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Furnishing Idea is the portal dedicated to the furniture and furnishing industry, designed to bring together different professionals such as architects, designers, carpenters, furniture makers and manufacturers active in the furniture market who represent the reference point in terms of innovation and quality of the product offered. On the other hand, the portal aims to provide a valid information service focused on products, projects, events and fairs and everything that revolves around the world of components, semi-finished products and accessories for the furniture industry.


The portal is divided into different sections where you can explore the different products according to different categories, get in touch with manufacturers, download catalogues to keep up with industry trends and watch videos of interviews with the best professionals and manufacturers.


In the articles section you can find all the information about the most innovative product technologies, such as furniture materials, furniture accessories and systems, furniture machinery, furniture hardware, manufactured by manufacturers with a solid experience in the field. In the companies section there is an overview of the manufacturers registered on our portal, divided by product category, where you can contact us for any request. Our portal also has a special catalogues section to allow professionals and operators in the sector to view in a practical way all the catalogues relating to the various products (furniture hardware, upholstery materials, furniture paints, etc.). In addition, to allow easy consultation of the products, our portal has reserved a product section, organized by categories, where you can find out about the technical characteristics, materials and functionality of each product. The video section, on the other hand, presents numerous video interviews given by professionals and manufacturers that report news, insights and informative content on the best technologies in the sector.


In addition, to keep you constantly informed you can also consult our Journal section which contains all the Furnishing Idea magazines dedicated to the furniture and furnishing industry, such as the edition dedicated to Sicam or Interzum, two of the most important trade fairs in the sector. The magazines can be consulted from the portal or easily downloadable in pdf format.


Thanks to the trust placed in us by many manufacturers, our portal is now recognized both nationally and internationally. In fact, there are already many internationally recognized and established companies in the sector, including the AIPEF group (Italian Flexible Expanded Polyurethanes Companies) which promotes scientific information on the use of flexible polyurethane foam in the sectors in which it is used.

European Investment Bank finances SCM Group

Technological innovation has always been one of the main assets of SCM Group, world leader in technologies for processing a wide range of materials, such as wood, plastic, glass, stone, metal, composite materials and industrial components.
In order to increase its Research and Development activity, for which it invests 7% of its turnover every year, SCM Group announces the disbursement by the European Investment Bank (EIB) of an unsecured credit line of 50 million euros with a duration of seven years. This line of credit covers 50% of the Group's planned R&D investments for the four-year period 2017-2020, for a total amount of over EUR 100 million. The aim of these investments is to develop products and services based on cutting-edge technological solutions that are efficient, flexible and easy for the end user to use, capable of guaranteeing production processes in line with the new demands of smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0.
“This financing - declared Marco Mancini, General Manager of SCM Group - further strengthens and diversifies the financial structure of SCM Group, guaranteeing part of the resources necessary to invest in those research and development activities that are essential to support our customers in the development of their business and to continue the growth path of the Group in an increasingly competitive global market“.


The 2018 Turnover of SCM Group

SCM Group closed 2018 with a turnover that exceeded 700 million euros, with double-digit growth in the last two years. Continuous investments in research and innovation have led the company to create increasingly advanced technological solutions such as the recently opened Technology Center in Rimini, at the Group's headquarters.
Significant is also the continuous investment in training that has resulted in the new Centro Campus created with the aim of coordinating and promoting all activities aimed at developing the professional, technical, managerial and managerial skills of the more than 4,000 people who work for SCM Group in the three major manufacturing centers in Italy and in more than twenty branches abroad.

The Report of the Confindustria Study Centre on Italian Industry is presented

Digitisation increases the competitiveness of the manufacturing system
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 20/05/2019

Campus and Smart&Human Factory: two important initiatives of SCM Group

The new SCM Group Training Center and the intelligent factory
Category: Woodworking machines and software
Publication date: 05/02/2019
Company: SCM GROUP S.p.A.

Category: Woodworking machines and software
Publication date: 23/03/2018
Company: GREDA Srl

Acimall economic survey: positive also for the fourth quarter of 2017

Optimistic forecasts for 2018
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 13/03/2018

SCM at Xylexpo 2018: cutting-edge technological solutions

Great success for "Scm Digital Days", SCM's digital and smart Open House
Category: Woodworking machines and software
Publication date: 30/01/2018
Company: SCM GROUP S.p.A.

Xylexpo 2018: a quality fair in a growing market

An international appointment where the protagonist is technological innovation
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 25/01/2018

Category: Industry news
Publication date: 29/12/2017
Company: SCM GROUP S.p.A.

Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 19/12/2017

Preliminary results 2016 by Acimall

Positive trend for woodworking technology
Category: Trade associations
Publication date: 09/02/2017