The Association of Finnish Furniture and Joinery Industries represents the interests of a significant portion of Finland’s furniture industry as well as manufacturers of kitchen fittings, bespoke furniture, windows and doors. The Association’s 64 member companies employ about 6,600 people in total.
The Finnish Forest Industries Federation represents companies in the forest-based sector in Finland. Federation promotes the competitiveness and profitability of the forest-based sector by strengthening its operating conditions. Federation’s membership covers the pulp, paper and paperboard industries and most of the sawmilling, plywood and wood products industry in Finland. From the beginning of 2009, the Federation will also speak for the furniture and joinery industries.
The forest-based sector provides employment directly or indirectly for nearly 200,000 Finns. It also boosts income and vitality in sparsely populated areas and accounts for one-third of the nation’s export earnings.
Further information from:
Jari Forss, SVP, Labour market issues, Finnish Forest Industries Federation, tel. +358 (0)9 132 4440 or +358 (0)40 570 7652
Kimmo Kurki, Authorised Representative, Association of Finnish Furniture and Joinery Industries (at Finnish Forest Industries Federation), tel. +358 (0)9 132 4468 or +358 (0)40 833 9664