John Cotton Group has signed an agreement to purchase Australia’s leading pillow and duvet producing business, Tontine.
John Cotton Group will purchase the Tontine business from Pacific Brands, part of the Hanes Brands Group, in the first quarter of 2017. The Tontine business has an annual turnover of £25m, employs 90 people and is located just outside of Melbourne.
John Cotton commented:
“It is a great pleasure to announce this significant expansion in the business in our centenary year. Tontine is a well-managed, long standing business and the leading pillow brand in the Australian market with great opportunities to develop further.
“Strategically this acquisition expands the John Cotton Group’s Home Textile business and we will now have a significant presence in the UK, Europe, Asia and Australasia.”
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Seven riders from across the company, will fly to Gluszyca in Poland on Friday 9th September. Then on the morning of the 10th, the team will take on the first stage of the ride, which will see them cycle 126 miles at a total elevation of 4,500 feet, to the town of Uhyst in Germany.
2016 marks 100 years in business for the John Cotton Group. To mark this monumental occasion, the business has decided to give something back to its staff, chosen charities and the community with a host of fundraising activities and events across the year.
Staff members from John Cotton took part in a physical and mental challenge by scaling the Yorkshire Three Peaks this summer. Forty walkers set out on Saturday 6th August, with thirty-seven completing the 25 mile long hike within the 12 hour window the team had set themselves.