About Us

What We Do

The Furniture Technology Centre Trust (Furntech) was established in 2000 through a bilateral agreement between the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) (which was replaced from June 2006 by the Seda Technology Programme) and the Swedish Industrial Development Agency (Sida).

Furntech’s mission is to be a productivity driven, globally competitive, outcomes-based training provider that offers comprehensive and innovative business incubation services in order to assist in job and wealth creation in South Africa’s furniture and wood products sector.

Furntech's objectives are to:

Create an enabling environment for Small and Micro Enterprises(SMEs) in  the furniture and wood products industries to grow through business technology incubation

Develop business and production skills through skills development and technology demonstration

Establish centres of excellence in key locations nationally

Serve as a vehicle to enhance the ability of the sector to become globally competitive

Develop Furntech into a sustainable business