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FUMAC celebrates 165 years

FUMAC celebrates 165 years

Tommy Jensen, owner of FUMAC, celebrates his 60th birthday on Wednesday 25 May 2022 but that is not the only thing he celebrates that day. He is also celebrating his 40th anniversary  and that the company can celebrate its 65th anniversary.

Read Wood Supply’s portrait of Tommy Jensen here (article only in Danish).

Enjoy the festive photos below from the reception for business partners and associates.

Thank you very much for the many donations to ‘7830 supports Ukraine’ – a local Vinderup initiative (7830 refers to the postal code, ed.) that supports local Ukrainian refugees. A total of DKK 27,400 was collected – an amount which FUMAC subsequently raised by DKK 5,000. Read more here.

In the evening, the old furniture factory – Hanbjerg Møbelfabrik (furniture factory), the place where it all started – was transformed from showroom/warehouse to party room for all employees including their partners and Tommy and his wife Susanne Jensen’s friends and family. Among other things, we took a walk down memory lane with a historic picture wall. The sails in the ceiling added the finishing touch as a symbol of the maritime surroundings at Handbjerg harbor/marina as well as Tommy’s passion for sailing.

Thanks a lot to everyone who helped making the day festive and memorable!

FUMAC donation for local Ukrainian refugees

FUMAC donation for local Ukrainian refugees

When FUMAC in May 2022 could celebrate its 165th anniversary, i.e. Tommy Jensen’s 60th birthday, 40th anniversary and the company’s 65th anniversay, Tommy Jensen did not want any presents. Instead, he urged his business partners and friends to donate to charity, i.e. a local initiative in Vinderup that supports Ukrainian refugees: ‘7830 supports Ukraine’ (7830 refers to the postal code in Vinderup, ed.). A total of DKK 27,400 was collected – an amount which FUMAC subsequently raised by DKK 5,000.

As Tommy Jensen puts it: ‘The war in Ukraine is tragic. With this donation we are really happy with the combination of supporting locally as well as where it is needed’.

The newspaper Vinderup Nyt brought a fine article (unfortunately only in Danish) about the donation. You can read more about the 165th anniversary party and see photos here.

The picture shows Per Susgaard, CEO, and Tommy Jensen, owner and R&D Director, handing over a check for DKK 32,400 to Rasmus Visholm Jensen on behalf of ‘7830 supports Ukraine’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUMAC at Foodexpo

FUMAC at Foodexpo

Meet FUMAC at Foodexpo – the largest food trade fair in the Nordic countries – in Messecenter Herning, Denmark, from 27th-29th March 2022 in hall J3 at stand J7380 where we together with Scan Office have created a sustainable furniture universe for you to explore.

FUMAC is much more than office furniture as we also offer sustainable furniture solutions for the HORECA segment.

Learn more about the fair and order your free entrance ticket here.

Green furniture produced on green energy

Green furniture produced on green energy

At FUMAC, we are proud of our new RESC (Renewable Energy System Certificate) certificate for green power electricity for businesses. An initiative that once again underpins and documents FUMAC’s green strategy and vision of wanting to be among the leaders offering sustainable furniture solutions in the European market. And what does that mean for you? The certificate is your guarantee that FUMAC’s electricity comsumption is friendly to the climate and based on electricity from renewable energy sources. And the certificate even lives up to the requirements of the new labeling scheme for green electricity which the Ombudsman has introduced.

(Certificate only in Danish).

 

FSC Friday

FSC Friday

FSC Friday is a global anniversary that focuses on the efforts companies and NGOs working with FSC® contribute to spreading sustainable forestry.

If you buy a product from FUMAC, you are helping to contribute to the world’s forest areas remaining healthy and full of life, and it deserves to be celebrated. Not just on FSC Friday – but every day!

If you have questions about our FSC certified products, you are always welcome to contact us.

Happy FSC Friday and happy every FSC day!

 

 

 

 

 

Designers’ Saturday in Oslo

Designers’ Saturday in Oslo

Thank you so much to anyone for visiting us at Designers’ Saturday in Oslo. We are so happy and grateful for all the attention and the fantastic feedback we experienced from customers, interior designers, architects and partners.

We are also happy to see that our news was received really well.

We are already looking forward to the next Designers’ Saturday.

 

Use your head and reduce sick leave

Use your head and reduce sick leave

We spend a third of our everyday life at work – that’s about half  of our waking hours. If you want to live a healthy life, it therefore makes good sense to have some good habits during your working day – and not just in your spare time. With an UPGRADE sit/stand desk with frame from LINAK® you are in good hands – if you remember to stand up and generally vary your day at work.

It is also a good idea to do some small exercices for your back and neck during the day. Pain in these places often occurs if you have a lot of work in front of the screen. Fell free to do the exercises every day. They also serve as a break from the screen. Practise makes perfect!

Download exercises for your back and neck here.

Get moving to get healthier

Get moving to get healthier

Physical inactivity is a health risk for the individual but employers have also become increasingly aware of the negative effects on work efficiency and absenteism among employeees.

Are you curious about the benefits for both employees and employers of actively using UPGRADE sit/stand desks with frames from LINAK? Have a look at our Get moving brochure and discover how more exercise during your workday can improve both health and work performance.

You can also learn about

  • trends in office design
  • office environment changes
  • WHO minimum recommendations for physical activities
  • consequences of inactivity
  • tips & tricks to stand up and
  • much more …

Enjoy reading – while standing of course!

 

UPGRADE – a new sit/stand desk series with LINAK® frames

UPGRADE – a new sit/stand desk series with LINAK® frames

UPGRADE: We are proud to present a new developed sit/stand frame from LINAK® that we market together with our desk tops with the name UPGRADE. As the name suggests we want to motivate our customers and users to get up from their chairs! In the catagory ‘Desks’ you will find inspiration, technical specifications and videos that show hos intuitive and fast it is to assemble the frame/desk.

The LINAK® frame furthermore has a stylish design with rectangular columns and an integrated underframe that gathers motor, electronics and cables, i.e. only the power cord and the control panel are visible.

A desk series perfectly suitable for both the office and you home office. Learn more here.

 

World premiere – new office furniture catalogue

World premiere – new office furniture catalogue

WORLD PREMIERE: Discover FUMAC’s new office furniture catalogue here if you need inspiration for sustainable and functional work places, meeting and conference rooms, canteens, receptions and lounge areas. Read about FUMAC and our vision, mission, values and approach to sustainability – including our focus on FSC, the EU-Ecolabel and CSR and which impact it all has on you and your colleagues. Read about Danish craftsmanship, design, colours and mood, health and ergonomics as well as employee satisfaction. The catalogue shows only a fraction of our many options and solutions so please continue your journey at our website where you will find more pictures, tips for interior design and references. Contact us at post@fumac.dk if you need printed catalogues or if you need any help for your next project.

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 and Business as usual – almost

COVID-19 and Business as usual – almost

Business as usual – almost: FUMAC has implemented a wide range of preventative COVID-19 initiatives to show good citizenship and assuring the safety and security of our customers, partners and employees.

On the basis of the authorities’ recommendations, we have continously implemented a number of health measures to avoid the risk of spreading infection. At the same time, we try to maintain a full level of activity – without compromising the health, safety or your furniture supplies for that matter.

Examples:

  • We provide extra cleaning and hand sanitizer for everybody.
  • Anyone who can work from home, works at home.
  • All meeting and travelling activities are cancelled and will be held by phone or online.
  • Breaks are staggered and with extra distance between employees.
  • All doors and ports are locked.
  • Everybody stays in their place with distance to each other and all physical ‘internal transport’ has ceased.

Logistics remains unchanged – we process all orders as usual. Contact us if you have any special requests in this regard.

In order to prevent the virus spreading, we follow the development closely according to the latest health and safety guidelines.

Please contact CEO Per Susgaard, tel. +45 40 28 70 34 or ps@fumac.dk if you have any questions regarding the above.

FUMAC first with the EU-Ecolabel

FUMAC first with the EU-Ecolabel

Press release: At the furniture manufacturer FUMAC in Vinderup, Denmark, there is a great focus on environment and sustainability. The latest initiative is a certification with the EU-Ecolabel of a selected series of office furniture, of which the desks as well as the pull-out cabinets become the first EU-Ecolabelled of its kind in Denmark.

FUMAC’s vision is to be the best at sustainable solutions. Sustainability covers many aspects where environment is inevitably an important aspect: ‘We work according to the ISO 14001 environmental management system, procure FSC® certified wood, make green accounting, recycle as much as possible and have a high focus on the environment and sustainability. That is why we are extremely happy and proud that we can now also offer office furniture that is certified with the EU-Ecolabel and we are even the first in Denmark to have sit/stand desks and pull-out cabinets that are certified with the official European Ecolabel. This shows that we are in front when it comes to being able to offer office furniture that is among the environmentally best,’ says CEO Per Susgaard.

As FUMAC’s range already complies with all environmental regulations, the eco-labelling process was straightforward, according to the CEO. Or that is, he thought so. Today, Per Susgaard is pleased that FUMAC chose to follow the advice from Ecolabelling Denmark to start up with a limited range of products:

‘It has been a long process. The EU-Ecolabel demands a lot of documentation and certificates, which we and our suppliers have had to spend a long time to obtain, and it can be a challenge to understand the sometimes bureaucratic ‘EU language’. But now we are on target and it is really nice to know that an independent third party has gone through all the documentation and we are happy to live up to the strict environmental and chemical criteria set by the Environment Directorate General of the European Commision’ says Per Susgaard.

The EU-Ecolabel also demands a 5-year product guarantee. This is because the environmental impact is biggest in production – therefore long durability contributes to limiting the impact on the environment. And this is fully in line with FUMAC’s values of creating quality and thus longer durability.

‘The degree of awareness of the EU-Ecolabel in Denmark / the Nordic countries is not as great as the Swan label, but since the two ecolabels are equated, and since FUMAC has a strategy to expand outside the Nordic region, it was obvious for us to focus on the EU-Ecolabel rather than the Swan label,’ says Per Susgaard, CEO. FUMAC has a goal of doubling its exports within the next few years, so even though the Swan may have been easier due to requirements specifications being translated and simplified, FUMAC chose to focus on the EU-Ecolabel.

It does not make the green strategy any less interesting that FUMAC already experiences increased interest in and demands for ecolabelled products from both home and abroad: ‘It is clear that the commercial aspect plays an important role for us, but most of all it is nice to have paper on that ‘small’ FUMAC helps to make a sustainable impression on our planet,’ says the proud director and continues: ‘just as it is nice to be confirmed in what we have always done, is right’.

FUMAC has so far certified sit/stand desks, storage units and pull-out cabinets. The company expects the range of eco-labeled furniture to be continuously expanded: ‘We have learned a lot from the process and are now well-prepared to continue the journey towards an even more sustainable production – in line with the UN’s World Goal # 12’, concludes the CEO Per Susgaard.

Further information: Per Susgaard, CEO, FUMAC A/S, mobile +45 40 28 70 34, ps@fumac.dk, www.fumac.dk

Facts about the EU-Ecolabel furniture
Furniture for private and professional users can be certified with the EU-Ecolabel – this applies to both furniture for indoor and outdoor use. Environmental requirements are set from a life-cycle perspective. This means that the focus is on limiting the overall environmental impact from the production, use and waste phases.

Furniture marked with the EU-Ecolabel must meet a variety of strict requirements. They ensure, inter alia:
• a high proportion of wood from certified forestry – to drive sustainable development.
• minimal content of environmentally harmful substances – to protect nature and environment.
• minimal content of harmful substances – i.a. so that the furniture does not emit harmful gases.
• Reduced release of the allergenic substance formaldehyde from wooden boards – the requirements are stricter than the law, protecting the people who make the furniture and those who use them.
• a product guarantee of 5 years – the environmental impact is greatest in production, and long durability therefore helps to reduce the impact on the environment

Read more at www.ecolabel.dk/en

Facts about FUMAC
Number of employees: 90 employees
Factory: 18,000 m² production located in Vinderup, West Jutland, DK
Assortment: Office furniture, Home furniture and OEM / Private Label production
Turnover: Three-digit million – of which 17% exports to strategically selected countries

Read more at www.fumac.dk

Download press release FUMAC EU Ecolabel certified office furniture

Download FUMACs EU-Ecolabel Certificate DK-049-004

Image: EU-Ecolabel assortment from FUMAC A/S

New conference tables for Aker BP in Stavanger, Norway

Nice conference tables for Aker BP in Stavanger, Norway

Together with our Norwegian partner Senab Eikeland, we have delivered a lot of customized SWITCH EXECUTIVE conference tables to one of Norway’s leading companies Aker BP.

Read and see more from Aker BP and our other cases here. The many cases and photos are just examples of the many nice furnishings, we have made.

Ø48 – new multi-functional range of chairs designed by Says Who

Ø48 – new multi-functional range of chairs designed by Says Who

FUMAC commissioned Says Who to design this simple yet multifunctional range of chairs, bearing the name ‘Ø48’. Nothing is left to chance – not even the name. Ø symbolises its Danish origin and refers to the unique Danish language. Ø is also the international designation for diameter, represented in the chair which, when viewed from above, is completely circular with a diameter of 48 cm.

Using the clean, geometric circle as its starting point adds to it an architectural purity while the curved shapes in the seat add balanced simplicity and organic softness.

This range of chairs is perfect for meeting rooms, canteens, conference rooms, as a chair for your guest – and as a dining room chair in your home. The range is completed by an elegant bar stool.

Explore a selection of the many variants – from the classic shell chairs with their slim, powder-coated steel legs to those with swivel legs or natural or black lacquered wooden legs – by clicking Ø48 chairs and bar stools.

Lovely furniture for new international furniture retailer

Lovely furniture for new international furniture retailer

alton&heim is a new furniture retailer established in Aarhus, Copenhagen and Oslo. Several more shops are on their way in e.g. Stavanger and Hamburg.

alton&heim creates furniture for those rooms where life is lived. Beautiful tables, classic lamps and functional chairs which last for years to come. FUMAC manufactures, amongst others, dining tables, coffee tables and bookcases for alton&heim.

The furniture is created for the modern living room with room for both children and grownups, food and drink, as well as TV and books.

The tables and bookcases are made from natural and sustainable materials which simply grow more beautiful from being used.

See more at www.altonheim.com

FUMAC uses new, sustainable packaging

FUMAC uses new, sustainable packaging

FUMAC takes pride in providing the best quality while considering the environment and sustainability in each link of the value chain. Our packaging saves CO2, both in terms of its manufacture and transport and in terms of it being another step towards increased sustainability. Our cardboard packaging for table tops and storage has now been FSC®-certified by our supplier of packaging material (supplier of packaging material licence code FSC® C139839 and FUMAC licence code FSC® C138939).

We replace our packaging material on an ongoing basis – look for the FSC logo on our packaging if you want to check whether your packaging has been replaced with the sustainable choice.

Linoleum is a hit in interior decorating

Linoleum is a hit in interior decorating

Environmentally friendly, soft, flexible and elegant. Linoleum has many good qualities and this is also why it has recently become a hit for both dining tables and desks.

Actually, more and more people choose linoleum instead of veneer. Linoleum is a warm material compared to many other desk and table tops and, therefore, working at it is more comfortable.

The various colours available from our supplier of linoleum, Riisfort: