Luxury mattress producer E.S. Kluft & Company opens new factory in Texas
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Luxury bedding manufacturer E.S. Kluft & Company has opened its new 100,000-square-foot factory in Grand Prairie, Texas. The facility, located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan market, will employ more than 80 people and is the company’s third factory in the U.S.
The new factory is strategically located between E.S. Kluft’s two existing facilities located in Rancho Cucamonga, California and Hazelton, Pennsylvania. Its central location gives the company needed extra capacity and proximity to its retail customers in the Central and Southern U.S. regions.
“We looked at 13 different states and decided on Texas as a way to best serve our customers in this region,” said Jon Stowe, managing director of E.S. Kluft & Company. “We already have a huge customer base in Texas and in the Southern markets, and we’re seeing it continue to grow with a lot of people relocating from the West Coast and the Northeast.”
While the furniture industry and retail are seeing a slowdown, the luxury market is the one with the greatest capacity for growth and the greatest resistance to economic ups and downs.
“Since 2019 we’ve experienced tremendous growth and we continue to hear that luxury bedding sales are going strong,” said Stowe. “The addition of the Grand Prairie location will help us reduce lead times and increase service and delivery to our retail partners as the luxury category continues to grow.”
Stowe adds that logistics and shipping costs also played into the decision to open the Texas facility. Its central location will help save on the logistics expenses associated with shipping and transportation.
At the new facility, located at 701 E. Wildlife Pkwy, Suite 160, Grand Prairie, TX 75050, plans to produce and start shipping to customers is slated to begin in early January 2023. The company will produce all of its luxury mattress brands – Aireloom, Kluft and Marshall Mattress – in the Texas factory.
E.S. Kluft & Company’s legacy goes back to 1940, when the Aireloom brand was founded by King Karpen, an industry pioneer who combined luxurious materials with modern innovations to create the original handmade California mattress. In 2004, industry legend Earl S. Kluft acquired Aireloom Bedding and founded E.S. Kluft & Company, which manufactures the Aireloom and Kluft luxury bedding brands, both handcrafted in the U.S. to the highest standards, using natural fibers and premium materials.
In 2013, The Flex Bedding Group, a top 10 global sleep products producer from Madrid, Spain, acquired E.S. Kluft & Company and in 2019 acquired Marshall Mattress, known for inventing the pocket coil spring, setting the worldwide standard for mattress construction.
In 2020, the two North American companies – E.S. Kluft & Company and Marshall Mattress – were integrated into one organization, strengthening its position as a leader of luxury mattress brands throughout North America.
“The addition of a third factory in Grand Prairie is an important step for us as we continue our commitment to providing best in class service and quality products to all our customers,” said Stowe.
Adds Rafael González, Chief Executive Officer of Flex Bedding Group, "this new U.S.-based factory fits perfectly with our corporate development strategy and increases our capacity
for growth and innovation. This also allows us to strengthen our leadership position in the Premium segment, an important strategy for us as the luxury market tends to be insulated from economic slowdowns.”
Currently, 40% of Flex's sales come from its Premium division, which has globally recognized brands such as E.S. Kluft in the U.S. and Vispring in the UK.
About E.S Kluft & Company
Based in Rancho Cucamonga, California, E.S. Kluft & Company’s two brands are Aireloom and Kluft. Kluft is its most luxurious brand available through Bloomingdale’s and other prestigious retailers. Aireloom offers artisanal quality and legacy features such as hand-tied coils and hand side-stitching in the best-in-class category. These quality designs feature cutting edge, patented production methods. To learn more about Kluft and Aireloom product lines, please visit www.KluftMattress.com and www.aireloom.com.
About Marshall Mattress
Founded in 1900 by machinist and engineer James Marshall, Marshall Mattress is best known for its handcrafted luxury pocket coil mattress collections. Marshall invented and patented the original Marshall Pocket Coil, the first independent spring system designed to provide a unique, optimum, comfort and support environment for sleep. The company pairs luxurious materials – such as cotton wrapped and individually-sewn pocket coils, natural New Zealand wool, pure cotton and finely woven Belgian damask fabric – with new technologies and quality manufacturing. To learn more about Marshall Mattress, please visit www.marshallmattress.com.
About The Flex Bedding Group
E.S. Kluft & Company and Marshall Mattress are owned by The Flex Bedding Group from Madrid, Spain. Founded in 1912, The Flex Bedding Group is amongst the world’s top 10 global sleep products producers with production plants in Spain, Portugal, Germany, Brazil, Chile, the United Kingdom and the United States, and commands a leadership position in premium bedding.