Steelcase India Partners With Alps Technologies In Gujarat To Transform Workplaces

Steelcase brings in its comprehensive portfolio of architecture, furniture and technology products and services to unlock human promise


An extension of Steelcase’s growth plans in India, the global leader in office furniture and innovative workspace solutions, today announced their presence in Ahmedabad. Developed in partnership with the Alps the new showroom at Ahmedabad, Gujarat will strengthen Steelcase’s commitment to transform workspaces with user-centric business solutions through its wide range of products that will help in creating a sustainable and interconnected workspace for the growing businesses in the city. The expertise of both Steelcase and Alps will also facilitate a holistic approach to foster a higher level of employee engagement and enhance the company’s business performance.

The expansion in Gujarat, starting with Ahmedabad, is another step taken to establish a stronger footing towards the growth of Tier II & III cities, which are rising as preferred office locations for a number of global and Indian Corporates owing to economical real estate and government support. Being one of the most industrially developed states, increased FDI inflow and competitive infrastructure, Gujarat has been growing at the rate of 13.47% during 2011-12 to 2016-17 (according to ibef). The launch in Ahmedabad will further accelerate this growth by providing business comprehensive workspace research, latest trends and an in-depth knowledge quotient from around the globe to enable a productive and profitable workspace. 

Uli Gwinner, President, Steelcase Asia Pacific said “Workspace dynamics in India are changing faster than ever before with an influx of a younger and more dynamic workforce that believes in working smarter, faster and more efficiently. Hence, it becomes important to imagine and prepare for human experiences at a place where people spend extensive hours awake and need to be agile to function efficiently. With India emerging as one of the most promising economic hubs with a huge demand for employee-centric solutions, it becomes all the more important for us to capture the growing demand for such new age workspaces.” 

Praveen Rawal, Managing Director, Steelcase India, and South East Asia said, “In Ahmedabad, the business climate and infrastructure is ideal for a brand driven by culture and innovation. Emerging to be one of the fastest developing cities with top businesses in the country, we believe Steelcase will help in introducing and supporting the new working demands of entrepreneurs. The aspiration to escalate in terms of building and creating better offices centered on employee productivity and well-being poses as a perfect opportunity to expand our operations and foster an agile workspace culture”. 

Kriyang Patel, Director, Alps Technologies Pvt Ltd said “With a bigger agenda of expanding in various cities within Gujarat, Our joint synergies will contribute to helping change the workspace landscape of Ahmedabad through Steelcase’s expertise and our extensive network of clients. We are sure our flagship Co, Trio elevator’s, experience of operations as the market leader in elevator business in Gujarat will steer us to comfortable success very soon.   We are delighted to partner with Steelcase, and believe this partnership will add immense value to build a valuable workspace culture, supporting the entrepreneurial spirit of the city.”

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