21st March 2017
Harrison Spinks, is investing £9m as part of a five-year strategy to grow the business and develop the next generation of beds.
he new strategy, which aims to position us as world leaders in sustainable mattress and comfort innovation, follows a significant 40% growth over the last two years. The investment includes a new site at our Leeds-based factory to house a larger innovation and technology centre, and additional offices for the expanding team. This facility will also have a dedicated Somnus showroom. As well as quadrupling capacity at our natural fillings plant, we are also investing in our machinery, wire drawing and spring technology.
As part of this investment, we’ve refocused our business strategy to concentrate primarily on beds and components, and will no longer manufacture Spink & Edgar Upholstery at our Leeds factory. We’re looking for a quality upholstery manufacturer to make and supply the range using its innovative springs and farm fillings. The new direction will enable us to give exceptional service to the increasing business from retailers, whilst focusing on bed and spring innovation.
Whilst we already make foam-free mattresses we are well on the way to developing a glue-free, chemical-free bed that will not only be more sustainable than all beds available today, but will be even more comfortable too.
Simon Spinks, managing director of Harrison Spinks, said: “We have been working for some time on new technologies to develop the ultimate natural bed. We want to not only use natural, locally sourced materials, but also remove chemicals and glue from our products. A mattress that is foam-free, glue-free and chemical treatment free is just around the corner and will revolutionise the bed industry as we know it today.
“The £9m investment will certainly pave the way for our new direction and five-year plan to be world-leaders in sustainable bed technology. Our spring technology has found its way into all sorts of products from seating to footwear, but we are renewing our focus on products and components for sleep; it’s who we are, the original sleep tailors.”
As part of the new investment, we are also extending our laboratory to become UCAS accredited with new fire testing facilities to ensure consistent quality of each and every product.