30th July 2018
It’s another proud day to be part of the Harrison Spinks family as our component manufacturers, Spinks Springs, won their first Export Award. On the 25th July 2018, Spinks Springs attended a judging day at Furniture Markers’ Hall, London and impressed the judging panel with their international export strategy and considerable export growth in last 3 years.
We're delighted to announce that Spinks Springs have won The Furniture Makers’ Company’s third annual Export Award this month.
As part of the Manufacturing Guild Mark, the Export Award was launched in 2016 to recognise excellence in promoting and selling British manufactured furniture, bedding and furnishings to overseas markets. The award considers all aspects of how a business operates, including development initiatives, overseas’ markets penetrated, volumes, growth techniques, long term commitment, and relevant accreditations.
Spinks Springs impressed the judging panel with their development of an international strategy and their continued investment in the people within each new market. The company’s export business has now grown by 500% since 2015, with export sales in 2017/18 reaching £4.89m and accounting for 17% of its sales.
Hayden Davies, Master of The Furniture Makers’ Company, said: “By implementing a clear export strategy, Spinks Springs has quickly positioned itself as a world leader in innovative spring technology and seen subsequent rapid growth. The key when entering new markets is having the expertise to understand the landscape and through the recruitment of agents and undertaking market research within new territories, Spinks Springs has achieved this. We salute the company’s success in flying the flag for British innovation abroad and Harrison Spinks’ ambition to increase turnover to £100m by 2022, aided by the success of its export business.”
Ian Owen, European sales manager at Spinks Springs, said: “We are delighted to have been granted The Furniture Makers’ Company’s Export Award. We feel that this award reflects our commitment to exporting quality components for bedding, furniture and other markets and the hard work of the Spinks Springs team. We’re pleased to see that our strategy of taking patented innovative components into new international markets has been recognised by such an iconic and prestigious body".
Spinks Springs are responsible for producing our most innovative mattress springs. Our ultra-fast HD spring machines produce 600 springs per minute, equal to 36,000 per hour. Lightweight, high-density springs have not only allowed us to create unrivalled levels of comfort and support for our mattresses, but have opened new markets such as car seats, running shoes and office chairs.
To find out more about how our innovative spring technology is used in our Harrison mattresses click here. To find out more about the Harrison Spinks story be sure to take a look at our Story page.