By Team Exposed Uganda
The proprietors of Vita Foam mattress factory in Njeru town, Jinja City, are counting losses after fire gutted the facility on Monday morning, burning property worth billions of shillings to ashes.
Fire fighters from the police fire brigade rushed to the factory to fight the inferno but by the time they managed to put it out a lot of irreparable damage had already been caused by the fire, which burnt the machines, raw materials, finished products, furniture, computers, among other valuable.
By the time of filing this article the police had not yet established the actual cause of the disastrous fire, although investigations were underway to determine the same.
The company website indicates that Vita Foam can be traced to 1975, when Uganda Industrial Properties Ltd., a holding company, forged an alliance with M/s Vita PLC of UK to form Vitafoam (Uganda) Limited. The company has since been re-christened as Vitafoam (2015) Ltd.
Vitafoam quickly rose to establish a premier position among foam mattresses and became a byword for quality.
The Vitafoam mattress range features the following;
The ‘Silver’ brand, which is of density 20 kgs/cubic meter, is distinguished by alternating blue, white and green stripes. The green is sometimes substituted by other colours, but the blue and white stripes are recurrent.
The ‘Gold’ mark has a density of 22 kgs/cubic meter. This brand will always have the red/white/blue stripes, which though a registered trade mark is often counterfeited.
The ‘Orthopedic’ (or re-bonded mattress) is characterized by its high density and firm surface. We are proud to declare that this class is often recommended by doctors because of its qualities and therapeutic value.
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