Steelcase expands operations to Kolkata, strengthens commitment toward India

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Kolkata, April 9, 2018: Steelcase, leading office furniture manufacturer has recently
announced an expansion of its business in Kolkata. With the inauguration of this
showroom in one of India’s major commercial metros, Steelcase will introduce an
extended range of products and technologies to this market. Developed in partnership
with Mirania Workspace Solutions an office furniture division of M/s. K3N Lifestyles, the
new showroom in 3 Mirania Gardens, 11F East Topsia Road, Kolkata – 46 will further
strengthen the company’s commitment in India and continue to transform businesses
and people experiences.
The company first entered India in 2008 and has established a wide presence across
tier 1 and 2 cities. For about a decade, Steelcase has not only managed to safeguard its
market share but has also increased it, tapped all major cities and gained a wide
portfolio of customers.
Speaking on the growth in India, Mr. Uli Gwinner, President Asia Pacific says,
“Steelcase is in a unique business where we are seeing rapid demand and innovation
with Indians companies moving from traditional to modern spaces. The country’s
growing importance as an economic hub in the region has led to a notable shift in
organizational perspective. We believe that workplace insights that are being born in
India are starting to develop in other parts of the world as well. The young workforce
and huge stress on better work environments are major motivators for us”
Steelcase helps organizations create workplaces that support diverse work modes, offer
more control and choice to workers, while also optimizing the use of space.
Commenting on this new venture, Mr. Praveen Rawal, Managing Director, India and
South East Asia says, “In Kolkata, the business climate and infrastructure is ideal for a
brand driven by culture and innovation. Emerged to be one of the fastest developing
cities in the country, we believe Steelcase will boost new and global businesses in the

city, and support the new working demands of young entrepreneurs. The aspiration to
escalate in terms of building and creating better offices is what inspires us to expand
our operations and we see immense potential in Kolkata”.
Be it the entrance of newer generations in the workforce or the Internet of Things, an
interconnected business world will undergo constant evolution. The ability to design
human centric solutions for each user and market, should be a major priority for
companies. Steelcase invests in-depth time understanding employee patterns and how
organizations can enhance their culture and performance. The need to unlock human
promise is not just an option but a business imperative that has never been more
important than in today’s hyper connected day and age.

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