Exclusive: Strategic commercial acquisition.
Harvey Norman Commercial Division NSW/ACT has acquired Bowermans Office Furniture. The North Parramatta store in Sydney comes with over seven decades of trading history and represents another addition to the groups’ diversification roadmap.
“We are an established player in the growing commercial and office fitout sector and this key acquisition is in line with our one stop shop vision,” Harvey Norman Commercial NSW & ACT proprietor, Alan Stephenson told Appliance Retailer.
“We now bring a unique offering as a value added trading partner to our customer base. Customers can purchase all their electrical, plumbing, technology, solar PV, smart automation, tiles, ducted air and now commercial, hospitality and office furniture requirements under the one trading account. It is what the market expects to see as a procurement solution and we have a number of exciting business to business initiatives to announce over the coming months,” he said.
Harvey Norman Commercial Division has retained all Bowermans staff and is now boosting the business with the expansion of the Bowermans warehouse, a new soon to be launched website, and the addition of support and business development staff to ensure the team is well positioned to cater for its growing customer base.
The Bowermans road to becoming a well-respected furniture supply company began in 1946 with a small corner shop selling new and second-hand furniture to a growing clientele. From these beginnings, it quickly grew to become a trusted supplier of quality office furniture to businesses around Australia. Growth led to expanding to a multi-level showroom, one of the largest in Sydney, offering a huge variety of contemporary products. The North Parramatta showroom displays a wide variety of furniture solutions for any office space.
“Throughout our long history, we have let our clients lead the way and we have never lost sight of our goal to provide them with tailored office solutions, first-class customer service and superior product choice,” Bowermans sales and marketing manager, Paula Hakim said.
“The Harvey Norman Commercial core business adds a tremendous level of value to the Bowermans existing and growing customer base and the group’s Qantas Business Rewards program is now available to the office furniture industry for approved customers.”