In 2012 the Sealy Mattress Company reported 1.35 billion in revenue. Not bad for the tail end of a recession that caused many companies to lag in revenue and go negative on profits. But is Sealy still the largest mattress company in the world, as they claim? Not anymore. Tempurpedic has had higher revenue in recent years. And in 2012, Sealy was purchased by Tempurpedic for approximately $228.6 million.
For decades, however, Sealy mattresses have been an undisputed leader in this huge industry. Does this mean they have produced the best mattresses or are they just really good at selling and marketing?