Published on : Monday, August 1, 2016
Northampton based Ocee Design has more than tripled its turnover in six years to become a significant player in the UK commercial furniture market. The creation of Ocee International Ltd signifies a desire to expand Ocee’s presence beyond the UK market.
By combining acclaimed British and Danish design, Ocee International is creating a very strong product portfolio with an excellent customer service platform. The acquisition will enable significant growth to be achieved in both domestic and global export markets.
Operating as the UK Manufacturing Partner for Four®Design over the past three years, Ocee Design has developed a close and very productive relationship with the Danish company. The Four family of seating products have been a significant contributor to Ocee Design’s growth and market recognition. The clean Scandinavian designs have enhanced the profile of the company and perfectly complemented Ocee’s own highly acclaimed soft seating collections, such as Noah, Harc and HenRay.
Ocee Managing Director, Alistair Gough commented, “The strength of the relationship between Ocee Design and Four®Design is a significant driver in our decision to purchase the company. We share the same values and have individual strengths to enhance the newly formed Group. Both companies are acknowledges for their quality, passion for innovative design and research into new methods of working. We have a similar ethos and commitment to service which, I believe, will underpin the success of the Group”.
Four®Designs is a modern furniture company with sales throughout Europe and manufacturing partners in North America, China and Australia. Ervin Keldorff, CEO of Four®Design commented, “The owners of Four Design have been succession planning for the past couple of years, searching for just the right partner. Ocee Design is the perfect choice”.