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interzum guangzhou wrap-up: A triumph in furniture manufacturing

 Monday, April 1, 2024

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CIFM / interzum guangzhou marked the grand conclusion on March 31 at the Canton Fair Complex, drawing attention from the global furniture production sector. The 2024 event exceeded all expectations, spreading over 180,000 square meters and featuring more than 1,300 exhibitors from 31 different countries and regions. Attendees were treated to a wide variety of innovative products, technologies, and applications covering everything from furniture woodworking machinery to hardware, interiors, and beyond.

With the presence of over 230 distinguished international brands, CIFM / interzum guangzhou solidified its reputation as a hub of innovation and a driving force for progress within the industry.

In the midst of the event’s bustling environment, key figures from the industry gathered on the inaugural day for progressive dialogues on growth and emerging trends, highlighting the vibrant spirit and energy within the sector. The commencement of the CIFM / interzum guangzhou award and VSIL Forum, capped off with a prestigious awards ceremony, honoured the innovation and excellence of 20 leading companies. The celebrated awardees included Aydın Tekstil, CHENYU TEXTILE, DewertOkin, DIC, eMoMo, HD Hardware, Henkel, INTERPRINT, Lien A, LINAK, Lion Rock, PRINTECH KR, PT ATEJA TRITUNGGAL, REHAU, Remacro, Renolit, Schattdecor, SIGE SPA, SIMALFA®, and Tianan New Material, all recognized for their contributions to pushing the boundaries of the industry.

The four-day event’s significance was underscored by Matthias Pollmann, Vice President of Koelnmesse GmbH, who remarked, “Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2024, Koelnmesse is the world’s top trade fair organiser for the areas of Living, Contract and Public Spaces, with a presence in key markets worldwide. In collaboration with the China Foreign Trade Centre Group, Ltd., CIFM / interzum guangzhou has evolved into the flagship exhibition for woodworking machinery, furniture manufacturing, and interiors in Asia.”

Michiel Kruse, Managing Director of Koelnmesse (Beijing) Co., Ltd., kicked off the interzum guangzhou Award @VSIL Forum, “With the keyword ‘Surpass’ for the 2024 edition, we aim to leverage this diverse platform to drive product and technological innovation through events like the interzum guangzhou Award and the ‘Vitality of Sustainable Innovation to Life’ (VSIL) Forum, empowering sustainable development in the furniture industry and guiding global stakeholders to new heights!”

The 2024 exhibition, supported by international industry associations, further solidified its prominence as a focal point for woodworking industry attention and market dynamics. Luigi De Vito, President of EUMABOIS, affirmed, “interzum guangzhou is certainly the spot of great interest for the woodworking business. It acts as an excellent indicator on market dynamics and it is a real springboard for innovation in a wide range of product categories.”

Gathering of Innovations

Beyond the discussions and accolades, the exhibition halls brimmed with innovation from leading global brands, each showcasing their latest breakthroughs and achievements. Visitors were treated to a diverse array of products, from advanced woodworking machinery to innovative hardware solutions and sustainable materials.

In Hall 11.1, SCM Group dazzled with its high-precision CNC machining centers, while HSD from Italy showcased cutting-edge five-axis heads and electric spindles.

Meanwhile, in Hall 14.1, SIGE SPA presented its modular Hardware Home series, and Italiana Ferramenta unveiled its next-generation accessories solutions. Aydın Tekstil from Turkey showcased environmentally friendly textiles.

In Hall 15.1, Schattdecor unveiled its Fineflex series, merging modern design and eco-friendly materials. REHAU showcased its sleek RAUKANTEX Pigmento edgeband, offering seamless aesthetics for panel furniture. AICA debuted its customizable, eco-friendly home adhesives and films. DIC presented its famed HARTMANN ink and new moisture-resistant PUR products. DewertOkin exhibited an intelligent snoring control system with innovative sensor technology.

A feast of ideas

The exhibition was set to serve as more than just a display of products; it aimed to be a center for brainstorming and dialogue. With the theme “Design Utopia – Global Furniture Design and Supply Chain Innovation,” the VSIL Forum united global designers and key figures from the industry, including representatives from Schattdecor, Hettich, and Domus Line. This event was dedicated to fostering collaborative innovation between the realms of design and the supply chain, encouraging a synthesis of ideas and practices.

Meanwhile, discussions on environmental sustainability and edge banding technology was a major highlight on the industry’s commitment to innovation and responsible practices. From day two of the exhibition, the VSIL Forum explored environmental protection and sustainability with experts from Europe, LINAK, SIMALFA®, and China’s Home Color Research Institute. They discussed practical applications of sustainable development concepts in the home industry. The Boundless Design Forum, titled ” Crafting the Perfect Edge – 2024 Panel Furniture Forum on Advanced Edgebanding Techniques” was poised to feature industry experts from IMA Schelling, Henkel, REHAU, and Renolit to examine international cutting-edge edge banding technology and solutions.

In parallel, partnering with the Asia Color Trend Book, the VSIL Gallery 2024 was set to captivate visitors with its visual delights, invited them to immerse themselves in the themes of “Re-route” and “Coexistence.” Through personalised colour and material displays, the exhibition had a particular aim to inspire creativity and foresight, setting the stage for future aesthetic trends in the furniture industry.

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