Comfort has upgraded its manufacturing headquarters with the world’s first automated assembly line for office seating.
It’s another milestone for the global furniture manufacturer with the focus on creating greatly enhanced workforce creativity, safety and productivity. Continuing to lead the industry in innovation, the factory provides a clean, comfortable, technology-based working environment and delivers exceptional efficiency.
No stranger to investment in innovation, Comfort introduced an Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) in 2013 – supplying material to assembly lines. The AGV circulates around the workshop and warehouse increasing the efficiency of Takt time and ensuring precise delivery with robustly run production schedules.
In 2015, Comfort introduced an automated laser banding machine and, in 2017, announced its automated packing line which uses robotic arms to load containers. In addition, they recently completed a pilot of a highly efficient automated assembly line – further demonstrating the spirit of innovation and a continued enthusiasm to be pioneers in the furniture industry.
With a commitment to ongoing investment in developing automatic systems throughout the entire production process, Comfort’s goal is to lead the way in state-of-the-art, innovative manufacturing.
May the luck of the Irish be with you always. Happy St Patrick's Day.
Not long back from Dublin's Facilities Management Ireland expo and, having enjoyed our time on the stand hosted by the Gannon Group with Online Ergonomics, we like to think of ourselves as almost Irish - well, as Scots we're pretty close, right? The show was a great success and we like to thank everyone who came along to chat about the benefits of our range of eco-friendly, ergonomic seating.
Manufactured using up to 81% recycled material and with 98% recyclability at end-of-product life, Comfort chairs don't just meet sustainability targets, we exceed them.
Of course, we want to wish our customers and friends a very lovely St Patrick's Day - and don't forget – Go Green!
Bespoke buy your favourite chairs at our CREATE COMFORT experience.
At Comfort, we've always been proud of our service and passion for chairs. We've taken that a step further by listening to our customers and offering individuality and exceptional choice. No matter which frame, fabric, base or accessory, you design your own, unique ergonomic chair. The CREATE COMFORT custom configurator lets you explore your own style and seating requirements and, if you want, buy and be ready to ship, usually within only 3 days of placing your order.
For dealers, you will soon be able to customise images to help provide accurate high resolution visuals of any available combination of finishes for presentations and quotes.
The first release can be accessed by clicking on CREATE in the top menu, then begin by selecting the model to customise. A wide range of upholstery options, accessories and frame and leg colours are available to help you design your perfect office chair.
CREATE COMFORT allows the user to visualise their chair with or without headrest, at different viewing positions, with any combination of mesh, fabric or leathers where available, and with add-on items such as legrests and notebook stands. The retail price will also update as you create to let you see the differences in price between the various options and users can view the estimated dispatch date.
• Share feature to show off your designs
• High resolution download for dealers
• Non stock items visualised for project orders
Ayrshire Mag features a three page profile on Comfort's Orgatec stand.
"It was a big year for Ayrshire seating manufacturer, Comfort - climaxing at Germany’s largest commercial furniture trade event - ORGATEC. But there’s little time to relax and reflect as the Newmilns-based team launch their brand across Europe. Their metamorphosis from a small, family-run business selling office seating in the UK, to a manufacturer distributing across the whole of Europe was ambitious to say the least but, with the support of an experienced team from across the office furniture and manufacturing sectors, the future looks rosy for this dynamic brand.
Comfort’s 324 m2 exhibition stand in Cologne was certainly a bold statement. Their familiar office chairs featured prominently in a combination of Comfort’s own mesh ranges combined with Scottish fabric manufacturer – Bute’s striking, contemporary tweeds. Expanding into a wider product offering for 2017, acoustic seating pods with smart lighting and adjustable neck support complemented their well-being at work message. A firm favourite at this year’s Orgatec, agile work trends inspired sit-stand desking and storage solutions, and demonstrated innovative technology integration.
Punchy upholstery from both Bute and Camira also featured on their Elematrix soft seating. A range of stools, tables, pods, hot desks and accessories created comfortable zones for informal meeting or relaxing. Luxurious leather and cowhide lounge seating also offered battle-weary visitors much-needed feet-up time.
Particular focus was extended to Comfort’s flagship Ergohuman chair – celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and over a million units sold. Their latest chairs to be launched – Genidia and Genidia Smart, also took centre stage, showcasing some of the most innovative technology and materials on the market.
To further celebrate their flagship chair Ergohuman’s tenth birthday, Comfort will be running special promotions and events at the start of the new year. Comfort also look forward to introducing their expanded furniture offering in 2017. Punchy upholstery also featured on their Elematrix soft seating and proved popular among visitors. A range of stools, tables, pods, hot desks and accessories created comfortable zones for informal meeting or relaxing. Luxurious leather and cowhide lounge seating also offered battle-weary visitors much-needed feet-up time.
Particular focus was on Comfort’s flagship Ergohuman chair – now celebrating its 10th anniversary with over a million units sold. Their latest chairs to be launched – Genidia and Genidia Smart, also took centre stage, showcasing some of the most innovative technology on the market.
CEO, Gareth Gillespie, is thrilled about what 2016 brought to the business: “Orgatec was a big deal for us. We were well known within the UK office furniture sector as a distributer of exceptional ergonomic seating, but we needed to make impact on the bigger stage and get the message out about our investment in both manufacturing and distribution across the whole of Europe.”
To further celebrate their flagship chair Ergohuman’s tenth birthday, Comfort will be running special promotions and events. Comfort also look forward to launching their expanded furniture offering later in 2017."
Comfort wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Comfort will close at 1 pm on 23 December 2016 and will re-open at 9 am on 3 January 2017.
For UK customers, to ensure delivery of stock items before Christmas, any orders is required to be received by us latest Noon on 19th December.
As in previous years, instead of sending printed Christmas cards, we have made a donation to a local charity - Cash For Kids.
Comfort hosted a table at what was easily the best Mixology to date.
Yes... it's that time of year again, when the brave northerners of the UK's office furniture and fit-out industry steel themselves for the Mix North photographs to start creeping onto the interwebs. Fear ye not, fellow furnashions – you all looked fabulous.
Tuxedos and cocktail dressed guests flowed into Manchester Central to what could only be described as a beautiful winter circus/alpine wonderland. After one or two reception drinks *ahem*, one could be forgiven for starting to believe we were in Aspen, surrounded by wooden chalets and snow-dusted fir trees. The main arena, where we would feast and play, was just as breathtaking, if not more. If anyone had said before we arrived that we'd be sharing our dining space with the Dodgems and Waltzers we would have wondered who'd lost their mind - however, it really worked. The stunning mood lighting delivered surprising fairground elegance perfectly. Who knew?
Joining us on our table this year were a fabulous group of friends from Gannon Office, Bureau, Sixteen3, Quantum2, Online Ergonomics, Vergo UK and Plus Finance - and clearly we had the most fun of all the revellers as we were treated to a fine show of cirque entertainers dancing elegantly from trapeze and ribbons before some rather splendid light shows and pyrotechnics. Then we dined on fine food and wine and celebrated the winners from across the industry.
There's nothing quite like watching the most sophisticated diners turn eight years old as, after coffee and petit-fours, we were told the fairground was open. We're quite sure nobody was hurt in the stampede for the Waltzers (yet to be confirmed). It stands testament to how robust our industry is that, when stuffed with fine wines and four courses, they can be flung around and around AND around again at frightening velocity and walk off to the dressy-up photobooth without a hint of green in their faces. Bravo!
If Carlsberg did office furniture events, this is what they would be like. Thank you to our guests who made it so much fun, and well done to Mix Interiors for a superb event. Next year's Mix North will be their tenth one - we are intrigued to find out how they plan to beat this one. Watch this space.
Comfort are delighted to be at ORGATEC 2016. Find us in Hall 6, Stand B31.
It's been a fantastic start to ORGATEC 2016. Our 324 square meter stand exceeded our expectations and we've been very busy with plenty of visitors checking out our range of ergonomic chairs, news desking and storage solutions, sit-stand products and soft-seating ranges.
If you've not been over to see us yet, please pop over to Hall 6, stand B31 for a coffee (or something stronger) and say hello.
Comfort is excited to announce that it will be exhibiting at ORGATEC in Cologne this autumn.
As the industry’s leading international trade fair for modern working environments, ORGATEC presents the whole world of work. And that means it encompasses everything which contributes to the perfect interplay between work environment, work processes and working culture and actually makes creative ideas for the future possible.
From 25th to 29th October 2016, Comfort will showcase our range of seating and prototype products on our massive 325m² stand.
Our stand will be located in Hall 6, position B031 and we'd love to see you there.
Our flagship chair, Ergohuman, celebrates its tenth birthday with 800,000 units sold.
Comfort have launched their latest advertising campaign, showcasing the Ergohuman ergonomic chair. With plenty to celebrate, we are proud to announce that we've sold 800,000 chairs globally, confirming that it's as popular as ever - its classic styling and smart functions standing the test of time.
The campaign will hit the UK and across Europe in May 2016.
The Comfort Europe and UK teams are counting down the hours to Clerkenwell Design Week 2016.
We're ready to rock at Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 - running from 24-26 May. With so much exciting news to share, including starting to manufacture in the UK from the summer and extending the business across the continent, we really can't wait.
CDW is looking like the best yet, with a host of new venues and plenty of events on to whet the appetites of the contract, architect, designer and dealer markets alike.
If you're visiting and would like to catch up with our crew, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org - we'd love to see you.
For more information on Clerkenwell design Week 2016 visit their site at www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com
Comfort Europe celebrate their launch at the CIFF - International Furniture Fair - March 2016
The Comfort Europe stand at the 2016 CIFF exhibition, part of the Comfort Seating Group stand, was visited by guests from across the globe. Comfort Seating were celebrating both the ten year anniversary of the globally acclaimed Ergohuman chair and the launch of their new Poise task chair.
Comfort Europe displayed a combination of our ergonomic range of seating alongside the new M-box soft seating and furniture range, due to be launched next year, and the team were kept very, very busy. Our cowhide Nuvem Lounge chairs attracted much attention, and were rarely without visitors enjoying some feet-up time.
Thanks to everyone who came along to see us. We hope to see you there again next year.
Comfort Seating Europe was introduced at the Comfort Seating Product Launch and Reunion Party - March 28th 2016.
The Comfort Europe Team made their grand entrance in Guangzhou, China, at the Global Distributors' Reunion Party, timed to coincide with the ten year birthday of our flagship chair, Ergohuman, and the launch of Comfort Seating's new Poise task chair at CIFF 2016.
A star-studded event, featuring the latest Comfort Seating advertising campaign and speeches from global partners, was attended by over 700 guests and was hosted in the stunning Grand Ballroom at the five star Shangri-La Hotel. Guests were treated to a champagne reception followed by a delicious banquet while enjoying music and performers on stage. We'd like to thank all the guests for making the evening truly fabulous.
'The Taster' event was a roaring success - celebrating the launch of the newest Comfort chair - Genidia.
What better way to celebrate exciting, new developments in the business than with the fantastic people who work in partnership to build and develop the Comfort brand? The fabulous Lochgreen House Hotel was the venue, on a crisp, Scottish winter's day to indulge our fantastic sales network with a taste of Scotland. Whisky galore, piper piping and, of course, haggis - a good time was had by all. We would like to offer our thanks to everyone who joined us, and extend a warm invitation to visit us again soon.
Comfort launch custom-built showroom in the UK.
We’re not sure what the collective noun for dealers is, but we do know that a lot of them were royally treated recently. 'The Taster' launch event was held at the stunning 5-star Lochgreen House Hotel, just south of Glasgow. In the heart of Ayrshire, Lochgreen House Hotel is set in 30 acres of woodlands and gardens, overlooking the Royal Troon Championship Golf Course.
We not only launched our latest task chair, Genidia, to dealers and guests at the event, but also celebrated the opening of our impressive new, custom-built showroom – and did so in some style! Whisky tasting, Burns-themed supper and a full-on traditional Scottish breakfast all added to the taste of Scotland theme.
Comfort becomes the envy of the world
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