Spring Air International has signed Briody Bedding Limited, a family-owned bedding and furniture company in Ballinrink, Ireland, as its licensee serving the 32 counties and the hospitality business in the country.
Briody is a second-generation family business founded by Benny and Brid Briody in 1974. The company is now run by their children Bridget, Martin, Brendan and David, who have continued to carry on the legacy of producing handmade bedding and furniture. By using the latest technology and production techniques, Briody serves its dealers and customers by scheduling, producing and distributing products on a weekly basis.
The company started with three employees producing 30 beds a week, and has now grown to 90 employees producing 1,000 mattresses weekly. Briody was recently recognized with the prestigious AIBF Enterprise of the Year Award from the All-Ireland Business Foundation. It is the group’s premier recognition for a domestic company.
The announcement represents a return to the Spring Air International network for Briody.
“We are delighted to welcome back our Irish licensee Briody to our international network,” said Nick Bates, president of Spring Air, based in Woburn, Massachusetts. “The history between our companies goes back a long time, and we have seen the company’s success grow over the years. We look forward to many more years of watching the company advance in its market.”
David Briody, company director, said that Spring Air’s goals align with his family’s business.
“With the innovation behind the production of Spring Air’s mattresses, we recognize that Spring Air’s goals align with ours,” he said. “At Briody, we are constantly producing new and innovative products by means of extensive research and development. My father originally brought the Spring Air brand to Ireland over 20 years ago, and it is important for us to carry that forward and introduce a greater range of Spring Air mattresses to the Irish market.”