Manufacturing premium bedding since 1899

Alan Hawkins, commercial account executive, A.H. Beard.
Alan Hawkins, commercial account executive, A.H. Beard.

A.H. Beard has been manufacturing bedding since 1899, consistently delivering high-quality craftsmanship using only premium quality raw materials. With a focus on innovation and wellness, not just sleep, A.H. Beard is at the forefront of the commercial bedding market in Australasia.

Alan Hawkins has been involved with A.H. Beard since the bedding manufacturer opened its doors in New Zealand 22 years ago and has been involved in the furniture industry for even longer.

Starting with A.H. Beard, working with its retail customer base and dealing with the country’s leading bedding retailers across the nation, two years ago Hawkins switched hats and joined the commercial side of the business.

“It’s a very word of mouth industry and completely different to retail,” said Hawkins.

“Once you have a couple of high-profile customers who are prepared to recommend you and your product, the word spreads pretty fast. There is plenty of competition though, so you need to be constantly talking to people to find out what is happening in the industry.”

Word of mouth applies not only to suppliers though, with the popularity of review sites like Trip Advisor, everyone is a travel critic, so more than ever properties need to meet the expectations of guests and beds are a critical feature. After all, it’s the one thing in the room that you can guarantee that the guest will touch, so the focus on having comfortable, healthy beds are growing.

A.H. Beard beds are all made locally, and their commercial range is designed specifically for the hospitality market to provide optimum durability, comfort and value. A.H. Beard beds can be found in some of Australasia’s most high profile and awarded properties, including Rydges and QT Hotels, Emirates One and Only Wolgan Valley, Safire Freycinet, Macq01, SKYCITY, Stamford Hotels, Hilton Hotels, and many IHG hotels across all its brands including Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn.

Servicing all the North and South Island, there is pretty much nowhere that A.H. Beard can’t supply to. Regardless of your budget or quantity, the A.H. Beard Commercial team will work with you to deliver the right solution for your property.

A.H. Beard beds aren’t just super comfortable and supportive, they are also healthy. All A.H. Beard mattresses provide long-term protection against mould, bacteria, dust mites and other allergens. That’s why they are the only mattresses in Australia and New Zealand to carry the Sensitive Choice Blue Butterfly. In addition to this, all of A.H. Beard’s products are made using the highest quality foam, produced using the most advanced manufacturing process which eliminates the discharge of CFC’s and other toxins into the environment.

To learn more about A.H. Beard and their commercial beds, go to contact the Auckland Head Office on 0800 242347 or email Alan at or phone 021 906017.