As a third-generation family-owned company for 65 years, Blum operates in countries around the world with lift, hinge, box and runner systems to make cupboards, drawers and doors move quietly and easily. They continue to work on new product innovations, to keep up with the expectations of the modern home. Blum Australia is a proud HIA member, and David Noakes, director of sales and marketing, is an HIA associate.
David has been with Blum for 11 years, and feels that quality is one thing that the company always strives to maintain. ‘Quality is imperative in everything that we do, from product manufacturing, development, distribution and communication.’
Even before working for Blum, David was aware of their products.
‘I have been in the hardware industry since I was very young, having grown up in a family-owned business that was a distributor of Blum products.’
‘I enjoy working for a family business that is focused on what I believe are the priorities in business: staff, products and customers. The ability for a family business to make long-term decisions and investments makes Blum a stable and rewarding “family” to work for.’
As well as a focus on quality, Blum also takes pride in their research and innovation in furniture fittings. Blum has been observing consumers and their behaviours in kitchens around the world for over 60 years, which puts them in good stead to develop products that truly have a positive impact on the kitchen-user experience in their kitchens and homes.
The functionality and longevity of cabinetry across the home is important for homeowners, so the builders and fitters who install them are a significant customer base for Blum. The industry is catered for in various ways, David explains.