To contribute for the harmonious integration of individuals with the domestic and professional environment, by offering improvements and solutions in the furniture industry, with durable products and innovative services.
Be recognized in the market for providing the best solutions in furniture, in both the corporate and residential segments, with distinguished product and service quality, by means of a qualified and sustainability focused management.
principles and values
The permanent transmission and search of the best practices depend exclusively on our employees, whose personal interests should not conflict or come before the ones of the company and of society.
The success of our business depends on the constant improvement of the principles and values below:
1. Surprising and respecting users and customers, to receive the best solution in products and services, in the quality provided and in the agreed quantity and time;
2. Stimulating our employees’ good performance, maintaining respect for the individual, sharing knowledge and responsibilities, always in a transparent manner;
3. Establishing partnerships with our suppliers, based on mutual trust and adding knowledge and value;
4. Be committed to results, reaching and exceeding goals. This effort is the base for growth and support for the business perpetuity;
5. Care about the environment; respect it, prevent and reduce harmful impacts to nature through processes and the use of sustainable development oriented technologies.
All commercial, operational and support processes, inserted in the scope of customer relationship, must prioritize the constant pursuit for cost optimization, innovation introduction and continuous improvement of the Quality Management System efficacy.
Our success will be the market acknowledgment who, by choosing our solution, will realize not only our products’ durability and the quality of our services but also the best cost/benefit relation.
And this success is the path to our business growth. It will build self-confidence and satisfaction to us as individuals, and will create a great opportunity for professional development.
. waste management
The industrial waste generated by Securit’s productive process, before being disposed of or sent to treatment, passes through a laboratory analysis to identify its composition and apply the best and most viable final destination technology.
The company follows rigorously all waste management procedures, sending the material for treatment and/or elimination with all related waste handling certifications of environmental interest in full compliance with CETESB rules. At our plant in Guarulhos (High Tietê Hydrographic Basin) there is a treatment station for chemical effluents generated during the production process, where also the separation and destination of I, II and IIA class industrial waste occurs, as described below:
25% industrial landfills accredited and certified by the environmental agencies
10% reuse as raw material
Description of the technologies applied on the waste generated during the industrial process.
1. Co-Processing: it is the thermal destruction of residues in cement furnaces. It distinguishes itself for being a sustainability allied solution for using waste as an alternative fuel - due to its energy potential - and also as a raw material substitute for the cement industry.
2. Industrial landfill: this is an environmentally safe solution for the final disposal of class I, IIA and IIB waste. The landfills are constructed with a state of the art soil impermeabilization technology, using a total waste containment technique, with drainage and treatment of gaseous and liquid effluents, continuously monitored to secure maximum environmental safety.
3. Recycling: Recycling is the term regularly used to name the reuse of processed materials as raw materials for a new product. Several materials can be recycled, the most common being paper, glass, metal and plastic. The biggest advantages of recycling are the reduction of the use of natural sources, which are often not renewable, and the reduction of the quantity of waste that needs final treatment, such as landfilling or incineration.
4. Reuse: this means using a product for more than once, regardless of its use. The reuse itself doesn’t solve waste related problems but it contributes in its management, for its intensive re-use by third parties, giving the product longer life and reducing the use of natural resources.
5. Incineration: the incineration units are capable of safely destroying highly hazardous solid, liquid and viscous waste. It is the process of destruction via thermal oxidation at temperatures ranging from 800º to 1200 °C. Incineration of medical waste is not compulsory as a means of treatment, but it’s considered the best treatment alternative, because of the following factors:
- It stongly reduces waste quantity, leaving a small amount of ashes;
- It’s a simple process although critical in regards to operational procedures compliance;
- The downside, in case the plant is not correctly designed and operated, is the emission of toxic compounds such as dioxins and furans.
. raw material management
- MDF: Chipboard and its by-products, exclusively acquired from Custody Chain Certified suppliers, producers of natural wood and/or well managed plantations derivates, approved by the Forest Stewardship Council. (Pinus and Eucalyptus)
- Steel: Recyclable material, its scrap is sold for recycling.
- Wood: the company does not work with natural wood laminates.
- Aluminium: Recyclable material, its scrap is transformed into new products by the raw material supplier.
- Painting booths are equipped with water curtains to minimize pollution.
- The exhausting system of woodworking machinery is equipped with bag filters to prevent particulate elements’ dispersion.
Created in São Paulo and founded by Engineer Aldo Magnelli, then director for Olivetti in Brazil. From Olivetti machine assembler, the company gradually amplifies its product range, adding dismountable storage shelves for industrial stocking, bookcases, and armchairs with "giroflex" mechanism and horizontal file cabinets. Organized according to European criteria, with serial production and assembly line, it becomes the first modern furniture manufacturer in Brazil.
During the decade, it launches the first totally dismountable table, with 234 different combinations, conceptually modern to this day. It is the first company of the sector to install a complete ambiance, setting the first Office Furniture System in Brazil.
With the advent of the automobile industry, the modern manufacturing structure allows Eng. Magnelli to accept the challenge of producing auto parts and components for the white line industry. During the same period he starts the production of steel kitchens and this consolidates the Securit brand as a market leader. Syngas helped the country during the fuel shortages.
The 60s and 70s
Sandro Magnelli takes charge of the company, replacing his father, and builds the second plant where the highlight is the completely automated woodwork manufacture, the most modern in Brazil. Tecnoramic, the first office system with electrifiable and panoramic partition walls is launched.
Canadian license pallet racks and mezzanines completed the line.
The company launches the Residence kitchen, licensed by Boffi Cucine, in collaboration with Pier Ugo Boffi and made entirely of wood.
The 70s and 80s
The company becomes an exporter, opens a branch in Houston and wins a prize in the USA. Desks made of hardwood jacaranda, ironwood, sucupira and ivory wood are a success all over the world.
The 80s and 90s
A period of great difficulties, with the country s high inflation rate, the company manages to stay in business and creates the Modular system, a synthesis of panoramic office furniture models, sold in high volumes. The production of the 40/4 chair, a classic of international design by North American David Rowland and today part of the New York Museum of Modern Art collection, is started.
The company innovates introducing products with a higher added value, while maintaining the attributes. The Securit brand product was made to last and has continued throughout decades. Massive introduction of aluminum sections and launching of the high technology Element and Network furniture systems: the first ones in Brazil using stackable partitions, with frontal removal. International design by Chris Sykes. By the end of the 90s, the start of a new century, items are gradually eliminated and the company focuses only on durable, technologically valid and innovative products.
The production of storage systems undergoes an important evolution, resulting in the launch of Tango, the sliding archive. A new segment of the Securit brand for trade fairs, storage shelves, events and stores added to the Clic and Pila constructive system offices, with international design by Burkhardt Leitner.
The modular system, with the Alfa desks, is renewed by Chris Sykes and the Stand 50 panel System emerges. Platform desks appear on the market and Securit presents its Connect platform as well.
By the end of 2008 the Lynx line designed by Chris Sykes enters the company portfolio.
The history of the company and its products shows a constant concern in offering customers the best, both in terms of product and solution. Securit is attentive to the market changes and needs, and closer to the main focus, its customer. The consequent change of the corporate image encouraged us further in pursuing the achievement of our vision.
The New Brand
The Securit brand has always been in tune with the culture of its time. The new brand comes to translate into image its commitment of more than 60 years with design, with technology and with the human being.
An image that is at the same time strong and warm. A smiley signature, closer to the user, more compatible with the best products offered by the Brazilian furniture market. Joy and warmth that bring life to the new Securit brand are concentrated on the red letter "e".
Securit is proud of being part of the history of the Brazilian 20th century design. And it continues to be connected to the world, fully committed in offering the best design for the 21st century. Securit. Design Today.
Chico Homem de Melo
In 1964, at only 20 years of age, Burkhardt Leitner founded his first company. After 40 years, he created a name that is the synonym for constructive systems for trade fairs and exhibitions. Continuing the Bauhaus and Ulm School of Design tradition, he created the parameters for the functional aesthetics of design for fairs.
With an endless curiosity, he has not only been working in new types of architecture systems, but has also been dedicated to promote international design. Among others, he is member of the jury of the Mia-Seeger-Stiftung and of the German Design Council, where he is the first designer representing the segment of fairs and exhibitions.
In 1993 he founded Burkhardt Leitner Constructiv in the format it has today, with 30 qualified professionals including designers, planners, engineers, technicians and commercial staff. Everybody works in teams that are composed according to the projects' characteristics and needs, prioritizing communication to solve complex problems with simple solutions. It is through this "constructive" cooperation that the company has achieved the status it enjoys today.
Burkhardt Leitner’s team is responsible for the design of the Clic and Pila Petite products, produced under license and exclusively in Brazil, by Securit.
The English designer Christopher Sykes has an office specialized in corporate furniture design, with the head office in Australia, and he is responsible for products of worldwide success such as the Element and Network lines.
A Graduate from the Royal College of Arts, instead of simply creating design pieces, Skyes developed a concept of holistic furniture systems, with adaptable components that help in life, in flexibility and in the easiness of use.
He is considered a revolutionary of design because with simple ideas he has created new concepts that broke the boundaries of conventional thought.
Especially with the Element system, he was able to add his experience of more than 2 decades to unconventional methods and create what is now considered the system that is most flexible and most compatible with the world’s technological advances.
Chris Sykes continues to strongly impact the furniture universe with innovative ideas and designs.
Products manufactured under license and exclusively by Securit: Element, Network, Casewall, File Cabinets, Lynx, Stand 50, Stand 25 and Alpha 4.
The internationally renowned Boffi brand, a symbol of high standard kitchens, is part of the life of Pier Ugo Boffi, who together with his two brothers, Dino and Paolo, raised kitchens to the excellence of design.
Responsible for the Boffi company’s production engineering until 1986 and together with the best Italian designers, Pier Ugo took an active part in all Boffi kitchens’ developments.
Until 1990 he assisted Securit, previously licensed by the Boffi company and cooperated intensively in the design of the PUB's kitchen and in Securit's return to the residential segment in 2009.
With a distinguished business culture, Securit is a technology and quality oriented company, and its factory, located in Guarulhos - SP, translates these concepts into practice.
250 employees and a constructed area of 25,000 m2 on a 100,000 m2 land lot. Securit, with continuously updated technology, counts on a Research and Product Development team aligned with the world furniture development trends and highly specialized labor force.
The company responsible for the production of furniture systems for offices, panels, desks, cabinets and files under the Securit brand, is Synthesis, and three other companies complete the group: Residence, responsible for the commercialization of the residential line, Tecnogeral, responsible for the commercialization of the brand for specific customers and Interni, in charge of the installation and customer services.
Constantly investing on the refinement of its products and on the launching of new ones, Securit aims at providing its clients with what is best in furniture, considering not only Brazil’s existing standards, but also national and international standards ruling quality, security and ergonomics.
Securit invites customers, architects, suppliers and partners to visit its Show Room, which features the main corporate and residential lines.
Rua Melo Alves,184, São Paulo.
Architecture Project: Arch. Marcelo Couto
Lighting: Gustavo Franco (Franco & Fortes)
Visual Identity: João Carlos Cauduro (Cauduro & Associados)
Graphic Design / Textures: Carine Canavesi (Canavesi Design)
Website: Gustavo Figueiredo (zinga)