Sealy produces a broad range of innerspring and specialty mattresses and foundations through the Sealy, Sealy Posturepedic and Optimum brands. Sealy operates 26 plants in North America, sells its products in more than 7,000 retail stores, and is also a leading supplier to the hotel industry.
How Sealy Mattresses Are Made:
Sealy operates 25 plants, which manufacture bedding in 20 states, three Canadian provinces, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Argentina, France, and Italy. Sealy operates a research and development center in High Point, North Carolina, with a staff that tests new materials and machinery, trains personnel, compares the quality of Sealy's products with those of its competitors and develops new products and processes.
Sealy, as distinguished from most of its competitors, also manufactures many of the important component parts that are used inside the mattress. Sealy owns and operates a component-manufacturing subsidiary, with three plants that produce virtually all of the company's proprietary and patented mattress innerspring requirements and approximately half of its foundation components.
Sealy manufactures most bedding to order and has adopted "just in time" production techniques in its manufacturing process to more efficiently serve its dealers' and customers' needs. Most bedding orders are scheduled, produced and shipped to retail warehouses within 72 hours of receipt. This rapid delivery capability allows Sealy to better satisfy customer demand for prompt shipments.
Where Sealy Mattresses Can Be Purchased:
Sealy sells its products through more than 7,000 retail outlets, which include furniture stores, national mass merchandisers, specialty sleep shops, department stores and warehouse clubs.