HNI Global and KOKUYO Partner to Expand Services Worldwide

HNI Global, the global service organization of HNI’s family of leading commercial workplace furnishing brands in North America, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Kokuyo, a workplace products leader in Asia Pacific.

The partnership will allow HNI Global and Kokuyo to serve global clients with a network of services and support around the world.

With common values and vision, the companies will be able to offer the same level of services and effective solutions around the world, supporting clients in the dynamic international market.

“The similar business strategy, customer focus and complementary geographical range of activities have inspired us to enter this partnership with Kokuyo. We will continue to work with local clients independently, leveraging our competitive advantage towards global projects at the same time,” explains Jason Hagedorn, President of Allsteel and HNI Global.

About Allsteel

Since 1912, Allsteel Inc., an HNI Company, has offered a world-class, comprehensive range of workplace products and solutions. We simplify the office planning process by helping our customers align their workplace strategy with their business strategy. The result is fit-to-business solutions that deliver meaningful change in a way that works for them today, as well as tomorrow. Allsteel has client experience centers in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. For additional information, visit or follow Allsteel on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.

About HNI Global

HNI Global is the service organization of HNI, providing a portfolio of workplace solutions from brands including Allsteel, HON, Gunlocke, HBF, HBF Textiles, HNI India and global partnerships with Nowy Styl, Kokuyo, and Lamex. More information can be found at

About HNI Corporation

HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) is a manufacturer of workplace furnishings and residential building products, operating under two segments. The Workplace Furnishings segment is a leading global designer and provider of commercial furnishings, going to market under multiple unique brands. The Residential Building Products segment is the nation’s leading manufacturer and marketer of hearth products, which include a full array of gas, electric, wood, and pellet-burning fireplaces, inserts, stoves, facings, and accessories. More information can be found on the Corporation’s website at

About Kokuyo

To learn more about Kokuyo, please visit: Investor oriented web site, KOKUYO Group site

HNI Global and KOKUYO Partnership FAQ:

  • Does this change impact the Allsteel or HON sales teams’ focus?

    • No, the intent of this partnership is to help support our largest global customers with access to, and integration of, quality products and services throughout the Asia Pacific region.

    • This partnership will operate similar to our relationship with NowyStyl which provides workplace furnishings products and services to our Global clients with locations in Europe.

  • When will this be communicated to the dealer network?

    • Mary Blanke, Director of Global Accounts, HNI Global will lead communications with key dealers across the aligned dealer network. If you or your dealers have any questions or opportunities that could benefit from this partnership, please engage with Mary Blanke.

  • Will KOKUYO sell in the US market?

    • No, our HNI Global teams will leverage the KOKUYO partnership to service customers in Asia Pacific.

    • If KOKUYO is serving a client in the United States, they coordinate with HNI Global to furnish with HNI solutions. All project coordination will be led by HNI Global members.

  • What if there is a new Global opportunity?

    • For all new global opportunities, please contact Mary Blanke to initiate the global team and resources.