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Wednesday, 13 January 2016 - 9:27
JAT Holdings Holds Aeron Hockey Sri Lanka 2015
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JAT Holdings, the proud distributor of the world renowned Herman Miller seating and desking solution in Sri Lanka, successfully conducted its inaugural Aeron Hockey Tournament, yet another first in the corporate sporting history of the country.

The event took place on 5th of November at Trace Expert City with the participation of 14 of the most reputed local business organizations battling out for the ‘Champions’ title at the first ever office hockey tournament in Sri Lanka. The teams which took part were, MillenniumIT (MIT), HSBC, HDPL, Philip Weerasinghe Associates (PWA), Murad Ismail - Channa Daswatta Associates (MICDA), Young Architects Forum (YAF), Surath Wickramasinghe Associates (SWA), Dialog, British Council, Hayleys, DHL and Virtusa.

Aeron Hockey is an evolution of “office hockey” played with a puck and makeshift stick. Played in a purpose-built indoor court, it comprised five players a side. Armed with hockey sticks bearing close resemblance to the ones used in ice hockey, the teams competed for the lead while seated on iconic Herman Miller Aeron chairs.

After an exhilarating bout of keenly contested battles, DHL emerged as champions, and were presented with the enviable 1st prize reward of 5 Aeron chairs worth one million rupees together with the Champions’ trophy. Philip Weerasinghe Associates (PWA) became the first runner-up followed by the British Council which was placed the second runners-up of the tournament.

The tournament was organized to show case the ergonomics and versatility of this unique chair and to highlight its exceptional functionality while brand targeting its direct and indirect customer base amongst the top corporate and design firms in Sri Lanka. The tournament received unprecedented enthusiasm and a phenomenal response both on ground and on social media.

The aesthetics and performance features of the Aeron chair are synonymous with the sensual luxury and comfort each chair ensures. From the innovative, breathable, woven suspension membrane used in the transparency of the Pellicle suspension design which facilitates ventilation to the chair’s curvilinearity, Aeron is designed with the paramount purpose of maximizing seater comfort by distributing body weight evenly thus eliminating stress, heat buildup and the tear and wear on muscle, bone and sinew associated with the usual activities an office worker performs on a daily basis. Each material used and mechanism invented on Aeron has advanced the art and science of seating making it the Rolls Royce of office chairs.

The Crown Brand of Herman Miller, the Aeron is the internationally renowned as the ultimate prestigious must-have in seating and desking solutions. For over a century, Herman Miller has perfected the art of creating a caliber of design, unique to its products. Backed by an unbeatable twelve year guarantee, Herman Miller products are high end designs manufactured with the express goal of combining versatility, comfort and functionality.

Since its inception in 1993 JAT has continued to provide the state of art, innovative and cutting edge solutions thus uplifting the finishings industry to the enviable position it holds today. Representing world renowned brands such as, Sayerlack wood finishes from Italy, Permoglaze decorative emulsion and weather-coat paints from the UK and Herman Miller from the USA, JAT Holdings is placed among the Top 10 conglomerates in Sri Lanka.

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