Machinery manufacturer MattressTek has been recognised with a range of awards.
The business was a finalist in the Made in Rossendale and Large Business categories at the Rossendale Business Awards, presented on 30th November, and came away with the former, along with the organiser's top prize for being "an excellent business ambassador for the valley".
MattressTek was up against Scentish and Foremost Furniture in the Made in Rossendale category and won, but narrowly missed out on the Large Business award to Slingco, ahead of Framex and Orthoplastics.
The following evening, the business won Company of the Year (up to £20m) at Insider North West’s International Trade Awards at The Lowry Hotel. MattressTek was up against filter manufacturer MPE, Sovereign Beverage Company, 100 Per Cent Group and International Pheromone Systems.
Technical director Shaun Peel says: “We’re over the moon to have won at both of these awards. We are so humbled to have even made it through to the shortlist or final, but to win is thanks to our dedicated team at our site in Lancashire.
“Over the last five years, our range has proven popular with clients and big brands in the UK, US, Mexico, Europe and Australia, and we’re proud to be supporting the inevitable transition into automation and Industry 4.0, across the manufacturing and processing of foam components and springs, and are excited to see where our growth expands to next.”
The business also attributes 70% of its production to export pursuits.
As a finalist in the International Trade category of The Manufacturer TMMX Awards, the company adds: “Having maintained our position as a provider of quality, robust and reliable production lines for the bed industry and beyond, innovation and problem solving remain at the core of our mission.”