25 July 2024, 10:28
By Furniture News Sept 27, 2021

Foam producer acquires UK mattress manufacturer

The Vita Group, one of Europe's leading providers of flexible polyurethane foam, has acquired mattress manufacturer Usleep from Northedge Capital LLP.

Usleep produces a portfolio of foam, spring and hybrid mattresses for a number of the UK's leading mattress retailers and bed-in-a-box brands. Usleep's two sites in Ashton under Lyne and Castle Donington utilise state-of-the-art machinery to create one of the UK's most efficient automated mattress production processes.

This will be the third acquisition completed by Vita in 2021, following the acquisitions of IMPE, located in Naples, Italy, in Q1, and the UK-based Technical Foam Services (TFS) in Q2.

The Usleep acquisition significantly enhances and accelerates Vita's strategy to grow its bedding business across Europe. Vita has existing mattress production facilities in France, Germany, Romania, The Netherlands, UK and Hungary. Vita has long-term strategic relationships with a range of global partners in the bedding sector, building on a wide range of R&D capabilities via its innovation centres in the UK (bedding) and Lithuania (chemistry/formulation).

Speaking on behalf of The Vita Group, group CEO Ian Robb says: "We are very excited to have Usleep join the Vita family. Usleep aligns with our values of safety, responsibility, resourcefulness, integrity, and innovation. Together, we look forward to supporting our customers and suppliers. This acquisition will enable collaboration on innovation across the end-to-end service, from unique foam technologies through to innovative mattress design."

Vita's MD, comfort division, Gilbert Davids, adds: "The Vita Group's scale, innovation and operational capabilities complement well with Usleep, and together we will offer a compelling package of differentiated foam, right through to final white-label production and fulfilment to consumers. Our commitment to increase our sustainability offering has made significant strides in 2021, and we have the advanced materials capability to enhance our offerings to our customers further."

Pictured: Gilbert Davids, MD of The Vita Group’s comfort division, welcomes Tina Tombs, Usleep’s MD, to Vita’s award-winning team of bedding specialists

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