Kinnarps was founded in 1942 by Jarl and Evy Andersson. To this day it is a 100% family owned enterprise, with Jarl's and Evy's children and grandchildren now taking charge. Kinnarps provides interior workspace solutions for offices and public environments. High quality and low environmental impact mark the entire value chain - from raw material to finished solutions for the workspace. Kinnarps is currently one of Europe's largest provider of workspace interior solutions. Sales operations are conducted in about 40 countries.
Kinnarps provides interior workspace solutions for offices and public environments. High quality and low environmental impact mark the entire chain – from raw material to finished solutions for the workspace.
The Kinnarps financial year 14/15 resulted in an annual turnover of SEK 3.8 billion (EUR 402 million).
Kinnarps is one of Europe’s largest provider of workspace solutions. Sales operations are conducted in about 40 countries with 500 sales points.
Kinnarps has a total of seven different production plants, six in Sweden and one in Germany. Production and assembly take place in Kinnarp, Jönköping, Skillingaryd, Vinslöv, Tranås (2) and Worms. The largest facility is located in Kinnarp.
Group management and operations are located in Kinnarp, Sweden.
About 2.300 people work in the group.
Kinnarps Group designs, develops and markets the following trademarks: Kinnarps, Materia, Skandiform, NC Nordic Care, Drabert and MartinStoll.
Kinnarps was founded in 1942 by Jarl and Evy Andersson.
Kinnarps is 100% family owned by the children and grandchildren of Jarl and Evy. Some of the owners are also active within the company.
"Our Core Values are important to us. They have a favorable effect on our business on many levels - all the way from how we develop products to how we cooperate with people. They're a direct heritage from my parents, Evy and Jarl Andersson, and contribute to our company’s success."
Sibylla Jacobsson, Chairman of the Board, Kinnarps Holding AB
We endeavour to pursue development and to always see opportunities. We aim to be creative, dare to be different and dare to do what nobody else has done. We work effectively, persevere and always strive to do better.
We endeavour to trust our own knowledge and skills and believe in the opportunities that present themselves. We perform our work in such a way that we can be proud of our profession and strive after personal development.
We endeavour to be open and honest in all communication and behave respectfully towards all people, regardless of their status or role. We comply with laws and regulations and keep promises.
We endeavour to take responsibility, be thrifty with resources and carry out operations in such a way that they can be sustained. We go to the source with problems and find out the real needs for long-term solutions. We understand connections, predict consequences, take all aspects into consideration, evaluate and balance.
Kinnarps Holding AB is the holding company in the Group.
Kinnarps AB has a number of central corporate departments who work with Group-wide functions, coordination, management and control. These departments also support other parts of the organisation in their respective areas of responsibility. Kinnarps AB has also the commercial responsibility and the product development responsibility for the Group's product brands; Kinnarps, Drabert and MartinStoll. Kinnarps AB is responsible for Materia Group.
Materia Group is responsible for the brands Materia, Skandiform and NC Nordic Care.
Kinnarps AB is responsible for manufacturing product at the four production units in Kinnarps, Jönköping, Skillingaryd in Sweden and Worms in Germany. Functions including procurement, logistics, production and technical design are coordinated to provide the best efficiency possible.
Sales subsidaries. Kinnarps owns a number of sales companies around the world. Each company is headed by a Managing Director with a national team and other resources to effectively carry out its sales activities. Each company has the commercial responsibility for their region.
Agents. Kinnarps also employs a network of independent contractual agents. These agents act as dealers of Kinnarps interior workspace solutions. Kinnarps has approximately 500 sales outlets around the world.
Kinnarps AB is managed by the Executive Management Board, which includes:
In our manufacturing and logistic system, we continuously invest in the latest technology which allows us to handle the variety from a single product order to a large complete interior solution with hundreds of work stations, all adapted to the need of our customers in an efficient way and with shortest possible delivery time. Using digital solutions we have integrated all steps in the business process, from designing an interior solution together with our customers, via manufacturing and to the delivery and hand over to the end users all over Europe and beyond. By having capability and capacity to handle the complete process from interior design to hand over with own resources, we can live up to our promises with quality in every step.
We take responsibility for our entire supply chain - from production to the time it arrives with the customer. For a single customer, we can deliver and install over 100 workstations a day and up to 500 in a week, which our delivery teams fit, and install, with minimal disruption. Orders within Europe are completed in 4-6 weeks and we also deliver worldwide.
Every day 24 fully loaded containers leave our factories to deliver workspace solutions designed for prosperity and wellbeing. In our optimized transportation systems, we don’t use card board boxes, which allows us to load the products like in a jigsaw puzzle, using recyclable blankets to protect the products. This makes it possible to load up to 50% more products compared to the normal standard in our industry, when using the same container size. All deliveries are optimized using an advanced route planning system, which is also linked to the production planning. We’ve also invested in a modern fleet of eco-friendly vehicles to reduce our environmental impact further and since 2014 we’ve reduced emissions by 7%.
Our core business is centered around creating inspiring, effective workspaces that contribute to success. All while adapting an holistic perspective. Our view on sustainability can be summarised by a simple business philosophy: Better at Work. This involves striving to understand each individual organisation’s workspace requirements, both in terms of products and services. Our goal of long-term sustainable development originates from and is maintained through continuous improvements and planned development. We strive to create a responsible and value-adding balance between the needs of our customers and stakeholders, concern for the environment and people we affect, and a stable economy. The Kinnarps Group Sustainability Program was developed out of our company strategy and core values.
Prevention involves identifying and preventing any unwanted effects, risks and behaviour, always addressing the problem at the source.
We are communicative, maintaining an open and continuous dialogue on the company’s sustainability program and progress, both internally and with external stakeholders.
Management and all individuals employed by Kinnarps Group are required to follow this and other policies, legislative requirements, routines and other company rules.
We increase and improve our competence in order to ensure compliance to company policy, to meet targets and to adhere to and improve routines.
Forward thinking and innovation means that we dare to be different and do what no others have done.
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