Comfort Solutions-Texas to celebrate big new Fort Worth complex
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, June 15, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas — Comfort Solutions' Texas-based licensee plans a three-day series of events to celebrate the opening of its 200,000-square-foot manufacturing, sales education and office complex here.
The new Comfort Solutions-Texas complex will serve retailers across the Southwest.
Comfort Solutions-Texas management includes Anthony Klatt, left, Rizwan Sunderji, Amir “Andy” Sunderji, Alim Sunderji, Jameel Sunderji and Arturo Alcala.
Hundreds of retailers and industry associates have been invited to the festivities, set for June 22-24.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony and presentations by Comfort Solutions President Dave Roberts and sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus will take place June 22. Also scheduled that day are new product presentations, factory tours, retailer education sessions and a gala party and dinner.
Over the weekend, an open house will enable retailers to see the more than 100 beds that will be showcased, representing the company's complete range of products.
The grand opening will coincide with the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, June 20-26 at the Dallas World Trade Center. The new facility is a 20-minute drive from the showroom building.
"This celebration is a sincere thank you to our many retail customers, industry partners and employees to whom my family owes our success," said Rizwan Sunderji, senior vice president of the family business, which was founded as Sleeptronic more than 20 years ago. "Our new home will better accommodate our growth and enable us to capitalize more fully on the product lines and marketing opportunities that Comfort Solutions offers."
He said the biggest difference between the company's former 50,000-square-foot facility in Dallas and the new complex lies in scope and sophistication. The Sunderji family spent more than a year remodeling and upgrading an existing structure in Centreport Industrial Park to maximize efficiency and design while minimizing the plant's environmental footprint.
"The new complex is a model facility in terms of its layout, design, state-of-the-art equipment, accommodations for customers and employees, and environmental standards," Roberts said. "We're very proud of what Comfort Solutions-Texas has accomplished."
Located on an 11-acre site, the factory features energy-saving lighting and high-efficiency equipment like computerized quilters, tape edge and packaging machinery, plus a 2,000-foot-long conveyor - enabling an output of up to 4,000 pieces per day, the company said.
"Waste from every subcomponent in our manufacturing process will now be re-sold for reuse," said Alim Sunderji, executive vice president. "Waste overall will be greatly reduced through increased efficiency and new technologies."
The building includes a two-story, 20,000-square-foot office and showroom space with a custom-designed exterior entry. On the top floor, a 10,000-square-foot reconfigurable showroom has multi-channel, high-definition monitors; a customer entertainment center and lounge; a board room, executive offices and an office for outside salespeople.
On the ground floor is a second, larger board room that adjoins a product education center. A series of retailer-focused seminars led by content experts are now in development for the center, covering topics like product components, selling strategies and retail marketing.
Also at ground level are an employee break room, additional office space and a designated area for the company's logistics department.
Comfort Solutions-Texas, which makes both Comfort Solutions and its own branded products, was founded by the Sunderjis in 1991. In addition to Rizwan and Alim Sunderji, management includes Amir "Andy" Sunderji, president and CEO; Jameel Sunderji, vice president; Yasmin Sunderji, office manager; Anthony Klatt, director of sales and marketing, and Arturo Alcala, plant manager.
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