Jakarta, October 9th 2019
IFMAC - the lnternational Furniture Manufacturing Components Exhibition opens today with a highly anticipated show floor packed with the latest technological offerings for indonesia’s fast-expanding furniture production industry. Organized by PT Wahana Kemalaniaga Makmur (WAKENI), in collaboration with Deutsche Messe, organizer of LIGNA for the first time this year, IFMAC starts its 2019 edition on a high note with a sold-out show floor filled by 286 companies from 23 countries . IFMAC’s 8th edition will take place from 9 to 12 October 2019 at the Jakarta International expo, Kemayoran, welcoming 15.000 trade visitors from within and beyond Indonesia.
IFMAC 2019’s frontline exhibiting companies include Alpha Utama Mandiri, Felder Group, American Hardwood (AHEC), and Maju Adil Sejahtera who have exhibited regularly at the exhibition since it was first launched 2012. Now, part of LIGNAS’s family of exhibitions serving the furniture production and woodworking industries. IFMAC boasts higher internationality with higher number of foreign participation particularly from Europe. These first-time exhibiting companies include Ledinek GmbH, Inter Abrasive A.S., Surteco Pte Ltd, Raute Group Asia Pte Ltd, Robland NV, and PK Garuda: from Australia, Turkey, Singapore, Belgium, and Indonesia respectively. In total, IFMAC 2019 has recorded increase in international participation with 70% overseas companies and 30% domestic participation comprising large home-grown distributors and some of the country’s largest machinery and solutions suppliers to the furniture industry.
Mrs. Rini Sumardi, Director of PT Wahana Kemalaniaga Makmur (WAKENl), shared that “IFMAC is a recognised platform for industry players to convene at in order to be visible in the lndonesian market. The participation of big manufacturers and trusted technology innovators in the furniture industry prove that IFMAC is the magnet that pulls global industry players attention to lndonesia and concretize the country's position-as a key market for the industry.”
For their partner, IFMAC is a true industry driver as Mr. Christian Pfeiffer highlighted that, "IFMAC is the leading show for woodworking machinery, accessories and materials in lndonesia and the innovation hub for the region. Therefore, we are even more pleased to support the show for the first time and to promote the expansion of production facilities and investments in efficient of process technology and modern accessories. IFMAC is the marketplace that brings the industry closer to the government's goal of making lndonesia one of the ten largest economies in the world by 2030."
IFMAC is Southeast Asia’s leading business event, focused towards presenting cutting-edge machinery and technology needs for the lucrative furniture industry that Indonesia serves for its high-demand domestic market and regional as well as worldwide export markets. IFMAC follows the vision mapped by the Indonesian government to continue developing the country’s furniture production capabilities. IFMAC therefore successfully brings in quality global technologies that can support local manufactures produce top-standart furniture sought by global buyers.
Each year, IFMAC remains important to the industry by introducing competitively-priced machinery, products and solutions that are good for investment by furniture manufacturers of various size, particularly the many small and medium size producers that require cost-effective assets that can meet their production levels. IFMAC brings industry leaders who are invested in growing the lndonesian market with lndonesian companies who are driven to undergo transformations in their processes, operational systems to achieve better production performance. IFMAC sets the momentum for technology change, allowing SME furniture manufacturers to grow their operational strengths and increase output with modern machinery and innovative solutions.
Over the four-day exhibition, there will be a conference entitled 'Technology Needed for the lndonesian Furniture Manufacturing lndustry' where industry experts and exhibitors will share on their technological know-how and provide updates on industry trends that are affecting lndonesia furniture industry progress. Trade visitors whether from corporate procurement, retailers, prospective business partners of exhibiting companies will stand to benefit from an engaging and purposeful show that reflects the robustness of lndonesia's furniture market.
For more information on IFMAC, visit www.ifmac.net or email firstname.lastname@example.org