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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.

Hettich and FGV: independent, but together planning a common future

The German Hettich Group intends to acquire the entire shares of the Italian FGV Group, subject to approval by the antitrust authorities. This is an important step for the two companies, which together want to plan a common future in the furniture fittings sector. 

After the merger, Hettich and FGV intend to integrate their forces in order to continuously develop their existing business activities and offer their customers even better value-added solutions. 


Developing a path to success together 

Hettich and FGV share common values: two European family businesses with a long history in a common industry, acting in a practical and responsible manner, always with an eye on future generations. 

Andreas Hettich, shareholder and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Hettich Group says, "We - Hettich and FGV - are two family-owned companies with a long history in our common industry, the furniture fittings industry. We are enthusiastic about moving into the future together, learning from each other and becoming even stronger together, keeping customer interest and satisfaction as our top priority".

Hettich is a world market leader which, like us, has a great deal of experience in the furniture fittings sector. - says Renato Forment, Chairman of the FGV Board of Directors - FGV would like to combine its know-how and flexibility with the Hettich Group as soon as possible in order to jointly develop a successful path in the industry and secure a solid future for FGV's management and employees". 


Working closely together 

Hettich and FGV will remain independent brands and companies within the Hettich Group, customers of both companies will retain their usual contacts even after the planned merger, so customer service will remain unchanged. The management of both companies, Hettich and FGV, will ensure the necessary continuity and continuous joint development. 

"In the future, we will work together in the background, in close cooperation. Our customers will continue to receive service from their established contacts, whom they know and appreciate," emphasise Silvana Riboldi, Head of Sales at FGV, and Uwe Kreidel, Managing Director Sales and Marketing at Hettich.


About Hettich and FGV 

Founded in 1888, Hettich is today one of the largest and most successful manufacturers of furniture fittings on the international scene. The family-run company is based in Kirchlengern, in the furniture manufacturing district of the East Westphalia region of Germany. 


It has around 8,000 employees in almost 80 countries. 

As one of the leading manufacturers of fittings and furniture solutions, FGV offers a complete range of products: hinges, drawers, slides, hanging brackets, alternative openings and sliding systems to meet the most demanding market requirements. Founded in 1947 in Veduggio con Colzano, in the Brianza region of Italy, the company is now present on all continents with six production sites and seven distribution sites together with a network of over 70 distributors.

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Hettich Group: Positive results in 2020 with turnover of EUR 1.1 billion

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Category: Industry news
Publication date: 17/01/2018
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Pacta: the hinge for fall flaps by Salice

Compact, essential and with highest levels of performance
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