Portuguese Wood & Furniture Companies at Dubai Woodshow Looks for ME Partners


Nine leading wood Portuguese companies are showcasing their products at the expo during March 9-11, 2021 at E-7, Sheikh Saeed Hall 3, Dubai World Trade Center.

Mr. Vitor Poças, President of AIMMP

Dubai: Leading wood and furniture companies from Portugal are showcasing their products at the Dubai Woodshow during March 9-11, 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Center, and will seek to forge new partnerships and inroads into the Middle East market.

Nine Portuguese companies will be jointly participating at the show under the auspices of the Portuguese Association of Wood and Furniture Industries (AIMMP) presenting a wide array of product range from furniture, flooring to wood and luxury hardware.

“Dubai Woodshow will offer Portuguese companies a major platform to launch their products as well as seek new business partnerships in the Middle East market. The participation at the expo is also part of a structured intervention program, Inter Wood & Furniture, that seeks to support Portuguese companies expand into new growing international markets.” said Mr. Vitor Poças, President of AIMMP.

The participating Portuguese companies are Achilles Since 1905, Castro Wood Floors, Madeipoças, MBN Collections, MF Timber, PlacaNobre, Ribadao Wood Boutique, Ronfe Classic and X8 Solutions Group.

Founded in Lisbon, in 1905, Achilles Since 1905 is specialized in the production and design of exquisite metal pieces for interiors with a product range spanning custom made furniture like tables, chairs, door handles, hardware and special projects etc. 

Castro Wood Floors specializes in wood flooring products and have been manufacturing since 1970 at Castro & Filhos. It uses wood from all over the world, and as a global leader in the sector, the company is actively present in over 40 countries across four continents

Madeipoças – Madeiras, Lda., was established in 2005 relating to trade and timber industry, while MBN Collections – Móveis Barbosa Neto – is known for its commitment to quality since 1980 as well as for its improvement of manufacturing processes in line with modern design needs. 

MF Timber is dedicated to the production of exotic solid wood flooring for interiors and exteriors, and another exhibitor, PlacaNobre – Derivados de Madeiras, Lda. , founded in 2007 is well known for its wood products such as particleboard (veneered and laminated), MDF, plywood etc.

Ribadao Wood Boutique since 1976 is into unique and elegant wood floors and has operations in the US, Europe and Africa. Ronfe Classic produces classic furniture in woods such as oak, cherry, ash and beech while X8 Solutions Group is a worldwide recognized Portuguese “savoir faire” premium pieces.

About AIMMP:

AIMMP – The Portuguese Association of Wood and Furniture Industries mission is to represent, promote and protect the interests of Portuguese companies from the five sectorial divisions that make up the wood and furniture sector (cutting, felling, sawing and wood packing; panels and paneled wood, carpentry and alike; furniture and alike; export, import and distribution of wood and derivatives). These industries export €2.6 billion per year.

About Inter Wood & Furniture:

Inter Wood & Furniture is a structured intervention program that supports Portuguese companies interested in developing internationalization strategies in order to expand into new growing markets. Over the years, this program has supported more than 300 companies, through more than 140 actions in more than 20 markets with incentives up to 50%, having certainly contributed to the growth of the sector’s exports by around 1.000 million euros in the last 9 years.