Comfy is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of quilts, pillows, mattress covers and bed linen producing the highest quality products for national retail clients.
A family owned business, Comfy started manufacturing at Belfield Mill, Milnrow in 1971 specialising in high quality linen fabric sourced from across the globe. Constantly expanding in size and market share, Comfy went on to acquire the Bedcrest brand and its Vitafibres manufacturing facility in 2000, growing to become one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of quilts, pillows, mattress covers and bed linen.
Comfy specialises in supplying independent and private retailers. Their innovative in-house design and production facilities coupled with their commitment to quality and value has led to their continued growth and success. Leading brands include – Silentnight, Jeff Banks at Home, Jeff Banks Port of Call and Soundasleep.
Comfy has two plants in Manchester and one in Cheshire. Due to an ever expanding production schedule their previous compressor systems were struggling to perform and were unreliable. Comfy contacted Glaston Compressor Services seeking advise on how to manage the additional compressed air demands.
Glaston recommended the latest HPC Kaeser variable speed csdx 162 sfc compressor to provide efficient, cost effective production. In addition, a high efficiency Tundra dryer was proposed to provide a total package solution.
HPC Kaeser compressors are known worldwide as a class leading, low specific energy consumption compressor, which ensures the lowest possible operating cost. (The lower the specific power the better the MPG of the compressor). The HPC Kaeser compressor systems are renowned throughout the industry for their reliability and resilience. Quiet in operation and low in maintenance costs, they are designed to operate at full load 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
As well as supplying a new energy efficient air compressor and dryer, a new pipe work system was required for a extension to the Comfy facility. Glaston’s experienced service engineers began by extending the original pipe work system and then installed a new pipe work system into the extended section of the Comfy factory. They also attached connections to all the production machines providing Comfy with a quickly installed, flexible and energy efficient solution.
In addition, Glaston is now Comfy’s preferred service partner which will ensure the efficiency and high performance of the new equipment is maintained.
Mr Phil Elson, Factory Manager at Comfy’s commented, “Glaston provided a very competitive quote for this work and we were delighted to be able to utilise their services and expertise for the new installation. We look forward to the new equipment providing a long and efficient life, and look forward to working with Glaston for the foreseeable future.”
Like Comfy, Glaston Compressor Services is also a family owned and run business. A UK leading supplier of Compressed Air Systems and Nitrogen Generators, Glaston has been providing high performance, energy efficient Air Compressors for over 30 years to a range of industries. One of the largest independent suppliers of Compressed Air Systems in the UK, Glaston supplies bespoke total solutions from initial consultation through to full installation and lifetime compressor maintenance.
Glaston’s team of engineers are experts in the design, supply and installation of energy saving applications. Products include Compressed Air, Compressed Air Systems, Nitrogen generators, Vacuum Pumps, Cooling Water Systems and equipment hire. Terry Corringham, Area Sales Manager at Glaston comments “Glaston is proud to be an authorised UK distributor of HPC Kaeser Compressors. We offer our clients bespoke solutions and our service engineers are committed to delivering a first class service”.
For more information on how Glason can provide cost effective compressed air solutions, please contact our team today.