Launch of Steelcase- Steelcase expands operations to Kolkata, strengthens commitment toward India

The world’s largest office furniture manufacturer brings the future of work and design innovation to businesses in Kolkata

• Steelcase, has an established global benchmark, including presence in Americas, Africa, Middle East, Europe and Asia.
• Driven by increased market demand, the company launched the first local manufacturing facility in Chakan, Pune in 2013.
• The $3.0 billion company is disrupting Corporate India through breakthrough products and user-centric solutions.

Kolkata, April 2018: Steelcase, leading office furniture manufacturer has recently announced an expansion of its business in Kolkata. With the inauguration of this showroom in one of India’s major commercial metros, Steelcase will introduce an extended range of products and technologies to this market. Developed in partnership with Mirania Workspace Solutions an office furniture division of M/s. K3N Lifestyles, the new showroom in 3 Mirania Gardens, 11F East Topsia Road, Kolkata – 46 will further strengthen the company’s commitment in India and continue to transform businesses and people experiences.

The company first entered India in 2008 and has established a wide presence across tier 1 and 2 cities. For about a decade, Steelcase has not only managed to safeguard its market share but has also increased it, tapped all major cities and gained a wide portfolio of customers.
Speaking on the growth in India, Mr. Uli Gwinner, President Asia Pacific says, “Steelcase is in a unique business where we are seeing rapid demand and innovation with Indians companies moving from traditional to modern spaces. The country’s growing importance as an economic hub in the region has led to a notable shift in organizational perspective. We believe that workplace insights that are being born in India are starting to develop in other parts of the world as well. The young workforce and huge stress on better work environments are major motivators for us”

Steelcase helps organizations create workplaces that support diverse work modes, offer more control and choice to workers, while also optimizing the use of space. Commenting on this new venture, Mr. Praveen Rawal, Managing Director, India and South East Asia says, “In Kolkata, the business climate and infrastructure is ideal for a brand driven by culture and innovation. Emerged to be one of the fastest developing cities in the country, we believe Steelcase will boost new and global businesses in the city, and support the new working demands of young entrepreneurs. The aspiration to escalate in terms of building and creating better offices is what inspires us to expand our operations and we see immense potential in Kolkata”.

Be it the entrance of newer generations in the workforce or the Internet of Things, an interconnected business world will undergo constant evolution. The ability to design human centric solutions for each user and market, should be a major priority for companies. Steelcase invests in-depth time understanding employee patterns and how organizations can enhance their culture and performance. The need to unlock human promise is not just an option but a business imperative that has never been more important than in today’s hyper connected day and age.

About Steelcase Inc.
For more than 105 years, Steelcase Inc. has helped create great work, education and healthcare experiences for the world’s leading organizations. Our family of brands, including Steelcase®, Coalesse®, Designtex®, PolyVision®, Turnstone® and AMQ™, offer a comprehensive portfolio of furniture and technology products and services. Steelcase is globally accessible through a network of dealers, including over 800 Steelcase dealer locations, and is a publicly traded company with fiscal 2018 revenue of $3.1 billion.

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