How to find qualified furniture producers in Central and South Eastern Europe? Who are the best producers of quality furniture in Romania? How to reach the most reliable furniture manufacturers in Eastern Europe? Are you looking to connect with local producers of furniture in markets such as Poland, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Lithuania or Turkey? Perhaps we can assist you with the Supplier Qualification services, Market Entry, Procurement Assistance and B2B Matchmaking. FRD Center has been assisting international furniture manufacturers find local partners and suppliers in Central Eastern Europe for over 15 years.
Are you looking to connect with local producers of furniture in markets such as Poland, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria or Turkey? Perhaps we can assist you with the Supplier Qualification services, Market Entry, Procurement Assistance and B2B Matchmaking. For more details, feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email:firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61
In 2016, the Romanian furniture factories manufactured products worth more than 2.5 bnEUR, of which 86% went to export, predominantly to Germany, France, Italy, the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom. Romania exported furniture worth 2.2 bnEUR
According to the FRD Center analysis based on EUROSTAT data, the Romanian production of wooden furniture for the dining-room and living-room went up more than 200% in 2016 vs. 2015.
Romanian furniture sector counts on qualified and experienced staff, new technologies, innovative design and locally sourced quality wood.
According to Technavio, the furniture manufacturing market in Romania will post an impressive CAGR of over 6% between 2018 and 2020.
Some of the Romanian furniture manufacturing companies that FRD Center has been contacting on behalf the foreign producers interested to source in Romania include Aramis Group, Ardudana, Casa Rusu, Elvila, Famos, Gammet 2000, GP Sofa, Imar, Italsofa, Larix Mobila, Lemet, PGS Sofa & CO, Plimob, Sortilemn, Staer International, Taparo, as an example.
Many of them are quite dynamic. For example, Aramis Invest registered in 2016 a turnover 26% higher than in 2015. Taparo's sales went up 19% in 2016 while PGS Sofa & CO registered a growth of 23%.
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The ten largest employers in the Romanian furniture manufacturing sector had a cumulated almost 15 000 employees at the end of 2016, an increase of 2000 compared to the same period of 2015, shows a ZF analysis based on data from the Labour Inspection office.
Furniture production in Poland reached almost 10 bnEUR in 2016. Poland is the sixth largest producer of furniture in the world, while furniture is the fourth largest group of goods exported from Poland. In 2016, Polish furniture went mainly to Germany (36% percent of Poland's furniture exports in 2016), the UK, the Czech Republic, France and the Netherlands.
According to the FRD Center analysis based on EUROSTAT data, the Polish production of wooden bedroom furniture was 11% higher in 2016 vs. 2015.
During H1 2017 vs. H1 2016, the Polish furniture exports went up 7.7%, to 1.72 million tonnes. The bedroom furniture is followed by upholstered furniture, followed by living and dining room furniture.
Some examples of main Polish producers of furniture that FRD Center has been monitoring are:
Based in Wielkopolskie, Poland, the furniture manufacturer ZUWO was set up in 1993. They produce chairs, tables, armchairs, sofas, as well as unusual interior fittings and furniture for offices and gastronomy, contract manufacturing for restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, architects and interior designers.
JEKSTOL is a renowned Polish manufacturer of high quality furniture for restaurants, pubs and hotels. They produce tables, small tables, chairs, sofas, upholstered sofas, bar stools, veneered tops.
Located in Lubelskie, Poland, Blank&Munk is a Polish supplier and exporter
of high quality stylish furniture. The furniture is inspired by the Gothic, Baroque and Rococo styles. They produce upholstery furniture and wooden furniture, sofas, armchairs, console tables, bookstands, contract hotel furniture, home furniture, custom made furniture.
FRD Center facilitates direct contact of the foreign producers with Polish furniture manufacturers, selected according to the foreign Client's requirements. How to find qualified local producers in low cost countries in Central Eastern Europe?
Turkey is renowned for its good quality furniture, both hand-crafted and industrially manufactured, that conforms to European standards at low prices.
According to Technavio, the furniture manufacturing market in Turkey will witness tremendous growth and post a staggering CAGR of more than 9% during 2018-2020.
Foreign producers looking to source manufacturing in Turkey are encouraged by the abundance of cheap labor and high-quality outputs.
According to Technavio, the augmented use of medium-density fiberboard (MDF) in furniture is one of the emerging trends spurring this market’s growth prospects during the forecast period.
Turkish furniture is produced in workshops, as well as in industrial manufacturing units. The small furniture workshops produce hand carved and handmade furniture. Workshops are flexible and have enough capacity and labor force to expand their production line in order to supply large orders for foreign producers. Wooden furniture has a major share in total furniture production in Turkey.
As, the types of wood used and plywood inputs have to be taken into consideration. The main types of wood used in the manufacture of massive furniture in Turkey are ash, beech, oak, pine, linden and mahogany
Large-scale furniture firms produce standard models by using automated mass-production techniques and most of their production is oriented towards export.
Armonna Furniture is one of the largest manufacturer of furniture in Turkey. Established in 2004, Armonna offers one of the industry’s broadest product assortments to wholesale, retail, international interior partners in several countries. For more than 10 years, Armonna Furniture has been helping people create beautiful homes with bedroom, dining, living room and home office collections.
In 1992 Kasan inaugurated the CASA brand, swiftly recognized as a pioneer in the Turkish furniture industry. Today CASA has developed into one of Europe’s leading furniture makers which produce handmade, tailor-made, custom-made furniture and home decor.
Founded in 1983 in Bursa, Turkey, Mobi is a manufacturer of high-end contemporary furniture. The company's founder, A.Rasit Karaaslan, is an award-winning designer and also the creator of its entire collection. Unique designs and exceptional craftsmanship have made Mobi a world-renowned company. Being one of the first exporters of design furniture made in Turkey in the late 1980s, Mobi is also one of the few Turkish companies to have won an international award in furniture product design. Today, its products are sold in prestigious locations all over the world.
According to the Turkish General Census of Industry and Business Establishments, the Turkish furniture sector was employing 151 904 people in 2012, while the furniture manufacturing industry in Turkey consisted of 33 924 companies.
FRD Center facilitates direct contact of the foreign producers with Turkish furniture manufacturers, selected according to the foreign Client's requirements. How to find qualified local producers in low cost countries in South Eastern Europe?
According to the FRD Center analysis based on data from EUROSTAT, the Bulgarian production of upholstered seats with wooden frames went up 58% in 2016 compared to 2015.
The Bulgarian furniture industry is growing and introducing innovations, design ideas, improving quality and reliability of their productions: smart kitchen solutions, mattresses, sleeping systems and classic wooden furniture, as well as furniture with modern designs.
Some of the main Bulgarian furniture producers are Avgusta Mebel, Bonana, Dabora, Elma 13, Evrika, Gadevski, Gold-Apolo, Hegra D, Interior 46 Design, Karabulev, Kronos Mebel, Mebel Stil, Mebex, Nicoletti, Pantadesign Studio, Retroujut, Valiyan. They are investing in enhancing production, technologies to increase productivity and lower costs, while expanding their portfolios and introducing new designs.
FRD Center provides B2B matchmaking with qualified Bulgarian furniture manufacturers, selected according to the foreign Client's requirements. How to find qualified local producers in low cost countries in South Eastern Europe?
Other markets in South East Europe and Eastern Europe, such as Serbia or Lithuania, present interesting options for international furniture manufacturers looking for qualified local producers in order to source production of furniture and components for home decor or DIY.
According to the FRD Center analysis based on data from EUROSTAT, the Lithuanian production of wooden bedroom furniture in 2016 was 19% higher than in 2015.
The Lithuanian furniture manufacturing sector has long-standing traditions in producing high quality products. The industry is well-developed – modern production facilities are utilized and the workforce is highly skilled. Lithuanian companies produce a wide range of furniture and majority of production (85,2 %) is exported. Lithuania is the fifth biggest IKEA supplier in the world. In 2016, 895 companies were active in the industry, 97.5% of them were SMEs. Furniture industry accounts for about 2.5% of the Lithuanian GDP employing about 27 000 workers.
In 2015 exports of Lithuanian furniture industry amounted to almost 1.2 bn EUR
The key competitive advantages of Lithuania's furniture manufacturing sector are:
- One of the most competitive and highly developed branches in Lithuania’s manufacturing industry
- Innovative production methods, high quality furniture
- Up to date design solutions, custom, handcrafted furniture and whole concepts
- Time-honoured traditions
- High technological and linguistic staff competences and work culture
- Integration into global value chains
Serbia has the potential to become a preferred country for foreign investments in the wood and furniture sector. The Serbian wood processing and furniture industry comprises 2182 companies employing 22 965 workers. More than 90% of enterprises are privately owned and mainly located in the central areas of Serbia.
According to Technavio, the Serbian furniture manufacturing market will grow at a moderate CAGR of over 4% by 2020, mainly triggered from demand from Russia.
According to the FRD Center analysis based on data from EUROSTAT, the Serbian production of upholstered seats with wooden frames went up 115% in 2016 compared to 2015.
Some of the main furniture manufacturing firms operating in Serbia include Atlas, Casa Italia, Chigo Contract, Cimo, Dunav Apatin, HK Andrijasevic, Jela Jagodina, Kedar, Matis, Philip & Co Filipovic, Promenada, Rezbos, Schlarafia, Simpo.
FRD Center provides B2B matchmaking with qualified Serbian furniture manufacturers, selected according to the foreign Client's requirements. How to find qualified local producers in low cost countries in the Balkans and South Eastern Europe?
For over 20 years, FRD Center provides B2B matchmaking services in Romania and other Emerging Markets in Europe, such as Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Baltic States etc.
Many of our Clients hire our B2B matchmaking services only after repeated trials to identify and appoint a reliable importer-distributor or a local supplier / manufacturer in these markets, after they have used their internal resources with no success.
For more details about the process of importer-distributor search & selection, please consult the FRD Center B2B brochure published on the FRD Center website at this link: http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/FRD-Center-Market-Entry-and-Business-Matchmaking-Support.pdf
For tailor-made sector data and B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, for product introduction to potential buyers in Romania, Poland, Czech Republic, Serbia, Lithuania etc. feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email:email@example.com or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61
For more details on the FRD Center services of B2B Matchmaking with Qualified Importers / Distributors / Suppliers in Eastern Europe go to the FRD Center business-blog posting at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/12/b2b-matchmaking-with-qualified.html