Fletco Carpets

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Sebastian Wrong
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Fletco for the contract and the domestic market

Fletco for the contract and the domestic market

Fletco Carpets manufactures wall-to-wall carpets for both the contract and the domestic market. Materials, design and quality are adapted accordingly. This means that the company offers approx. 30 qualities in its standard range, each of which is manufactured in 5-50 shades. The products are stored in rolls of approx. 25 metres, with qualities available in widths of 4 and some in 5 metres. The carpets are made of polyamide and polypropylene. Apart from the standard ranges, Fletco Carpets also offers a special program with 5-10 qualities. This special program has a shorter life than the standard ranges, which are maintained for at least three years.

Advanced flexible machinery

Over a period of years, Fletco Carpets has implemented an ambitious investment programme in order to ensure it has sufficiently advanced, flexible machinery. Today, the company has a state of-the-art production facility that is also extremely flexible. This allows it to adapt to possible changes in the market at a relatively low cost. This commitment to new technology has led to a number of spin-off innovations, some of which have been patented. This applies, for example, to the com­pany's conveyer innovation - an integrated transport system that was originally designed for the slaughterhouse industry, but which Fletco Carpets now has exclusive rights to within the carpet industry.

Fletco has Europe at its feet

Until 1975, Fletco Carpets pro­duced almost exclusively for the Danish market. A targeted strategy has changed all that. Today, 75% of the production is exported, mainly to European countries' that include Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Great Britain and the Netherlands. Sales are channelled through the company's own organization, agents and importers. Marketing activities takes place at internationally recognized trade fairs known for attracting decision makers. Fletco' s sales have been steadily increas­ing over a number of years. Even in markets with tough price com­petition, it has been able to gain and maintain a strong foothold. Fletco Carpets has also increased its market share in its primary markets.

Fletco Carpets cooperates closely with its yarn-suppliers. It is important to have access as soon as possible to new fibres, so they can be tested to see how they perform in relation to carpet manufacturinge.

The complete factory

One of Fletco Carpets’ main aims is to have control over each segment of the production process. All functions do not necessarily have to take place under one roof, but it is nevertheless important to have a finger on the pulse of each and every process if one is to guarantee the quality of the finished product. The actual manufacture of the carpets takes place in-house at our own company. The carpet-backing is added at the backing-plant company, Foamtex, located next door, of which Fletco Carpets is co-owner. Foamtex now also has a dye house and a laboratory. The laboratory inspects all the raw materials used in production and tests all the finished products. Fletco has joined the common European marking system from TÜV, with the laboratory checking that all requirements are met both in the production process and in the finished products. Fletco's carpets are also checked for international labels and certificates.

Innovative thinking and the ability to create versatile combinations

In principle, carpet manufacturers have access to the same yarns and the same machinery suppliers.. So what it comes down to in the end is largely one's ability to use the yarns in creative new ways within the parameters of what the machinery can do that differentiates production.

At Fletco Carpets, we welcome the opportunity to develop our machinery even further so that we can be at the forefront of new and exciting designs. Work on design and quality development is another way of adding product-specific advantages.

Fletco Carpets cooperates closely with its yarn-suppliers. It is important to have early access to new fibres, so that they can be tested out to see how they perform in carpet manufacturinge. This has given Fletco Carpets a head start when it comes to the use of production-dyed yarns, which are increasingly in demand in an age of eco-awareness.