The first Sealy mattresses were made in 1881
Sealy’s mattress history first began in 1881 in a small town in Texas USA called ‘Sealy’ where Daniel Haynes began making cotton-filled mattresses. Within
a few years, he had patented the use of compressed-cotton in mattresses eventually selling the patents in 1906 to Earl Edwards, who adopted the name
of Sealy for the company.
In 1920, Sealy Inc became the first mattress company with a licensing program and 3 years later, Sealy Australia started trading in Brisbane under Madad
Pty Ltd. Sealy Australia now has 5 manufacturing plants nationally where beds and mattresses are handcrafted for the Australian market. Sealy Australia
& Sealy Inc. ultimately developed a foothold in Asia with offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia. In 2011, Sealy China, a joint venture
between Sealy Australia and Sealy Inc, opened a bed and mattress factory in Shanghai to service the Chinese market.
Mattresses and beds have gone a long way since those first made by Daniel Haynes. By incorporating new technological features like the SRxII® Titanium alloy support system and ComfortCore layer, the Sealy range of orthopaedic mattresses continue to innovate the bedding the industry, balancing
comfort and support.