Sunderland-based home interior manufacturer Home Comforts has landed a lucrative six-figure export deal to supply a major Chinese retailer.
Sunderland-headquartered home interior manufacturer Home Comforts has landed a six-figure contract to supply its homeware products to Chinese retail giant Ling Sun.
The deal will see the manufacturers products hit the shelves of 287 stores across mainland China and Japan.
Chris Granton, managing director of Home Comforts, said: "This deal will provide a major boost not only to Home Comforts but to the wider North East economy.
"It will help safeguard 129 jobs at our Hendon factory and our warehousing operation at Bridge End Works.
"This is the start to what we believe will be yet another bumper year for Home Comforts."
Home Comforts received support from the Department of International Trade North East through its Chinese trade mission which took place last November.
David Coppock, regional director at Department for International Trade North East, said: "Home Comforts is a great example of how North East businesses can grow by expanding their horizons overseas.
"We wish them all the luck in the future and would urge any other business considering exporting to get in touch with the Department for International Trade."
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