A total commitment to product innovation leads to cross-cutting industry solutions. UES International has accomplished this with seating solutions that will take the maritime and health-care industries to the next level. UES has deep roots in the transportation industry, with component manufacturing and assembly expertise going back to 1890-era coaches. To mark its 2004 centennial, UES extended its manufacturing network throughout Asia and acquired Sydney-based Tecnoseat Australia to venture into opportunities in hi-tech seating. Tecnoseat was reorganised in 2008 as UES Seating Solutions, one of the company's most promising divisions. The groundbreaking technology of UES Seating is centred on comfort, aesthetics, durability, usability and lightness. Scientific pressure measurements have demonstrated that UES seats can effectively distribute body weight and relieve pressure points. Originally designed for maritime use, UES seating systems are made of lightweight aluminium frames and non-toxic fabric. UES Seating covers a wide range of indoor and outdoor seating requirements. "We've taken the technology from a marine and transport focus towards overall wellness applications," says Alex Morcos, UES managing director. "In the marine industry, seating is one area that is crucial in addressing the vessel weight issue. Extending the benefits of modular and ergonomic design, our Alex Zanda seating range assists in pain management, which is increasingly becoming relevant in health-care industries." Specifically designed for long periods of sitting, the Salveo Wellness range and the new Alex Zanda range are ideal for hospitals and aged-care facilities in an almost unlimited range of environments. These have been endorsed by the Chiropractors' Association of Australia to promote proper sitting posture and reduce the risk of developing back problems. "The whole methodology of freshness of ideas, of looking at something in a different way, is what we're about. With our wide range of products and proactive mindset, we provide our customers cost-efficient solutions that keep them one step ahead of the competition," Morcos says.