Cohesion in the furniture industry

May 7, 2018 | Luxembourg’s business sectors | Christopher Arimont

Expertise, reliability, and quality enable the sector to maintain its position

The furniture industry is an integral part of the Luxembourg economic landscape. Since the 70s, the various actors have joined forces to pull together.

The Fédération Luxembourgeoise de l'Ameublement (FEDAM) was established in 1990 as an association of the various companies in the industry in order to guarantee better cohesion for the sector.

The number of different member companies has risen steadily over the years and now lies at 52. The furniture sector is extensive, and, as far as the labour market is concerned, there is a wide range of employment opportunities. These range from positions in furniture, for kitchens and bedrooms, to interior and exterior furnishings.

There is a wide range of employment opportunities in furniture, for kitchens and bedrooms, to interior and exterior furnishings.

There are no precise figures available on the number of workers, but the economic sector, through its numerous members, is one of the key employers in the Luxembourg landscape. As the demand for furnishing elements does not decline, the industry, including large, multinational groups, remains constantly stable.The decisive difference between a manufacturer, who is more likely to appeal to a young audience with a short-term perspective and a Do-It-Yourself mentality, and [traditional] Luxembourgian furniture dealers, is the long term. The quality of the products, the complete and tailor-made service, as well as the professional knowledge and experience of the individual actors has enabled the sector to maintain its position and its place in the market over the years.

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