Luxury bed manufacturer gets comfortable with £9m investment

Luxury bed manufacturer Harrison Spinks is to add a new site at its Leeds-based factory to house a larger innovation and technology centre as part of a £9m investment to grow the business and develop the “next generation” of beds.

As well as quadrupling capacity at its natural fillings plant, the bed maker, which is shortlisted in the Large Business category at TheBusinessDesk.com’s Business Masters Awards which take place next week, is also investing in its machinery, wire drawing and spring technology.

As part of this investment, Harrison Spinks has refocused its business strategy to concentrate primarily on beds and components, and will no longer manufacture Spink & Edgar Upholstery at its Leeds factory.

The company is looking for a quality upholstery manufacturer to make and supply the range using its innovative springs and farm fillings.

Harrison Spinks said the new direction will enable it to give “exceptional service to the increasing business from retailers” while focusing on bed and spring innovation.

Harrison Spinks already makes foam-free mattresses and is developing a glue-free, chemical-free bed.

Simon Spinks, managing director of Harrison Spinks, said: “We have been working for some time on new technologies to develop the ultimate natural bed. We want to not only use natural, locally sourced materials, but also remove chemicals and glue from our products. A mattress that is foam-free, glue-free and chemical treatment free is just around the corner and will revolutionise the bed industry as we know it today.

“The £9m investment will certainly pave the way for our new direction and five-year plan to be world-leaders in sustainable bed technology. Our spring technology has found its way into all sorts of products from seating to footwear, but we are renewing our focus on products and components for sleep; it’s who we are, the original sleep tailors.”