Innovative products the company has developed include small pods which can be placed in open plan areas and used by staff who want quiet space to focus.
The company’s latest move is to explore development of furniture which incorporates bioplastics made from wood dust. This potentially world-leading development is in collaboration with Crown research agency Scion.
IQ Commercial is also investigating potential anti-microbial and anti-bacterial benefits again in collaboration with Revolution Fibres , which could improve the wellbeing of workers who use the furniture.
“We share the Government and ATEED’s philosophy about what will lead to future economic growth in this country. We recognise that we need to be a high-value manufacturer which looks for export opportunities off the back of innovation and green growth stories,” says Blair McKolskey.
North America, Europe, China and India are all markets where opportunities are emerging for IQ Commercial, either directly or through licensing. Exports already make up to 35 per cent of revenue.
The Singapore deal sums up the company’s potential, says Blair McKolskey: “That bank has a budget for outfitting and we won the contract against premium European global brands such as Vitra and Bene. Pretty neat for a little upstart company from Avondale.”
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