by Brianna Crandall — July 21, 2017 — The HON Company, designer and manufacturer of workplace furniture since 1944, introduced a new benching system at the Neocon 2017 show in the first phase of a strategy to address the changing needs of the open-plan work environment. Made in the USA, Empower is a competitively priced benching solution designed to be simple in every way, from ease of specification and ordering to quick installation and reconfiguration and efficient power management.
Brian Trego, vice president, Product Development and Marketing at The HON Company, stated:
When we say we are “redefining simplicity,” we mean it. Empower is easy to specify and order, including one-model bundle packs. It delivers quickly and takes minutes to install. So, whether you need a benching solution for a small start-up company or a large office expansion, Empower gets your business up and running fast.
HON recognized a market need for one benching solution that could cleanly and effectively distribute power to open-plan office spaces. The discrete design of Empower’s wire troughs seamlessly integrate power and wire management to each workstation from below the worksurface, eliminating the clutter of extension cords and tangled cables. Conveniently run power from the ceiling to the workstation through a power pole, or keep cords collected and controlled from the floor to the wire trough with the vertebrae model. Additional HON Workplace tools, such as power modules, bring data directly to the surface.
Designed to keep up with the evolving demands of today’s businesses, Empower benching allows you to fit more people into a smaller area without sacrificing privacy, style or productivity. Center shared or side screens allow individuals to establish a personal workspace, while the absence of panels fosters interaction within the modern open plan layout.
Empower provides access to power and data at your fingertips and supports a variety of work styles, maintaining connectivity and promoting collaboration in an era of untethered workspaces. HON looks forward to building on these features to expand its portfolio of integrated power solutions for the workplace.
Empower also coordinates well with HON storage, such as Contain or Voi credenzas and mobile pedestals, as well as HON seating, for a complete office solution. Choose from a variety of laminate and paint finish options that allow expression of your company’s style or brand. The American-built Empower benching line is backed by HON’s significant Full Lifetime Warranty.