Bekaert Textiles fully integrates its sewn mattress cover business

Bekaert sewn cover
Finishing touches Bekaert Textiles USA added sewn covers to its offerings with the purchase of Progressive Products Inc.

Ticking and sewn cover supplier Bekaert Textiles USA Inc., headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., with world headquarters in Waregem, Belgium, has streamlined its design and production processes for sewn covers, subsequent to the company’s 2012 purchase of Progressive Products Inc., a Riverside, Calif.-based sewn cover producer.

In addition to PPI’s manufacturing facilities in Riverside and in Tijuana, Mexico, Bekaert has built out a Rapid Prototype Center at its North Carolina campus. The new N.C.-based sewn-cover team includes a dedicated project manager and prototype engineering staff.

In addition, according to the company, the Bekaert design department has been expanded to include a dedicated specialty-cover designer who works alongside the ticking design team “in a collaborative, studio environment.”

Stefan Hoffman, Bekaert Textiles USA vice president of sales and marketing, commented, “The merger provides our customers with a single source, all-inclusive cover and design package that saves them time, money, and resources.”