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Woods – Bringing education to life

When you buy a Woods product, you buy a great product backed by excellent service and 63 years of manufacturing expertise.

At a time when many in the Australian furnishing industry have long turned to imports as the source of their stock, Woods Furniture has resolutely gone against the trend and thrived.

Nearly all the processes required for the production of school furniture are sourced from within its own purpose-built manufacturing facility, Woods does its own steel cutting, bending, welding and powder coating. Woods also has its own timber machining, upholstery and assembly departments, along with its own transport division.

Where possible Woods always sources local raw materials. The only importation that takes place is some plastic components from Germany.

By observing all relevant Australian and International Standards in the design of its school furniture range, Woods is able to ensure both quality and practicality are met. With a large range of products tested and approved by AFRDI, Woods confidently guarantees its furniture for 10 years.

Being part of Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) ensures that Woods will always reflect ethical, sustainable and environmental practices. Examples of its commitment to the environment is the recent installation of a 98 kw solar panelling system which contributes to approximately a third of its daily power usage and the four x 10,000 litre water tanks are a main stream of water for its powder coating line.

With its extensive research and development team, Woods is constantly expanding and refining its line of products to ensure that it provides current furniture designs, relevant for today’s school environments, teaching practices and pedagogy.

In recognition of its business achievements, Woods was awarded the prestigious ‘Victorian Manufacturer of the Year’ in both 2009 and 2011 by The Age newspaper. In 2011 Woods was presented with the overall ‘Victorian Business of the Year’ award.

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