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Josef Glöckl

Only keeping on the move...

... can get things moving.

Josef Glöckl, Managing Director

The aeris Philosophy

When you sit on one of our products, you will feel immediately what drives us. But, since you might just not have the pleasure, we will explain to you why we do what we do.

In principle, it is a short story. The human being is made for movement. Children move constantly – if they are allowed to. But this natural, healthy urge to move is lost in the course of school and work. Instead of moving, people are now sitting. Sitting too much. Often more than 11 hours a day. The body rebels against this. With tension, illness and overweight. To make this more bearable, chairs are given more cushioning, wide armrests as well as all sorts of buttons, levers and technical gadgets.

We find this to be not only absurd, but also grossly negligent. Because the cause of the problem is being ignored completely. It is precisely for this reason that we construct 3D active seats. Above all they enable natural movement during the unavoidable sitting in everyday life. And do away with unnecessary bells and whistles. We call this concept 3D ErgoDynamics. An aeris invention that does our customers good – and that is paramount for us.

aeris is a family enterprise and we feel connected with each of our customers. We adhere to our concept of "Made in Germany" and are pleased to have been granted many patents for our own developments. We develop the technology and all the components for our products ourselves. This does not exactly maximise the company's material profits - but it does maximise the satisfaction and health of our products' owners. And that is what we strive for.

The economic success of our products pleases us too, because it permits us to research further into bringing more movement back into people's everyday lives. We are flattered that even renowned competitors are trying to copy our product ideas. Because it just shows that the new direction we have taken is the right one.

You think we are obsessed? You are right. So make the most of it – it will do you good!

Josef Glöckl
Managing Director, CEO
aeris GmbH

Susanna Kindler
Executive Vice President Marketing, Sales & HR
aeris GmbH

The aeris company

Josef Glöckl founded the aeris company in 1996. In 1997 he presented a world innovation to the public: his new three-dimensional seat - the swopper. With this Josef Glöckl had opened up a completely new line of attack against the number one public health concern: backache.

The numerous awards won by the swopper, considered as a revolutionary active seat, and the rising sales led aeris to start up its own production. The 100,000th swopper was sold in 2004 and in 2006 another active-dynamic seat was added to the portfolio: the muvman - the active seat for standing/sitting. Since 2008 children of the age of 4 and above can also enjoy healthy sitting on the swoppster 3D active swivel stool. The most innovative office chair in the world, the 3Dee Active Office Chair, joined the aeris active seat programme in autumn 2012. oyo - The Chair that both swings and rocks! aeris are renowned once more for their specialist design expertise - with emphasis on natural motion seating, the oyo carries their philosophy of motion seating further than just into an office or workplace range. oyo is the perfect solution for a contemporary home too, it's suitable for use in the lounge, dining room, an office, in fact many, many places.

The aeris company became one of the TOP 100 of the most innovative small and medium-sized German businesses in 2007, thus bearing witness to the potential and dynamics of the company whose success has been established and constantly extended through increasing international activities and a steady growth of the portfolio.

The aeris company has about 50 employees and sells its products in almost every country in the world.

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