MTIB aims to raise value of furniture exports

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) — The Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) aims to increase the value of furniture exports by producing more high quality and value-added products, as the industry gradually shifts to own design manufacturing (ODM) and own brand manufacturing (OBM) production lines.  MTIB Director-general Datuk Dr Jalaluddin Harun said to stay globally competitive, Malaysia can no longer rely on producing more products by volume and own equipment manufacturing (OEM), which is a reproduction or copies, as this is not sustainable and of less value.

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