The Western Australian Furniture Manufacturers Association Inc (WAFMA) is an incorporated non-profit association formed to represent W.A owned and operated furniture manufacturers where their entire manufacturing process is undertaken in W.A using local labour.
WAFMA recognises that the local furniture manufacturing industry is part of an integrated supply chain. We therefore welcome associate members such as wholesale suppliers, furniture retailers, designers and architects who support the local furniture manufacturing industry.
WAFMA is a grass roots organisation initiated by local furniture manufacturers who are extremely concerned by Government desertion of our manufacturing base, poorly defined and regulated local content marketing and a general lack of direction from previous industry bodies.
Our main objective is to effectively market member’s products within W.A utilising a professionally designed and market tested insignia produced as laminated posters, shop front window stickers and swing cards. The swing cards are numerically coded with a licence number for each corresponding and accredited furniture manufacturer.
We are also lobbying Government regarding the problems our industry is having with indigenous hardwoods. This is primarily the continuity of quality supply of timbers and veneers also the negative effect the export of unprocessed timber has on our manufacturing industry.