Family-owned mattress maker Foam de Honduras, with headquarters in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, has a lot to celebrate during its 50th year in business.
The company recently completed construction and reopened its corporate offices, manufacturing plant and retail store, all of which were destroyed in a 2013 fire. The manufacturer had been operating from two smaller, temporary factories nearby, which were opened within a month of the devastating fire.
Foam de Honduras, which also operates as Sealy Centro America, became a Sealy licensee in 2013 and is a major player in its home country with a portfolio of proprietary sleep accessories and mattress brands, including Camas Relax, Comfort Firm, Deja Blue and Ultra Firm. The company also manufactures private-label beds for a range of retailers. It maintains five warehouses across Honduras and each has a small factory-direct retail store.
At the rebuilt 130,000-square-foot facility, the vertically integrated company installed state-of-the-art innerspring, quilting and foam-cutting machinery where, in addition to assembling and finishing mattresses, the manufacturer pours and fabricates its own foams and produces innerspring units and wood foundations.
In 1966, brothers Elias and Jose Chahin founded Foam de Honduras to fill what they saw as a dire need for affordable, comfortable bedding in the Central American country. They lay claim to building the first polyurethane foam production facility in the region.
“We are eternally grateful for the support of our customers, suppliers, employees and family members,” said John Chahin, general manager. “We could not have rebuilt the company without them.”