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FIRA International services

FIRA International is the service provider to the Furniture Industry Research Association. We are part of the Element Group, and specialise in providing a comprehensive range of independent testing, certification, consultancy and inspection services to the furniture industry. We exist to help customers to make certain that their materials, products, systems and operations are safe, quality, compliant and ultimately fit for purpose.


Testing for all types of domestic and contract furniture, and related products

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Independent furniture care and repair from our service technician experts

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Consultancy experts to support with audits, assessments, training and more

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Providing ergonomics research, consultancy and testing across the furniture industry

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Our expert team can design, build and install bespoke testing equipment for you

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Certification for furniture components, products and installation services

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