April 12, 2010
by Canadian Architect
Teknion Corporation announced that it has entered into an agreement with Girsberger Industries Inc. to market, sell and support the Swiss furniture company’s seating products in North and South America.
“Girsberger is widely recognized as one of the foremost furniture companies in Europe. We are excited to be able to offer some of their exceptional seating products to our customers,” said David Feldberg, Teknion’s President and CEO. “The agreement opens the door to collaboration and joint product development between Girsberger and Teknion in furtherance of our mutual objective of providing customers with the most comprehensive range of workplace seating in our respective markets.”
“Teknion has enjoyed remarkable international growth in just over a quarter century in business, largely due to its understanding of and commitment to good design,” said Michael Girsberger, company CEO. “We have already added one of Teknion’s lightweight stacking chairs to our European offering, and we look forward to working together to further expand this business opportunity.”
Teknion will introduce several new seating lines designed and engineered by Girsberger in 2010. The first products will launch in April. Additional Girsberger-designed seating products will be featured in Teknion’s tenth-floor showroom during the NeoCon World Trade Fair at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago, June 14-16, 2010.
The Girsberger company was founded as a family enterprise in Zurich in 1889 and is today in the fourth generation led by CEO Michael Girsberger. The company offers a wide product range in office seating. In Europe, Girsberger is also known as a manufacturer and marketer of residential furniture. Girsberger’s headquarters are in Buetzberg, near Berne, the capital of Switzerland. The company manufactures in Switzerland, Germany, Turkey and the U.S., and has sales offices in Germany, Austria, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Great Britain, Turkey and the US. For additional information on the company and its products, please visit www.girsberger.com.
For more information on Teknion, please visit www.teknion.com.