CHANGES TO KINNARPS OPERATIONS IN GERMANY
The Kinnarps global strategy is focused on offering attractive and inspiring total solutions for workplaces. Kinnarps offers sustainable, ergonomic, well-designed products and services, delivered as complete interior design solutions for offices, schools and healthcare facilities. With its Scandinavian interior concept Next Office, Kinnarps is the right choice for many of the companies and organizations in Germany who are increasingly asking for unified interior design solutions for their premises. The trend is moving towards having more flexible working environments. Classical offices with large storage solutions are less in demand. Kinnarps is the leading partner when it comes to furnishing modern working environments in Europe, and is aiming for a stronger position on the German market.
There is no longer demand for the Ordemo storage series as a result of the new interior design concept. Ordemo, which is sold on the German market and manufactured at Kinnarps' manufacturing facilities in Worms in Germany; will be discontinued in the Kinnarps range. For this reason, Kinnarps has the intention to shut down its manufacturing facilities in Worms. Kinnarps' operation in Germany, Kinnarps GmbH, is intended to be run as a sales company, offering interior design solutions with products and services for the working environments of the future. Kinnarps GmbH plans to set up a new office for management, administration and logistics in the Worms area. Robert Petersson, CEO of the Kinnarps Group and Sebastian Groesslhuber, MD of Kinnarps GmbH announced the planned organizational changes for staff in Worms today. The closure in Worms would impact some 170 jobs. Kinnarps will commence negotiations with the employee council as soon as possible.
"We see great opportunities on the German market, with our new orientation towards consulting and selling products and services for the workplaces of the future," says Groesslhuber.
The Kinnarps Next Office concept for interior design solutions is based on a complete range. Here Kinnarps offers an extensive range of products, from the Drabert, Kinnarps, Martin Stoll, Materia, Skandiform and NC Nordic Care brands, as well as products from external partners, who are able to meet the demands for future workplaces.
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CEO, Kinnarps AB
Phone number: +46 (0)515-380 72