The Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) is an internationally recognised research body for furniture and seating in the UK. FIRA membership allows us to place our products through stringent product tests in order to ensure that they meet the appropriate quality standards. Our products have been tested to British, European and International standards and all tests and certificates are backed by accreditation from the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS).
British and European Standards
KiS+ workstations conform to BS EN 527-2:2002 mechanical safety requirements for office furniture, work tables and desks and BS EN 12521:2009 to test level 4 requirements for strength, durability and stability of tables for domestic and contract use.
The BCFA (British Contract Furnishing & Design Association) is the trade association for the British contract furnishing industry. Their members are designers, manufacturers and suppliers of furnishing services to the office, hospitality, education and healthcare industry. As members of the BCFA, we are committed to achieving higher standards across the design of our products and the quality of our customer service.
As one of the UK’s leading suppliers of office seating and furniture, we pride ourselves on setting the highest standards when developing new products. These high standards apply not only to the quality of the products themselves, but also to the environmental impact of their production. From packaging to plastic, we strive to ensure that all the products shown in this catalogue make use of recycled materials.
- the cardboard and plastic used for packaging
- the plastic and metal components
- the wood used in our products
Research has enabled us to pinpoint the optimum proportion of recycled material (30-35%) within our products, ensuring the high quality is not compromised. The wood is produced using a manufacturing process which combines recycled scrap wood with a specialist resin technique to produce high strength panels. Crucially, these panels can also be recycled after their lifetime into new panels, continuing the recycling chain.
We employ state of the art technology and lean manufacturing techniques to ensure the optimum number of products are produced from each board. All of our products are designed to allow each component to be replaced individually, minimising the level of waste generated.
Our commitment to reducing our environmental footprint is ongoing and regular evaluations of our procedures ensures that we are continually implementing new strategies to improve our environmental policy.
All products carry a 5 year component guarantee as standard unless stated otherwise. Our standard component guarantee applies when the product has been used for the purpose intended and under normal conditions. Replacements necessitated by normal wear and tear, accident, improper care or use, negligence or a natural breakdown of colours and materials over extended time and use, are not covered under our guarantee.