Naughtone Placed No. 22 in the Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100

Naughtone, a furniture design and manufacturing company based in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, is one of eight Yorkshire based companies to appear on the Sunday Times’ league table of Britain’s small and medium-sized private companies with the fastest-growing international sales.… Read more

Takkt AG acquires Brittish Equip4Work

Takkt AG has acquired 100 percent of the shares of Equip4Work Ltd. Signing and closing of the transaction took place on January 29. The company generated sales of roughly 40 million pounds and an ebitda margin in the low double-digit … Read more

Merger of Holmris and B8 – New Holmris B8 in European Top 10

Holmris and B8 have signed an agreement to merge the two companies. The merger of the two large office furniture factories based in Bjerringbro, Denmark, is also the story of two families who find themselves in a new strong common … Read more

Steelcase survey reveals informal space trend

A recent study by office furniture vendor Steelcase has shed some light on what people really want from their workplace.

A survey of global office employees revealed that although 77% have their own assigned workstations such as a desk or … Read more

Bene and Neudörfler acquire Hali and Svoboda

The investment company BGO, led by Erhard Grossnigg and former Minister Martin Bartenstein, has bought the Austrian office furniture manufacturer Hali. In addition, the company has taken an option on all shares of Svoboda declared bankrupt last week. BGO Read more

Haworth 2017 sales surpass $2B

HOLLAND, MI – Haworth, Inc. had a good 2017.

The Holland office furniture-maker reported sales of $2.04 billion for the year, a 5.3 percent increase from 2016.

The last time Haworth sales topped $2 billion was in 2000.

Rising revenues … Read more

Knoll Q4 furniture sales recover

Knoll’s expansion into new product lines has paid off for the office furniture maker, as Q4 sales returned to growth.
For the three months ended 31 December 2017, sales in its Office segment rose 9.9% to $198.9 million.
However, … Read more

Knoll reports mixed results in fourth quarter

EAST GREENVILLE, Pa. – The turnaround path continues for Knoll, Inc. and fourth quarter 2017 showed an increase in sales and net earnings when compared to fourth quarter 2016. However, net sales for the full year declined by 2.6 percent … Read more

Peter Veer – Senior Vice President of Royal Ahrend – leaves the company

Peter Veer, Senior Vice President, left Royal Ahrend BV on 5 February 2018. Veer came on board at Ahrend in 2015 after the Dutch office furniture manufacturer acquired Gispen Group BV, where he was one of the shareholders. Since … Read more

Lithuanian furniture manufacturer Narbutas reports record turnover again

In 2016, the Lithuanian office furniture maker Narbutas reported a turnover of € 33.1 million. Now the company states in a press release, their turnover in 2017 grew with 53%  to € 51 million. In line with their increasing turnover, … Read more