Bedding Industries of America is once again expanding its international presence, signing Arpitech Ltd., the largest mattress manufacturer in Sri Lanka. The company becomes the 83rd global licensee for BIA.
Arpitech is a vertically integrated manufacturer that has served consumers in the region for more than 40 years. The company has the capacity to produce 10,000 units per week from its two plants in the country.
“We are pleased to welcome Arpitech to the BIA family,” said Stuart Carlitz, CEO of BIA, based in North Brunswick, New Jersey. “They have a wonderful reputation in Asia for quality and service, as well as being a very innovative and efficient manufacturer. The Asian market continues to have a strong desire for quality U.S. brands, so we are enthusiastic about the potential for the growth of our brand with this partnership.”
Arpitech has 30 of its own retail stores in Sri Lanka and distributes to more than 1,000 stores in the region, where the company plans to grow the Eclipse brand.
“Through this licensing agreement, we decided to start by manufacturing the tried-and-true Eclipse brand due to its reputable presence in India,” said Shaminda Yaddehige, CEO for Arpitech. “We wanted a product that already has great success worldwide and gives our people a quality product with a great reputation. We know and respect Stuart and his team, and we are looking forward to developing our relationship to incorporate more of Bedding Industries of American’s well-known brands.”