Published on : Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Spinks Springs announces a joint venture (JV) with E&R-Hickory to manufacture and distribute Posturfil, PosturfilHD and Flexecore microcoils throughout North America. E&R-Hickory is itself a JV between Elson & Robbins/Wade Spring, a United Kingdom market leader in bedding and upholstery spring interiors, and HSM , the new name of Hickory Springs, a global manufacturer of integrated solutions and components to the furniture, bedding, transportation and a growing number of diversified markets. The products produced by HS2, the name of the new JV, will be marketed exclusively by HSM in North America.
Based on the success of their existing distribution agreement, the two companies have concluded that manufacturing the products in the U.S. will significantly reduce lead times and offer more competitive pricing.
“This is a very exciting time for Spinks Springs, as we expand manufacturing operations previously limited to the UK and move into North America,” noted Darren Marcangelo, Spinks Springs Commercial Director. “We are delighted to partner with HSM, and appreciate the ability HS2 affords us to maximize opportunities in the North American market.”
“Producing these unique coils here in the U.S. opens up new marketing opportunities for HSM,” added Todd Councilman, Vice President of HSM Bedding Solutions. “At the same time, this addition to our product line reinforces the HSM commitment to provide more integrated solutions to the bedding industry.”
Comfort increases exponentially as coils are layered, providing manufacturers with the ability to create a range of comfort in their retail offerings. And because microcoils provide three-way stretch, they further enhance comfort.
Spinks Springs introduced the tiny, durable coils several years ago using patented machine and design technology. At 20mm high, PosturfilHD springs offer a spring count equivalent to more than 2,000 coils in a 150 x 200cm mattress. The 38mm tall Posturfil springs are available in five different tensions, with spring counts up to 1,000 coils in a 150 x 200cm mattress. Flexecore springs are 55mm tall and come in pocket sheets that support Posturfil and PosturfilHD microcoil applications.