HSM Announces Joint Venture to Manufacture Unique Microcoil

HSM, formerly known as Hickory Springs announces a joint venture between E&R-Hickory and Spinks Springs to manufacture and distribute Posturfil, PosturfilHD and Flexecore microcoils throughout North America. E&R-Hickory is itself a joint venture between HSM and Elson & Robbins/Wade Spring, a United Kingdom bedding and upholstery spring manufacturer. The products produced by HS2 will be marketed exclusively by HSM in North America.

Based on the success of their existing distribution agreement, the two companies have concluded that manufacturing the products in the U.S. will significantly reduce lead times and offer more competitive pricing.

“Producing these unique coils here in the U.S. opens up new marketing opportunities for HSM,” noted Todd Councilman, vice president of HSM Bedding Solutions. “At the same time, this addition to our product line reinforces HSM’s commitment to provide more integrated solutions to the bedding industry.”

“This is a very exciting time for Spinks Springs, as we expand manufacturing operations previously limited to the UK and move into North America,” added Darren Marcangelo, Spinks Springs commercial director. “We are delighted to partner with HSM, and we appreciate the ability HS2 affords us to maximize opportunities in the North American market.”

The layered coils provide increased comfort, allowing manufacturers to generate a range of different comfort levels in their retail offerings. With microcoils that provide three-way stretch, the sleep experience is further enhanced.

Spinks Springs introduced the tiny, durable coils several years ago using patented machine and design technology. At ¾-inch high, PosturfilHD springs offer a spring count equivalent to more than 2,000 coils in a queen-size mattress. The 1½-inch-tall Posturfil springs are available in five different tensions, with spring counts up to 1,000 coils in a queen-size mattress. Flexecore springs are 2½ inches tall and come in pocket sheets that support Posturfil and PosturfilHD microcoil applications.

For more information, visit www.hsmsolutions.com or www.harrisonspinks.com.

About HSM: One of North Carolina’s largest employers, HSM is a privately held company that brings together approximately 2,500 employees in more than 50 manufacturing plants in 17 states and China to serve a wide array of diverse customers and markets. Based in Hickory, N.C., the company has expanded its global presence and moved beyond core furniture and bedding markets to embrace new growth opportunities in transportation, healthcare, packaging and government sectors.

About Spinks Springs: Spinks Springs is part of the Harrison Spinks Group, which encompasses three quality UK bed brands -- Harrison, Somnus and Spink & Edgar -- as well as the Spinks Springs component brand. With high-end bed and mattress manufacturer Harrison Spinks, the company makes and designs high- quality comfort microcoil pocket springs for sale worldwide through its components business. Harrison Spinks employs 300 people, operates three factories in Leeds with more than 350,000 square feet of manufacturing space and owns a 300-acre farm, where it grows natural, non-woven materials, such as hemp, flax and wool for mattresses.