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About Us

Many years ago in Germany

It all started in 1954 in Bäd Essen, Germany, when Josef Kesseböhmer and his son Heinrich J. Kesseböhmer began producing wire baskets and display stands for shopfitting and presentation.

They didn’t set out to bring quality office furnishings to the world – but that’s exactly what they ended up doing.

More growth, more ideas

Over the years, Kesseböhmer added PVC coating and electroplating capabilities, developing facilities and a fair bit of knowledge about metal processing. With this expertise, the company branched into related markets like fittings for kitchens, appliances, bathrooms, and bedrooms.

By the 1960s Kesseböhmer began to export products used around the globe by companies like Henkel, Nestlé, Coca Cola, Bosch and many more. 

Through it all, Kessebohmer has remained a family company now led by the 3rd generation, with production facilities and sales offices throughout the world. 

Kesseböhmer and ergonomics – a natural fit

In 1998, Kesseböhmer expanded the product portfolio to ergonomic office furniture. 

Since then, Kessebohmer Ergonomics has become a global leader in manufacturing special system components for the furniture industry. Our lifting systems are primarily installed in table bases for office, industrial, school, and health care settings.

Kessebohmer Ergonomics: Made in America

In 2016, Kessebohmer Ergonomics of America (KEA) established a manufacturing facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan. What started as a production facility for pneumatic counter balanced table bases has become a much larger venture. The facility has twice expanded, and the workforce has quadrupled. Global and domestic supply chain partners, and a location in the heart of the Furniture City, allow us to offer responsiveness, quick lead times, and a bespoke experience for our US-based customers.

Our Values

Kessebohmer Ergonomics of America (KEA) strives to be an integral partner with our customers. We help our customers to provide a competitive solution, where performance and reliability are key decision points.

We take seriously our commitment to the environment, and in our constant effort to do more, we have become both ISO 50001 & ISO 14001 Certified. With our ISO 14001 environmental management system (EMS), we continually evaluate how our activities affect the environment, and take steps to minimize those impacts. We use our ISO 50001 energy management system (EMS) to monitor and reduce energy use throughout our processes to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Our Products

We make industry-leading power-free/pneumatic height adjustable table systems and electric columns. And we set ourselves apart through product engineering. For our motor columns, we use an internal drive and a guidance system free of visible connection for a cleaner design aesthetic. Our motor columns offer industry-leading speed (50mm/second), and all are extremely quiet at < 50 dbA.

Most of our pneumatic systems utilize a roller-bearing guidance system that allows for easy, smooth movement, even with cantilevered or off-center loads.

We also offer a wide range of profile shapes, strokes and drive systems.   

Why we used AI Generated Images Occasionally

As an online platform that offers a variety of products and services, we understand that visual representation is crucial for customers to make informed decisions. Therefore, we have decided to implement AI-generated images on our website to provide our customers with a more accurate and realistic vision of what they can expect from our products and services. One of the main reasons why we have chosen to use AI-generated images is that we believe in giving our customers a clear and vivid vision of what is possible.

With AI-generated images, we can offer our customers a more precise and realistic representation of our products and services, which helps them to visualize the end result before making a purchase. Moreover, our creative director, who is a highly experienced photographer and videographer with over 20 years of experience, carefully curates each image that we use on our website. By using AI-generated images, we can provide our creative director with a more extensive range of options to select from, thus allowing them to choose the most suitable images that best represent our products and services.

However, we understand that some customers may view some inaccuracies in our environmental images. This is because AI-generated images are not always perfect, and there may be some minor inconsistencies in the final result. Nevertheless, we assure our customers that we do our best to minimize these inaccuracies and ensure that the images we use are as accurate as possible.

Furthermore, AI-generated images offer several benefits that traditional photography cannot. With AI-generated images, we can create custom-made images that perfectly match our products and services, eliminating the need for expensive and time-consuming photo shoots. This, in turn, allows us to offer a wider range of products and services to our customers, while also reducing our overhead costs.

In addition to this, AI-generated images are much easier to manipulate and customize, allowing us to adjust and optimize images based on customer feedback. This means that we can quickly make changes to our website to improve the customer experience, without having to invest significant resources in traditional photography and image editing. In conclusion, the decision to use AI-generated images on our website was made with our customers in mind. By providing our customers with a clear and realistic vision of what is possible, we hope to make the decision-making process easier and more efficient.

Moreover, our use of AI-generated images is a testament to our commitment to innovation and excellence, as we continuously strive to improve our products and services to meet the evolving needs of our customers.