Kozee Sleep workers ‘are not part of the deal’

Kozeesleep on Low Mill Lane in Dewsbury. (D531J419)
Kozeesleep on Low Mill Lane in Dewsbury. (D531J419)

Beds will be no longer made at the former Kozee Sleep site after it was bought by a Mirfield company who said - workers “are not part of the deal”.

The John Cotton Group group, which is based in Mirfield, has bought Kozee’s former building in Dewsbury and other properties owned by the bed firm, which made 160 employees redundant this month after being plunged into administration.

Kozee Sleep on Low Mill Lane in Dewsbury. (D531H419)

Kozee Sleep on Low Mill Lane in Dewsbury. (D531H419)

There were hopes that a buyer would continue the company as a going concern.

But John Cotton’s company secretary Stephen Swalwell said this week: “We have not purchased the name or any other assets, and we do not plan to make beds there.

“Workers are not part of the deal – it is purely a property transaction.”

John Cotton Group manufactures pillows and duvets and is located in Huddersfield Road. It bought the buildings from Kozee after it was put into administration last month.

Mark Cotton, group MD, said last week: “Both our nonwoven and home textiles divisions have experienced substantial growth over the last few years and these new properties will help us to expand our warehousing facilities in the Mirfield area to support further growth.

“We are a business that is passionate about investing in the local area, so when these properties became available, it was the perfect opportunity for us to fulfil both our social and commercial aspirations.”