Therapedic partners with Colombia licensee
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, February 26, 2014
PRINCETON, N.J. — Top 10 bedding producer Therapedic International has launched a partnership with Grupo Industrial UMO, a memory foam manufacturing company in Colombia. The company will begin producing and selling pillows under the Therapedic name while phasing in the manufacturing of Therapedic mattresses over the next few months.
Celebrating Therapedic’s new partnership in Colombia are Camilo Barrera, left, general manager, Grupo Industrial UMO; John Giraldo, sales manager, Grupo Industrial UMO; and Silvia Laforie of Therapedic Colombia.
Grupo Industrial UMO, founded in 1968 as an automotive parts manufacturer, began creating its memory foam products in 2010.
The company is expanding its reach into the bedding segment with Therapedic. Grupo Industrial UMO will begin with a regional license to manufacture pillows under the Therapedic brand and will begin importing mattresses before beginning on-site mattress manufacturing.
"We have seen massive growth abroad over the last year," said Therapedic President and CEO Gerry Borreggine. "As we continue expanding, we remain dedicated to seeking out strategic partnerships with companies that share our vision for building an internationally respected brand. Grupo Industrial UMO is a leading manufacturing company that has developed a very strong production system with world class practices which has allowed it to be the leader in a very competitive industry."
"Therapedic is an important player in the bedding industry holding key stakes in various markets worldwide. With expertise in creating and marketing the latest product technologies combined with key industry knowledge, Therapedic is an industry leader that shares our vision of providing customers with only high quality products at smart value prices," said Camilo Barrera, general manager of Grupo Industrial UMO.
Therapedic has licensees on six continents, in locations including Canada, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Trinidad, Jamaica, Colombia, Ireland, India, Korea, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, New Zealand, Turkey, Australia and China.
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