An announcement has been made today about a negotiation between Steelcase and Lab Crafters for an alliance between the companies. This will give Steelcase new abilities to meet the needs of their customers for product solutions in a wide range of laboratory settings.
“Laboratory Solutions is a fast growing division of Steelcase and Lab Crafters is a valued partner who can significantly enhance our capabilities” states Dean Witting, general manager of Steelcase Laboratory Solutions.
“This alliance will advance our momentum in the marketplace by integrating Lab Crafters’ innovative fume hood technologies and extensive industry expertise with our marketing, distribution and research-based product development approach.”
The center of Lab Bench is a structural module that can combine into benches of almost any length and configuration. In the beginning, Lab Bench was developed for the bioscience market, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical and other healthcare markets. For years, Steelcase created laboratory solutions, including the product of Lab Bench, which can also be used for several higher education scenarios as well as the food and electronic industries.
Starting today, both Steelcase and Lab Crafters will be making a complete range of products throughout the United States — including Canada and Mexico.
“This alliance blends innovation, marketing and distribution expertise with similar corporate cultures and values” responds Lab Centers’ President/CEO Bob DeLuca, Sr.
“Like Steelcase, Lab Crafters is committed to producing leading edge products and solution-based applications. And both companies share a dedication to problem-solving through sustainability and environmental responsibility. This alliance will allow both companies to provide a richer offering of products intended to help laboratory workers be more effective.”