Sandler Seating was founded in London in 1982 by Roy Sandler as an offshoot of Sandler Upholsterers, a family business specializing in custom upholstery which was itself founded in 1946. Sandler Seating's first activity was the upholstery, assembly and distribution of portable seating systems for multi-purpose venues. This activity still plays an important role for the company today. In 1989 Sandler Seating began to distribute Italian designed furniture for the restaurant, hospitality and contract markets and soon became a leading player in the UK contract furniture market. In 1996 Sandler set up a sister company, Sandler Seating Inc., in Atlanta, Georgia to service the US contract furniture market. With its own customer service offices and warehousing near Hartsfield International Airport, Sandler Seating Inc. is admirably positioned to take advantage of the dynamic US market. It has created a sales force of over 80 independent sales representatives offering national coverage of the Sandler hospitality and contract line. Sandler's European presence, shipping expertise and long standing relationships with its suppliers facilitates seamless fulfilment of orders through to delivery to the customer's door. Sandler Seating Inc. has now established itself as the fastest growing member of the Sandler group.