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18 New Members for Furniture Association

firaEighteen companies from across the furniture supply chain have joined the industry’s largest association.

Since January, the Furniture Industry Research Association has welcomed fourteen full members as well as three international and one associate member. New members include mattress retailer, Dormeo UK, office fit-out organisation, Hog Furnishing Ltd, and Hille Educational Products Limited, which produced the original polypropylene chair in 1963, still used in schools today.

Established sixty years ago, the Association is a unique, not-for-profit membership-based organisation, run by the furniture industry for the furniture industry. It is the only organisation that provides support for all sectors and for the entire supply chain.

Phil Reynolds, Association Director and Chief Operating Officer for FIRA International, said: “We are delighted to welcome so many new members to the Association. We have found that companies are actively seeking out the type of support and expertise that we offer. Amongst a range of benefits, this could be the opportunity to take part in the forums we organise, to encourage networking and discuss solutions to issues affecting the industry. Members also have free access to market intelligence to help shape their business objectives and drive sales.

“As the largest association for the industry we have a lot to offer businesses of all sizes, from small independents to large corporate retailers and manufacturers. Contact our membership team to find out more about how we can support your business.”

FULL MEMBERS

Clinchplain Ltd. – a family-run business of 26 years which specialises in converting polyether foam and fibre.

D&O Solutions Ltd. – a company which specialises in the production, sales and distribution of general purpose furniture for the home.

Divania International - a leather suite wholesaler based in Scotland.

Dormeo UK Limited - a supplier of Italian-made memory foam mattresses, direct to people's homes.

Duresta (contract division) – a manufacturer of sofas and upholstered seating based in Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire.

EEF Retail Limited - a wholesale furniture company with a distribution centre based in Northampton.

GFW Limited (The Furniture Warehouse) - a supplier of bedroom and living room furniture based in Blackburn.

Glencraft Limited - a manufacturer and supplier of mattresses, divans and furniture based in Aberdeen since the company was founded in 1843.

Furniture Resource Centre – a national supplier of contract standard furniture to social landlords, local authorities and construction companies.

Hettich UK Ltd. – a designer and manufacturer of a range of drawer systems, hinges and handles, as well as folding and sliding doors and lighting for furniture.

Hille Educational Products Limited – a designer and manufacturer of seating and tables for educational settings which has been at the forefront of furniture design for many years.

Hog Furnishing Ltd. - an office fit-out and refurbishment organisation with headquarters in London.

Richard Stamp Agencies Limited – an importer and exporter of quality furniture.

Trent Pottery Co. Limited - a supplier of contract furniture for pubs, bars, restaurants, hotels, cafes and conference centres.

INTERNATIONAL MEMBERS

Artmatrix Technology Sdn. Bhd. - a designer, manufacturer and supplier of office furniture to corporate offices and institutions.

BMA Ergonomics BV - a supplier of ergonomic office chairs.

HTL Furniture (China) Co. Ltd. - manufactures leather sofas and leather upholstery hides.

ASSOCIATE MEMBER

Independent Quality Solutions Limited - an independent consultancy specialising in Product Safety and Product Compliance for goods sold in the UK and EU.