In an effort to better serve its customers throughout the Southeast, ELFA International, the New York-based mattress ticking and textile design and sourcing company, opened its second domestic warehouse, a 25,000-square-foot facility in Western North Carolina. Allowing ELFA to shorten delivery times, the facility will help increase inventory and product availability for its customers.
“As our business continues to grow, this second warehouse greatly enhances our ability to provide faster and more efficient service to our customers,” said Edward Assile, president of ELFA International. “Our just-in-time warehouse and distribution strategy is one of the things that differentiates our brand from others. We are quick to respond to our partners’ needs and the new facility shortens the travel time for products to our customers in the Southeast.”
Committed to shipping orders received by 11 a.m. the same day and shipping orders received after 11 AM the following day, ELFA has an in-house design team in Charlotte, North Carolina that designs all of the brand’s fabrics and its products are manufactured in China. Each of the ELFA warehouses consistently stock three months of fabrics to assure in-stock availability and seamless processing and delivery.
About ELFA: ELFA International is an independent, family-owned designer and sourcing company of mattress ticking and home textiles. The company employs 50 people in its four offices in New York; Charlotte, North Carolina; Linping, China; and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Founded in 1961 by Elias Fadlo Assile (ELFA), the company’s roots are steeped in uncovering products for customers in the Dominican Republic. Today, ELFA’s focus has shifted toward American-designed products that are manufactured by partner mills in Asia and sold throughout North America and South America. Products designed for customers are housed in the company’s two warehouses in Marion, North Carolina, and Elkhart, Indiana, for just-in-time delivery. ELFA maintains three months of product in stock, 30 days on the water and 30 days in production on all items. ELFA’s team also works closely with customers to create custom product to provide unique designs.