The firm of Bestar Inc. was established in 1948 by one Jean-Marie Tardif, a French Canadian, and has become a moderately large player in the ready-to-assemble furniture market, specifically in:
- audio and video units
- computer furniture, work stations
- corner, L shaped, and U shaped desks
- modular office furniture
Below is a catalog of their products in the office and home entertainment areas.
Located in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada, and with current yearly sales in the C$40 million range, Bestar was founded in 1948 and is now considered to be one of the leaders in the design and manufacturing of ready to assemble furnishings.
Starting originally with the making of a small bookcase to hold encyclopedia volumes Bestar progressed to the production of all types of office rta furniture rapidly. Highlights of Bestar's history include:
- 1991, introduce thermo fused melamine work surfaces
- 1996, the first North American RTA furniture manufacturer to acquire ISO 9001 certification
Presently Bestar about 450 workers at its state of the art factory in Canada. Factory floor space covers 350,000 square feet. Bestar office furniture is distributed internationally through mainly office furniture superstores and warehouse dealers.