China pioneer DeCoro starts sofa production in Cambodia
Published 28.11.2011 22:01 | Last Updated 28.11.2011 22:01
DeCoro, a longtime major supplier to the British upholstery market, is back in production with a plant in Cambodia, less than three years after it collapsed without warning.
Chief executive Luca Ricci, who was behind the original DeCoro business, has issued a statement saying production had resumed at a factory in Phnom Penh in Cambodia, which will employ around 1,000 workers locally.
DeCoro was widely credited for pioneering mass produced Chinese sofas catering to European and US aesthetics - and its Cambodia plant follows the trend, in that it is the country's first leather upholstery factory.
At the height of its powers, DeCoro was shipping about £200m worth of goods worldwide from the best part of 3m sqft of manufacturing facilities in Shenzhen, China.
Mr Ricci said: "DeCoro is back, and as a real Italian company, we will use our knowledge and experience to produce the finest quality, superior designed products at the best possible price."