26th February 2015
Melissa Sutcliffe from our Development team is heading up a new testing laboratory to manage the ever increasing research and quality demands of the business as it continues to grow. John Barrett has just joined the business as our new Quality Technician and will also be based in the testing laboratory.
The lab will act as a hub for all testing requirements across the business going forward. The lab is home to a number of new pieces of testing kit including: a mattress rollator designed by our own development team to test the durability of mattresses, an ILD (indentation load deflection) machine which measures the firmness of our mattresses and components, and a new tensile machine that tests the tensile strength of the wire we produce on our wire mill. You can also find various other pieces of kit in the lab used for different areas of the business, including turbidity testing equipment to assess the cleanliness of our natural wool fillings, as well as temperature, humidity and indentation mats for testing beds, seating and upholstery etc.