More than 60 years of Artilat
As a natural product, latex rubber has been around for centuries. Its advantages for health and sleep are plenty and turned it into a highly requested product worldwide.
Artilat was founded in 1957 by the Van Roey family, owners of a rubber plantation in the Congo. Up until the 1980s, the company focused on producing latex and PU foam for the furniture and automotive industry. Impressive industries back then, but a slow decline caused the family to make the jump and focus on a new-found and quickly growing latex market: the bedding industry.
By the late 1990s, Artilat had become a reference, playing the finals in the World Cup of Latex Sleeping Products repeatedly. These global successes turned into a new international upgrade: Vyrolat. This second production hub saw the light in 1997 in the Czech Republic and aimed to serve central and eastern Europe quicker and better.