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FIRA first as bathroom manufacturer receives inaugural award
Aquadi by Symphony is continuing to lead the way in the bathroom furniture market, by becoming the first bathroom furniture supplier to be awarded the FIRA Gold Product Certification.
This globally acknowledged status signifies that Aquadi's full collection of Lindo and Venetian furniture has passed specified performance and test evaluations, which have been independently verified by FIRA International. This indicates that all products within the range will provide a consistent level of performance, through integration with an approved quality management scheme.
A full technical analysis of Aquadi's product ranges, which includes ensuring the products are suitable for their intended use, has led to this prestigious status being awarded. Everything in the Aquadi furniture range, including wall, modular wall hung, bi-fold, base and drawer base units, has been inspected against a complex performance and safety based criteria. The product range has been tested against all relevant British and European Standards, including; structural performance, safety, stability, ergonomics, finish performance, effects of atmosphere (moisture, humidity and temperature), flammability and workmanship.
"After launching Aquadi to the bathroom market in 2011, we are thrilled to be presented with the FIRA Gold Certification status," enthuses Robert Newton, Aquadi Marketing Manager. "This prestigious certification scheme confirms Aquadi's place as one of the key players within the bathroom market, after being the first manufacturer to achieve this status.
"The launch of Aquadi strengthened our commitment to our customers to bring a bathroom furniture brand to the market to meet customer demand. We have introduced a new dimension to bathroom furniture, by delivering stylish innovative design and premium quality at a competitive price.
"The award of this certification follows the introduction of our New Perspectives package, which means we can support our bathroom retailers by offering bespoke solutions to help them attract more customers, win more orders and significantly increase sales margins. We can provide fresh inspirational designs for bathroom products, assist with displays, create tailored delivery and ordering packages, provide marketing, service and promotional support and can agree beneficial terms on an exclusive basis."
FIRA's Chief Operating Officer, Phil Reynolds says: "We are very pleased to have worked with Symphony to achieve FIRA Gold Product certification on its Aquadi bathroom range. This is a first for both Symphony and FIRA with regards to a manufacturer holding the FIRA Gold Product Certification for a fitted bathroom. We look forward to working with Symphony to assist the promotion of this achievement."
The Aquadi brand includes the Venetian and Lindo Collection's of fitted furniture. The latter was introduced in direct response to customer demand, and offers a contemporary suite of fitted and modular furniture featuring ranges including gloss black, gloss walnut and handleless designs, and is available on high specification gloss cabinets with matching interior and exterior finishes.
Symphony already holds the FIRA Gold Certification for its Gallery and Milano kitchen ranges.
There will be an opportunity to view an item from the Symphony Aquadi range on FIRA's stand at the kbb Show held at the Excel, London on 19th - 21st May 2013.
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8th March 2013