first place in the world in terms of both production and market value for the fifth year in a row, according to Zhu Changling, chairman of the China National Furnitu... Full Story

Published: 2014/01/24

Taiwan's Furniture Parts Makers Forge Ahead in a Challenging Industry
Local producers keep rivals at bay through R&D, automation, and diversification

Taiwan's furniture industry may be shrinking in terms of production and number of companies, but local parts suppliers are honing their advantages to stay competitive in the increasingly challenging global market today. Chieh Ling One such company is Chieh Ling Screws Enterprise Co., Ltd., a ve... Full Story

Published: 2013/03/01

Precise Stamping Parts
Innovative Prototype Technology and Strong Customer Focus

Leading manufacturer of metal stamping parts offers unparalleled customer service and innovative manufacturing skills. CDC Groups mainly manufactures stamping parts, CNC metal parts, stainless steel casting parts, aluminum alloy parts, titanium fasteners, stainless steel pistons and cylinders. ... Full Story

Published: 2012/09/18

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