This is when ORMATEK was founded and its first production facility in Ivanovo was launched. Ivanovo was not a random choice as the city had traditionally been thought of as the centre of the Russian textile industry. The first ORMATEK mattress was manufactured in April of the same year.
The vacuum pressing technology and the mattress rolling up technology were introduced. Since then ORMATEK mattresses have become easy to transport in addition to their original comfort.
The Company entered the mass markets and established its first regional representative office in Novosibirsk. Later on, ORMATEK’s own and dealer showrooms were opened throughout Russia — from St. Petersburg to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
The production facilities and processes were largely upgraded. State-of-the-art high-tech equipment by leading European and American manufacturers was purchased. As a result, the Company boosted its output, improved the product quality, and implemented a number of innovative technologies.
Manufacturing under private trademarks for retail chains began.
ORMATEK’s 1.35-meter-thick mattress of 114 m2 made it into the Russian Book of Records as the thickest and the largest mattress.
The Company started its own furniture production, which was a milestone event in the Company’s history. From now on ORMATEK offers complex solutions for bedrooms.
VERDA Sleep System, a new premium bedroom solution, was rolled out. It is specially designed for those who appreciate the combination of comfort and beauty. The Sleep System is a «design-it-yourself» solution: it is a modular system of several components (several types of mattresses, headboards, bases, and bedside drawers to choose from).
Our products were highly appreciated by an independent expert community. Based on the test results, ORMATEK’s mattresses, pillows, and toppers were approved and recommended for use by the Association of Somnologists. The Association brings together the best Russian somnologists who specialize in the sleep quality research.
A Partnership Agreement with Tempur Sealy International Inc., the world’s largest bedding provider, was signed. Under this Agreement ORMATEK became an authorized distributor of Tempur and Sealy mattresses in Russia.