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Ergomotion Outperforms Bedding Industry in 2009

 

January 14, 2010 - Increased domestic demand and powerful distribution partnerships coupled with new international orders enabled adjustable bed innovator Ergomotion to grow its 2009 business 12% over 2008, despite a projected ten percent dollar downturn in the 2009 bedding industry, Ergomotion President Kelly Clenet informed BEDROOM Magazine:

“While our customers are looking forward to a better year in 2010, Ergomotion has been able to boost last year’s performances, at retail. We’re helping retailers by adding significant dollars to each sale,” he noted, “Another $1,000-plus to a mattress sale is becoming a matter of routine for many of our customers. That phenomenon is opening new doors for us.”

Ergomotion presently ships to Japan, Latin America, Australia, Northern Europe and is aggressively adding domestic retail partners, he said. By partnering with leading mattress manufacturers, Ergomotion has enabled new retailers to participate in the increased interest in the adjustable base category.

Ergomotion’s offshore sourcing, backed by innovative U.S.-based engineering and strong product support, enables the company to offer customized programs and to be far more competitive.

Niles Cornelius, General Manager of the Hickory at Home division of Hickory Springs, noted, “Our relationship with Ergomotion helped us become passionate about the adjustable business in 2009. Most important is the knowledge that we are selling the most consumer-friendly, the best built bed which is available nationwide through Hickory Springs service centers.”

Lady Americana President Kerry Tramel added, “Service and quality are Ergomotion’s strong suits. The focus is on the beds. They’re great on training and sticking with us and our people. We’ve done fairly well in this category in 2009, but hope to grow it in 2010.”

"Outside the box thinking seems to separate Ergomotion from the competition. Great people, products and passion generally define this company. We anticipate another strong adjustable business year with Ergomotion in 2010," commented Jay Nardone, Vice President Sales, at ArchBrook Laguna, a fully automated logistics and national distribution company.

Ergomotion’s CEO Alain Clenet brings decades of automotive expertise to the company. He designs each model focusing on safety, design simplicity, beauty, as well as quick and tool-free assembly. He believes the company’s 24-hour consumer phone lines, extensive in-store training, and growing reputation also help account for the 2009 Ergomotion performance.

The International Sleep Producers Association (ISPA) does not report annual numbers for the adjustable base category. However, industry leaders say the adjustable category is growing and becoming increasingly competitive at retail, although there is no quantifiable data available.

Ergomotion products fit in any frame and elevate to a full sitting position. Seven sizes including split queen are available. All are wall-friendly and feature removable height-adjustable legs. Snap-in replacement parts require no tools. Service issues are handled by a 24 hour 800 consumer telephone line. Ergomotion’s factory is ISO 9000 certified.

For additional information please visit www.ergomotion.us or contact Kelly Clenet, 805-688-3151, or KC@ergomtion.us.

 

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