Press releases

Sedus Stoll AG: Change in the management board

As of 1 July 2020, Cornel Spohn has become the member of the management board responsible for finance, personnel and IT, taking over from  Carl-Heinz Osten, who worked as a management board member for the Sedus Stoll Group for almost 20 years and is now retiring. 

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Annual accounts 2019: Sedus Stoll Group satisfied

Dogern, Germany – With sales of €210.1 million, the Sedus Group failed to achieve the record reached in 2018 (€212.3 million) by only a very thin margin. With the Sedus and Klöber brands, the office furniture manufacturer was thus well above the €200 million mark for the second time in its history.

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The new Sedus Smart Office in Dogern

Dogern (District of Waldshut, Germany) – The office building at the headquarters in Dogern,was completed in April this year. Since then, several different departments have moved into the new facilities and are now closely working together. With a construction value of € 13.5 million, Sedus, the renowned office furniture manufacturer, implemented this new working environment as a view of how an ”office of the future” can look like.

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2018 financial statements: another substantial jump in the Sedus Stoll Group’s revenue

With an annual surplus of €9.8 million, 2018 – just like 2017 – proved to be another successful year for the Sedus Stoll Group.

Revenue climbed by 11.1% to €212.3 million (2017: €191.2 million), surpassing the €200 million milestone by a large margin for the first time in its history.

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Sedus rethinks sitting – a paradigm shift

It was just a utopian dream only a few years ago, but now it is a reality: Sedus designers and engineers have created the se:motion, a swivel chair that works without conventional mechanics and makes ergonomic and agile work affordable to everyone.

Terms such as work 2.0, co-working, and smart office are increasingly hitting the headlines with stories of changes to traditional office environments. New workplace concepts and ways of working are needed, and these demand a rethink of everything from space design to new product solutions.

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se:fit brings movement to the office

Movement is good for the body and inspires the mind. The se:fit stand/sit stool enables dynamic and active sitting – at a worktop, desk and wherever a standing seat opportunity is welcome.

se:fit is both a stool and a seat. It can easily be adjusted in height and carried by its ergonomic handle in one hand. It therefore becomes an easily available seat which promotes healthy movement and crucially, posture change.

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Sedus refined with Chromium III

Dogern (District of Waldshut, Germany) – Whether a swivel chair or a desk, every third pedestal ordered by Sedus customers is requested in the “chrome-plated” version. This is not only for aesthetic reasons, but also qualitative, because chrome surfaces are scratch resistant and less sensitive than the alternatives of powder coating, polished aluminium or wood. The technique of using chrome is historic. The previously unknown metallic substance with the formula Chromium III was discovered by chance in 1797 by Louis-Nicolas Vauquelin, but was only made industrially usable on a large scale in the 1920s by the addition of other chemical substances. However, the cost has always been high because the globally widespread process Chromium VI is cheaper and simpler but also extremely toxic and hazardous to health. Chromium VI compounds enter the body via the respiratory tract, can mutate and damage DNA.

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Sedus at Orgatec 2018

Sedus will surprise trade visitors to this year’s Orgatec with a total of twelve new products and product enhancements. The most important of these are two swivel chairs for modern flexible workplaces, an office cube system, and a digital analysis tool to optimise the use of offices and work environments. Sedus is continuing to build on its strong history as an ergonomics pioneer while also expanding on its expertise as a furnishing specialist for cutting-edge office concepts.

Sedus at Orgatec, 23-27 October 2018, in Cologne – Hall 8, Stand B50

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