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Ahrend UK and Techo UK will merge. As of 1 July, both companies will continue under the name Royal Ahrend. To celebrate this milestone, we cordially invite our customers, partners and suppliers to the grand opening of our completely renovated, joint showroom during Clerkenwell Design Week in London from 23 to 25 May 2023.  


From 1 July, Ahrend UK and Techo UK will officially operate in the United Kingdom under the global name Royal Ahrend. The name Techo then only exists as a distinctive product brand, which is part of the brand portfolio of Royal Ahrend. With this merger, our customers will have full access to all products and services of both organizations. Thanks to the merger, our Ahrend customers now have access to the smart Techwall solution for built-in cabinets and lockers. At the same time, our space-in-space solutions, such as the successful Qabin range, are available to our current Techo customers. By joining forces, we are also able to enhance our customer experience with an exceptional, customer-oriented service, aimed at both the direct market and the dealer market in the United Kingdom.  


Workshops on the latest trends, designs and techniques 

During the Clerkenwell Design Week, everyone can get acquainted with the full range of office furniture and of course the new team. A perfect occasion, because this annual event in London attracts designers, architects and manufacturers from all over the world. In that week, Ahrend and Techo will provide a number of informative workshops on new trends, innovative designs and groundbreaking techniques, such as Sustainability – How to Reach Net Zero Emissions with Office Furniture and What Sound is And How It Affects Us & Digital Transformation in the Workplace Revolution.  


Merger Ahrend and Techo: the recipe for innovation and success 

Jelle van der Kolk, Commercial Director Western Europe: "We are very enthusiastic about all the positive energy that the collaboration brings. And of course about the common goal that we pursue together. Due to the historic and recent success of both companies, this merger will make us a more versatile and leading company in the UK, with a bigger and stronger team and better service. The newly formed organization will have a strong leadership structure with Andy Barnard as Managing Director and a dedicated focus on both the direct customer segments and the dealer customer segments. We are therefore confident that the merger will be a great success."  

Andy Barnard, Managing Director of the new Ahrend UK, said: "We are delighted to welcome our customers to our inspiring, fully refurbished showroom. The opening marks an important milestone for our organization and reflects our ongoing commitment to providing innovative and sustainable workplace solutions. Thanks to the successful integration of both Ahrend and Techo in other European territories, we have already developed a proven recipe for success, which will undoubtedly make this transition smooth. I am very much looking forward to it and very motivated to lead this newly formed team." 

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