Market Research Report
The European Market for Office Furniture
|Published by||CSIL Centre for Industrial Studies||Product code||244524|
|Published||Content info||250 Pages
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This is the twenty-nine edition of the report The European market for office furniture and it analyses production, consumption, prices, distribution channels and international trade of office furniture in the European continent.
A forecast on office furniture consumption in 2017 and 2018 is provided.
The report analyses sales data and market shares of top European office furniture manufacturers. Ranking of company sales are broken down by country, by segment (seating, desking systems, executive office furniture, filing systems/storage, wall-to-wall units, meeting rooms and communal areas).
The report also analyses the office furniture competitive system: prices, distribution channels and short company profiles.
Office furniture industry production is broken down by product type (seating: Executive office chairs, Operative office chairs, Visitor chairs, Folding/Stackable chairs and others; operative desking systems: adjustable and not adjustable, free standing and panel based; executive office furniture; filing systems/storage; wall-to-wall units; furniture for meeting rooms and communal areas).
Trends of office furniture prices by country and data on employment and turnover per employee are also provided.
The report also provides a focus on office swivel chairs in Europe: a detailed analysis on office seating quantities and brand positioning. The number and the performance of swivel chairs sold in 2015 and 2016 and brand positioning by average "net price", is given for seven major countries (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Poland 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-specialists and other. 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 by product type (office furniture and office seating).
Addresses of about 210 office furniture companies mentioned in the report are also included.
The European considered countries of the study have been expanded from 16 to 30:
According to CSIL, the office furniture market in Europe increased by around 2% in 2016. This is a highly concentrated market where the top 20 players represent almost 43% of the total European output, growing by over 7 points if compared to 2011. Some major acquisitions recently operated are: SB Seating acquiring Malmstolen and Offecct, Lammhults Design Group incorporating Ragnars, Abstracta and Morgana, Hali merging with Svoboda, Bene purchasing the majority of Neudörfler. Concerning the competitive system, Steelcase is still the market leader in Europe. Recently the company and Microsoft announced a partnership in order to develop the technology-enabled spaces designed to boost creative work. Regarding office furniture products the sector is facing major changes with emerging new workplaces conceiving and an increasing technology integration. Smart devices are more and more integrated in the product itself.
Among top European office furniture manufacturers: Steelcase, Kinnarps, Nowy Styl, Ahrend Group, Haworth Europe, Herman Miller Europe, Sedus, Senator