The wine industry has been important for the city of Yecla since the late nineteenth century to the present day.
At the present time the main economic activity of Yecla is the furniture industry , which took its first steps in the town in the decades of the 50 'and 60'. In those years, schools and vocational training centers were created to supply qualified workers to the sector.
At present there are more than 400 companies dedicated to the manufacture of furniture , auxiliary, upholstery and companies related to wood, which have made Yecla an industrial enclave of great importance in the Region of Murcia.
The fair that was created five decades ago to give a projection to the local creations of the furniture, has evolved to the current Furniture Fair of Yecla , of great national and international recognition.
Yecla Furniture Fair
The facilities of FERIA DEL MUEBLE YECLA are located in the municipality of Yecla, in the South East of Spain, in an industrial enclave where the manufacture of furniture, upholstery and auxiliary has a great tradition.
FURNITURE FAIR YECLA has a large fairground that hosts the most veteran furniture contest in Spain. A trade fair event endorsed by 50 editions, held uninterrupted since 1961 , whose growth prospects have transcended regional borders, giving space to exhibiting companies from different areas of the national territory and even French, Italian and Portuguese firms.
The first official edition had 24 exhibiting companies and 700 square meters of surface area, which historically converts the furniture fair held in Yecla in the first sectorial fair in Spain. This event produced that the products manufactured in Yecla began to be known and valued in the national markets and to exhibit in FERIA DEL MUEBLE YECLA became an interesting proposal for the manufacturers. Until 1967, the participation of exhibitors grew around 20% per year, a circumstance that motivates an uninterrupted demand for space. For this, the Executive Committee of the Fair considers, in the year 1968 the construction of a fairground.
The facilities of FERIA DEL MUEBLE YECLA have undergone several renovations and extensions, the last in 2002, which have changed their appearance, both in the administrative and meeting spaces and surroundings, as is the case of the exhibition area that currently welcomes 130 furniture firms, upholstered, auxiliary and related, in 17,000 square meters of surface.
Undoubtedly, the symbiosis established between the furniture industry in Yecla and the Furniture Fair that took place in this municipality, has led to business growth over the course of 50 years and, therefore, a great economic and social projection. scope. It should be noted that the industrial development of the Yecla sector has experienced ups and downs, sometimes insurmountable, but this sector has also demonstrated its ability to adapt to the socio-economic change prevailing in the national and international environment.
This fair has not ceased to celebrate any year since its inception, with the visit of their Royal Highnesses the Princes of Asturias , which has been an important recognition of the work of the industrial sector of this municipality.
FURNITURE FAIR YECLA brings together every new edition furniture manufacturers of all styles and offers information services, communication office, parking, public assistants and interpreters, bar-restaurant, audiovisual media and public address, ADSL Wi-Fi Telefonica area and rooms of meetings, meetings and seminars.
Therefore, FERIA DEL MUEBLE YECLA is the exponent of a product of quality and design that is reinforced with the support of the Local and Regional Authorities, contributing in a unanimous way to the consolidation of the municipality of Yecla as an industrial enclave of utmost importance in the economic scope of the Autonomous Community of Murcia.
YECLA FURNITURE FAIR.
Avda. De la Feria, s / n, 30510 - YECLA (Murcia) - Spain
Centralphone phone: +34 968 790 775, +34 968 790 776