Natural fillings are the key ingredient in making the most sumptuous mattress. At Relyon we really know and understand natural fibres as we began life in 1858 as a wool merchant in the Somerset town of Wellington.
Originally named by the founding Price family as Price Brothers and Co., the business evolved rapidly into manufacturing beds, and then in 1935 the name was changed to Relyon as the goal was to design beds that you could truly “rely on” for a good night’s sleep.
In 1966 Relyon became a public company known as Relyon Group plc and used its financial strength to diversify into other areas. In 2001, the group was acquired by Steinhoff International Holdings Ltd., a quoted South African group with worldwide sales in excess of £3.5 billion. Steinhoff has over 90 factories worldwide with a strong presence throughout Europe, South Africa and Australia. www.steinhoffinternational.com
In addition to the Relyon bed division, the Steinhoff UK Group includes: Pritex, an industrial foam and fibre products business; Norma, a leading mattress manufacturer in Holland; and Steinhoff UK Furniture, the Group wholesale and distribution arm in the UK. As the market leader in the production of high quality mattresses, divan sets, and storabeds, the Relyon brand can be found in all leading furniture stores in the UK.
Relyon’s superior product quality has been recognised with a number of awards. In 1994 Relyon was the first bed manufacturer to be awarded with The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers’ highly prestigious Manufacturing Guild Mark. Relyon remains only one of five major bed manufacturers to have achieved Guild Mark status.
Relyon has its own spring manufacturing company on site, as well as its own wood mill. In addition to these Relyon is the only bed manufacturer to have its own in-house laboratory, which systematically tests all raw materials to ensure that these are in accordance with product specifications and achieve European legalisation standards. Quality is important throughout the organisation, and Relyon is committed to the principles of ISO9000/2000.
The Guild Mark along with Relyon’s ISO9000 certification can reassure you that you are investing in the best products on the market.
As an environmentally aware and progressive business, Relyon are proud to be full members of the Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme and fully support its goals and aims.
Relyon Beds factory Relyon now employs over 400 people in bed manufacturing and is firmly established as one of the leading UK bed manufacturers.