Sofa Club has announced a strategic partnership with Polish sofa manufacturer Tessa Group, which involves the latter acquiring a significant shareholding in the former, solidifying a decade-long relationship and unlocking growth opportunities for both companies.
Founded in 2012 by Louis Rose and Tom O’Neill, Sofa Club has consistently demonstrated growth in the UK market. The partnership with Tessa Group, a family-run business with over 30 years of industry experience, marks a pivotal chapter in Sofa Club's journey.
Louis Rose, co-founder of Sofa Club, says: “We've been buying from them since the beginning. They've supported us throughout the years and understand our vision. It's a perfect fit, and I'm thrilled to welcome them aboard.”
Tessa Group operates two factories, MT Kaczmarek and Tessa, with a collective workforce of over 400 staff. Founder Józef Kaczmarek says: “I've had the privilege of witnessing Sofa Club's incredible journey from its humble beginnings to its current prominence in the industry. Being a part of that growth has been immensely rewarding. Now, as a shareholder in Sofa Club, I am even more delighted to contribute to this exciting brand's future.”
As part of this investment, Tessa Group is currently in the process of building a state-of-the-art 13,000sqm manufacturing facility, which will play a pivotal role in supporting Sofa Club's growth in the coming years.
Tom O’Neill, co-founder of Sofa Club, emphasises the significant advantages of partnering with a manufacturer, highlighting the potential for accelerated product development and innovation (Sofa Club is already known for its fast delivery). He states: “This partnership is game-changing – we now have an unrivalled end-to-end solution. We can develop sofas quickly, maintain inventory on the shelves, and deliver them to customers with unprecedented speed and convenience. I’m excited for the future!”
Pictured: Tessa Group CEO Katarzyna Kaczmarek; Sofa Club co-founder Tom O’Neill; and Tessa Group's owner, Łukasz Kaczmarek