Penang Furniture Manufacturers and Dealers Association formerly known as “Penang, Province Wellesley and Kedah Furniture Manufacturers and Dealers Association” was established on the 28th January 1975. On the 6th April 1975, the board of committee was elected under the leadership of President Mr. Lim Huan Poay and Honorary Secretary Kwang Han Po.
Later, as Kedah furniture entrepreneurs wished to form an independent furniture association, during AGM held on the 14th October 1984, “Penang, Province Wellesley and Kedah Furniture Manufacturers and Dealers Association” was renamed to “Penang Furniture Manufacturers and Dealers Association”. As a non-profit organization, PFMDA aims to unite furniture entrepreneurs in the state.
In 1988, under leadership of President Mr. Kong Sek Kong and Honorary Secretary Mr. Teoh Si Kiang, PFMDA has co-operated with Penang Chinese Chamber and Commerce to organize the first furniture exhibition in Penang “Penang Expo” to showcase and introduce Penang furniture to the public. PFMDA is now located at Taman Kelasah, Seberang Jaya Butterworth, and has changed the name to Penang Furniture & Timber Industry Association (PFTIA) in year 2012.