History Maker

SleepMaker emerged as a bedding brand in Australia in the early part of the 20th century. Dunlop purchased SleepMaker in the late 1950s.

From our humble beginnings to present day, the SleepMaker story has remained the same. We’ve always been passionate about taking the best of what New Zealand has to offer, and turning it into the best night’s sleep for all kiwi’s. We’re a proud local manufacturer with world-leading technologies in bedding, and can offer something to suit every customer’s need and budget.

So if you’re looking at buying a new bed, choose a SleepMaker. We’re passionately committed to creating New Zealand’s best beds, and proud to be doing all we can to keep thousands of kiwi’s working. From our factory staff, to our delivery people, to the retail sales staff; we value the vital roles everyone plays in keeping SleepMaker moving forward.

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1850s
Irishman John Lawler set up a bedding business in Sydney called Lawler & Sons.
1858
Lawler & Sons was purchased by American bedding company Simmons.
1947
SleepMaker brand was created in Australia.
Late 1950s
Dunlop purchases the SleepMaker brand for its bedding group in Australia.
1991
Pacific Dunlop purchases Simmons bedding business from Joyce Corporation.
Mid 1990s
SleepMaker mattresses are sold in New Zealand.
2011
New Zealand company, The Comfort Group purchased Dunlop Foams and SleepMaker brands from Pacific Brands.
2015-2020
SleepMaker is awarded the Reader's Digest Trusted Brands Highly Commended for bedding.