Desser, the Manchester-based conservatory furniture specialist, has expanded operations with the launch of its cushion division, creating ten new roles.
The family owned business has invested £40,000 in establishing the department, which means it can now manufacture cushions for its extensive range of quality, handcrafted conservatory furniture and create tailored designs for its customers.
It’s the first time in the company’s 94-year history that cushion production has taken place on-site. The decision was made after the existing supplier, Platt & Hill Ltd, who Desser has worked with for over 30 years, made the decision to concentrate on its core business, fillings for cushions. The Oldham-based manufacturer will continue to supply Desser with raw material fillings.
Mark Stewart, sales director at Desser, said: “We’ve enjoyed a long and successful relationship with Platt & Hill but when they informed us that they were ending production of cushions, and no longer able to supply us, we saw it as an opportunity to establish our own, on-site manufacturing division.
“By establishing the division, we’re demonstrating our commitment to securing jobs and investing in the local economy. Once we’re fully up and running we’ll not only be able to manufacture 300 units per day, but create tailored designs for our customers across the country and for consumers who visits our factory store.”The expansion follows the launch of Desser’s factory shop, which opened at the end of 2012 to give customers in the Greater Manchester Area the opportunity to view the complete range and purchase straight from the business.