The Indonesia furniture industry has always thrived despite overwhelming competition from countries such as China, Vietnam and Malaysia. When competition focuses on providing high volume at the cheap cost, Indonesia furniture retains high quality and durability as the ultimate values.
Moreover, Indonesia Furniture indicates good growth in quartal 2018 (Indonesia-investment). It means that furniture products from Indonesia still acceptable in the foreign market. The abundance of natural resources wood, bamboo, rattan will make you as importer easy to make an order in Indonesia and sustainable business in the furniture Industry.
Indonesia Furniture still be a great option for imports furniture products.
Almost popular and good Indonesia furniture manufacturer located in Central Java, especially Jepara city which makes tree/timber availability a less daunting process. However, not all furniture from Jepara that imported will depict desirable properties. It is still very important to review and compare various aspects before spending your money.
Here is a brief guide on how to find the best Indonesia furniture for your needs.
1. Choose the right manufacturer furniture from Jepara
Right is not always from the best and the big one manufacturer, but more importantly, it matches with your needs, and depends on your business as well.
However, aspects such as manufacturer reputation, capacity, capabilities and experience are all very important when looking to import furniture from Indonesia. Although the country boasts a thriving reputation for top quality furniture, not every Jepara furniture manufacturer offers the same quality standard. Besides, they all have their own strengths, limitations and scopes of service. Finding the right manufacturer is therefore very crucial especially if you are going for the ultimate quality furniture.
As a general rule of thumb, you should start by reviewing the reputation of each manufacturer and then compare the best offers in the market. You can make a list of the good reputation and credibility of the Indonesia Manufacturer, and match with your needs.
Experienced companies may have streamlined service delivery frameworks and profound knowledge in furniture manufacture. Nonetheless, you should review all the aspects including their capacity to deliver what you are looking for within the deadlines provided. They should be licensed and insured. Good & Legal Indonesian Furniture Manufacturer should have the legal certification from the government : Wood Legality Verification System (SVLK) certification
So far Jepara is a very popular and qualified city that has been known for the furniture industry. A lot of manufacturers producing high-quality furniture. You even can find any furniture in this city. The local craftsmen did a great job in crafting any furniture and handicrafts.
2. Be aware of the materials
I’m really sure that you don’t want bad quality for the furniture, right?
So..it’s so important that you should very carefully to choose the best materials, especially when comes to import. Be aware to the materials can make you easier to ensure that the products will not be broken after shipping.
It’s crucial due to long-journey it will send, and sometimes for wood materials can crack or bent after shipped overseas.
Furniture from Jepara is very popular with its wood furniture products. Moreover wood has unique characteristics. So, I want to focus in this point.
It will a great option if the materials come from solid wood/hardwood.
Oak, Akasia, Mahogany and Teak can all make great furniture when expert craftsmen and reliable manufacturers are involved.
However, teak is known to offer the best value when it comes to furniture. This is because teak has unique properties, natural oil and silica that make it resistant to termites and decay. It is also more durable. And it’s very great materials for outdoor furniture. (Read more about the characteristics of teak wood)
Most furniture imported from Indonesia is made from teak. Some are also made using mahogany and other types of timber. It is advisable to find the best materials when looking to import high-quality furniture from Indonesia and timber is only one of the things to consider. Depending on the furniture you are buying, you may have to look into other materials including the quality of padding/ cushion and upholstery.
Important elements to review include material durability, safety, ease of cleaning and maintenance required to keep it looking elegant.
3. Products and Design
Whether you are looking for handmade antique, industrial style, French style, Sleigh, Rococo or reclaimed furniture, they come in varied designs. There are several furniture products ranging from chairs and tables to swing sets, beds, buffets, cabinets, benches, steamers, recliners, loungers, deep seating and garden furniture among others.
The products are often divided into two main categories; indoor and outdoor furniture. When looking for a particular furniture product, it is recommendable to browse through existing designs and styles to find the perfect one for your unique needs. Also, don’t forget to look into the usability and comfortability of the products.
Some manufacturers have the capacity to provide custom designs and allow customers to send their customized ideas, templates and additions. You can also determine specific colors, elements and embellishments you want included in the final product. However, this usually costs extra for the added value.
4. Ask for Quality guarantees
Although manufacturer reputation, experience and capabilities may help you land reliable offers, it is still important to find your quality guarantees. This is the ultimate commitment to providing high-quality products and legal tie to replace or refund any export that does not meet agreed standards.
Most dependable manufacturers will provide quality guarantees or even warranty for their products. The first thing to do after your furniture has been delivered is to inspect each area and make sure there are no unacceptable faults.
Test the cushion, inspect drawers, check the springs and legs and any other area you susceptible to damages. Also, make sure you only receive what you ordered. You can always look through the return policy and liabilities.
5. Regularly Quality Control
It is also an important part that you as the buyer should consider,
You want your business to run properly, especially if you just started the contract with the manufacturer.
Our experience, most of the buyers will check the products to make everything is good before imported. And it also good for long-term relationship business and even family relationship 🙂
Summary, furniture from Jepara are definitely some of the best in the world and depict top quality. However, you still need to import from a reliable manufacturer and choose the best materials and designs for your lifestyle or needs.
Make sure the manufacturer complies with the legal requirements and receive wood from licensed timber companies. This way, you can be sure of importing products depicting the value you anticipate. Besides choosing the best Indonesia furniture manufacturer, ensure you follow all the rules and regulations involved in furniture importation.