Holmris expands with acquision of Labofa A/S

Bjerringbro, September 18, 2014

 Holmris Expands With Acquisition of Labofa
The fastest growing manufacturer of office furniture in Denmark, Holmris A/S, takes majority control of Labofa A/S today´s date. 

For 30 years, Labofa has been known as the epitome of ergonomics in office furniture, and one of the first products launched, the classic EGO office chair, is still in high demand. An almost indestructible chair that has become a design icon and a chair many companies use as their preferred office chair. In the last six years, Labofa has focused heavily on innovation and product development and has created a new conceptual design profile across its product portfolio in close collaboration with Hans Thyge & Co´s design company. 

Labofa has gone beyond standard formats and changed the way chairs are conceived, and has succeeded in designing characteristic products constantly focusing on the modern user’s needs. Several of Labofa´s designs have achieved great recognition – especially within the educational sector. Labofa´s conceptual design profile is a perfect match to Holmris product portfolio and plans for the future. 

”We have known each other for several years, and when the opportunity came up, we did not hesitate to take it” explains Henrik Holmris, owner and Director in Holmris A/S. We have high expectations to Labofa, especially in export markets, where we see high growth potential. With Labofa as part of our product universe we will now be able to serve our customers with a full service of innovative solutions. 

”The first new export initiative is a joint stand at Orgatec in Cologne by the end of October, where we look forward to meet our customers even stronger positioned and also to unveiling several exciting product news”, says Brand Manager in Labofa, Benny M. Larsen. 

Labofa is working within three segments: educational covered by COBRA, SHARK, GROOVY and REEF product series, primary schools with the new learning series RAY and finally the new revolutionary office chair FOX that will supplement the classic EGO office chair series aimed at office spaces

”We look forward joining efforts in further strengthening Labofa and make sure that our whole business and organization will benefit greatly from new design competencies and experiences”, Henrik Holmris emphasizes.

Svend Erik Kriby continues as Managing Director, and will along with Benny M. Larsen and CFO Carsten Eldrup manage daily operations and development of Labofa from the company address in Vemmelev, Denmark.

For further information, please contact:

Holmris A/S: Henrik Holmris, mail: henrik@holmris.dk, mobil: +45 22 25 86 68

Labofa A/S: Svend Erik Kriby, mail: sek@labofa.com, mobil +45 40 59 06 06