Who We Are

We are a company built on ingenuity. We've truly shaken up the office furniture industry with our ability to manufacture high-end systems and seating utilizing award-winning processes and product designs at an attractive pricepoint.

We bring charisma to the office furniture market. We believe office furniture can be fun; it doesn't have to be so serious. Very simply, we are a group of people who love what we do and this energy is infectious. It translates into award-winning products and manufacturing, marketing ingenuity, happy clients and overall - success.

We're passionate about servicing our dealers and clients. We listen to what the customer wants; we implement change quickly to meet the needs of the ever changing office landscape. Because we are nimble, quick and dedicated we are able to manufacture custom product in 7 - 10 working days.

Vibrant, Unique, Reliable, Committed, Ingenuity, Excellence, Passionate - That's AIS.

A QUICK OVERVIEW

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AIS IN DETAIL

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THE AIS DIFFERENCE

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MANUFACTURING MARVELS

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Environmental Sustainability

At AIS, we have always been a leader in Lean Manufacturing. We strive to eliminate waste from our manufacturing processes every step of the way - the way Mother Nature intended. By manufacturing products with a high recycled content, that are SCS Indoor Advantage Gold certified, and designed for future re-use, our goal is to support a healthy, sustainable natural environment, for present and future generations. And, it doesn't end there – we have a partnership with ANEW; offering our clients a way to repurpose unwanted office furniture. Many of our products have been level® certified, as we maintain the ANSI/BIFMA e3 2011 Furniture Sustainability Standard through our company’s culture and processes. At AIS we're always working to find a better way, a more sustainable approach. It's a journey we are committed to.

Take-back Solution for Surplus Office Furniture

AIS has partnered with ANEW to provide a take-back solution for surplus office furniture and materials. This partnership provides AIS clients with a means to repurpose their furniture, fixtures and architectural materials, diverting the items from landfill. All captured materials are donated to public agencies and charities within a 50 mile radius, benefiting the local communities to which the furniture resided.

ANEW, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, provides companies with sustainable alternatives for their surplus furniture and other items with the priority of matching it to non-profits, public agencies and underserved communities while avoiding landfill. This simple practice furthers corporate citizenship, social responsibility and environmental sustainability. With a nationwide reach of service providers and project managers, ANEW is a single point resource, coordinating the removal of all surplus in any condition from the interior built environment, conducting community outreach to charities and others, then reporting the results and metrics of every project. In its 9 years of existence ANEW has diverted 13.5 million pounds from landfill, serving over 800 organizations in 20 countries. ANEW educates through action, transforming corporate surplus into community service.

AIS Over the Years

It's been an incredible journey. Since our start in 1989 we've skyrocketed to where we are today, clenching the title of 'the most impressive story of growth and success in the systems furniture market'. Scroll with us down memory lane.

Founded as Affordable Interior Systems

Introduced new product lines,

MWall and AO2

Quickly aided Pentagon workers after
Sept. 11th (2500 workstations)

Awarded Shingo Prize for Excellence in
Lean Manufacturing

Industry Week Logo

First seating line introduced

Green Guard Logo

Introduced Divi segmented and
monolithic panel system

Divi, MWall and AO2 achieve
GREENGUARD certification

OFDA Trophy

Recipient of OFDA's Silver Non-Aligned
Manufacturer of the Year award

Expanded manufacturing operations

OFDA Trophy

First in the Industry
Achieved CarbonNeutral status

OFDA Trophy-2

Introduced Calibrate

Benching & Desking Line

Eden & Infinity

AIS products earn BIFMA Level certification.

OFDA Trophy-2

AIS awarded Best of NeoCon, Silver award for
its new Oxygen Benching line.

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2009

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2011

2012

2013

OFDA Trophy-2

AIS receives OFDA Manufacturer of the year,
4th consecutive year winning top honor.

Bruce Platzman

CEO/President

Arthur Maxwell

Chairman

Relocated to state of the art facility
in Hudson, MA

AO2

Panel Based System

MWall

Panel Based System

J.D. Power and Associates selects AIS
products for their worldwide headquarters

Introduced Matrix, full featured frame
and tile panel system

Shingo Prize

Recognized by Industry Week magazine

as one of the top 25 manufacturing plants in
North America

Element Seating Line

AIS products began to achieve
GREENGUARD certification

Recipient of OFDA’s Bronze Non-Aligned
Manufacturer of the Year award

OFDA Trophy

Recipient of OFDA’s Gold Non-Aligned
Manufacturer of the Year award

Carbon Neutral

Recipient of OFDA’s Gold Non-Aligned
Manufacturer of the Year award

(second year in a row!)

Expanded manufacturing operations to
include seating manufacturing

Level Logo

AIS receives OFDA Manufacturer of the year,
3rd consecutive year winning top honor.

Strengthened chair offering. Introduced Harper,
Shiloh, and Jiggy seating lines.

2014

MassEcon recognizes AIS’ economic
growth, commitment to sustainability, and
determination to stay in Massachusetts.
AIS receives the gold MassEcon Team
Economic Impact Award.

AIS receives OFDA Manufacturer of the year,
5th consecutive year winning top honor.

OFDA Trophy

2015

Aloft, height-adjustable benching,
makes its debut and receives Best of
NeoCon Silver Award.

AIS introduces Compete Studio, an innovative
casegood, desking and storage platform designed
for the evolving private office environment at
NeoCon 2015. Designed exclusively for AIS by
David Allan Pesso of New Studio, LLC.

2016

Relocated to state of the art facility,
“Tucker”, located in Leominster, MA.

Who We've Worked With

From financial and healthcare companies to retail businesses and automobile giants, companies and organizations from a broad
range of industries have used AIS products to enhance their office space.