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Issue 19 – July 2012

The leading supplier of office seating furniture components to the UK & European Manufacturers. With in-house CAD we offer full design and engineering for product development at all levels.

Welcome to the latest edition of the CMS Newsletter, providing you with all the recent company information, newest products, immerging ranges and the event diary, keeping you up-to-date on what’s happening at CMS and in the industry.

Please visit our website – to view our extensive product offering or via one of the links below.

sobering thought

Koncept showcased their new product at NeoCon in Chicago, called Sobre™. Designed for open spaces such as libraries, government buildings and public venues, these lights are a free standing solution providing consistent, energy-efficient lighting for extended work surfaces. As anticipated Sobre™ won the silver medal for ‘Best of NeoCon 2012’ judged by over 50 industry experts. This product is currently in the final stages of development, but we wanted to give you a taste of what’s to come.

tub step

We have a new Tub Chair inclusive of the steel frame and moulded onto plywood. Finishing the product would simply require upholstery feet and seat mounting brackets.

CMS allsorts

We have a plethora of new products this month ranging from PU & PP fixed arm pads to optional brake-loaded castors. For more information
email or call +44(0)1235 773370

donati update

Donati have launched a new slide and clip seating mechanism. This negates the requirement for time consuming traditional fixings and does what it says on the tin...slides and clips!

supply chain certified

CMS is applying for Forest Stewardship Council certification for ‘Chain of Custody’, FSC-STD-40-004. This is not just another adornment for the wall, but a representation of commitment by CMS in its endeavour to deliver sustainable and environmentally considered products. For more information visit:

R & D at Oxford Uni

CMS are in discussions with Oxford Brookes University as we look to utilise their research and development facility for a number of client projects. This will bring a fresh approach to our business from some of Britain’s brightest brains.

movers and shakers

As the company continues to win business we have expanded our resource enabling us to maintain our expected high levels of customer service. As a result we have two new employees to welcome to the fold. Ben Marsh joins us from the Defence Academy (MOD). Ben will be looking after all things financial. He lives in Swindon with his girlfriend, has 2 children and in his spare time enjoys football, F1 and politics. Our second joiner this month is Jilly Oxlade who joins CMS to look after sales in London and support the marketing strategy for the business. Jilly lives near Hungerford in Berkshire, with partner Chris and keeps a variety of feathered friends. She will, if you are not careful, flog you some eggs given half a chance.

small fry

You will pleased to hear that both our pregnant ladies have produced, Amber with her baby boy, Noah, and Emma has her little girl, Autumn. We wish both mums well and look forward to indoctrinating the little ones to the CMS ways, we like to start them young!

sister speak

CMS Ergonomics, our sister company, had a very successful week, having participated in the much awaited Clerkenwell Design Week. Boasting over 60 showrooms, a wealth of creative agencies and more architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet, Clerkenwell is the UK's most important design community. With showrooms at ‘The Gallery’ in Great Sutton Street, Ergo were well placed to take advantage of three-day festival celebrating design's creative richness, social relevance and technological advancements through the programme of workshops, presentations, product launches and debates.

100% Design chose sister event Clerkenwell Design Week to unveil its new direction at a crowded breakfast briefing. Leading figures from the design world saw for the first time the layout, plans and lead creative for the event this September. This show has an excellent pedigree and will be another exciting event on Ergo’s calendar. Visit us at stand No.0351