DUBLIN, IRELAND and WASHINGTON, DC–(March 16, 2011)
airmid healthgroup, a Dublin-based research facility for a wide range of consumer products including new sleep products, today announced a research and development partnership with Spring Air International, a leading US manufacturer of bedding products. Under the terms of the deal, airmid will provide advanced research & laboratory testing services for Spring Air’s new-generation bedding products. airmid is already a recognized testing partner to the US asthma & allergy friendlyTM Certification Program. The agreement further extends the company’s US market presence.
The deal was announced today during a business luncheon in Washington, D.C. to mark Ireland’s strong commercial links with the US. Featuring Ireland’s new Prime Minister, Enda Kenny, the event was organized by Enterprise Ireland, the government agency responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets.
“Since 1926, Spring Air has provided innovative mattresses and sleep sets to the US consumer,” said Rick Robinson, President at Spring Air. “Our investment in ground-breaking research with our partner airmid healthgroup, will provide new and superior, third-party-validated, healthy sleep products.”
“We’re excited to partner with a progressive company like Spring Air,” said Dr. Bruce Mitchell, chief executive officer at airmid. “They join other global bedding leaders that have leveraged our testing resources to provide customers with the highest quality products. These companies are proactive leaders in the global drive to reduce ill health due to indoor air pollutants – a major cause of the asthma and allergies that affect more than 70 million Americans. Third-party testing is an important component of their customer value proposition. We’re glad to play a role in their efforts by helping them innovate products with technological and marketing advantages.”
airmid is a physician-founded research facility that provides development services to a wide range of consumer product manufacturers. Founded in 2007, the company has already proved an invaluable product development partner to leading US-based companies, including innovative bedding manufacturers. With core expertise in the area of preventing ill health due to indoor air pollutants, airmid scientists will apply their skills in the Spring Air partnership to evaluate the complex interactions of biological, chemical and physical properties associated with their bedding products, to provide customers with a complete solution for healthy sleeping and label claim validation.
For information on Spring Air, please visit www.springair.com
For information on Enterprise Ireland, please visit www.enterprise-ireland.com