Brunner and Haworth announce international sales partnership

Brunner and Haworth will join forces to acquire customers in EMEA and Asia Pacific. Brunner will complement Haworth's product range to meet the growing demand for comprehensive furnishing concepts for modern office environments.

Bad Münder/Rheinau-Freistett, Germany, 06. March 2019     Brunner is an expert in furniture solutions for a variety of areas in modern office environments. The company represents perfectly designed, high-quality furniture that is made in Germany and can look back on a history spanning more than 40 years. In recent years, Brunner has evolved to become a successful brand for the furnishing of offices, public spaces and organisations in the health and nursing sector.

"Not only is our furniture designed to go beyond, and redefine boundaries, as a brand we are always looking at ways to broaden our markets. Haworth's international sales and logistics expertise offers us the opportunity to supply large international companies on an international level," says Dr Marc Brunner, who has been Managing Director of the company since 2004.

Brunner will continue on its successful path with its own strong European distribution network alongside its existing partners and retailers. A carefully selected Brunner product portfolio will complement the Haworth Collection on an international level (EMEA and Asia Pacific) starting in March 2019, helping the two companies grow independently of one another and offering an impressive and extensive product range for their customers worldwide. There are no holdings or financial ties between Haworth and Brunner.

"Both, Brunner and Haworth are family-run companies that complement each other with well-designed and sustainable workplace furnishing solutions. We look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership that will meet our customer’s needs," says Henning Figge, Vice President and General Manager of International Operations at Haworth.


About the companies:

Brunner is known as a seating expert and leading contract furniture manufacturer. The company has won prestigious design awards and was founded in 1977 by Rolf and Helena Brunner. The company is now managed by two members of the second generation: Dr Marc Brunner and Philip Brunner, who is in charge of sales in Germany. The company stands for speed, flexibility and passion. Brunner has over 500 employees, is headquartered in Rheinau and has subsidiaries in Switzerland, France and in the UK. Brunner manufactures more than 500,000 chairs and 100,000 tables every year.

Haworth Inc. enriches spaces all over the world with award-winning furniture, interior design and technology solutions that help to create wonderful spaces and achieve business goals by promoting cooperation and innovation. The company strategy is centred around research, knowledge and design. These elements foster a deep understanding of the built environment, the culture of transformation and agile working environments. Haworth has a strong company history brimming with craftsmanship and innovation, not to mention 400 patents. The company provides customers with customised, inspiring spaces that promote business, stimulate the mind and enhance life ­ and all this across the globe. In addition, Haworth is committed to protecting and conserving the environment, creating economic benefits, and supporting and strengthening communities. The company, which was founded in 1948, remains a private family-run company and serves markets in over 120 countries with a global network of 650 retailers and 7,500 employees. Haworth, headquartered in Holland in Michigan, USA, recorded a net turnover of $2 billion in 2017.