Widac Commercial Interiors (Pvt.) Ltd Chairman Primal Wijayanayake (centre) addresses the gathering alongside Steelcase Asia Pacific President Uli Gwinner (fourth from left) and other distinguished invitees to the launch event
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By Harshana Sellahewa
Steelcase, a leader in office furniture and innovative workspace solutions, in partnership with Widac Commercial Interiors (Pvt.) Ltd recently announced its official launch in Sri Lanka, at a ceremony held at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo.
Adding to a broad network of showrooms in major cities and markets throughout the Asia-Pacific region – which include China, India, Singapore, Japan and Australia – the launch of Steelcase in Sri Lanka highlights the company’s commitment to supporting local and international clients in markets around the world and the growth opportunities in business it sees in the local market.
Through its architecture, furniture and technology solutions, Steelcase helps organisations create workplaces that support a great work experience and evolve the way they work, optimising the use of space.
Commenting at the launch event, Steelcase Asia Pacific President Uli Gwinner said, “I’m confident Steelcase can help businesses in Sri Lanka boost the performance of its people and organisations.
We look forward to working with Widac Commercial Interiors to share our deep knowledge and expertise in work and workplaces, to boost productivity, efficiency and employee well-being.”
“There is a strong awareness in Sri Lanka, of the need to utilise the workplace to support individuals, teams and organisations to thrive and grow and to retain talent. Steelcase can help play a vital role in this and we look forward to a rewarding relationship with retail and corporate clients in Sri Lanka,” added Gwinner.
The new showroom gives local and international businesses in Sri Lanka access to the latest Steelcase workplace research, knowledge and solutions from around the world, as well as a wide range of workplace furniture to meet the needs of growing businesses.
Steelcase is at the forefront of research about the ways people actually work in today’s fast-paced business world, applying decades of knowledge and experience to help businesses drive innovation and boost employee productivity and wellness. Commenting on the partnership with Steelcase at the launch event, Widac Commercial Interiors (Pvt.) Ltd Chairman Primal Wijayanayake said, “We are honoured to partner Steelcase, a world leader in the design and manufacture of furniture for commercial workplaces. Our joint synergies will contribute to new designs and enhance productivity in Sri Lankan workplaces. Widac is already deeply engaged in designing commercial interiors and I believe this partnership will add immense value to workplaces in the country.” “Employee engagement and well-being are issues of growing importance for companies and we look forward to offering them our expert solutions to address their needs,” concluded Wijayanayake.
Established in 1912 as the Metal Office Furniture Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Steelcase is over 105 years old and was founded by a few people with a strong commitment to integrity and doing the right thing. Their principles became the foundation of our company, passed on from decade to decade.
Widac Commercial Interiors (Pvt.) Ltd was founded in 1988 to supply high-quality interior decor products and the first product the company introduced was LLumar Window Films from the USA. The company grew rapidly to encompass turnkey interior solutions, as well as increase its product range. Widac Commercial Interiors (Pvt.) Ltd is a premier interior design and build company in Sri Lanka rated among the top three in the country.