We had a preview of the updated Top 100 European Office Furniture Companies per 31 January 2014 by JSA Consultancy Services, based in London, UK, commissioned by the FEMB.
The updated list shows that the total European market for office furniture has slightly declined to EUR 7.55 billion (was EUR 7.6 billion) in 2013.
Europe’s largest office furniture manufacturer, Swedish Kinnarps, saw its office furniture turnover decline by 8% to EUR 429 million. Its total revenue amounted to EUR 448 million, down from EUR 487 million in the prior year.
Polish Nowy Styl Group – number four in Europe – showed the largest growth, also due to its takeover of German Rohde & Grahl in 2013: +17.1% in office furniture sales, to EUR 248 million. Its total turnover in 2013 amounted to EUR 276 million, up from EUR 236 million in 2012.
In the bottom 50 positions (number 50 is Turkish Ceha with EUR 38 million office furniture turnover in 2013) significant changes are shown by Lithuanian Narbutas (+43.1%), British Flexiform (+23.1%), German Viasit (-14.6%), British Dams Furniture (+12.8%) and British TC Group (-8.1%).
Europe remains a fragmented market. Number one, Kinnarps, holds a 5.7% market share.
The European top 5 – Kinnarps, Steelcase, Vitra, Nowy Styl Group and USM – account for 20.8% of the European market, and combined grew by 6.5% in 2013 compared with 2012.