AlbaComponents is concluding a year which marks a major turning point for the company, with exciting changes to both logistics and the product range
Late 2021 saw the completion of work on the construction of a new automated warehouse, which became fully operational early in 2022. The new logistics centre represents a further step in the company’s transition towards an industry 4.0 business, and is a testament to the progress achieved in terms of modernization. This includes not only enhanced logistics services, but also the achievement of an important environmental management milestone with ISO14001 certification.
Among AlbaComponents’ new product offerings for 2022 are two original furnishing systems that mark a new direction for the brand: Unyo and Modula fully embody the forty years’ experience of this Veneto-based company (Italy), representing a perfect blending of quality, functionality and practicality with style, originality and creativity. Together, the two products represent a perfect answer to contemporary furnishing needs. Unyo is an eclectic seating family available in two versions: an armchair, two-seater sofa and bench featuring pre-assembled stand-alone frames, plus a version with modular frames, which embodies the full versatility of Unyo. Each modular frame can be assembled to create numerous configurations: linear or angular, curved or circular, making it ideal for meeting many diverse needs.
The versatility afforded by each arrangement is rendered possible by the true innovation at the heart of Unyo: the special joints designed by AlbaComponents that allow the frame elements and various polyurethane modules to be assembled together easily and intuitively. Yet functionality and practicality go hand in hand with a clean, linear design and aesthetic lightness. The frames are available in black, chrome, white and beige finishes, and the appearance is further enhanced by the eye-catching transparent polycarbonate support foot. In addition to its stylish design, Unyo has also been created with a firm focus on sustainability: to this end, it comprises a limited number of materials, all of which are recyclable. Plus, the polyurethane modules contain no metal structures, making them quick and easy to dispose of.
While Unyo’s strength is its versatile configurations, Modula adds a stylish touch to any environment with its original modular and structural concept. Boasting all the features of a bookcase, but also perfect as display shelving, Modula is a versatile furnishing system that can be configured to meet any need. The uprights are engineered from lightweight, durable aluminium, and come in a range of sizes. They feature adjustable feet and are available in either black or white. Modula is available in two versions: with wall- or ceiling-mounted uprights. Thanks to the special shelf supports designed by AlbaComponents, shelves of different lengths and materials can be included. The shelf supports themselves are the stand-out innovation of Modula: they can be positioned freely anywhere along the uprights giving total freedom of arrangement. They’re easy to install, move and remove, and allow each shelf to be independently adjusted for tilt (0°, 45°, or 90°).
With Modula, each user has complete freedom to personalise their shelving layout by choosing the number of uprights and shelves that best suit their needs. The many customization possibilities that Unyo and Modula offer can be easily explored thanks to the configurators available on the AlbaComponents website. When combined, the digital world and opportunities technology offers help people appreciate all the advantages of these products, and AlbaComponents firmly believes that by harnessing the potential of the technological transition described above, these instruments will ensure an ever more complete and comprehensive range of services. To this end, along with the configurators, the company has also developed virtual environments that let clients move around and explore the full range of AlbaComponents products. It’s called AlbaExpe, and is a virtual tour that gives customers the convenience of experiencing the full product range in a fully immersive way through a virtual ecosystem populated by furnishing elements. Tradition and innovation, history and the future: now more than ever, AlbaComponents is embracing these opposing concepts, and ringing the changes in the present.