Family owned since 1899 and proudly made in Australia and New Zealand

We've come a long way since the handmade straw palliasses and tufted horsehair mattresses that started A.H. Beard in 1899. Spanning four generations of family and sleep innovation the A.H. Beard story is one that we're incredibly proud to share.

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1899

Enoch William Beard establishes 'The Australian Bedding Mill'. His product: handmade straw palliasses and tufted horsehair mattresses.

1926

After two and a half decades, the Australian Bedding Mill burns to the ground, leaving Enoch ruined. With only a gold half sovereign and a strong work ethic to his name, Enoch’s son Albert decides to rebuild the business.

1927

Equipped with black and white striped ticking, flock, kapok and horsehair, Albert and his wife Ada begin hand making mattresses.

1946

Albert's son Austin embraces modern technology, and begins importing the latest bedding spring machinery into Australia.

1970

King Koil is introduced to Australia

1996

Fourth generation brothers Garry and Allyn embark on a period of national and international growth. A.H. Beard sets up camp in Auckland.

1997

A.H. Beard acquires Suparest Bedding in Victoria and Tasmania, ensuring localised manufacturing and distribution to Southern Australia.

1999

A.H. Beard acquires 90 year old bedding firm Domino, along with the award for inaugural Australian Family Business of the Year.

2007

FlexGel is created and Australia is introduced to gel bedding for the very first time.

2008

A.H. Beard acquires SleepHaven Bedding in South Australia, completing a national operations and distribution grid.

2012

A.H. Beard celebrates 113 years of supplying superior sleep and is inducted into Family Business Australia's Hall of Fame.

2012

Former Prime Minister Mr John Howard officially opens
A.H. Beard Bedding Stores in Shanghai as part of our supply agreement with retailer Shanghai Green Foreign Trade Ltd.

2013

A.H. Beard launches the Six Week Sleep Challenge, subsequently winning the Mumbrella Award for Insight.

2014

A.H. Beard launches fresh brand identity, introducing the belief at the core of the business: Improving Lives Through Better Sleep.

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