Haworth Releases 2015 Results
Haworth, Inc. today announced 2015 global sales of USD $1.82 billion, a 1.3% increase over 2014. On an organic basis, which adjusts for foreign currency translation and acquisitions, sales increased 4.2% reflecting the global strength of Haworth’s diversified portfolio.
“Our strategy continues to focus on listening to our customers to understand and find tailored solutions that meet their needs,” said Franco Bianchi, Haworth President & CEO. “The combination of our best in class workplace solutions and the premium residential and high end interiors businesses of Cassina, Poltrona Frau and Cappellini, combined with Bluescape’s collaborative software, are creating inspiring spaces that enrich lives and businesses around the world.” Bianchi continued: “2015 was a good year for us and every single Haworth location, member and dealer deserves the credit for our success.”
Haworth spaces continued to evolve in 2015 with new showrooms opening in Los Angeles, Calgary and Shanghai. The Los Angeles and Shanghai showrooms are a pilot projects for the Well Building Standard. Haworth’s Houston showroom also received United States Green Building Council LEED Gold certification – a total of 20 Haworth spaces are now certified. The Chennai plant in India received ISO 9001 and 14001 certification and Europe invested in seating production capabilities with a newly expanded facility in Bad Münder, Germany.
Making an impression around the world, the Poltrona-Frau, Cassina and Cappellini brands are finishing a second successful year as a part of the Haworth family. The companies are experiencing strong synergies, including a new Cassina Midtown showroom in New York City. The space features an inspirational layout across all brands, designed as a private apartment by Patricia Urquiola.
At NeoCon 2015, Haworth launched 14 new products and previewed future concepts in a new showroom as part of a collaboration on spaces, products and design with Urquiola. Haworth’s NeoCon space breathes life into the experience of work and comes alive in a completely new color palette.
In Asia Pacific, the Middle East and emerging markets, Haworth’s product portfolio expanded for xFriends collaborative furniture solutions. In Europe, the Dynaflex office chair was introduced, responding to user behavior in an increasingly dynamic workplaces, and YourPlace workstations were launched.
The past year also marked a pair of 10 year anniversaries for Zody and Haworth’s annual sustainability report. The Zody seating family was celebrated with refreshed finishes and materials. First launched in 2005, Haworth’s annual sustainability report continues the company’s commitment to report its progress. In 2015, Haworth continued to support Project Clarity and celebrated with community partners to mark the beginning of a 42 acre wetland restoration.
Globally, Haworth improves workplaces with award-winning furniture, interior architecture and technology solutions to help customers achieve business goals and transform culture, as well as support collaboration and innovation. Research + design drive a deep understanding of agile workplace needs and are at the center of the company’s strategy. Haworth is committed to protecting and restoring the environment, creating economic value as well as supporting and strengthening its communities. Founded in 1948, Haworth remains family-owned and privately-held and serves markets in more than 120 countries through a global network of 650 dealers and 6,500 employees. The company had net sales of USD $1.82 billion in 2015.