Road Show- Kurunegala held successfully on 25 th June at Hotel Diya Daharaa Kurunegala, as the second
of the series of Road Show programs planed to be held island wide.
The program was carried on with the participation of professionals and students from various related fields such as, carpenters, trainee construction site surveyors, survey instructors, and quantity surveyors, technical college instructors of construction and carpentry and also businessmen.
Department of Small Industries-NWP and Technical College, Wariyapola were the main institutes that participated in the event.
The workshop focused mainly on practical application of Merbok MDF boards in furniture industry and it was well explained and demonstrated to the audience with technical facts related with MDF products.
DAS enterprises one of the main MDF destributors in Sri Lanka also participated in the event.
As the only MDF board manufacturer in Sri Lanka, Merbok proudly represented the country at the
biggest international showcase for wood and related industry , DubaiWoodshow-2016 held on 4 th to 6 th
April at Dubai World trade Center.
The exhibition was held in UAE Dubai world trade center providing a global platform for wood related industries world wide to showcase the standard products and novelties in modern wood technology.
The exhibition was held with the participation of more than 250 exhibitors from over 30 countries and Merbok was the one and only representative from Sri Lanka.
Merbok is a preferred brand for MDF in the Middle East region, and well recognized for the Merbok Global Art product. At Dubaiwood-2016 Merbok took its latest product, veneer faced MDF ‘’Hybrid” board product to the Middle East market giving a more elegant wooden touch to the normal MDF board.
Merbok conducted a sales conference and a workshop for the sales staff of major distributors involved
in dealing Merbok Products.
The main purpose was to improve the sales agent’s knowledge in Merbok MDF boards in technical and practical terms, which ultimately benefits the customer in selecting the perfect product for the requirement.
The program took the face of a training session for the MDF sales agents to handle the inquiries on Merbok MDF and to help the customers with technical instructions on handling Merbok MDF correctly. Launching of the Melamine edge bands to match the Merbok Global Art designs as an associate product to Merbok Global Art also took place.
The future of Sri Lankan architecture, the undergraduates of the Department of Architecture were
offered the chance to get to know technical and theoretical aspects of MDF along with a practical
experience to see the manufacturing process at Merbok .
At the event took place at the factory premises and students were given a lecture session by Mr. P.A Kumara, the technical Assurance Manager of Merbok MDF Lanka, about MDF related technical facts and on the wide range of Merbok MDF products which have been developed for a variety of usages.
The experience provoked the student’s interest in the modern novelties in MDF products which are widely used in the field of architecture due to its many advantages and trends and additionally they had the chance to witness the quality assurance process in manufacturing an internationally recognized product.
Merbok MDF Lanka is the only place in Sri Lanka to witness the fascinating and complex procedure of MDF manufacturing according to international quality standards with modern technology.
With the concept of making smaller scale MDF users more aware on correctly using MDF, the Merbok
Road Show Product Promotion was started from Rathnapura district as the first of a series and was
conducted at Hotel Famous.
The programme was conducted for the purpose of eliminating myths about MDF and improving knowledge in general usage of MDF in the community involved in furniture manufacturing, housing and interior decoration fields. It also aims for developing the local MDF furniture industry in to a level that can offer the best quality products for customers with the correct selection of raw material and proper techniques applied in manufacturing.
The Merbok road show offers any one with an interest in MDF products the knowledge and technical guidance in handling Merbok MDF with practical demonstrations by an expert team well versed in the MDF furniture manufacturing industry.
Merbok’s products have been used extensively in a state-of-the-art design centre at The IBL Building Centre, located at Shahra-e- Faisal, Karachi, housing globally renowned wood-based products.
The centre assists opinion leaders such as home-owners, architects, contractors and construction companies by displaying the global collection of the finest wood-based product to ease the burden off the shoulders of its customers.
The centre also aims to help sustain the natural environment by protecting the resources, curtailing wastage and by investing more in the infrastructure and product development. Merbok understands the importance of the quality of its products; therefore, it continuously strives to make them better.