County Tyrone Mattress Company Beds Into The Market With Nine New Jobs

A Co Tyrone mattress company is creating nine new jobs in a bid to grow its export sales across the UK and Ireland.

Comfizone – which manufactures mattresses and bedding – was established in 2010 and currently supplies a number of high street shops and independent retailers.

The Coalisland firm now hopes to double its turnover amid its expansion, which will see its workforce increase from five to 14 employees.

Comfizone’s director and co-founder Peter Bradley said the company had “achieved significant year-on-year growth” over the last four years.

“This is an exciting step for us, which will see our workforce almost triple,” he said. “Over the last 12 months we’ve invested significantly in expanding our premises as well as investing in new machinery.

“This investment has enabled us to increase production capacity to meet the rising demand for our products.

“We are now embarking on a marketing campaign to extend our export reach and in particular target hotels and care homes. That will involve developing our brand, creating a website and marketing literature.

“The nine new jobs, which include a production manager, production supervisor, logistics co-ordinator, office administrator and five production operatives, will give us the capacity and structure to handle a bigger order book.”

The expansion is being supported by Invest Northern Ireland, which offered Comfizone a grant of £60,125 to support the new jobs and assist with its marketing campaign.

Grainne McVeigh of Invest NI said: “This recent investment demonstrates that Comfizone’s management is committed to the development and expansion of the business.

“The company has identified a strong market opportunity for its high quality products throughout the UK and Ireland, and with Invest NI’s support is moving to capture a bigger share of the market through sustained and targeted promotional activities.

“The directors have set ambitious sales targets for the next two years and aim to increase sales outside Northern Ireland to 65% of the total.”