A Strong Past

Sealy has a long history of making quality beds. The first Sealy mattresses were made in 1881, in a small town called ‘Sealy’ in Texas, USA. In 1950, Sealy introduced its first Sealy Posturepedic brand mattress, the only mattress in the industry that focused on the importance of correct back support, designed in cooperation with Orthopaedic Surgeons.

 

Over 75 years of setting the standard in quality bedding

Sealy of Australia is a wholly owned company that began trading in Brisbane in 1923 as Madad Pty Ltd. The company originally built furniture and bedding components. In the late 1960’s it began manufacturing the Sealy brand under licence from Sealy Inc. in the U.S.A.

 

A National Presence

With five manufacturing plants and over 500 employees around Australia, Sealy has achieved the highest reputation for professionalism and quality. For many years, the company’s flagship brand, Sealy Posturepedic, has been the number one selling premium bedding brand in Australia.

 

Growth into Asia

Sealy of Australia, in partnership with Sealy Inc., has expanded into South-East Asia, with offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia.

Your Assurance of Quality

Many beds look the same. But when you examine the design and quality of the components, they can be worlds apart.
Sealy leads the bedding industry in research and development.

 

Decades of research and development have led to patented technology that lies at the heart of our current product range. No aspect of quality is left to chance.
Every component is subjected to simulated time/wear and fatigue testing.

 

The performance of every component from the foams in the quilt on top of the bed to the castors on the base is a known and proven factor.
And Sealy quality is never compromised by lowering a specification or withdrawing components.

The Orthopaedic Advisory Board

In 2006 Sealy US formed the Orthopaedic Advisory Board, to continue to build on Sealy’s rich orthopaedic heritage. It focuses on developments and innovations that help contribute to consumers’ orthopaedic health and provide more restful and recuperative sleep.

The Orthopaedic Advisory Board collaborates with Sealy’s leaders in Research & Technology Innovation to help Sealy:

  • Develop advancements that offer ‘orthopaedically correct’ support and contribute to overall orthopaedic health
  • Understand the nature of sleep and sleep problems, and design products that meet consumers’ evolving needs
  • Direct and oversee academic sleep studies and research

Consisting of eminent orthopaedic surgeons, researchers and clinicians the Board leads Sealy’s medical research and development efforts.

 

Orthopaedically Correct Design

The Orthopaedic Advisory Board developed the concept, and defined the measures and criteria for Orthopaedically Correct Design. Here is how it works:

  • The more supportive the mattress is, the more pressure points are created
  • The more pressure relief the mattress offers,the less support you get
  • To eliminate tossing and turning from uncomfortable pressure points, you need the perfect balance of proper back support and targeted pressure relief

This is what defines Orthopaedically Correct Design.

Dr Robert G. Addison

Dr Robert G. Addison
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine at Northwestern University. Founder and senior Consultant of the Centre for Pain Studies. Charter Member and past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

Dr William E. Garrett Jr (Ph.D)

Dr William E. Garrett Jr (Ph.D)
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine at Northwestern University. Founder and senior Consultant of the Centre for Pain Studies. Charter Member and past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

Dr Thomas L.Smith

Dr Thomas L.Smith
Head of the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at Wake Forest University. Directs, supervises and coordinates all science studies performed in the laboratory. Leads the 7 year Physician Orthopaedic Residency Program, as well as the implementation of novel science research protocols.

Dr Gary G. Poehling

Dr Gary G. Poehling
Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at Wake Forest University. Member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Author of numerous articles on orthopaedic surgery and arthroscopy, lecturer.