The furniture sector has always been linked with other sectors, from the raw materials (timber, metal and other raw materials) to the construction architecture sector, both for housing and residential use.
The furniture manufacturers with high labour costs have seen much of their market disappear to emerging countries, whose labour costs are lower and they can set lower selling prices.
As the result of the opening up of the markets and to face the problem of their globalisation, the manufacturers are seeking to apply differentiation strategies in order to anticipate the evolution of demand and make the most appropriate decisions for their future.
The application of ecodesign strategies, the development of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies or obtaining environmental sustainability certificates help to make companies more competitive, while enabling the associated environmental impact to be mitigated both in the furniture & fixtures and the interior architecture sector.
Moderator: Gorka Benito, IK Ingeniería
Joint meeting of all delegates.