A History of Qualitex Seating
Ben Segal and Earl Kester founded Qualitex Manufacturing Co. in 1970 in Dallas, Texas. Earl first made a few Van Seats and
they were sold through Segal Distributing Co. There were few competitors. Business grew and Earl wanted to expand the
mfg. space, so he searched and found that the city of Kaufman, wanted more manufacturing, so they subsidized the building
of the first building for Qualitex at 2400 Old Kemp Highway.
Earl went on to found Seatco and Ben sold Qualitex Mfg. Co. to the Kaplan Family, who owned Qualitex for some 20 years.
Then came the Forrester Family, who owned Qualitex from 1998 to 2003. Then came Sam Orsak and Jim Wright who
presently own Qualitex and in 2003, Qualitex moved to 3533 E. Highway 175, where it resides today, still in Kaufman, Texas.
Quality Seats From Texas – equals -- Qualitex
From its inception, Qualitex has made Quality Seats. From van seats, to pickup truck seats, to SUV seats, to Horse Trailer
seating, Qualitex has been a leader in the conversion Markets, and the after-markets of both automotive and commercial
trucks. Qualitex seats are well known as a premier name in van, pickup truck and now commercial trucks. We offer quality
in style and we build our seats completely, from the frame to our covers. We pride our seats being Made in America, in
We compete with the big guys, but we offer more styles to choose from, and more options to choose if you want them. We
are a custom multi-vehiculiar aftermarket seating manufacturer, which means you choose your style, you choose your
material, you choose your colors, you choose your options and you choose your seat base. No one has more choice of first
quality custom or OEM fabrics, vinyls, matching leathers or exotics. We replace the OEM seats with your choices, making
your truck or vehicle seats totally yours. We even can embroidery what you want on your seats, “its all your choice, it
We deliver on time every time. We have craftsman that have been making seats for over 30 years. The combination of all
these choices results in one of the finest quality seats being available in all our industry.
Should you have any questions regarding our seats or our company, or the service we provide, please don’t hesitate to call
us. We aim to be here another 38 years.
President / C.E.O.