This report offers a comprehensive picture of the office furniture market in 16 Western European countries, providing office furniture industry statistics (production and consumption, imports exports), office furniture prices, marketing policies and distribution. Market evolution (2002-2012) and figures by country
The report analyses sales data and market shares of top European manufacturers.
Company sales are broken down by country, by product (seating, desking systems, executive office furniture, filing systems/storage, wall to wall units, meeting rooms and communal areas).
The report also analyses the competitive systems: prices, distribution channels and short company profiles.
Office furniture industry production is broken down by type (seating: task/work chairs, visitors chairs, foldable/stackable, contract; operative desking systems: adjustable and not adjustable, free standing and panel based; executive office furniture; filing systems/storage; wall-to-wall units; furniture for reception and communal areas). Trends of office furniture prices by country and data on employment and turnover per employee are also provided.
This edition contains a brand new analysis on office seating quantities and brand positioning. The number of swivel chairs sold and brand positioning by average "net price", is given for six major countries (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and Sweden).Values include both products manufactured in Europe and products imported from Extra European countries.
The analysis of office furniture distribution channels by country covers: direct sales, office specialists, non specialized, large scale distribution, mail order, e-commerce. A breakdown of office furniture sales by distribution channel is available for the top companies.
A breakdown of European office furniture exports and imports is provided by country and product type (office furniture and office seating).
Addresses of about 250 office furniture companies mentioned in the report are also included.
Countries covered: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
The year 2012 performed positively in the first half and slowed down in the
last two quarters. As a consequence, sector production dropped by -3.7% in the
year. The growth of international trade has been weak. The 1.7% increase in
exports was accompanied by a similar trend in imports. As a result, apparent
consumption decreased by -3.8% over the year. Market openness increased in
2012 as exports/production ratio grew to 33% and an imports/consumption ratio
reached 32% both gaining one percentage points comparing to the previous year.
The combined market share of the top five players stood at around 21% in 2012.
Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2007-2012
For each of the 16 Countries considered:
Selected companies mentioned:
Actiu Grupo, Ahrend Group, Arfeo, Assmann, Bene Group, Brevidex, Bruynzeel Filing and Storage, Buronomic, C+P Möbelsystem, Ceka Group , Clen, Clestra + Mécanobloc, Dauphin, Doimo office, Duba-B8, Dyna Mobel, Edsbyverken, EFG, Estel office, Fantoni office, Faram, FC Brown Bisley Office, Forma 5 Group, Forster Metallbau, Fritz Schäfer GmbH - SSI Schäfer , Giroflex, Girsberger, Gispen, Hali, Haworth Europe, Herman Miller, Interstuhl, Isku Interior Oy, Kinnarps, König & Neurath, Kusch + Co, Las Mobili, Lienhard Office Group, Majencia, Martela OY, Methis, Middel Büromöbel, Mobel Linea, Neudoerfler, Ofita, Ophelis Pfalzmöbel, Palmberg, Pami-TDS, Quadrifoglio, Rohde Group, SB Seating, Sedus Group, Senator, Sitland, Sokoa Group, Steelcase, Strähle, Svoboda, Topstar, Triumph Group, Tvilum Scanbirk, Unifor, USM Group, Vitra International AG, VS Möbel, Walter Knoll, WelleMoebel, Wiesner-Hager, Wilkhahn, Wini
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