North-east England business Furniture Clinic, which is run by 26-year old Ben Staerck, has opened a new 3000 sq ft premises in New York to allow it to offer its products to customers and suppliers across America.
Specialising in leather cleaning and repair products, Furniture Clinic provides its specialist care kits to consumers and retailers across the world.
Since its launch in 2005, Furniture Clinic has experienced significant growth and, more recently, a surge in international sales through its website.
With a large amount of stock being distributed to the United States, Furniture Clinic took the decision to open the New York office to provide a better service to US-based customers and allow it to further increase its reach in the country.
Speaking of his decision to open the office, Mr Staerck said: “We had been considering Furniture Clinic’s expansion for a while and as the business continued to grow we felt like it was the right time to go ahead with our plans. Many customers in the US can be put off by a company that does not have a base in the country and we felt that the opening of this office would really help us to expand as a business and firmly establish our brand internationally."
All products will continue to be manufactured in the UK and will be exported to America for distribution.
In addition to leather cleaning and repair kits, which can be bought online, Furniture Clinic also offers repair and restoration services to businesses and consumers.
With 11 branches across the UK, customers are able to send their items to a Furniture Clinic workshop where a trained technician will repair, re-colour or restore their items using its specialist product range.
It has also launched a new colour match service that needs only a swatch of fabric, wall covering or any other material to produce a perfect leather colour match.
Mr Staerck continues: “It has been a fantastic few years for Furniture Clinic and we are looking ahead to the future with real excitement and optimism. Our future plans include the opening of further offices in the United States and hopefully other areas of the world.”