Founded in 1858 by a Somerset family of wool merchants, the Price Brothers and Co. business developed 100% wool mattresses that were of such high quality, they became known as mattresses that you could truly ‘rely-on’ for a good night’s sleep.
And so the Relyon name was born out of a reputation for hand crafting wonderfully comfortable natural mattresses. Today their beds harness the skills of Relyon’s artisan rich pedigree and combine them with the finest natural fillings, perfectly engineered calico covered pocket springs and a host of bespoke tailoring options.
Approaching luxury comfort in a haute couture fashion sense, the Heritage collection is endlessly customisable and can be individually tailored to suit all your unique requirements, whilst delivering uncompromising elegance to any bedroom.
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 £5.2 billion. Steinhoff has over 70 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; 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 one amongst a few bed manufacturers 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 ISO9001.
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 nearly 500 people in bed manufacturing and is firmly established as one of the leading UK bed manufacturers.
Natural fillings are the key ingredient in making the most sumptuous mattress. At Relyon they really know and understand natural fibres as they 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.
The company's philosophy is still the same today: your comfort is our paramount priority.
Relyon is one of the oldest bed manufacturers with vast experience of how to make the highest quality pocket-sprung hand-crafted beds. All of Relyon’s mattresses are hand-made using time-honoured skills that have been passed on and improved upon generation after generation. Relyon’s craftsmen train for many years in order to perfect their skills in producing the best beds in the world.
Over the last 159 years Relyon has gone from strength to strength. The heart of the business and the manufacturing headquarters remain in Wellington, Somerset, with a workforce of nearly 500 employees. Today Relyon is a brand name synonymous with the very highest standards of product design and manufacturing quality and is now recognised as one of the leading UK bed manufacturers.
Renowned for creating the best beds in the world, Relyon have a reputation that has been earned and protected for over 150 years. Relyon not only make the most comfortable beds – they create years of wonderful, restful nights’ sleep for every customer. The company invests time and craftsmanship in every bed that carries the Relyon name – every one a tribute to Relyon’s famously high standards. Relyon’s reputation for excellence of quality and design extends way beyond their traditional beds to encompass all their product ranges including guest beds and upholstered headboards.
If you ever get to see inside of a Relyon mattress you will see sumptuous layers of the finest quality fillings. Specially chosen and expertly blended to provided the perfect sleeping experience. To suit individual needs, Relyon has developed mattresses of natural fibres and mattresses with anti-allergenic health benefits. Differing spring counts and combinations of fillings, there are mattresses of varying firmness and feel that will respond perfectly to an individual’s size, shape and weight, offering unsurpassed levels of comfort and support.
Every Relyon divan base is designed and constructed with the greatest care and attention to detail, with much of the construction carried out by hand. One of the prerequisites for a great night’s sleep is the quality of the support given to the mattress. Relyon prides itself on the quality of materials and build synonymous with its divans.
HEADBOARDS & UPHOLSTERY CRAFTMANSHIP
Relyon has paid attention to detail in both design, materials and finishes used, this sets Relyon apart. All of our upholstered headboards and upholstered guest beds are designed with ease of assembly in mind.