Hudson, MA - September 19, 2012 – The Office Furniture Dealers Alliance (OFDA) has named AIS Manufacturer of the Year for systems/workstations. This marks the fifth consecutive year the company has been recognized and the third year receiving the top honor. AIS will receive the award at the Dealer Strategies Conference, October 28th at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Words can not express how ecstatic we are to be recognized with this top honor three years in a row. Our dealers are at the heart of AIS’ success. Their needs and concerns are our top priority; we want to know what works, what doesn’t and how we can improve their business. This open communication is working and our commitment to servicing our dealers is unending. A special ‘Thank You’ goes out to all our committed partners. We will continue to better ourselves and deliver you the best value commercial office furniture products and services in the industry,” said Bruce Platzman, President/CEO, AIS.
In an industry with exceptional manufacturing competition, AIS has been able to outperform the industry for 21 years. Applying lean manufacturing processes and implementing some of the most price and lead-time competitive programs in the industry, the company’s growth has propelled to $120M in sales. Most recently the company has expanded its product portfolio to now include seating and casegoods. Committed to customer service and providing the best value product in the industry, dealers, designers and end-users have taken notice, contributing to the company’s record progression.
ABOUT THE DEALER’S CHOICE AWARD
Winners of the OFDA awards are determined by the results of the Association’s new Dealers’ Choice Award Survey. This survey is open to all aligned and non-aligned dealers, asking them to rank their top-volume unaligned suppliers. This award represents excellence in six areas of performance including Training, Product Lines, Service and Support, Sales and Marketing, Management, and Technology.
OFDA established this annual dealer poll as a constructive tool to help improve dealer/manufacturer communications and relations. Survey results provide the basis for OFDA to recognize manufacturer excellence in their products, policies and procedures that impact dealers.
AIS is a leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture and boasts one of the most impressive stories of growth and success in the systems furniture market. The company is known for offering feature-rich product lines that entice designers and meet immediate and future needs of end-users while offering exceptional value. AIS is an innovator that leads the industry in sustainable, lean manufacturing, lead-time and manufacturing flexibility. AIS employs 332 people, with over 500,000 sq. feet of manufacturing and operations at six locations. For more information, visit the website at www.ais-inc.com.