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One of the oldest furniture companies in Israel has entered the field of mattresses. The Wissmann Holdings group, the owner of the Shomrat Hazorea chain, is launching a new mattress series called "Impala". The Impala series was designed in Israel and is manufactured in Europe meeting the high-quality standards of both EU and Israel.

The new mattresses will be sold at the Shomrat Hazorea chain and on the Shomrat Hazorea Net Collection website at very attractive prices. In addition, during the launch period, the mattresses will be offered at specially discounted prices throughout the chain. Nahum and Aryeh Wissmann, owners of The Wissmann Holdings Group, presented important properties of the new mattresses during the launch event.

The penetration of Shomrat Hazorea into the field of mattresses, complements the broad range of products that the furniture chain in Israel has to offer and is due to a management decision of the Wissmann Holdings Group to offer the Israeli customer full service and offer the customer quality furniture for all parts of the house at attractive prices.

Nahum and Aryeh Wissmann explained that based on market research and professional review of the field in Israel, they understood that most of the mattresses produced and marketed in Israel are manufactured according to the American doctrine. However, after weighing the data, and to ensure the value for money aspect, they decided to manufacture their new line of mattresses in accordance with the European doctrine. A cooperation agreement was signed with a leading European company to produce the new Impala mattress series that will be manufactured according to the Israeli specifications of Product Development Department of the "Wissmann Holdings" group.

The cooperation agreement with the manufacturing company from Spain, that also has an extension in Portugal, is an exclusive marketing agreement for Shomrat Hazorea in Israel for a period of 10 years with an option for extension. The factory produces 23 types of mattresses as well as mattresses made according to specifications of the customer. The plant has a production capacity of 2,500 mattresses a day which is marketed throughout Europe and this is the first time that the factory is marketing outside Europe by shipment in containers.



The Impala mattresses have special features that make them attractive to the customer at both the level of use and price, including:
• The thickness of the mattresses that range from 24 to 29 cm, making them easier to clean in comparison with thicker mattresses that have an additional unnecessary sponge filling.
• All mattresses meet the EU and Israeli manufacturing standards.
• Especially fast delivery times for the Impala Mattress series in Israel. Delivery of standard mattresses from the stock is within 10 days, and special orders within 60 days.
• The mattress design can be customized at the level of their internal composition as well as the degree of softness or stiffness of the model.
• As part of the warranty for the mattress, Shomrat Hazorea offers a significant advantage in terms of service and customer support. Every call to customer service related to mattress complaints will be handled by replacement of the mattress and not by repair.

During the penetration period in Israel, the plant in Europe will support a policy of special launch prices for the Israeli market through the Wissmann Group and the "Shomrat Hazorea" chain.

As stated above, first the mattresses will be sold, in the "Shomrat Hazorea" store chain, and on the "Shomrat Hazorea Net Collection" website, and later, wholesale to more than 100 stores throughout the country.

The New Industrial Center
A short time ago, the largest new industrial center in Israel named after Leo Wissmann Wood Industries was launched by the Wissmann Holdings Group. The new industrial center is located at the Bar-Lev Park near Karmiel and is the most advanced industrial center in the Middle East. It is built on a plot of about 12 dunams, with a size of 7,700 m that can accommodate about 250 containers [about 19,000 cubic meters] at an investment of $10 million.

In the center there are a number of activity areas, including an assembly hall, storage halls, a padding hall, a showroom, a professional studio for photographing furniture and a special area dedicated to the Group's fleet of trucks that distribute furniture to the Group's stores and chains throughout the country, including institutional projects and customers who order directly through the Net-Collection online store of "Shomrat Hazorea".
The new industrial center will support the distribution of the new Impala mattresses in Israel.



The Wissmann Holding Group manages several companies, among which are "Shomrat Hazorea" and the "Shomrat Hazorea Net Collection" mentioned within this article. The initial Wissmann Company was founded in 1932 by Leo and Yehudit Wismann, the founders who immigrated to Israel from Germany. Over the years, the company has supplied furniture to many homes in Israel from before the establishment of the State of Israel and later to educational institutions, universities, hotels in Israel, the Prime Minister's residence, office buildings, embassies and around the world. Today, the company's initial store covers 3,000 sqm., the largest in Israel and the largest in Jerusalem, providing home furnishing solutions.

The "Shomrat Hazorea" furniture chain was purchased 20 years ago from the kibbutzim Shomrat and Hazorea. Today the chain has 10 large stores spaced throughout Israel. It is one of Israel's oldest and leading furniture and interior design brands, offering a contemporary furniture collection with a high level of design and quality of raw materials. It offers several products including seating systems, dining areas, wall systems, and living room tables, armchairs and general furniture.

The "Shomrat Hazorea Net Collection" is the professional Internet furniture shop, which offers an exclusive website furniture collection.

To read more about sample prices for the new mattresses and about the new pillows, please refer to the full article:

Photos by Silvia Golan