For sustainability: Teknion teams with U.K’s Modus for greener product

TORONTO – Canadian workplace and home office furniture manufacturer Teknion has partnered with British furniture maker Modus to improve its product sustainability overseas.

Teknion will utilize Modus’ plant in Somerset, England, to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of its products for the U.K. and European markets, the company said in a release.

“We are really excited about this new venture,” said Modus Managing Director Jon Powell. “Our companies share an entrepreneurial spirit with a long history of working with some of the world’s leading designers. Design has always been central to our philosophy, and we are very happy to be partnering with a global manufacturer that understands the value of great design.”

“Teknion has a significant global presence, and we expect to see the partnership drive strong growth for Modus,” he continued.

“We are very selective in our strategic partnerships, and Modus shares our high standards for design, quality, craft and sustainability,” said David Feldberg, Teknion CEO. “A passion for design connects Modus to Teknion and their focus on social and collaborative collections makes them a natural fit. It’s exciting to be welcoming Modus into the Teknion family.”

Modus will continue to operate as an independent company, according to the release, retaining its own brand and servicing its dealer network. Modus was recently certified as a B Corporation, a distinction earned in the U.K. for meeting standards of social and environmental performance.

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