Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The value of the BMS-1500 can actually GROW over time

In a previous post you learned of the new BMS-1500 machine system from Porter International. One versatile sewing machine can accept a variety of fixtures to perform four different sewing operations on your borders. Here's a look at this same system applying a zipper to a mattress border...

The PZM-1500 zipper system (part of the BMS-1500 machine series) can sew zippers into your  mattress border. You can create many new opportunities for your mattress manufacturing business if you start with a PZM-1500 and then simply acquire additional fixtures as needed to perform other operations, such as adding decorative secondary materials to the border or combining different tickings for stylish borders.

As your business evolves, this machine can adapt to changing needs. This is one piece of machinery whose value can grow over time, rather than depreciate!

Contact your local GSG rep to find out more about this BMS-1500 system and all the benefits it can provide you.

The BMS-1500: it's versatile, it's affordable, it's reliable... it's just what you need to get ahead of the game!

Read more mattress machinery trade show news at www.gsgexpo.com

Friday, March 16, 2012

Change is inevitable

The mattress industry has seen many changes recently. Porter International has developed a new machine strategy that can easily adapt to changes as your needs evolve.

The new Border Modular System machine can be adapted to create four different mattress border styles. With simple, affordable modifications the machine can produce borders with zippers, joined varying materials, Cinch-loc gussets or applied ribbon styles.

New BMS-1500 border system shown here in PJM-1500 set-up.
Join varying material types in roll-to-roll fashion with this equipment.

Buy one machine now and purchase other modifications as you need it in the future instead of buying entirely new machines. This gives you an affordable option for current and future needs.

One thing that never changes is new innovations from GSG and the BMS-1500 system is one more example!

Read more mattress machinery trade show news at www.gsgexpo.com

Time is money, they say...

These days, time is our most valuable commodity in the mattress industry.

"If you only there were more hours in a day..."
"If I just had more time I could get more done..."
"I could land that contract if I just had more time to get the work done..."

If you can't add more hours to your day, you need to add more production in the hours you have available. This stack of 140 quilted mattress panels refelects a typical daily production increase using the Gribetz V16 quilter*.

Quilting Tack & Jump®or continuous patterns at 1600 RPM can help you produce more in the same time frame. Mattress production starts with the panel quilting, so start getting more out of your production with a V16™.

* Listed daily production increase is based on common industry standards. Actual results may vary. See your GSG representative for full details.

Read more about mattress machinery trade show news at www.GSGexpo.com

Thursday, March 15, 2012

It's hipper with a zipper!

The big deal in the mattress industry right now is zipper bed construction. It's not as BIG as this 10 foot long zipper in the GSG booth at ISPA Expo, but it is huge in the industry.

The zipper machine selection from GSG is huge too. We are showing four different zipper machines in the booth to accomodate a variety of mattress construction methods.

Take a look at our zipper machine page at http://www.gsgcompanies.com/ to see more.

Read more mattress machinery trade show news at www.GSGexpo.com

Friday, February 10, 2012

GSG is a good fit for you

According to this recent Forbes.com article, most job interviews can be summed up in these three questions:

1. Can you do the job?
     (Do you have the strengths to perform adequately?)

2. Will you love the job?
     (Would you be motivated in this position?)
3. Can we tolerate working with you?
     (Are you a good fit for us?)

When you think about it, these are the same questions customers and vendors must ask of themselves too. Global Systems Group is a mattress industry vendor and we want to be interviewed by you at ISPA EXPO 2012.

Why is GSG a good fit for you?
This old photo really says it all! This is one of our old Gribetz quilters at a trade show over 20 years ago.

We have strengths: experience, technology and quality craftsmanship - just to name a few
We're motivated: some of our companies have been in the bedding industry for over 70 years
We fit: we couldn't last this long if we didn't!

We'll have a lot of machinery to share with you at the show, but we really share much more -  common industry experiences. Maybe you happened to be at this show all those years ago? Better yet, you may have owned a Gribetz GI-1200 or a DG-5500 - maybe you still do!

That's why we're a good fit for you. Come by and share with us at ISPA EXPO Booth 2433.

Read more mattress machinery trade show news at http://www.gsgexpo.com/

Friday, February 3, 2012

"...Nation entering a virtuous cycle..."

Hiring Surges in January; Jobless Rate at 8.3 Pct. - ABC News

Indeed, the report Friday from the Labor Department seemed to reinforce that the nation is entering a virtuous cycle, a reinforcing loop in which stronger hiring leads to more consumer spending, which leads to even more hiring and spending. - excerpt from ABC News story

Now that's what I'm talking about, US economy!

The game is changing... how's your product line-up? Are you ready for growth or still on the bench waiting to see what happens in the next quarter?

Even during the slowest periods of economic growth, GSG has consistently pursued new innovation so you'll be ready to take advantage of the latest market trend that will get your company ahead.
Gribetz V16 quilter

Visit us at ISPA EXPO 2012 to see new equipment in the following areas:
  • Mattress quilting
  • Mattress border and zipper systems
  • Mattress sewing systems for every process
  • Mattress packaging

Click on this new YouTube video of the V16 quilter
to see what innovation looks like.

You'll find new equipment ready to go so you can take full advantage of current market conditions and more innovative technology based on trends where the market will be in a few years from now.

If you have any hunch these economists' optimism may be right, you need to see the new GSG equipment at ISPA EXPO booth 2433.

Allow me to remind you what they said, "... stronger hiring leads to more consumer spending, which leads to even more... "

Read more mattress machinery trade show news at www.GSGexpo.com

Friday, January 27, 2012

Manufacturing Is Key to Innovation as Well as Jobs...

Manufacturing Is Key to Innovation as Well as Jobs - Technology Review

... But manufacturing is critical to the health of the U.S. economy for reasons other than just job creation. Recent academic research and much anecdotal evidence suggest that having a robust manufacturing sector is critical in the development of next-generation technologies... - excerpt from Technology Review article

Manufacturing and innovation go hand in hand. Manufacturing without innovation is "me too" manufacturing.

Global Systems Group companies like Gribetz International, Porter International and Gateway Systems are leaders in the field of mattress machinery manufacturing because we work cooperatively between our customers, our own R&D departments and our engineers. Best of all - we pour all that knowledge into machines we manufacture under our own roof!

GSG has a long history of building machinery that mattress manufacturers need because we are right in the thick of mattress manufacturing. This leads to intuitive thinking that produces new innovation for manufacturers.


The Idea Center is crucial to our R&D development. It's no wonder our sewing lab looks like a factory floor - that's our inspiration!

Our newest innovations inspired by manufacturers like you will be on display at ISPA EXPO 2012. Come by our booth, 2433, to see the next-generation mattress equipment that will be on mattress factory floors like yours soon.

Read more mattress machinery trade show news at www.GSGexpo.com

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Healthy sleep could create healthy opportunity

Sleep apnea testing is on the rise and insurance approval may be in decline...

"...Some insurers, including WellPoint, are changing the way they pay for sleep testing to curb the costs. Many now require a special pre-authorization. They also ask the doctor whether a patient qualifies for a home sleep test instead of one at the lab. Those changes are now widespread among Massachusetts insurers and are having an effect on the sleep industry in the state..." - excerpt from npr.org article

As insurance coverage falters, you may find greater opportunities for healthy sleep solutions through other bedding and sleep aid products. Sleep apnea is a serious health issue, and for some, there are no other solutions but CPAP machines and other medical treatments.

But if insurance companies make these treatments more difficult to obtain, creative health specialists may turn to other bedding products to help relieve some sleep disorders. New materials, new bed designs and new ideas could yield new opportunities for you.

You never know where your next opportunity may come from. To get ahead of the game, you need flexibility in your business planning and your manufacturing equipment.

Porter FPT-1000 is designed for flexible use.
Join a variety of materials on this very adaptable border machine.
Global Systems Group designs mattress machines with technology to adapt for your next opportunity. See the newest innovations from GSG at ISPA EXPO booth 2433.

Read more mattress machinery trade show news at www.GSGexpo.com

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

"Amazing" tops 2012 list of "banished" words

"Amazing" tops 2012 list of "banished" words
Michigan's Lake Superior State University is featuring those phrases in its annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness. The 2012 list, released Friday, was compiled by the university from nominations submitted from across the globe. - excerpt from CBS News story

If you feel it's time for some improved changes, you're not alone. Global Systems Group is never content with the status quo. That's why we strive to develop technology to give you new advantages in the mattress market. The Gribetz B45 quilter is a great example! In 2011, we showed you how to create creative quilted stitching on your mattress borders.

At ISPA EXPO 2012, we'll show you how to add decorative ribbon and handle materials to your borders on the B45. Combine quilting and decorative materials all at the same time. That kind of innovation is a game-changer! (I hope that phrase never makes it on the "Banished Words" list!)

Sometimes combining operations like this is good, sometimes not so good:

Thank you in advance for the ginormous patience you must have to read through the trickeration of this amazing sentence aimed to ease our shared sacrifice as we strive to win the future through acceptance of the new normal we know as a baby bump growing in the pet parent that will occupy our man cave - and please, no blowback!

There - I combined all the "banished" words into one sentence and got them all out of my system at once!

We'll combine all our newest innovations in Booth 2433 at ISPA EXPO in March. Be sure to visit us there!

Read more mattress industry trade show news at www.GSGexpo.com

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Game on, 2012!

It's crunch time in the mattress industry. To get ahead in this game, you need experience you can count on, a touch of creativity and gutsy decision-making.

Sometimes you need a whole new strategy - new tools, new technology – a unique approach. That’s a game-changer!

Reducing your needle settings
from 270 to only 16 is a game changer!

If you're not satisfied with your company's performance, it might be time for a change. Increasing your quilting production by over 40% by quilting at 1600 RPM on the Gribetz V16 quilter is the kind of thing that can change the way you do business.*

Download the V16 quilting production calculator here to see how much it can change your panel production.

Global Systems Group companies have been developing game-changing mattress equipment for decades. The experience, innovative technology and focused vision of GSG can get you ahead of the game.

Visit us in booth 2433 at ISPA EXPO, March 14-17 to see the V16 and so much more!

* Production estimates are based on reasonable industry standards. Some results may vary. Contact your GSG sales representative for full details.

Read more mattress machinery trade show news at www.gsgexpo.com