About Steelcase Office Furniture Company
100+ YEARS OF STEELCASE
Our innovation legacy began in 1914 when we received our first patent for the manufacturing process developed to make a strong, durable, low-cost fireproof wastebasket – a major innovation at that time.
Looking back, it’s clear our company has always been about looking forward. Our past, present and future are all about turning insights into innovations that unlock the promise of people at work and make the world a better place.
Steelcase Always Looking Forward
Our innovation legacy began when we received our first patent in 1914. Looking back, it’s clear our company has always been about looking forward. Our past, present, and future are all about turning insights into innovations that unlock the promise of people at work and make the world a better place.
Steelcase was founded in 1912 by a few people with a strong commitment to integrity and doing the right thing. Their principles became the foundation of our company, passed on from decade to decade.
Our employees are our greatest asset and living these values is at the core of all that we do, just as it was in the past.
Steelcase Quick Facts
For over 100 years, Steelcase Inc. has helped create great experiences for the world’s leading organizations, across industries. We offer a comprehensive portfolio of architecture, furniture and technology products and services designed to unlock human promise and support social, economic and environmental sustainability. We are globally accessible through a network of channels, including over 800 dealer locations. Steelcase is a global, industry-leading and publicly traded company with fiscal 2016 revenue of $3.1 billion. We demonstrate all this through our family of brands – including Steelcase, Coalesse, Designtex, PolyVision and turnstone.
Steelcase 100th Anniversary
In 2012, our 100th anniversary marked a special moment for us. It was a moment to understand what brought us here, and to engage our employees around the world in a dialogue around our story and, more importantly, what our future will be.
We took this celebration to engage our employees, dealers, partners and customers around the world to join a dialogue about the future. And since we are a company about work and a working company, this was about the future of work as much as about us.
During the century that Steelcase has been in business, the world had changed in ways no one could have imagined, and change comes faster every day. Tremendous new opportunities lie ahead.
For our company one thing has remained constant: people have always been the core of our business, and for this new century as well. Unlocking human promise was featured in everything we’ve done, and it’s the simple idea that is still important.
As a global company, Steelcase is dedicated to creating relationships with diverse businesses. We promote cultural acceptance through:
- Fair recruiting and hiring processes
- Raising awareness among employees of diversity issues
- Creating partnerships with other companies that support diversity
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