The Furniture Recycling Group records 20% growth

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The Furniture Recycling Group (TFR Group), one of the UK’s leading mattress recycling companies, has reported a 20 percent increase in revenue, turning over £3 million in the last 12 months.

The company’s impressive growth comes on the back of three new partnerships with national retailers, leading to a business expansion which has created 10 jobs at the company’s Blackburn headquarters.

Last year, TFR Group increased the number of mattresses they can recycle a week by 63 percent, going from recycling 4,000 mattresses to 6,500 a week; a figure they envision heading to 20,000 in three years time thanks to their current research and development programme, which is working towards creating a fully automated mattress recycling system.

To capitalise on the success, the company has undergone an intensive brand development programme, revealing a new website which helps TFR Group’s existing and prospective partners to understand their mattress recycling process better, including updates on the companies market leading research and development work.  

TFR Group recently designed and prototyped a revolutionary system that will allow a standard 40ft trailer, that ordinarily carries 90 mattresses, to carry 600 mattresses, meaning a significant reduction in transportation costs, and vastly increasing the viability of mattress recycling throughout the country.

Nick Oettinger, managing director of The Furniture Recycling Group, said: “We’ve had a great 12 months and it’s fantastic to see the company continue to grow. With our exciting, refreshed look, and our ongoing research and development, TFR Group can only flourish further and ensure we cement ourselves as market leaders in the waste industry.”

On forming new partnerships, Oettinger added: “With 167,000 tonnes of mattresses still being sent to landfill each year in the UK, now’s the time for retailers and manufacturers to get on board to help create Britain’s much needed circular economy.

“We’re very proud that more retailers are thinking more about the end of life scenarios of their products, and the next stage for TFR Group is to meet with mattress manufacturers to discuss how they can adapt the designs of their mattresses to ensure they can be recycled more easily.

“TFR Group will not rest until 100 percent of all mattresses in the UK are diverted from landfill, and we welcome any other retailers, and manufacturers also, to get in touch to discuss the many ways we can work together to promote our much-needed circular economy.”

Since launching in 2012, TFR Group has diverted over 1 million mattresses and 3,500 tons of mattress components from landfill.