Sofa Manufacturer Joins Leading Furniture Association

Published on : Monday, February 2, 2015

bouyantOne of the largest sofa manufacturers in the country has joined the furniture industry’s leading research boy where they will benefit from over 65 years experience.


Buoyant Upholstery has joined the Furniture Industry Research Association. With its unparalleled industry knowledge, it is the only organization that provide support for all sectors and for the entire furniture supply chain. It is a unique non-for-profit membership based organization, run by the furniture industry for the furniture industry.


Based in Nelson, Lancashire, Buoyant employs over 600 people and produces in excess of 2000 suites every week.


“We wanted to join the Furniture Industry Research Association as it is a well-respected body and seen as the world leader in research and innovation for the furniture industry. As a member of the Association, we will be able to use the technical information to our advantage and have the opportunity to influence Standards for furniture” said Glen Ainsworth, Development Director at Buoyant upholstery.


The benefits of being a member of the Furniture Industry Research Association include; market intelligence report, opportunities to influence standards and issues affecting the industry, technical and innovation reports, access to a technical support helpline, marketing publications, discounts and voucher credits to spend on commercial services offered by FIRA International, such as testing, training and technical services, and the promotion of products via the website.

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