HIGH POINT - A British furniture firm has acquired American seating manufacturer Jack Cartwright. The Boss Design Group says acquisition of the High Point, NC-based firm gives the UK manufacturer a greater foothold in the U.S. market. Terms of the deal, effective February 1, were not disclosed.
A statement from the Boss Group said the Jack Cartwright brand of upholstered furniture will continue to be produced at the company's 80,000 square foot facilities," alongside the manufacture and distribution" of the Boss Design portfolio. The company also plans to open a flagship U.S. showroom in the near future.
Brian Murray, president and CEO of The Boss Design Group, said, “Having already successfully traded with the USA for several years, the acquisition of the Jack Cartwright brand now presents us with the perfect opportunity to fully take advantage of established routes to market in the USA and to launch the Boss Design product portfolio to a critical and strategic sector which is currently six times bigger than that in the UK.”
He added, “This significant investment affords impressive volumes of manufacturing and an immediate response to the American market for the Boss Design brand. Not only does it provide an anchor to service new customers, it presents our global clients with a wider offering.”
Known for its upholstered products, task and visitor chairs, The Boss Design Group also produces meeting and conference chairs, tables and credenzas, and office pods. Established in 1983, the company is privately owned and has manufacturing facilities in four continents.
Founded in 1963 by Jack Cartwright, the company produces lounge, executive, guest and healthcare seating from three facilities in North Carolina. The contemporary seating firm has more than 200 employees, according to its website.
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