In 1955, Sylvain Maes, father of the current owner Luc Maes, founds Latexco. In the early years, Latexco is active in two sectors: the bedding and the furniture industry.
From the 1980s onwards, Latexco starts focusing on the bedding industry. The company manufactures mattress cores, pillows and toppers in latex foam.
To drive its steady growth in the nineties, Latexco invests in a brand-new logistics center. In these years, the company increasingly focuses on sustainability. Latexco speeds up its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. Just before the end of the century, Latexco Solutions is born. This Latexco subsidiary processes industrial residues, including the waste that is inherent to Latexco’s production process.
Latexco consolidates its international expansion and new Latexco facilities open around the world. We inaugurate a manufacturing and distribution unit in Indonesia, as well as the Latexco Asia-Pacific sales office. A few years later, a new production and logistic unit is set up in La Almunia (Zaragoza – Spain) and we launch the Innergetic quality label. ‘Latexco US East’, a production and logistics unit in Lavonia, Georgia, and ‘Latexco US West’, a manufacturing and distribution center in Los Angeles, California (US) follow two years later. In São Paulo, Brazil, we also establish a sales office to cover Latin America.
Latexco keeps innovating and develops the unique and patented SonoCore process in 2011, resulting in the PULSE product line.
To better serve the Scandinavian market, Latexco acquires FIAB, the Scandinavian market leader in latex components. The company currently trades as Latexco Sverige.
Very recently, Latexco decided to invest in producing technical PU foams – the Latexco ‘fom’ range. Following the establishment of a fom unit in the US, in 2013, we also set up a fom unit in Belgium in 2016. Latexco is now a one-stop-shop for comfort in the bedding market.
These days Carole Maes, daughter of Luc Maes, helps steer this fast-growing, global company.