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Looking for qualified furniture and houseware manufacturers in India? Keep reading and learn everything importers must know about buying from India:
Top Furniture Manufacturers in India
Product types and materials
How to find factories online
Furniture and wood products trade shows
How to order samples
Visa requirements in India
Overview of Furniture Produced in India
Indian furniture manufacturers are strong in wood, and other types of furniture. Below follows an overview:
List of Furniture and Housewares Factories in India
Below follows an overview of some of India’s leading furniture and housewares suppliers. We are not affiliated with any of the suppliers listed in this article.
Hevea Furniture & Interiors Pvt Ltd
Hevea Furniture & Interiors was founded in 2005 as a manufacturer and exporter of wooden furniture. It’s a subsidiary of JFA Group that was founded in 1986. The head office and the factory of the company are based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
The product range offered includes:
Solid wood furniture
Furniture for schools and colleges
Service apartment furniture
Kitchens and upholstery furniture
It’s an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. It caters to the needs of the local market as well as international market.
Mayuri International is another major exporter of indoor furniture based in Bangalore, Karnataka. It was founded in 2010. Even though they manufacture almost all types of furniture, but they specialize in manufacturing sofas in art leather and other leather fabrics.
Mayuri International produces furniture for local as well as international clients. Some of their well-known clients are TATA AIG Insurance, Oracle, IBM, Puma, Northern Trust, Axis bank, and few more.
They offer a wide range of customized contemporary furniture that includes:
Living room furniture
Custom designs from clients
Mayuri International is also an ISO 9001:2008 certified company.
The lead time is around a week for home furniture and around 5 weeks for office furniture.
Purewood was founded in Jodhpur, Rajasthan in 1997 as a furniture manufacturing company. It specializes in handmade and antique furniture. Their factory is also located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
Their range of handmade furniture products is listed below.
Solid wood furniture
Vintage Rustic furniture
Acacia wood furniture
Mango wood furniture
Pinewood and Sheesham furniture
The industrial furniture they manufacture is available in different combinations like marble, stone, and metal.
Spacewood Office Solutions
As evident from the name, Spacewood Office Solutions or SOS is the manufacturer and exporter of office furniture. SOS is owned by the larger company, Spacewood Group.
It was founded in 2008 in Nagpur, Maharashtra, where its current head office and factory is located. It currently employs more than 800 people.
The range of office furniture they offer includes:
Different types/collections of workstations
Different types/collections of cabin solutions
Some of their well-known clients include HCL, Accenture, SBI General, Airtel, Puffy Thumb, Tata Steel, and Adani.
Loom Crafts Furniture
Loom Crafts Furniture is one of the largest manufacturer, exporter, and supplier of luxury outdoor furniture in India. Loom Crafts Furniture (India) Pvt Ltd was founded in 2005 in Ghaziabad, UP. They are best known for their handmade synthetic wicker furniture.
You can find an exclusive range of outdoor furniture by Loom Crafts which include:
All-weather outdoor furniture
Synthetic wicker furniture
Upholstered outdoor furniture
Retractable shade systems
Exterior Aluminium Claddings
It also won the award for India’s most promising brands in 2011 by 4Ps Business and Marketing. It’s also one of the few companies in India that offers 10-year warranty on their furniture.
Loom Crafts furniture is also an ISO 9001:2008 certified company.
Some of their well-known clients include Taj, Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts, The Imperial, Crowne Plaza, Country Inn & Suites, and Four Points by Sheraton.
Established in 1976, D.P. Woodtech is one of the oldest furniture manufacturer and exporter from India on our list. They’re best known for their doors, but they also manufacture other types of furniture.
When it was founded, it was known as DP Doors as they initially only produced doors, but in 1995, it changed its name to DP Woodcrafts Pvt Ltd.
The head office and the factory are situated in Faridabad, Haryana. Mr. D.P. Sharma is the chairman and managing director.
The range of products offered by D.P. Woodtech is listed below.
Different types of doors
You can also choose from a wide range of luxury and contemporary home furniture collections.
OMFURN INDIA PVT LTD
OMFURN India Pvt Limited was founded in 1997 as a modular furniture manufacturer and exporter.
The company has more than 230 employees working in its head office and factory situated in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Their factory covers an area of 80,000 square feet that makes it one of the largest furniture factories in the country, fitted with advanced machines imported from Germany and Italy.
OMFRUN is best known for its office and school furniture, but they also manufacture other types of furniture. The list of their products is as follows.
Solid wood doors
OMFURN is also accredited by ISO 9001:14001 and OHSAS 18001. Some of their clients are Cipla Ltd, KEC International, Hyatt Hotel, Marriot Hotel, and Westin Hotel.
Below follows an overview of furniture and home products trade shows in India:
India International Furniture Fair (IIFF), Mumbai
India Furniture Expo (IFEX), Mumbai
Delhi Wood, Greater Noida
Mumbai Wood, Mumbai
Most nationalities can apply for online visas prior to visiting a trade show in India. Hence, you don’t need to obtain an invitation letter, or even visit your local embassy or consulate.
Many Indian manufacturers also attend many trade shows in Hong Kong.
India International Furniture Fair (IIFF)
India International Furniture Fair or IIFF in an annual event and India’s largest furniture fair exhibition that takes place in November in Mumbai every year.
Visiting India is not as easy as some other countries on our list. You need a visa to visit the business events in the country. India only allows visa-free entry to three neighboring countries, Maldives, Nepal, and Bhutan.
The event is relatively small if compared to other exhibitions on our list, but you can still explore many product categories like:
Living room furniture
Sofa sets and sofa beds
Garden & outdoor furniture
Venue: NSE Nesco Complex, Off Western Express Highway, Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400063
India Furniture Expo (IFEX)
Indian Furniture Expo, also known as IFEX, is another major furniture exhibition in India that will take place in September. It is an annual event that takes place every year in August or September.
It is also not a big event compared to Mainland China and Hong Kong-based exhibitions, but it still attracts around 25,000 visitors, mostly local, every year. Most of the exhibitors are also from India.
You can also find a wide range of products that include:
Living room furniture
Furnishings and decor
Art & artifacts
The event is organized by Introductions Trade Shows Pvt, Ltd.
Venue: Nehru Center, Worli, Mumbai
Are India made furniture cheaper than in other countries?
Labor costs in India are significantly lower, compared to those in China and Thailand. A lower labour cost can result in a 10 to 15% unit cost reduction, but not more than that.
Further, Indian furniture manufacturers are the most competitive when using locally sourced wood and other materials.
Using materials from other countries naturally drives up the unit cost, as it results in higher import duties and other fees.
How do I communicate with Indian suppliers?
English is an official language in India, which is a blessing for western importers. Many Indians are native English speakers, as they use the language among themselves – and not only when foreign business owners knock on their door.
Those of us who have worked with suppliers in China know how refreshing it can be to be able to have meaningful communication with your supplier.
Further, Indian suppliers also enjoy unrestricted internet. You can communicate with them using Skype, Email, Whatsapp or Facebook. The choice is yours.
In Mainland China, Whatsapp and other apps are banned, so it can be hard to even get in touch with your supplier these days.
That said, the language is not the only barrier to consider.
In my experience, it’s as important to provide crystal clear specifications and instructions to your Indian manufacturer, like those in other countries.
While the Indians may speak your language, they can’t read your mind.
Don’t buy product samples. Fly to India and visit the showroom instead.
Buying furniture samples will cost you far more than it costs to jump on a flight to Mumbai or Bangalore, and then visit furniture manufacturers on site.
For example, most suppliers charge at least three times the regular unit price for product samples, and LCL shipping fees from India starts from $500 per cubic meter.
In addition, it will also take at least 1 month before the sample is made, and another month for shipping.
But there is a better way.
Virtually all export-focused furniture factories in India have showrooms, with tens or even hundreds of different SKUs.
While in the showroom, you can select products, confirm materials and even get quotations.
Hotels and travel expenses in India are very low, so you will save a ton of time and money.
Don’t be shy. Price haggle with your Indian factory.
Indian manufacturers are no strangers to price negotiations themselves. In fact, it’s even expected.
Try to negotiate a price that is 10% to 15% lower than the original quote, and make sure you compare prices between different factories.
If you want to go beyond that, you will need to consider using cheaper materials. Just make sure you don’t push your supplier too hard, or they may ‘reduce’ the quality standard without telling you.
That can result in severe quality issues further down the line.
Sign a sales contract before ordering
You need to make sure you get all technical specifications and materials right.
Misunderstandings happen all the time, even when dealing with sales reps that speak fluent English.
A sales contract should include the following:
Design drawings or photos
Bill of materials
Product regulations (i.e., REACH and TB 117)
Shipping terms (i.e., FOB Mumbai)
Late Delivery Clause
Bank Account Details
Some Indian manufacturers may have standard contract templates, but make sure that they cover everything above. You can also use the template provided as part of our Starter Package.
You should also ask your Indian manufacturer to issue a country of origin certificate.
It can be used to get a reduced duty rate in some countries.
Furniture quality checks in India
Most established quality control companies have inspectors located in India. This includes our partners Sofeast and QIMA, both of which offer quality check services in India.
They can, for example, check the following:
Paints and coatings
You can expect to receive the quality inspection report (PDF) within 1 working day after the inspection takes place.
Expect to pay around US$400 per quality check.
Here’s a list of companies offering furniture inspections in India
Bureau Veritas InSpec
Pro QC International
Do you want to import Furniture from India?
It can be hard to go from a design drawing to finished product. To help you manage the entire process – from creating a specification to sampling and quality control – we created a Starter Package for Furniture & Home Products:
a. Manufacturer Lists
b. Product Specification Templates
c. Label Samples (USA & EU)
d. Tutorials, Video Walkthroughs and Task Lists that guide you step-by-step through the entire process
In addition, you can also book quality inspections, lab testing and shipping directly from the platform. Click here to learn more.
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