25 May 2024, 17:52
By Furniture News Feb 24, 2023

Machinery manufacturer strikes deal to expand factory footprint

Lancashire-based machinery manufacturer MattressTek has agreed with its landlord to expand into a neighbouring unit, taking its footprint from 16,000 sqft to almost 22,000 - an increase of more than 6000 sqft.

MattressTek specialises in automation for the mattress, bed and component processing sectors. The deal means that the factory, at Forest Mill in Water, Rossendale - currently the shop floor used to accommodate the fabrication, build and electrical departments, along with an office, meeting room and break-out area - will be able to house a showroom for stand-out machines in its range, as well as those in development.

Technical director Shaun Peel says: “Our growth and demand, to cater to our international customers, through our export pursuits, has meant that we have kept our eyes out for a suitable space to physically expand. The fact that the unit next door at our current site has now become available is a great opportunity to further grow at our current location, following the addition of an office, canteen, stock store and mezzanine for our electrical team. We look forward to welcoming customers to our site from across America, Australia, Asia, Europe and here in the UK.”

The business relocated to Rossendale in 2019, and some 96% of its suppliers are based in Lancashire. MattressTek recently won the Valley at Work and Made in Rossendale trophies at the Rossendale Business Awards, as well as Company of the Year (Under £20m) at the Insider North West International Trade Awards. It was also a finalist in The Manufacturer MX Awards, and is now in the running for a Red Rose Award in the county.

With over 40 years' combined design and engineering experience, MattressTek provides production lines for the bed industry and beyond, and 70% of its range is exported.

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