Springfield Mattress becomes Englander licensee in Southwest
David Perry -- Furniture Today, August 9, 2013
OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. — Top 15 bedding producer Englander Sleep Products has signed a license agreement with Springfield Mattress Co. in Pico Rivera, Calif., to manufacture and market Englander-branded mattresses in southern California, Arizona and Nevada.
A family-owned and -operated business, Springfield Mattress will be known as Englander Southwest and will produce Englander brands and products aat its 60,000-square-foot facility west of Los Angeles.
"We're very pleased to welcome Springfield Mattress to our organization," said Kevin Toman, president and CEO of Englander Sleep Products. "The company is a very successful player in the southwest U.S. and has a business philosophy that's consistent with our own: Make quality products, maintain a healthy product assortment and offer strong values to retailers. Along with expanding our distribution in the country's Southwest region, Springfield Mattress will bring to our company new bedding manufacturing techniques and creative design concepts that they've developed over the years."
While focusing on Englander-branded bedding starting at $499, Englander Southwest will continue to make and sell its own private label products, which include innerspring and encased-coil mattresses, specialty foam beds and sleep accessories.
The producer's current distribution to multiple sleep chains, independent furniture stores and single-outlet specialty shops "leads us to anticipate healthy sales gains for our company in the near future," Toman said.
Springfield Mattress is Englander's seventh U.S. licensee. The producer has an additional eight licensees operating 10 factories overseas.