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Mobus News

The Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Dame Ingrid M Roscoe officially opened the new testing laboratory FITT (Furniture Industry Testing Technology), which is located at Mobus Elland headquarters, on the 3rd November 2017

FITT is a fully independent laboratory that has been designed and specified to meet the accreditation requirements of UKAS and will work in a supporting role for the continued growth of Mobus Fabrics Ltd, as a global supplier of upholstery and soft furnishings.

Working within the framework of Mobus the laboratory will offer on-site testing, which will reduce testing time and facilitate a fast track approach to the design and development of fabric and delivery of new product to customers.

The facility will provide investigative work to offer a quicker resolution to consumer queries and deliver a continual assessment of current fabric quality to ensure compliance.

Working with key customers and a leading UK testing equipment supplier, FITT is developing new testing regimes and modifications to compliment the current British Standards test methods to offer a more accurate representation of the stresses incurred by furniture in the consumer’s home.

Continued investment in state of the art testing equipment and experienced Textile Industry trained staff has provided FITT with a facility that has all the necessary expertise and equipment to meet performance levels for testing to British and European Standards for upholstery and flammability.

With one eye on the future and in partnership with the Huddersfield Textile Institute we have embraced the apprenticeship scheme, offering local youngsters a balance of industry work experience and NVQ training.

FITT is an accreditation ready laboratory that will continue to strive for improvement in testing, training and controls that will meet the upholstery industries expectations

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Mobus officially received the Queens Award for Enterprise in International Trade during a presentation with Dame Ingrid Roscoe DCVO Ph.D who is the Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire

Mike received award from Dame Ingrid Roscoe DCVO Ph.D

In the presentation Mike Presley acknowledged all the staff for their hard work and how honoured he was to receive the award on behalf of Mobus. The award is a fantastic achievement and down to the hard work, commitment and effort from all our staff in the UK and in China.

Mike with all the Mobus UK Team

Mobus has grown over the years and now operates out of a multi-site distribution network consisting of 3 warehouses in West Yorkshire and one in Hangzhou, China.

During the speech Mike gave special recognition to Grant McConnell who has worked at Mobus since it was first established. Currently the Operations Director and responsible for the Quality, Production, Due diligence and the Testing side of the business, Grant has worked passionately alongside Mike for over 20 years.

Grant explaining light fastness testing to Mike

Mike also paid tribute to the Queens Award and pledged that Mobus will use this recognition to grow our export markets. This will start with Heimtextil Fabric Show in January 2018 where Mobus will debut with the launch of a host of new collections.

As part of the presentation Dame Ingrid Roscoe officially opened Furniture Industry Testing Technology (FITT) which is a new textile testing laboratory situated at Mobus head office on Lowfields Business Park. The testing facility was design and built to offer onsite fabric testing for all physical, colour and Fire Retardant properties. This will allow Mobus to ensure all fabrics it sells are FITT for purpose.

Dame Ingrid Roscoe officially opens FITT

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Key Facts:

No of colours:: 36

Composition:: 100% Polyester

Martindale:: 30,000

Width:: 138cm

Suitability:: General Contract


Opulence is sumptuous soft velvet perfect for all upholstery, cushions and curtains. Available in 36 beautiful colours designed to match the pile and shine to give an opulent yet elegant look.

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Mobus are delighted to announce that Lee Paxman has been appointed to the new role of Sales Director.

Over the last 12 month Lee has become more involved with external sales and therefore it is only appropriate his title reflects the excellent work he is doing. This change in title will be with immediate effect and his role will develop more over the coming months. Previously Logistics Director, Lee has been with the company over 9 years and has a full understanding of the company, products, customers and markets.

As part of the change we are equally delighted to announce Susan Ward is being promoted to internal sales manager. Susan has developed her role since arriving at Mobus and become an integral part of the company’s success. Susan will lead the internal sales team and work closely with Lee Paxman and Ian Bostock in delivering first class customer service.

Mobus are recruiting to strengthen the internal sales team and hope to have a new candidate in the near future. We believe these changes will benefit Mobus immensely as we target additional growth in the future without compromising quality, deliveries or service.

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