May 17, 2023
Ahrend UK and Techo UK have announced their merger which becomes effective on the first of July 1st. The move will see the companies operate under the global name Royal Ahrend and will be evident at the opening of a renovated joint showroom during Clerkenwell Design Week in London from May 23rd to 25th, 2023. The Techo name will continue to exist as a distinctive product brand and will be part of the Royal Ahrend brand portfolio. The firm claims that by combining forces, it will be able to ‘further strengthen the customer experience with an exceptional customer-oriented service, aimed at both the direct market and the dealer market in the UK’.
At Clerkenwell Design Week Ahrend and Techo will be showcasing a range of informative workshops focusing on new trends, innovative designs, pioneering techniques, such as: Sustainability – How to Reach Net Zero Emissions with Office Furniture and What Sound is And How It Affects Us & Digital Transformation in the Workplace Revolution.
Jelle van der Kolk, Commercial Director Western Europe: “We are delighted with all the positive energy and common purpose that the collaboration between the companies brings. Given the historic and recent success of both companies, the merger goes with a strengthening of the team and an enhancement of services as we evolve into one a more versatile and leading UK company. The newly formed organisation will have a strong leadership structure with Andy Barnard as Managing Director and dedicated focus on both the direct and dealer customer segments. We are therefore confident that the merger will be a great success.”
Andy Barnard, Managing Director of the new Ahrend UK company: “We are excited to welcome our customers to our newly renovated and inspiring showroom. This event marks a significant milestone for our company and is a reflection of our continued commitment to provide innovative and sustainable solutions for the workplace. Thanks to the successful integration of both Ahrend and Techo within other European territories, we already have a tried and tested blueprint for success laid out, which will ensure a smooth transition. I am very much looking forward and motivated to leading this newly formed team.”