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The Munich-based Vivonio Furniture Group is anticipating growth in turnover of just over 15 percent for 2015. With its three subsidiaries MAJA, Staud, and SCIAE, four factories, and 1,200 employees, the group of furniture manufacturers is expecting a total turnover of approximately 300 million euros in 2015. The subsidiaries of Vivonio are among the leading European manufacturers in their respective segments. Vivonio intends to continue to pursue its course of growth in the coming years – by acquiring other European furniture manufacturers as well. 

 

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Dr. Markus Witte (46) is the new Managing Director at MAJA Möbel in Kasendorf. With its main factory in Kasendorf, Upper Franconia, and another factory in Wittichenau near Dresden, the subsidiary of the Vivonio Furniture Group – with over 800 employees – produces flat-pack furniture for do-it-yourself assembly. Upon joining the management team of MAJA, Markus Witte will initially take over the management of MAJA in Kasendorf together with the former Managing Director Heinz Hien (63). Heinz Hien, whose work has made a lasting mark on MAJA, is entering phased retirement. Markus Witte will continue to pursue the course of growth and innovation that has been taken to date, and further build on MAJA's strong position in the manufacture of flat-pack furniture.

The furniture specialist has now included easy-to-handle desks with manual height adjustment in its portfolio. "The products of the prestigious company from Coburg complement our range of products perfectly. With the high-quality height-adjustable desks, we are now tapping into a segment with the upmarket office furniture sector with enormous growth potential," says Vivonio CEO Elmar Duffner.

 

 

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March 28, 2017

 

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August 31, 2016

 

The furniture specialist has now included easy-to-handle desks with manual height adjustment in its portfolio. "The products of the prestigious company from Coburg complement our range of products perfectly. With the high-quality height-adjustable desks, we are now tapping into a segment with the upmarket office furniture sector with enormous growth potential," says Vivonio CEO Elmar Duffner.

 

 

 

 

MUNICH, 

August 31, 2016

 

The Munich-based Vivonio Furniture Group is anticipating growth in turnover of just over 15 percent for 2015. With its three subsidiaries MAJA, Staud, and SCIAE, four factories, and 1,200 employees, the group of furniture manufacturers is expecting a total turnover of approximately 300 million euros in 2015. The subsidiaries of Vivonio are among the leading European manufacturers in their respective segments. Vivonio intends to continue to pursue its course of growth in the coming years – by acquiring other European furniture manufacturers as well.

MUNICH, 

January 12, 2016

MUNICH, 

September 16, 2015

 

Dr. Markus Witte (46) is the new Managing Director at MAJA Möbel in Kasendorf. With its main factory in Kasendorf, Upper Franconia, and another factory in Wittichenau near Dresden, the subsidiary of the Vivonio Furniture Group – with over 800 employees – produces flat-pack furniture for do-it-yourself assembly. Upon joining the management team of MAJA, Markus Witte will initially take over the management of MAJA in Kasendorf together with the former Managing Director Heinz Hien (63). Heinz Hien, whose work has made a lasting mark on MAJA, is entering phased retirement. Markus Witte will continue to pursue the course of growth and innovation that has been taken to date, and further build on MAJA's strong position in the manufacture of flat-pack furniture.

Leuwico, an office furniture manufacturer based in Wiesenfeld near Coburg, Germany, implemented a one-of-a-kind project in the Franconian town Hof last summer: It joined forces with fickenscher architektur+ to implement a visionary office concept on an area of 1,564 square metres in a century-old textile factory. The building belongs to the international manufacturer Tenowo GmbH, a subsidiary of HoftexGroup AG headquarted in Hof. "The concept is based on the sustainable approach of building upcycling to create a modern and pleasant working environment for all employees," explains Uwe Fickenscher, an architect based in Hof.

 

 

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January 26, 2017

MUNICH, 

March 28, 2017

The Dutch wardrobe manufacturer Noteborn is acquired by Vivonio Furniture GmbH. Shortly after acquiring Leuwico GmbH, the holding is further strengthening its position as a leading player in the European furniture market. The highly professional manufacturer of bespoke wardrobe systems employs around 70 staff and generated a turnover of around 11 million Euros in 2016. Noteborn will be the fifth daughter company and the sixth manufacturing site within the Vivonio group, which was founded as Vivonio Furniture GmbH in 2012 in Munich.

 

 

 

 

 

Leuwico, an office furniture manufacturer based in Wiesenfeld near Coburg, Germany, implemented a one-of-a-kind project in the Franconian town Hof last summer: It joined forces with fickenscher architektur+ to implement a visionary office concept on an area of 1,564 square metres in a century-old textile factory. The building belongs to the international manufacturer Tenowo GmbH, a subsidiary of HoftexGroup AG headquarted in Hof. "The concept is based on the sustainable approach of building upcycling to create a modern and pleasant working environment for all employees," explains Uwe Fickenscher, an architect based in Hof. 

 

 

 

 

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Ulrike Woiwode, Telephone +49 89 121 1225-10
ulrike.woiwode@vivonio.com

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Leuwico, an office furniture manufacturer based in Wiesenfeld near Coburg, Germany, implemented a one-of-a-kind project in the Franconian town Hof last summer: It joined forces with fickenscher architektur+ to implement a visionary office concept on an area of 1,564 square metres in a century-old textile factory. The building belongs to the international manufacturer Tenowo GmbH, a subsidiary of HoftexGroup AG headquarted in Hof. "The concept is based on the sustainable approach of building upcycling to create a modern and pleasant working environment for all employees," explains Uwe Fickenscher, an architect based in Hof.

 

 

 

 

 

The Dutch wardrobe manufacturer Noteborn is acquired by Vivonio Furniture GmbH. Shortly after acquiring Leuwico GmbH, the holding is further strengthening its position as a leading player in the European furniture market. The highly professional manufacturer of bespoke wardrobe systems employs around 70 staff and generated a turnover of around 11 million Euros in 2016. Noteborn will be the fifth daughter company and the sixth manufacturing site within the Vivonio group, which was founded as Vivonio Furniture GmbH in 2012 in Munich.

 

 

MUNICH,

August 24, 2017

 

Vivonio Furniture Group has appointed Axel Brömstrup as the new Managing Director of MAJA Kasendorf. With his extensive experience in lean manufacturing, Axel Brömstrup is ideally suited to continue the successful development of the company. The Vivonio Furniture Group itself is also growing, with Holger Kierdorf appointed to the newly created position of Head of Digital Strategy.

Axel Brömstrup
Holger Kierdorf

 

Furniture ranges for the bedroom that combine tradition with innovation – this is the key to success for STAUD. They have been so successful that this company, with a history extending back to 1653, is now expanding its production facilities with a new building. The official groundbreaking ceremony on 7 July 2017 was attended by the press as well as politicians. The new plant will start production in early 2018.

BAD SAULGAU, 

July 10, 2017

Groundbreakting ceremony for new Staud production facilities

 

By purchasing fm Büromöbel Franz Meyer GmbH & Co. KG, Vivonio Furniture GmbH is extending its competence as a major player on the European furniture market. The company from Bösel founded by master carpenter Franz Meyer in 1964 is the sixth subsidiary of the Munich-based furniture alliance.

Munich,

September 28, 2017

Munich,

JUNE 20, 2018

 

 

 

Vivonio Furniture GmbH expands its portfolio of custom built-in cabinets by acquiring Denmark-based KA Interiør S/A and strengthens its presence on the Scandinavian furniture market. The Danish company is one of the largest private label manufacturers of sliding door cabinets in Scandinavia. Together with the Dutch subsidiary Noteborn B.V., acquired in 2017, the furniture holding company from Munich continues to consolidate its leadership in Northern and Central Europe.

 

Vivonio Furniture GmbH expands its portfolio of custom built-in cabinets by acquiring Denmark-based KA Interiør S/A and strengthens its presence on the Scandinavian furniture market. The Danish company is one of the largest private label manufacturers of sliding door cabinets in Scandinavia. Together with the Dutch subsidiary Noteborn B.V., acquired in 2017, the furniture holding company from Munich continues to consolidate its leadership in Northern and Central Europe.

Munich,

June 20, 2018

Munich,

March 4, 2019

 

Since fm Büromöbel joined the Vivonio Group in September 2017 as the sixth subsidiary, it has developed extremely well. To ensure sustainable growth, fm Büromöbel GmbH is now significantly expanding its production capacities: With the takeover of a modern production site in Upper Austria, the company is adapting to the increasing demand.Since fm Büromöbel joined the Vivonio Group in September 2017 as the sixth subsidiary, it has developed extremely well. To ensure sustainable growth, fm Büromöbel GmbH is now significantly expanding its production capacities: With the takeover of a modern production site in Upper Austria, the company is adapting to the increasing demand.

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Munich,

March 24, 2020

Vivonio Furniture GmbH
Ulrike Woiwode

Telephone +49 89 121 1225-10
ulrike.woiwode@vivonio.com

 

The coronavirus pandemic has affected every area of economic life - the furniture business included. Vivonio Furniture GmbH is responding to the challenges of the situation with resilience and adapting the companies’ production activities to current requirements. Production at MAJA Wittichenau and STAUD was suspended temporarily up until before Easter. Both facilities will start up again with varying levels of intensity on 14 April 2020. Then all seven subsidiaries will be in action again, while complying of course with the highest hygiene standards.

Munich,

April 14, 2020

 

The coronavirus pandemic has affected every area of economic life - the furniture business included. Vivonio Furniture GmbH is responding to the challenges of the situation with resilience and adapting the companies’ production activities to current requirements. Production at MAJA Wittichenau and STAUD was suspended temporarily up until before Easter. Both facilities will start up again with varying levels of intensity on 14 April 2020. Then all seven subsidiaries will be in action again, while complying of course with the highest hygiene standards. 

Munich,

april 14, 2020

Munich,

October 01, 2020


New faces at the subsidiaries of Vivonio Furniture GmbH: While the plant management of MAJA-MÖBELWERK GmbH in Wittichenau is being transferred to new hands, there are also new developments at the management level for the Danish colleagues of KA Interiør and in the Netherlands at Noteborn.

Munich,

april 14, 2020

New faces at the subsidiaries of Vivonio Furniture GmbH: While the plant management of MAJA-MÖBELWERK GmbH in Wittichenau is being transferred to new hands, there are also new developments at the management level for the Danish colleagues of KA Interiør and in the Netherlands at Noteborn.

 

 

Munich,

october 01, 2020

 

New faces at the subsidiaries of Vivonio Furniture GmbH: While the plant management of MAJA-MÖBELWERK GmbH in Wittichenau is being transferred to new hands, there are also new developments at the management level for the Danish colleagues of KA Interiør and in the Netherlands at Noteborn.

 

Munich,

October 01, 2020

 

The Association of the German Furniture Industry (Verband der Deutschen Möbelindustrie/VDM) has a new president: the general assembly elected Elmar Duffner to succeed Michael Stiehl during a video conference Wednesday. 

60-year-old Duffner is the Managing Director of Vivonio Furniture GmbH in Munich and has already acted as the VDM’s president from 2008 to 2014.

His term will be three years.

 

bad honnef/herford,

November 04, 2020

 

The Association of the German Furniture Industry (Verband der Deutschen Möbelindustrie/VDM) has a new president: the general assembly elected Elmar Duffner to succeed Michael Stiehl during a video conference Wednesday. 

60-year-old Duffner is the Managing Director of Vivonio Furniture GmbH in Munich and has already acted as the VDM’s president from 2008 to 2014.

His term will be three years.

 

Bad Honeff/Herford

november 04, 2020

bad honnef/herford,

November 04, 2020

 

The Association of the German Furniture Industry (Verband der Deutschen Möbelindustrie/VDM) has a new president: the general assembly elected Elmar Duffner to succeed Michael Stiehl during a video conference Wednesday. 

60-year-old Duffner is the Managing Director of Vivonio Furniture GmbH in Munich and has already acted as the VDM’s president from 2008 to 2014.

His term will be three years.

Munich,

February 19, 2021

The former managing director of MAJA Möbel has passed away following a serious illness. He was 68 years old.

The furniture industry has lost one of its defining faces in Heinz Hien. Hien contributed to the expertise of MAJA Möbel, a subsidiary of Vivonio Furniture GmbH, since 1982. Heinz Hien started as a national sales manager, then was the director of sales from 1989 to 1996. After a brief period at Schieder, Hien returned to MAJA in Kasendorf as Managing Director in 1998. Under his leadership, the company grew into one of Europe’s leading manufacturers for flat-pack furniture.

MUNICH,

February 19, 2021​

Munich,

April 14, 2021

Munich,

March 24, 2020

 

With effect from 19 May 2021 Axel Brömstrup is no longer Managing Director of MAJA Möbel Kasendorf. “Over the past years Mr. Brömstrup made a decisive contribution to the successful business development of MAJA Möbel Kasendorf. “We would like to thank him for the cooperation and wish him all the best for his future”, Elmar Duffner, Managing Director & CEO Vivonio.

Munich,

May 21, 2021

 

The Coronavirus pandemic has an impact on all areas of economic life. The furniture industry is also affected. The Vivonio Group responds to the challenges of the situation and adapts the production activities of its companies to current requirements. While production is temporarily suspended at Maja Wittichenau and Staud, the other members of the Group continue to produce – naturally in compliance with the highest hygiene standards.

Munich,

March 24, 2020

 

With effect from 19 May 2021 Axel Brömstrup is no longer Managing Director of MAJA Möbel Kasendorf. “Over the past years Mr. Brömstrup made a decisive contribution to the successful business development of MAJA Möbel Kasendorf. “We would like to thank him for the cooperation and wish him all the best for his future”, Elmar Duffner, Managing Director & CEO Vivonio.

 

His duties will be assumed on an interim basis by Peter Völkner, CFO of MAJA Möbel Kasendorf and Wittichenau, until a permanent solution for the succession is found.

Munich,

May 21, 2021

MUNICH,

July 01, 2021​

 

Stephan Paffendorf is named the new Managing Director of Sales at STAUD. An expert in sales, he will assume the new role in Sales & Business Development on 1 July 2021 and bolster the current management team of Dirk Schmidtmeier (Technical Director) and Wolfgang Schwägele (Commercial Director).

munich

July 01,  2021​

 

Stephan Paffendorf is named the new Managing Director of Sales at STAUD. An expert in sales, he will assume the new role in Sales & Business Development on 1 July 2021 and bolster the current management team of Dirk Schmidtmeier (Technical Director) and Wolfgang Schwägele (Commercial Director).

 

 

MUNICH,

april 14, 2021​

 

With Peter Völkner, Vivonio’s subsidiaries, MAJA Möbel Wittichenau and MAJA Möbel Kasendorf, are both gaining an experienced manager in their respective management teams. The 52-year-old will work at both locations in the newly created role of commercial director. This expansion of the management level supports both companies’ plans for growth.

MUNICH,

JULY 01, 2021​

Stephan Paffendorf is named the new Managing Director of Sales at STAUD. An expert in sales, he will assume the new role in Sales & Business Development on 1 July 2021 and bolster the current management team of Dirk Schmidtmeier (Technical Director) and Wolfgang Schwägele (Commercial Director). 

munich

Mai 19,  2021​

 

With effect from 19 May 2021 Axel Brömstrup is no longer Managing Director of MAJA Möbel Kasendorf. “Over the past years Mr. Brömstrup made a decisive contribution to the successful business development of MAJA Möbel Kasendorf. “We would like to thank him for the cooperation and wish him all the best for his future”, Elmar Duffner, Managing Director & CEO Vivonio.

 

His duties will be assumed on an interim basis by Peter Völkner, CFO of MAJA Möbel Kasendorf and Wittichenau, until a permanent solution for the succession is found.

 

 

munich

April 14,  2021​

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