Major Woodworking & Cabinet Making Plant & Machinery 2 Day Auction - New Zealand Under instructions from the Receiver on account of Affin Interiors Limited (In Receivership) Onsite: 15th & 16th Aug 2017, 507 Rosebank Rd, Auckland, New Zealand For more...read more
Are you struggling to stay up to date with our complex employment relations legislation? If so, read on.
We appreciate that small to medium-sized businesses generally don’t have the luxury of a dedicated HR resource to manage their employment relations obligations. Therefore it’s just another job for someone else to do on top of their already busy role. Not only are you...read more
Digital Health Checks for Small to Medium Businesses (SME’s) Small to Medium businesses in Australia are being suffocated by their own business. It is a problem we see time and time again. Businesses get so busy keeping up with the day to day operations that are...read more
The Australasian Furnishing Association and House of Home are proud to announce a brand-new partnership for 2018.
‘This is such a great fit for our Members and for the House of Home audience’ said Patrizia Torelli, CEO of the AFA. “It’s really important to us that we are creating opportunities for our members to keep growing their businesses, and what better way than directly...read more
International Furniture Show Australian Welcomes Australasian Furniture Association members at the Inaugural Show.
International Exhibitions and Conference Group Pty Ltd (IEC Group) will be organising the inaugural International Furniture Show Australia at the International Convention Centre, Sydney from 12 to 14 July 2018. The International Furniture Show Australia presents a...read more
SGS has joined the ranks of premium partners for the benefit of Australasian Furnishing Association Members. SGS company will provide up-to-date technical information and testing services to AFA’s Members internationally “SGS has accepted an invitation to become a...read more
The Australian Furniture Association Ltd has changed its name to The Australasian Furnishing Association. The change announced at the AGM on 18 December, reflects the Association’s commitment to meeting the clear globally-focused attention to the quality, high...read more
International Expert to Lead Talks on the Impact of Furniture Recalls and Top Tips on How to Avoid Them – TUV
The high level of media attention focused on furniture recalls in the past 12 months has caused a great deal of concern for wholesalers, retailers and consumers alike. The business impact for the distributors has been immense, sending some to the wall. The Australian...read more
Many organisations, regardless of size and structure, will seek to benchmark themselves. Benchmarking helps with improving processes, approaches and technologies to reduce costs, increase profits and strengthen customer loyalty and satisfaction. Benchmarking is an...read more
In Spite Of Increasing Import Infiltration, Industry Revenue Maintained To Grow – a summary of recent IBIS World Reports
The AFA has summarised the latest Ibis World Reports on behalf of its Members. This is second in the series is in relation to Mattress Manufacturing in Australia, the full report is at the bottom of this article or click on any of the (read more) links as well to...read more
Through the PaTH program AFA Members can host an internship placement in their business and see if the candidate is a good fit. You will receive $1000 to help with the costs of hosting an intern, and the intern is covered by insurance through the program. Just 200...read more
The purpose of this letter is to remind AFA Members of the Federal Court of Australia decision following action taken by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) against Woolworths Limited (Woolworths) relating to the supply of unsafe products to...read more
AFA Members are advised that newly listed WA Public Sector Procurement Opportunities currently exist from Tenders WA that require the supply of Furniture. Request No. (Status) & Type Request Summary Dates BMW0247517 (Current) Tender Department of Health -...read more
Generally, employees perform their duties well and there is no need to take corrective action. However, where an employee is not meeting either performance or behaviour expectations, it is critical to act. Coaching and retraining are often all that is required to...read more
Resolving: Intense import competition contributes to descending revenue and exits– a summary of recent IBIS World Reports
The AFA has summarised the latest Ibis World Reports on behalf of its Members. The first in the series is in relation to Wicker and Fibreglass Furniture Manufacturing in Australia This sector of the furnishing industry relates to the manufacture furniture or furniture...read more