In this month’s Supplier Spotlight, we speak to French manufacturer of furniture, EOL Group. They have been manufacturing cool and contemporary furniture for over 30 years. Their catalogue is now available for customers in Ireland via Prima Marketplace.
I spoke to Director, Robert Whippy to find out more about their business and what their catalogue can offer Prima customers.
Tell us a little bit about your business. What do you offer?
EOL is an office furniture designer and manufacturer, producing and delivering 100% European-made furniture for over 30 years. We pride ourselves in our reputation for supplying simple yet appealing, imaginative, and durable products.
Our latest collections cover every possible office furnishing requirement including reception, training, meeting, executive, system furniture, ergonomic desks and chairs, soft seating, storage and filing systems, restaurant, break-out, Covid-19 protective screens, work from home, and more.
For restaurant or breakout areas aim for the Scott, Tara, Line and Sofia chairs, Clara tables or the sleek Evasion range of matching tables, seats, and high stools.
Looking for training or brainstorming room furniture? Then you cannot go wrong with the Emi, Rosalie and Rosalie Campus chairs.
For meeting spaces, head for our Isabel and Scott chairs, or even the futuristic Elton visitor chair. Combine these with our versatile Flip-top or Arial Meeting tables seating up to 10 people.
Moka and Kara have you covered for executive desking, and Axel and Lutz ensure you can alternate standing and sitting while you work. And if seated, make sure this is on one of our outstanding chairs such as the Elliot, Opus, Oscar, Elton or Alter.
An in-house creative team and design studio ensure that EOL furniture is continually evolving in line with current and future trends.
Our two factories in France use cutting-edge equipment and technology to produce our furniture ranges, encompassing over 90,000 from-stock product references.
EOL is also deeply committed to pursuing a sustainable and eco-responsible manufacturing strategy, exemplified by its ISO-14001 certification for implementing an effective environmental management system.
A huge central warehouse allows us to stock all our products and dispatch them seamlessly to order from France directly to Ireland and the UK, where our local logistics platforms take over for final delivery and installation where required.
Finally, dedicated market-specific sales and after-sales teams ensure a smooth journey for any order from initial enquiry to sign-off on installation or delivery, and all stages in between.
What benefits do you bring to the Prima Marketplace and our Community? (E.G product portfolio, ease-of-use, next-day deliveries, company etc.)
By activating the EOL catalogue through Prima Marketplace, dealers will have access to an initial selection of 200 high-quality product references from our best-selling office furniture collections.
Easily navigate our own-brand products by electing EOL as the manufacturer, and then browse through our carefully selected catalogue of distinctively named from-stock references. Since these are our best-sellers, stocks are kept permanently high in a range of finishes at our central warehouse and are ready for expedited shipping.
Crucially, EOL has a highly responsive and dedicated team working exclusively on the Irish and UK markets. They include architects, designers, project managers and logistic coordinators who all understand the evolutions of our office furniture market and work together with customers to ensure their order precisely meets requirements.
And on the rare occasions when things go wrong, our committed team of after-sales professionals are ready to intervene, in coordination with the rest of the EOL industrial and logistic infrastructure, to swiftly propose and implement remedial actions.
EOL is also a one-stop-shop for complete office fit-outs or refits, accompanying clients from concept and design – including the possibility of specially customised creations – through to delivery, assembly and installation of entire office interiors.
Do you offer electronic trading capabilities with Prima? If so, what would you say are the main benefits of using EDI for our Community? If not, is this something you will look to do in the future?
Not at the moment, but is something that may be considered in the future.