SOS launches new line of office furniture | The business

Stationery and Office Supplies Limited, SOS, has expanded its office furniture offerings with a new range called Evolve, aimed at capturing a larger share of the local market.

The new range, under which SOS stocks freestanding desks, cabinets, chairs and tables, was officially launched last month after nearly a year working with a China-based supplier.

SOS’s core business is the sale of office supplies, stationery and furniture. In 2018, it diversified into book production, including student notebooks, choir books and writing pads, through the acquisition of Book Empire Limited, maker of the SEEK brand.

The launch of the new line of office furniture comes after the company disclosed that it had struck a deal with Affordable Interior Systems, an American supplier of office furniture, in a bid to recover the business lost by the pandemic. The new agreement was intended to alleviate delays that had been occurring with previous suppliers in the Far East since the pandemic.

Now, the company is back with a supplier from China, touting affordability as one of the main draws for customers with the new Evolve furniture line.

“We are always looking for new opportunities to increase our product range and provide customers with the most modern and reliable furniture on the market. Our new Evolve line is one such venture. It gives our customers a completely new look and feel for their offices at incredible prices,” said Kelli Muschett, deputy managing director and director of purchasing and administration at SOS, in a company statement.

SOS’ decision to bring a new line of office furniture to market comes amid record successes the company has enjoyed over the six-month period to June 30, 2022, when it made a profit of $69 million, a jump of US$ 65 million. in its performance for the same period in 2021 and its best performance in its 57-year history. Revenues nearly doubled to $420 million year-over-year.

Its performance was partly helped by the delivery and installation of a new call center with more than 200 seats. as well as other projects. SOS did not specify any target markets for the new line of office furniture, but for the past two years it has been working to drive business forward in the business process outsourcing sector.

SOS says it is confident that despite the impact of the pandemic on shipping and distribution around the world, it will be able to keep up with expected market demand for Evolve.

“Thanks to our extensive storage facilities, new partnerships and strategic planning efforts, SOS is able to meet market demand for the Evolve line even as it grows. We plan to keep our inventory well-stocked as we pay close attention to fluctuations in shipping times.” said Muschett.

The company also intends to continue launching new lines of furniture.

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