EFIC was founded in 2006 by seven national federations representing the furniture industries in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Spain and Turkey.

Later joined by Portugal, Sweden, Austria, Russia and Norway EFIC now represents about the 70% of the total turnover of the furniture industries in Europe, a sector that employs about 1.5 million workers in close to 150.000 companies.

Since November 2011 is chaired by Mr. Markus Wiesner of the Austrian Furniture Industry.