Luxury bed manufacturer Harrison Spinks, with headquarters in Leeds, England, has invested $2.5 million in a new wire-drawing facility at British Steel’s campus in Scunthorpe, England.
The vertically integrated bedding maker, which was founded in 1840, will use a 40,000-square-foot building belonging to the steel producer to house two wire-drawing lines, set to be installed at the end of this month. These lines will draw the ultra-fine wire used to manufacture Harrison Spinks’ pocket springs, using steel rod from British Steel.
The company plans to add six more wire-drawing lines at the facility, which will produce approximately 400 tons of fine wire for its springs each week.
The new facility will add 22 employees to the company. Harrison Spinks already employs more than 600 people at its facilities in Leeds.
Speaking about the new facility, Richard Essery, managing director of Harrison Spinks Components, said, “We have a long-established relationship with British Steel, (which) provides the high-quality wire needed for our innovative spring technology.
“Partnering with British Steel to launch our new wire-drawing facility in Scunthorpe not only means we can recycle all steel waste, creating a closed-loop production process, but also allows us to develop a higher grade wire quality, enabling us to produce industry-leading springs for our mattresses. The investment in this new wire-drawing facility is part of our wider business strategy to become world leaders in sustainable mattress and comfort innovation.”