Bjelin Sweden AB has announced plans to join the click furniture revolution by utilising Välinge Innovation’s Threespine® technology in a range of furniture in solid oak.
“We are investing to become one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of click furniture,” says Darko Pervan, founder and CEO of Pervanovo Invest AB, Bjelin’s owners. “Our plan is to reach a turnover of billions in the coming years.”
Threespine® click furniture technology is a game-changer for the industry — taking the hardware and heartache out of furniture assembly and enabling a total rethink in how furniture is produced, transported, stored, and sold. The unique, patented Threespine click joint allows furniture to be assembled tool-and-fittings-free and up to 8–10 times faster than furniture with traditional fittings. The technology has been embraced by global retail giants including Home Depot, Marks and Spencer, Amazon, and Nitori in Japan.
“It’s a really exciting time for Threespine. Bjelin is a company we have a great relationship with,” says Hans Brännström, Director of Furniture Business Unit, Välinge Innovation. “We’re going to work closely together to create a furniture range that not only showcases the beyond easy assembly of Threespine but also shows people the design and sustainability possibilities that a close collaboration with Välinge offers.”
Bjelin is no stranger to Välinge’s technology, enjoying huge success with its sustainable hardened wood floor collection — which is manufactured using the patented Woodura® technology at Välinge’s headquarters in Viken, Sweden. The wood for the furniture will be sourced from the recently acquired Spacva d.d. in Croatia — one of Europe's largest manufacturers of oak veneers.
“The success of our hardened wooden floors shows the demand for sustainable furnishing in wood,” says Johan Larsson, CEO, Bjelin. “We believe in the same positive development for the new click furniture as we have experienced with our click flooring.”
About Välinge Innovation. Founded in 1993, Välinge Innovation pioneered a technological revolution for the flooring industry and spearheaded the transition from traditional glued tongue-and-groove to today’s modern click technology. From launching the original mechanical locking system, Välinge Innovation has now been granted over 3500 patents for floor, furniture, and surface technologies and has over 300 licensees across the globe using their innovations. All our technology and concepts are developed at our HQ in Viken, Sweden — in one of the most advanced R&D centres for flooring and furniture in the world. It’s also home to our state-of-the-art flooring production facility and our technical support, testing, and sample manufacturing hub — ensuring innovation and quality to our licensees every step of the way. At Välinge, innovation is engrained in everything we do.
About Pervanovo. Pervanovo Invest AB is an investment and R&D company since 1993, fully owned by the Pervan family. We believe that through knowledge, technology, and highly competent employees we push the industry forward. The Pervanovo group has an equity value, based on market value of assets, of over €700 million and approximately 1,000 employees. While the core still lies within R&D and our majority-owned subsidiary Välinge Innovation AB, the group has throughout the years diversified into several different areas, including flooring production and sales, processing of wood-based materials, real estate, and tourism. A main long-term objective is to become a world-leading sustainable and integrated flooring producer based on powder technology developed and patented by Välinge and in-house production of main raw materials.