Our story started in 1976, when our Chairman Colin Mustoe began designing and manufacturing office furniture. All these years on and we’ve achieved a great deal, but still remain an independent, family owned business.
We have three global brands within The Senator Group. Each of our brands has its own individual personality, complementing each other to create an extensive portfolio to choose from.
Quality seems to be a worryingly overused word these days. Just drop into the marketing department of any given brand and you’ll find any number of people who’ll happily tell you with utmost confidence and conviction that theirs is a quality product. The problem is that there’s no control on the word – one person’s opinion of ‘quality’ is wildly different to another’s.
Quality at Senator
One aspect of quality we can have control over is our Quality Assurance.
It simply means that every one of our products has been through a rigorous testing system and our customers’ requirements are adhered to with a strict Right First Time and Zero Defect policy.
Our fully documented quality systems involve every aspect of our international operations and all of our employees undergo regular training to ensure these standards are constantly met. Our UK sites have been accredited with ISO9001 since 1991, are full members of FIRA and all our products are independently tested to all relevant international standards. So when you hear us talk about quality, you know we mean we’re nothing less than 100% happy with it. And if we’re 100% happy with it, we’re confident you will be too.
We go to extraordinary lengths to ensure our products are the best that they can be.
All of our products are tested to global quality standards. In fact, they do more than simply pass, they are on average 30% stronger and more durable than required. How do we know this? We have recently invested in three new Hanke Prüftechnik testing machines which report a level of detail far superior than that of the international testing houses. We test our products for their structural strength and durability. With this data, we not only meet our own strict quality assurance standards, but we can also build this into the designs of future products making them the best in their class.