See Quality Products
High quality, dependable, creative, aesthetic and trustworthy- these are just some of the ways foreign buyers describe Malaysian manufacturers. With a proven track record, MIFF also brings in exhibitors from 13 countries and region, making it the premier meeting place for industry players.
Extensive Product Ranges and Choices
World-class design in office furniture, home furniture and wood furniture makes MIFF a one-stop exhibition for everything in between. From fittings to furnishing materials, the choices are wide-ranging and cater to all your business needs.
World Class Facilities
Held in two of Malaysia's top exhibition venues, visitors are assured of comfort and convenience.
A beautiful country that alternates undulating landscapes, white beaches and tropical forests, Malaysia is a safe and exotic country for visitors to relax after a long day's work at the exhibition.
The Best of Malaysian-Made Wooden Furniture
Malaysia is blessed with rich natural resources. Our lush rainforest provides an ample variety of wood for furniture-making. It also has a well-managed forestry system to ensure a continuous supply of high-grade sustainable timber and preservation of our natural heritage for generations to come.
During 2014, Malaysia's timber products exports were worth RM20.5bn, of which 31% (RM6.3bn) was wooden furniture. Malaysia's top ten export markets for wooden furniture include the USA (31%), Japan (9%), Australia (7%), Singapore (6%), the UK (5%), Canada (4%), the United Arab Emirates (3%), Saudi Arabia (2%), India (2%) and South Korea (2%).
The availability of raw materials, coupled with advanced techniques and lower labour/production costs clearly gives Malaysia an edge in producing wooden furniture that meets international quality standards and requirements. A traditional wood-carving culture, along with targeted investments in the furniture sector within the last decade (including training schools), have resulted in a well-qualified workforce.
Some of the most common Malaysian timber used for wooden furniture include Rubberwood, Sepetir, Nyatoh, Kembang Semangkok, Dark Red Meranti, Palm Wood, Balau, Red Balau, Mengkulang, Ramin and Merbau.
Eco-Friendly Wood - 80% of all Malaysian wooden furniture is made from Rubberwood
Rubberwood is a plantation wood, it does not come from valuable virgin rainforests, as such it is one of the most eco-friendly woods.
Rubberwood is a medium hardwood that comes from the maple family of woods. It is durable, a bit harder than most coniferous species, comparable to black walnut and teak and quite a bit softer than oak or birch. Treated rubberwood is extremely stable and perfect for making furniture. It doesn't shrink and is insect and mold resistant. With its light colour texture and straight-coarse grain, rubberwood accepts stain easily.
- Scientific Name: Hevea Brasiliensis
- Hardness: Moderate
- Grain: Even with straight to shallowly interlock grain
- Colouration: Light
First Environment-Friendly Rubberwood Treatment Technology: High Temperature Drying (HTD)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has successfully developed and patented a green technology for treating rubberwood using high temperature drying (HTD). HTD is a process that eliminates the use of borate, enhances timber stability and cuts down the processing time from about two weeks to one or two days. The overall operation involves only a single stage procedure, whereby the green rubberwood is converted to dried lumber for further downstream manufacturing (including furniture).
The development of HTD was developed in response to the European Union's (EU) call for some wood treatment chemicals, particularly borates, to be assigned to the "Repro-toxic Category" under the Dangerous Substance Directive 67/548.
FRIM has obtained patents for the HTD technology from the USA (March 2013) and Malaysia (October 2013). It has also filed for patents in six other countries: Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, China and India.
Malaysian Timber is Certified
Malaysian manufacturers benefit from well-managed forests. Malaysia has its own certification scheme called the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS), which is operated by the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC). The MTCS provides independent assessments of forest management practices in Malaysia to ensure the sustainable management of Malaysia's forest and to meet the demand for certified timber products.
The MTCS gained international recognition after it was endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), the world's largest certification programme. The MTCS is the first tropical timber certification scheme in the Asia Pacific region to be endorsed by the PEFC.
We've been coming here since 2005. We like to come here. (This year) we saw a lot of new items. It's a very intelligent fair. Service is perfect, especially with the shuttle bus. Every year (I come back).
Albert Khadideh, Hodedah Import, New York, United States
(NEXO is visiting MIFF) to take some new ideas to bring to our country. Everything is interesting here. The exhibition is well set-up. I think it's very comfortable. You can find the correct supplier for the market. The organisation is good. I think it's much better than other fairs.
Diego Vargas de la Vega, NEXO, Chile
It's my fifth visit (to MIFF) to see some suppliers. I'm looking for variety to keep my customers in Australia happy. With cabinets, dining tables, chairs... it's very interesting to see what they're doing. There's a lot here. There's a good variety of wood. The price range is good. It's a great variety all around. Guys, you are doing a great job here and I look forward to coming back next year.
Euan Patterson, Starite Distributors, Australia
We come yearly here. This is our fourth time. It is a very interesting fair because there are a lot of factories and companies here. Whoever is in the furniture field, they can find what they need here. Almost everything is here. Even the price is competitive. I think it is a very good idea to come, share some ideas or look for new designs and furniture.
Farid Lachegar, Sarl Clear Road Marking, Algeria
We are a wholesaler of furniture products throughout Trinidad and Tobago. I was introduced to the trade fair from another fair I went to in Shanghai. I met some manufacturers from Malaysia at that fair so they invited me to this fair. So far, I'm finding it very interesting. (I'm looking for) mainly household products for the entire home, patio products and some office furniture. There's a variety here and there's a lot of information. MIFF has been doing a very good job. Keep it up.
Krishna Singh, Aneil's Enterprises Ltd., Trinidad and Tobago
My company has six shops in Romania. We already work with three producers from Malaysia and now we come directly to see more producers because the products are very good. The fair is very well organised and we can find what we are looking for. I will come back next year.
Virgil Luca, Optimus Home Store, Romania