All Sewn Up: Cut-And-Sewn Covers’ Growth Zips Along

All Sewn Up: Cut-And-Sewn Covers’ Growth Zips Along

As demand for cut-and-sewn mattress products grows, more textile and components suppliers are entering the zippered cover arena Driven by the increasing popularity of boxed beds, providers of presewn cover programs — both longtime specialists and a number of fabric suppliers that have added this service to their mix — are experiencing steady growth. While […]

Mattress fabric executive Randy Wiles dies

Randall E. “Randy” Wiles, who spent his career as a ticking sales executive, died Sept. 15 in New Orleans, after a brief battle with cancer. He was 64. Wiles was vice president of regional sales with knit supplier Innofa USA, based in Mebane, North Carolina, which he joined in 2010. Previously, he spent over three […]

Innofa taps ticking veteran Dan Schrein

Fabric supplier Innofa USA, with headquarters in Eden, North Carolina, has hired mattress fabric sales veteran Dan Schrein as a ­­­­­­­­sales representative covering the eastern United States. In his new post, Schrein is responsible for servicing and expanding existing accounts, as well as conducting new business development within the territory. He reports to Johan Cleyman, Innofa […]

Interzum Cologne: Art meets tech in ticking showrooms

Interzum Cologne: Art meets tech in ticking showrooms

BY BARBARA T. NELLES In upbeat ticking showrooms at Interzum Cologne in Germany May 5-8,  mattress makers were there to buy, fabric suppliers told BedTimes. “We are finally back to where we were 10 years ago!” said Apollonija Spela Honigsman, research and development manager for Bodet & Horst in Elterlein, Germany. “Four years ago buyers […]

Mattress ticking’s 21st-century aesthetic

Mattress ticking’s 21st-century aesthetic

Category makes a contemporary, sophisticated statement through enhanced sense of style BY GARY JAMES Fashion is playing an increasingly important role in today’s ticking as bed producers seek new ways to differentiate products on retail floors and grab consumer attention. Knit panels—the mattress industry’s most popular look—are getting more and more sophisticated thanks to the […]

Innofa: Spinning a family business into success

The mattress industry has long incubated strong family businesses. Even with the flurry of acquisitions and consolidations in the past decade, family businesses continue to flourish. In the February issue of BedTimes, we profile Innofa, a producer of mattress textiles and other fabrics with headquarters in Tilburg, the Netherlands. The company was started in 1980 […]

Innofa meets growing demand for specialty knits

Innofa meets growing demand for specialty knits

With three manufacturing facilities in Europe, the United States and Mexico, textile producer Innofa has positioned itself to bring its specialty knits to a broader slice of the mattress manufacturing market. Through investments in new equipment and by leveraging the capabilities of each of its facilities, the company has begun implementing a strategic decision to […]