Published on : Monday, May 11, 2015
Manchester based furniture manufacturer The Chesterfield Company has expanded its operation with the opening a new factory in Blackburn. The 1900 square metre space will now increase the number of quality, handmade Chesterfield Sofas as well as various other items of furniture beanbags, footstools, arm chairs and sofa beds.
There are currently 17 employees based at the factory, including the production manager and coordinator, sales advisors, accountants, floor manager, frame makers, sewers, wood machinist, frame assembler and a fixed seating upholsterer and there are plans to employ more people as the operation expands.
The company supports the local Blackburn community and many of the people employed there within just a few miles of the factory itself.
Dave Foster, director of The Chesterfield Company, is optimistic about the potential of this new space: “The building offers a lot of factory floor space, which will enable us to both store and manufacture products. As we now have the room for lots of different production sections, this will ensure that we can consistently make our products to the highest of standards, as quickly as possible. There is a lot of room for business growth in the future, which means that the company will have a place to call home for what we hope will be a very long time.”
As well as the new Blackburn factory, the company also has another factory and a showroom based in the Pendleton area of Manchester, where customers can see the quality of their products first hand.
The Chesterfield Company has been in operation since 1951 and since then it has created thousands of handmade, bespoke Chesterfield leather sofas for satisfied customers up and down the UK and even as far afield as Japan.
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