News Release May 2020
Haworth Australia has officially received the “Australian Made” license and registration for its Sakuru product range— one of the first major global office furniture manufacturers to do so. The achievement demonstrates Haworth Australia’s commitment to local design, local workplace needs, and the expectations of social responsibilities of corporations.
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“It is with great pleasure that we formally announce Sakuru now carries the prestigious Australian Made Logo as a true mark of Aussie authenticity,” says Cory Cvetkovic, Haworth Australia’s Managing Director.
“Our customers are the heart of our business—we’re committed to giving back by embracing diversity, the environment and economic value,” he adds. “This announcement heralds a new paradigm in workplace furniture and clearly demonstrates Haworth’s commitment to truly integrating and embracing the local countries in which we operate.”
Sakuru is the result of a 3-year collaborative journey with Australian designer, Gavin Harris, to design an entire floor plate with a focus on flexibility, adaptability and sustainability. The workstation and table platform solves the constantly-evolving demands of workplace floorplans through its “kit of parts” philosophy.
“We wanted to create a simple ‘platform’ to build all modern office’s major work-settings from the same structural components,” explains Mr Harris. “We envisioned it would support individual, group, linear, radiating, meeting and collaborative workstyles using one kit of parts while delivering easily retrofitted and cost-effective height-adjustability for greater employee wellbeing.”
To fulfill Sakuru’s promise of environmental and financial sustainability, Haworth looked to local manufacturing. “Designed in Australia using locally-sourced materials and Australian manufacturing capabilities, Sakuru represents the very best of what this country has to offer,” says Mr Cvetkovic.
Haworth Australia has been servicing the Australian commercial furniture industry since 1996. A member of the Haworth Inc group of companies that have been operating in North America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. Founded in 1948, Haworth remains family-owned and privately-held serving markets in more than 120 countries through a global network of 650 dealers and 7,500 employees.
Haworth designs and manufactures product solutions that help corporations create inspiring spaces. The breadth and strength of its portfolio form the foundation for creating an Organic Workspace that keeps businesses nimble and making the most of their investment.
The company invests in research, design, and acquisitions that expand its portfolio and network to meet changing market dynamics. Haworth aligns its strategies to ensure it delivers the workplace knowledge, innovation, design, and global expertise required to enable its customers’ success.