Wakefield-based OE Electrics
Ltd, which manufactures on-desk, in-desk and under-desk power and data distribution solutions, has launched a North American business (OE Electrics Inc) and made two senior appointments — John Corner as sales manager and Michael O’Keefe as product manager.
Tim Hobbs, OE Electrics’ co-founder and technical director (www.oeelectrics.co.uk
), said: “We are fortunate that we are already familiar with the North American electrical market.
“Many of our European furniture partners export to the USA or have operations there already, so we have several products already listed as complying with US electrical codes.
“This means we can support furniture manufacturers with a global supply chain, wherever they sell their products.
“Our long-term objective is to partner with North American furniture manufacturers to design and manufacture our next generation of products.
“John and Michael will play pivotal roles in helping us achieve this.”
In June, OE Electrics will be exhibiting at Neocon in Chicago — one of the world’s most prominent commercial-furniture exhibitions — to introduce its products to North America.
The company already supplies its products to over 60 countries; they can be found in offices, call centres, hospitals, airports, hotels, cafés, shopping malls and sport centres around the globe.
The company has manufacturing sites in the UK, Australia and Germany, along with a sales office in Dubai and a global distributor network.