Leeds-based Spinks, the components division of 180-year-old family bedmaker Harrison Spinks, recently announced the launch of an additional distribution center and the appointment of a new Commercial Director to support its continual growth.
New Distribution Center
The new 35,000 sq. ft. distribution center is in south Leeds and will be used for the storage of finished goods and raw materials to enable Spinks to fully utilize the manufacturing space in its existing Leeds factories. Spinks’ wire drawing lines will also move from Leeds to its main wire drawing site in Scunthorpe.
In addition, Emma Davidson has been appointed as Commercial Director of Spinks. With previous operational, finance and directorship experience, Emma will be responsible for strengthening the relationship between finance and operations as well as overseeing the new distribution centre.
Darren Marcangelo, Managing Director at Spinks, commented: “The new distribution centre allows us to use our existing facilities purely for manufacturing rather than storage, and we’re incredibly pleased to welcome Emma to spearhead the operation and oversee this transition. This streamlining is particularly timely as demand is high and so Emma has joined the team at an opportune time.”
Emma Davidson, Commercial Director at Spinks, continued: “After working as a consultant for over ten years, I’m pleased to have joined Spinks and look forward to joining the dots between disciplines and overseeing the evolution to the new distribution centre.”
Emma has prior experience as Finance Director at Yorkshire Exhaust Specialists and Managing Director at BR Pharmaceuticals.
About Harrison Spinks
Harrison Spinks is one of Great Britain’s most established and innovative bed makers and global component supplier the furniture and bed industry. Established in 1840, it manufactures luxury mattresses under the Harrison Spinks, Somnus, and Spink & Edgar brands. Harrison Spinks is one of the most vertically integrated bed manufacturers in the world from drawing its own wire for its unique spring technology to growing natural fillings on its own farm in Yorkshire. Both the unique spring technology and growing natural fillings have been recognised with three Queen’s awards for Enterprise in Innovation, Sustainable Development and International Trade.