FFSC's Industry Meet - 'One Nation, One Industry': Mumbai
FFSC invited the key industry players from the Mumbai region to be part of the 1 st Industry
Meet of the Regional Skill Chapter in Mumbai. The meeting was hosted by the Narsi Group
at their Navi Mumbai plant on 22 nd December 2022.
The meet saw participation from more than 40 companies from the Interiors, Furniture and
enabling sub-sectors. Key participation included IIID, HOMAG India, Greenply Industries,
Nilkamal Limited, Felder Group, ICA Pidilite, Pidilite CSR, Pidilite One, Shreepal and others.
The key points discussed during the meeting:
- Launch of the ‘One Nation, One Industry’ campaign
- FFSC Regional Skill Chapter and the operating procedures
- Skill Academies – Beginner, Apprenticeship & Centre of Excellences (COEs)
- Felicitation of the new Industry Members
An open forum discussion was held on the skilling interventions required by the industry and
how a Regional Skill Chapter will work towards implementing the same on a hub and spoke
model. An overwhelming response from the industry partners has given the ideal start to
Mumbai’s Regional Skill Chapter.
Addition of New Stakeholders
We are glad to introduce our new general body member Mr. Jimesh Shah, Managing Director at Zilio Arctech.
Zilio Arctech is known as the growing leading design and Build Firm in India with global corporates as their clients. Zilio Arctech has its own in-house team with the strength of strong-minded Designers. They also have a state-of-the-art movable wall manufacturing factory with their own R&D Team.
They have in-house manufacturing of Acoustic Movable Walls, Glass parking & Glass Sliding Folding Systems in India. They are the only company in India that has a dedicated manufacturing plant in Mumbai exclusively for Acoustic Movable Walls, Glass Parking & Glass Sliding Folding Systems. They also have a dedicated product installation team for Acoustic Movable Partition.
Zilio Arctech Movable Walls are manufactured in India without compromising in quality by following International Standards. With European technologies, they provide high-quality Movable Partitions. These Movable Wall Panels come in different thicknesses depending on the client’s requirements. The front of the panels can be provided in raw MDF finish or with any type of finish such as fabric, veneer, laminate, whiteboards, wallpaper, steel board, acoustic panel, etc. as per the demand.
We are glad to introduce our new general body member Mr. Jagat Singh Tanwar, the Director at Woodline Industries.
Established in the year 2018, “Woodline industries” is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of bathroom vanity cabinets, bathroom vanity units, bathroom vanity, modular kitchen, etc. situated in Jaipur (Rajasthan, India).
They have constructed a wide and well-functional infrastructural unit that plays an important role in the growth of their company. They offer these products at reasonable rates and deliver these within the promised time frame. Under the headship of “Mr. Jagat Singh Tanwar”, they have gained a huge clientele across the nation.
Adler wood India Pvt Ltd.
We are glad to introduce our new general body member Mr. Aditya Narain Garg, Managing Director at Adler wood India Pvt Ltd..
Adler wood India Pvt Ltd. came to fruition in 2018 by three young and dynamic visionaries, Mr. Anoop Agarwal, Mr. Luv Mohan Gupta, and Mr. Aditya Narain Garg, hailing from Decades-old family-run businesses with backgrounds in wood, Paper, and stainless steel. They have vast industrial and manufacturing expertise and market know-how, and the promoters are committed to taking Adler wood India Pvt Ltd has set up a state-of-the-art greenfield plant in Punjab for manufacturing medium & high-Density Fiber Boards (MDF & HDF), under the iconic brand name of ADLERWUD.
Naman In-store India Pvt Ltd.
We are glad to introduce our new general body member Mr. Raju Paleja, Director at Naman In-store India Pvt Ltd..
They are one of India’s Largest Furniture & Fixture companies with 20+ years of experience and 100+ products. Their team has managed national rollouts for some of the largest retailers and several global brands. Each of their Directors and department heads comes with over 15 years of industry experience and decade-old client relationships.
They are creatively driven and grounded in various store environments and precision engineering to deliver perfect in-store solutions for their clients. Creating high-quality custom displays and complex projects involving multi-material inputs are their forte – all done in-house with over 1 Lac sqft of production.
Their Working process involves Understanding customer Requirements, Designing prototypes, Approval and order, Production, Execution & dispatch, and Client feedback & repeat order feedback.
Fritz Egger GmbH & Co. OG
We are glad to introduce our new general body member Mr. Arvind Katyal, the Representative of South Asia at Fritz Egger GmbH & Co. OG.
EGGER is a global family company founded in 1961 in Tyrol, Austria, where it is currently based. The company produces wood-based panel products. EGGER has 20 production sites globally located in Europe and the Americas. It currently has 25 sales offices worldwide, including India. They have a full-range supplier for the furniture and interior design industry, wood construction, and flooring sectors.
Their products can be found in many areas of private and public life: in kitchens, bathrooms, offices, living rooms, and bedrooms. Their promise of "More from wood" means that in addition to products for furniture and interior design, they also offer wood-based flooring (laminate, cork, and design floors) as well as building products.
Alsorg Interior India Pvt. Ltd.
We are glad to introduce our new general body member Mr. Sajal Lamba, Managing Director at Alsorg Interior India Pvt. Ltd..
Alsorg Interior India Pvt Ltd in Gurgaon is a reliable name in the industry as they aim to deliver the best experience to their customers. That has helped them build up a loyal customer base. They started their journey in 2007 and ever since, they have ensured that the customer remains at the center of their business operations and philosophy.
The product and Services offered by them are Furniture Dealers, Interior Designers, Modular Kitchen Manufacturers, Modular Kitchen Dealers, Furniture Manufacturers, etc.
Biesse Manufacturing Company Pvt. Ltd.
We are glad to introduce our new general body member Mr. Sayeed Ahmed, CEO at Biesse Manufacturing Company Pvt. Ltd..
Founded in Pesaro in 1969 by Giancarlo Selci, the company has been listed on the star sector of Borsa Italiana since June 2001 and is currently a constituent of the FTSE IT small-cap index. It now has 4200 employees worldwide.
They are the global leader in technologies for processing wood, glass, stone, advanced materials, and metal. They design, manufacture, and distribute machines, integrated systems, and software for producers of furniture, door/window frames, and components for the construction, ship-building, and aerospace industries. They operate through 12 industrial sites, 39 branches, and 300 agents and selected dealers, exporting about 85% of its production.
Their customers include some of the most prestigious names in Italian and International Design and Woodworking industries.
The Project Planning Meeting held at Malabar Furniture Hub (Kozhikode)
FFSC was invited to the Project Planning meeting of MALABAR FURNITURE HUB, the meeting was conducted on 17/12/2022 at Kozhikode Guest House and was inaugurated by Shri. P. Rajeev, Hon. Minister for Industries & Law, Government of Kerala, and with the presence of other eminent personalities. The main aim of the Common Facility Centre was to establish a role model design development center, skill development center, quality raw material processing, etc.
For the skill development center, the furniture and fitting skill council will be playing a vital role by supporting the consortium with NSQF-certified courses and by providing skilling and re-skilling programs.
Skill Conscious Employer Program in Kerala
FFSC has initiated the 'Skill Conscious Employer Program' among its industry partners in Kerala.
The program aimed to skill certification of the existing workforce through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). It is an initiative to create awareness & consciousness about Skills in industry & Workforce and the program also helps the existing woodworkers by upskilling them and providing them with a better understanding of furniture & its allied industry.
The benefit for Manufacturers/Companies are as follows-
- Alignment of the company's organizational structure with the Industry Occupational Map
- Apprenticeship implementation support
- Their employees will also get additional benefits
The program was held in 5 districts
- Inno Design (Belindia)
- Hyfurn India
- Living Room Firniture
- Keerthi Furniture
- Standard Education Furniture
- Mozo Innovation
- Lacbay furniture
For their support at the skill camp, FFSC would like to thank our Industry Partner Hyfurn, & Inno Designs Along with other industries such as Belinda Sofas, Living Room Furniture, Hompac, Woodux, Woodlines, Mozo Innovation, CADIA, CAZARO, Affon, BOSQ, Lacbay Furniture, Prime Décor, Keerthi Furniture & Standard Education Furniture.
7th Stakeholder Engagement Sub Committee
FFSC organized the 7th Stakeholder Engagement Sub Committee meeting on 14th December 2022 for the newly elected sub-committee.
Addition of New Stakeholders
Manor And Mews Pvt. Ltd.
We are glad to introduce our new general body member Mr. Murari Prasad Sinha, Director at Manor and Mews Pvt. Ltd..
Manor & Mews Pvt. Ltd. was incorporated in the year 2017, by Obeetee Rug Company which is a pioneer in the carpet industry and looking to expand into the world of fine furniture making.
Manor & Mews has been operating in Jaipur since 2017 and in its manufacturing unit, it uses the latest and most advanced woodworking machines from Germany e.g., automatic panel saw, Veneer Hot-press, edge banding machine, etc. This state-of-the-art manufacturing unit is compliant with world standards with a complete air-conditioned dust-free environment and is completely self-sufficient in all skill sets. Each product is made with utmost attention to bring out the perfect final product that meets the buyers’ specifications and international standards.
Manor & Mews remain committed to reducing the impact on the environment; supporting local communities, sourcing the highest quality natural materials, and adopting sustainable principles where possible.
Make Ur Home Infra Pvt. Ltd.
We are glad to introduce our new general body member Mr. Chayan Agarwal, the Managing Director at Make Ur Home Infra Pvt. Ltd..
Established by Chayan Agarwal in 2016, by trading of plywood and other panel products. The business was doing well, yet something was missing - the big idea! A seamless customer experience is lacking in the whole interior industry, and that was when the idea of everything from modular furniture to doors & loose furniture In-house came to life. In 2020, MAKE UR HOME took the concept one step further and brought In-house everything from raw materials, to production, and services. By providing all interior solutions under one roof, they reduce costs and improve service, which helps us stand out from the competition.
They specialize in CUSTOM FURNITURE, DOORS & DOOR FRAMES, MODULAR FURNITURE, MODULAR KITCHEN & WARDROBES, and OFFICE-FURNITURES.
MAKE UR HOME Bringing together traditional skills and modern machinery, they are makers at heart.
BUILT IN MODULAR (OPC) Pvt. Ltd.
We are glad to introduce our new general body member Mr. Himanshu Sharma, Director at Built in Modular (OPC) Pvt. Ltd..
Built-in Modular, founded over 8 years ago, is a vertically integrated service & product provider in modular furniture and kitchen, the manufacturer with proper management and also believes in effectively contributing and providing an effective product to our client. They take a holistic approach to any assignment.
They deal in products like Modular Furniture, Kitchen shutters, Premium shutters, wardrobe, Carcasses & Pre laminated shutters.
Rightways Corporation Pvt. Ltd.
We are glad to introduce our new general body member Mr. Karan Malhotra, Director at Rightways Corporation Pvt. Ltd..
Introducing themselves as one of the leading manufacturers in India for MODULAR FURNITURE in the contemporary market, their expertise lies in Bathroom vanities and Cabinets, fully customizable Modular Kitchens, Work-Stations, Laminated & veneer Doors, etc. Most of their products are manufactured in Jaipur, keeping in view the requirements of their customers. As an institution, which keeps quality as its first priority, they level up to achieve international standards through its products.
Strongly governing over the fundamentals, “Whatever good things we build today, help us build a stronger tomorrow.” They at Paradox Studio would like to take you through a stroll of what helps us convert barren corners into optimum utility spaces with utmost convenience and unmatched amalgamation of design and style.
They deal in products like Bathroom vanities, Bathroom cabinets & Kitchen cabinets.
Iconic Panels Pvt. Ltd.
We are glad to introduce our new general body member Mr. Naveen Agarwal, Director at Iconic Panels Pvt. Ltd..
Iconic Panels Pvt. Ltd ( Stymax), is a trusted Manufacturer of all types of Factory Made Doors, Chowkhats, uPVC, Windows, Aluminium Windows, Modular Kitchens, wardrobes, and furniture since 25 years. They have the world-class infrastructure to produce high-quality products at their factory at Bagru, with all types of modern machinery. Their 3000 Sqft showroom at New Sanganer Road features an extensive display of all their products. They have catered to all types of clients including individuals, government as well as private projects. All their products are customized as per customer needs and sizes and they provide End to End solutions from design to installation at the site.
They are specialized in Products like Laminated Doors, Wire Mesh Doors, Veneered Doors, PVC Doors, Wooden Chowkhats, PVC Chowkhats, Aluminium Windows, uPVC Windows, Modular Kitchens & Wardrobes, and many more.
We are glad to introduce our new general body member Mr. Sandeep Jindal, Director at DMS Design.
The DMS Design story began in Bais Godam, Jaipur (Rajasthan), in 2014. At that time, they were a small company. By that time, they were producing very few items. They later moved into producing a few new furniture items from the timbers they milled, and now their new branch is made in Muhana Mandi, Jaipur (Rajasthan), in 2018 & the DMS story is still being written. The company brand name is Montage.
Their products are manufactured by experienced workers with technical machinery. With more than 40000 square ft. of enclosed production area and over 50 employees, the company has become well known for its quality, value-priced home furnishings, produced by highly skilled employees and distributed by furniture Retailers, Wholesalers, and Project Developers throughout India.
They are specialized in Manufacturing Products like Beds, Tv Units, wardrobes, study tables, Modular Kitchens, and many more.
Dynasty Modular Furnitures Pvt. Ltd.
We are glad to introduce our new general body member Mr. Shreyansh Dhabhriya, Director at Dynasty Modular Furnitures Pvt. Ltd..
Dynasty Modular Furnitures Private Limited was incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 in the year 1995, with a well-equipped manufacturing facility in Jaipur (Rajasthan) for manufacturing of Modular Furniture using Wood Substitute Material or Eco-friendly products.
Their Wide Range of Modular furniture includes Kitchen & Wardrobe wooden components, Home furniture, Office & institutional furniture, Executive table & Workstations, Green doors and other customized products.
With the procurement of Material from international and national brands like ALVIC from Spain, they provide quality products to meet every expectation of their esteemed customers.
Dynasty is a well-known brand since 1995, in the B2B modular kitchen & furniture industry, with ‘Customer Satisfaction’ as its core value.
We are glad to introduce our new general body member Mr. Sumeet Ashtekar, Sales Head at Fiable Furniture Technologies (imos India).
Imos AG is a globally operating software company headquartered in Herford / East Westphalia, the center of the German kitchen and furniture industry. It is an international company, strong in development, sales, and service thanks to decades of experience and established structures. The company was established in 1993, and the imos solutions are available in 27 languages in 89 countries and used by 4500+ manufacturers worldwide.
imos India is a joint venture of Fiable Furniture Technologies, India and imos AG, Germany. Established in 2022 with a vision to closely support the Indian modular Furniture industry with the state of art technology starting from the point of sales to design and manufacturing, along with sales and service. imos India is currently operated from Hubli & Mumbai.
Dormak Interio Pvt. Ltd.
We are glad to introduce our new General Body member, Mr. Jitendra Goyal, Director at Dormak Interio Pvt. Ltd.
Dormak was established in the year 2008. It is a flagship company of the GKR group. It is an ISO 9001-2008 Company engaged in Manufacturing and Exporting a vast collection of Doors that include Membrane Designer Doors, Veneer Doors, Laminated Doors, Emperia Doors, Glass Doors, HDF Moulded Doors, Moulded Veneer doors, Neo Classic Doors, HDF Flat Doors, Premium Coated Doors, Armoured Doors, Membrane Premium Doors and Fire Rated Doors etc.
They are associated with Craft master International, USA, World’s leading door components manufacturer. Their range is fabricated at the state-of-the-art facility at Jaipur, using imported raw materials and the latest machinery to produce world-class doors. This range finds multifarious uses in buildings like hospitals, hotels, industrial structures, schools, colleges, hostels, commercial complexes and residential projects.
Merino Industries Limited
We are glad to introduce our new General Body member, Mr. Madhusudan Lohia, Director at Merino Industries Limited.
Merino is a versatile manufacturer and marketer of Interiors Solutions with a wide array of products for homes, offices, commercial and public areas. Decades of strong market presence have created a high brand recall among various customer segments. Tapping the synergy of their products and services, they achieve a competitive advantage through technology innovation and delivering greater customer satisfaction.
In Interior Solutions, plywood was their first product in 1974, and it launched their reputation for product quality and company service. Merino then established its manufacturing unit for high-pressure decorative laminates at Hapur near New Delhi. A second unit at Rohad was commissioned as their rapid growth evolved them into India's largest manufacturer and exporter of laminates.
Over the years, their innovations have been continuously well received by Architects and Interior Designers with quality products that have complemented the creativity of these professionals. They endeavour to maximize the product value (Excellence), maintain affordability (Economy) and deal fairly and transparently in all their relationships (Ethics).
Appreciation to Partners in Furniture Skills Global Conclave
We are glad to introduce our new General Body member, Mr. Madhusudan Lohia, Director at Merino Industries Limited.
While celebrating the culmination of the yearlong event 'Furniture Skills Global Conclave', FFSC also recognized the contributions of several industry organizations, stalwarts and professionals for their unwavering support and contribution towards the fulfilment of Mission 2025.
Some of the notable mentions were Pidilite Industries for their contribution in setting up Skill Academy, NürnbergMesse India for Industry Engagement, Hyfurn for Learner Engagement.