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FIRA Gold for Wade Spring

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Leading manufacturer of spring based seating products for the Furniture industry, Wade Spring Ltd has achieved FIRA Gold Product Certification for its Zig Zag Sinuous Springs.

FIRA_GOLD_Product-2.png#asset:15535:urlWade Spring are the first Spring Manufacturer to achieve this prestigious accolade for their 9 Gauge - 3.60mm Zig Zag Sinuous springs.

FIRA Gold Product Certification is a quality mark operated by FIRA International and backed by the Furniture Industry Research Association, furniture experts for 65 years.

Phil Reynolds, General Manager for FIRA International, said: “We are pleased to be able to issue FIRA Gold Product Certification to Wade Spring Ltd. The springs were required to pass a stringent range of performance tests before being certified, this included passing a 200,000 severe contract cycle test, complying with BS EN 16139: 2013. The test procedure included mounting the springs in a mock seat frame and putting them through a static load test, followed by a fatigue test and measuring for any reduction in performance. We also ensure consistency in production quality through regular audit testing and inspections to check that the products continue to provide a high level of performance. By following these strict processes, FIRA Gold provides ongoing reassurance to both Wade’s customers and their clients.”

Wade-Spring-76_cropped.png#asset:15536:urlChris Woodcock, Managing Director for Wade Spring, said: “We are really pleased to be the first company to have achieved FIRA Gold certification for our springs. We have always prided ourselves on supplying a quality product, this standard is further confirmation of our quality and reliability. Springs are a major component in furniture construction, the achievement of this standard, the ongoing auditing from FIRA, and the further testing of springs should give our customers added confidence they are buying their springs from a reliable source.”

FIRA Gold Certification is only issued following a stringent assessment of the products to ensure they fulfil all relevant industry standards. This is combined with an annual factory audit, and regular retesting which ensures the certification means that Wade’s products are made to the highest standards each and every time.

FIRA Gold is the only certification scheme recognised by the furniture industry and audited by an independent third party.

Wade Spring Limited is also a member of the Furniture Industry Research Association.

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