Foam products supplier Gommagomma is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a move into new headquarters in Caronno Pertusella, Italy.
The building includes a 150,000–square–foot automated warehouse that can hold as many as 25,000 mattresses and new manufacturing and processing lines for flexible elastic materials. A vast integrated photovoltaic system is expected to significantly reduce the company’s energy costs, as well as its environmental impact.
Construction of those phases is finished. Offices are expected to be completed later this year.
The family–owned company was founded in 1996 and initially produced a line of latex mattresses before adding pillows marketed under the Latexcel brand. It later expanded into memory foam mattresses, pillows, blocks and toppers that are offered under the ExtraPur label. Most recently, the company added WaterGel products.
Gommagomma calls the technology a “revolutionary high–density gel foam” that’s both breathable and elastic but that won’t lose its shape.
“Over the years, a few simple rules have distinguished how Gommagomma approaches products and the market: a sophisticated manufacturing plant that uses advanced technology, carefully selected and constantly monitored raw materials, detailed checks during the various manufacturing stages, real flexibility in terms of distribution and manufacturing, no compromises on product quality and a genuine relationship of trust with customers,” the company said.
Gommagomma employs approximately 100 people and projects annual sales of roughly $26.6 million in 2011—about 60% in Italy and 40% abroad.