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Herman Miller Asia Pacific bags Team of the Year Award for Furniture and Fixture

The renowned furniture manufacturer showcased its volunteer efforts and saw a whopping increase in revenue.

Herman Miller Global Customer Solutions (Hong Kong) Limited, a subsidiary of Herman Miller, Inc., bagged the Team of the Year Award for furniture and fixture at the Hong Kong Business Management Excellence Awards 2019.

Now on its second year, Hong Kong Business Review merits the city’s most outstanding business leaders, including exceptional teams and individuals whose initiatives have resulted in substantial business gains for their company’s operations.

Herman Miller Asia Pacific sets the bar high for furnishing design. Through their operation hubs in Dongguan, China and Bangalore, India, the company offers convenient one-stop solutions to customers in the rapidly growing regions of the Asia Pacific. Their consolidation of operations in their Dongguan factory increased their production capability by 27%, allowing the company to manufacture and deliver more products in the area.

By producing high-quality furniture with inventive designs and innovative technologies and offering award-winning services, Herman Miller works towards a better world, improving the human experience in homes, workplaces, and schools, amongst others.

The manufacturer has also managed to reach both corporate and retail customers thanks to their OMNI channel, e-commerce, retail stores and distribution partners. Their revenue grew by 28.6% compared to the previous financial year, making them the fastest growing region across international markets.

The furniture brand also gives back to the community by creating corporate social responsibility platforms that promote care for children and the elderly and protect the environment. In the last two years, over 500 members of the winning team participated in volunteer programmes, contributing more than 2,000 hours of community service.

Herman Miller’s corporate vision, “Inspiring Design Help People Do Great Things,” was directed towards representing the company’s corporate value and delivering the best outcome to both international and local customers.

“Good design isn’t just good business, it’s a moral obligation,” said Herman Miller founder D.J. De Press.

With an agile, diverse, multicultural, and responsive team, Herman Miller was able to deliver this moral obligation, bringing only the most exceptional products and services to its clients across the globe. The project produced stunning results with both an increase in revenue and productivity.

At present, the team aids in the expansion of office landscape for global brands such as the Bank of America, Citibank, and Metlife in the financial sector; Amazon, Salesforce, Facebook, Huawei, DELL in the tech sector; and Daimler, Chanel, Estee Lauder, L’Oreal in the consumer goods sector.

The company is also expanding its market share by establishing brick-and-mortar stores as well as online stores in Japan, China, India and Hong Kong.

Herman Miller has been operating in the market for more than a hundred years, focusing on design, the environment, community service as well as the health and well-being of their customers and employees.

Watch the interview below to know more about their success:

The Hong Kong Business Management Excellence Awards was held on 21 November at Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong.

The 2019 nominees were judged by a panel consisting of Charbon Lo, Director at Crowe (HK) CPA Limited; Roy Lo Managing Partner at SHINEWING (HK) CPA Limited; Anthony Tam, Executive Director of Tax Advisory Services, Mazars Hong Kong; Andrew Ross, Managing Director at Baker Tilly Hong Kong; and Eugene Liu, Managing Partner at RSM Hong Kong.

If you would like to join the 2020 awards and be lauded as one of the most outstanding management executives of Hong Kong, please email julie@charltonmediamail.com.

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