Interman Home Textile Co.
Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, August 21, 2007
HANGZHOU, China— Innovative design and superior product quality have made Interman Home Textile Co. a leading supplier of bedroom ensembles, decorative pillows, window treatments, furniture slipcovers, table linens and sofa sets.
Founded in 2004 by owner Lu Wenlong, the privately held manufacturer has become a major supplier to the export market, with the U.S. accounting for approximately 80 percent of its annual sales of US $25 million. Interman operates completely vertical manufacturing facilities totaling more than 250,000 square meters in the Yuhang Economic Development Zone, handling all segments of the production process, from fabric development to finished product manufacturing. The company has more than 1,100 employees.
Interman has invested heavily in state-of-the- art equipment, including Belgian Picanol and German Donier weaving machines; French Staubili electronic jacquard machines; Italian AILO after-finishing equipment; and South Korean and Japanese sewing machines. Additionally, Interman owns advanced single-needle and multi-needle quilters, capable of producing patchwork quilts, bedspreads and patchwork blankets in intricate designs. The company’s manufacturing plant is capable of producing more than 10 million meters of jacquard yarn-dyed fabrics and more than 10 million pieces or sets of finished home textiles annually.
Interman is considered an extremely progressive company in the areas of operations and quality control. The company is one of the first manufacturers in China to implement an ERP Management System, which has helped Interman consolidate its operating resources and achieve a three-in-one integration of logistics, cash flow and information flow. The ERP system links the company’s internal material procurement, warehouse management, production planning, order processing and delivery, as well as finance and cost accounting, helping Interman achieve productivity enhancements, cost reductions and enhancing the company’s overall competitive standing in the industry.
Superior quality control is a major factor in Interman’s success. The company maintains its own testing laboratory that monitors quality at each stage of the production process and has achieved ISO 9001 certification, ISO 14001 environmental management certification, and OHASA 18001 occupational health and safety certification.
Interman invests heavily in product research and development, and works closely with its customers to tailor specific designs and constructions to their needs. The company supplies its merchandise to wholesalers and importers, which distribute the finished products to a broad array of retail accounts, ranging from mass merchants to luxury specialty stores. Interman continues to expand its production capacity and product range, adding accessory products such as blankets. Company executives say their goal is to make Interman one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive home textiles manufacturers.
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