What can you do when you’re let down by your supply chain?

20 September 2022

Having to break the news to your client that there’s a 16 week project delay is never fun. The plumbing is complete, the lights are on, the team is ready to rock and your client is awaiting WELL certification, but the sit-stand desks are nowhere to be seen. The supply chain unhinged those plans – awkward position to be in isn’t it.

Steel supply chain issues caused chaos across the design and build industry in the last couple of years. Brexit, the pandemic, HGV driver shortages, and the war in Ukraine have obviously had a detrimental effect. So, how has Lavoro stayed a step ahead with a continuous supply of premium quality steel frames and components for our height adjustable desk solutions?

1. Made and manufactured in Sweden and the UK

An interesting article by Work While Walking shows consumer impact in the USA, highlighting price and quality as the issues of cheap imports. Staying true to our values, our superior quality, elegant and functional height adjustable desks are made and manufactured in the UK and Sweden. This allows us to be unreliant on complicated logistics and long lead times in the global freighting of poor quality imported raw materials. 

Desk Frame Manufacture
  • Lavoro uses 25% recycled and local steel, electronic components and motors from Europe and UK. We also create metal-to-metal fixings from our own specialist CNC machinery which makes bespoke easy – now there’s a change!
  • Manufacturing, sourcing and keeping it ‘’local’’ allows for 100% traceability and consistency through our supply chain
  • Building strong relationships with people in the same time zone ensures accessibility and close communication at all times

2. Consistent local supply and rapid turn around

Just won a project with a short lead time but the supply chain broke the promises you made to your client? 

These inconsistencies make it difficult to plan projects, provide accurate timescales and build trusting relationships with your client. Delivering your products on time shouldn’t be that hard, even with the current issues. So, rather than find yourself in a shiny new office without a desk, Lavoro can provide a continuous supply of height adjustable desks every time because we are the people who make the desks and fit them.

  • Having a huge warehouse allows us to hold our most popular desks in stock – 24 hour delivery sounds pretty good right now doesn’t it?
  • Bespoke projects can be turned around in as little as 6 weeks rather than the often quoted 16 – we’ve also done it in less than 2!
  • Local manufacturing and assembly of our products, sourcing of materials and keeping a constant supply in-house, means shorter lead times and rapid turn arounds
Head Office

3. Reliable, focussed and a 5 year product guarantee

Our mission has always been to make sedentary working a thing of the past.  We take workplace wellbeing seriously and realise it’s not a few fancy words flung about to make you feel good: it’s a holistic approach to working. 

As more workplaces introduce wellbeing practices and sustainability metrics, businesses look to develop a SKA rating and become WELL or BREEAM certified. We believe everyone has the right to workplace wellbeing and help you achieve these high standards by forging relationships built on trust, reliability, consistency and premium quality products. Delivering excellence in customer service, we’re committed to helping you and your client accomplish your goals. 

Team Sit Stand Meeting Table
  • Collaborate – Working closely with architects, designers, dealers, project managers and end clients, centred on providing healthier workplaces
  • Focus – We are committed specialists, doing one thing and doing it exceptionally well: sit/stand desks and height adjustable units
  • Support – Rapid samples, comprehensive collection of images, videos and resources to secure, deliver and retain projects helping you build trusting relationships with your clients
  • Integrate – A complete library of BIM files for clarity on design specifics providing seamless integration
  • Demonstrate – Comprehensive on-site demonstrations to determine your client’s needs
  • Complete – From brief, delivery, install, completion, a 5 year guarantee and after care with dedicated account manager
Successful companies don't sit still

Keeping it local, building long term relationships, and advanced purchasing, Lavoro keeps lead times short with a consistent supply of steel for our premium quality desks. If you’re looking for a reliable and dependable height adjustable desk supplier,  Book a no obligation consultation

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