A new facility for FIRA International
Work is well underway on our new custom-built testing facilities, which are due to open later this year, following significant investment from our parent company, Element Materials Technology.
The new facility, which is close to our current site in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, will help us continue to support the furniture industry and uphold the highest standards of quality, innovation and research.
A commitment to sustainability has been key to our planning and fit-out. When FIRA International took control of the building it had an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) rating of 56 (category C). Our improvements have decreased this rating to 42 (category B). When the building is fully operational we'll continue to review our sustainability credentials and recycling targets for products we've tested.
We look forward to sharing updates as the build continues, and will share full logistic details with our customers as the move date approaches.
New office space
The shell of our new office space is in place, ready for fit-out. There will also be facilities for meetings and training in this area
New ergonomics facilites
The area which will house our ergonomics facilities is starting to take shape, located on the first floor of our new building
Overview of the build
A good overview of site progress, the mezzanine floor on the left is taking shape and will house our office space
New BIFMA testing room
The room pictured top left will house of BIFMA testing equipment, supporting those who work with the American market
The new facilities
A good overview of the new facilities, this is from the rear of the site looking to the main entrance for deliveries
The new test bay
An over head shot of a section of the new test bay and the construction of some new laboratories and conditioning rooms
New mezzanine floor
Construction is well underway on a new mezzanine floor which will host our new office space
Our experts test to all the main standards British, European and American standards for all types of domestic and contract furniture.
FIRA Gold Certification
FIRA Gold Certification is the quality mark recognised across the furniture industry, spanning products and installation services.
Our technical services experts have a long history and wealth of experience in the furniture industry, offering support across the furniture supply chain.