Venjakob and Himolla share AIS supplier awards
German cabinet and upholstery companies Venjakob and Himolla have been named as AIS cabinet and upholstery suppliers.
AIS members voted for Venjakob (pictured) ahead of Baker Furniture and Unique Furniture.
Alstons and Primavera were runner-up and third in the upholstery award respectively as Himolla won it for the first time. Accepting the award Mark Litterst, Himolla export manager singled out the contribution made by furniture agent Mike Davies who passed away earlier this year.
The buying group also announced its Gold Standard winners: Alstons, Ashley Manor, Ashwood Designs, Celebrity, Daro, Duresta, G-Plan Upholstery, Himolla, Parker Knoll, Primavera and Tetrad in upholstery and Actona, ALF Uno, Andrena, Baker Furniture, Jual Furnishings, TCH Furniture, UK-CF, Unique Furniture, Value Mark and Venjakob in cabinet.
‘I was delighted with the results of the Gold Standards as the criteria for winning had become much more stringent over recent years, reflecting the need to ensure that wherever possible, we as an industry exceed customer expectations,’ says Peter Mallinson, AIS merchandise director home.
The awards were presented yesterday (31 August) on the first day of the AIS September furniture and furnishing accessories show that was attended by a record number of members and suppliers and saw an unprecedented amount of new exclusive ranges being launched for AIS members.