Tempur Sealy Invests in L.A., Mexico, South Korea Operations

The company opens new South Korean facility
December 14, 2016David Gill

Tempur+SealyLEXINGTON, Ky.-Tempur Sealy said it will move and upgrade its Los Angeles-area Sealy plant and expand its manufacturing facility in Toluca, Mexico, and has opened a new facility near the South Korean capital of Seoul.

The California facility will be relocated from its current site in South Gate, Calif., to another in the Los Angeles area and will be modernized with a new distribution center. Tempur Sealy is seeking a location close to where the work force in the current facility lives. The new location is expected to be operational in 2018.

For the Mexican plant, Tempur Sealy is purchasing land adjacent to the facility for the purpose of expanding it. This project is expected to increase the facility’s capacity and productivity.

In addition, Sealy’s South Korea operation has recently opened a manufacturing and distribution center near Seoul. Both the South Korean and Mexican expansion will supply each of their home markets.

“We are thrilled to announce our intention to make these long-term investments in the operations of our worldwide business,” said Scott Thompson, Tempur Sealy chairman, president and CEO. “The capital invested in these facilities highlights our commitment to quality product and growth of the company.”

Responding to a request for comment from HFN, a Tempur Sealy spokeswoman said the company could not disclose the amount of the investment in these moves, but added that the amount is "in line with the planned capital investment for 2016."


David GillDavid Gill | Senior Editor

David Gill covers home textiles, small electrics housewares, personal-care products, cleaning products, mattresses, consumer electronics and major appliances. He also reports on retailers and writes about the business and financial side of both vendors and retailers. He has more than 30 years of experience in business journalism, and has worked for other publications and websites that cover consumer products from both the manufacturer and retailer sides. His outside interests include sports (he is a big fan of the New York teams and of British soccer), cooking, movies and theater. He occasionally enjoys a good cigar as well.


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