HRH The Duke Of York visits Hypnos Contract Beds
On Wednesday 13 April, Hypnos welcomed HRH, The Duke of York to officially open the new Hypnos UK factory in Castle Donington.
The state-of-the-art premises on Station Road produces beds and mattresses for the hospitality market, including some of the world’s leading hotel chains. The new factory has environmentally friendly technology and has received an investment of over £750,000 to help us meet growing demand for producing beds. It is now the second site for Hypnos, with our retail factory and showroom in Princes Risborough.
We have held a Royal Warrant since 1929 and the founders – the Keen Family – were honoured to show Prince Andrew around the newly acquired site. A prestigious gathering of local dignitaries, staff and key Hypnos family business members greeted HRH. He was taken on an informative and educational tour of the factory, before he unveiled a commemorative plaque and officially opened the site.
Hypnos moved to the new 39,000 sq. ft. premises at Castle Donington following substantial business growth, and currently 162 people are based there. Acting as the new facility for Hypnos’ global operations, overseeing and directing activity for a network of 19 manufacturing partners, the site is key in enabling the business to meet international demand and supply hospitality sleep solutions to customers around the world.
Group Managing Director, Stephen Ward said; “We are extremely honoured to have HRH officially open our new factory. We have been able to take Prince Andrew around our new premises and show him how our beds are made. He met some of our staff and saw the intricate lengths we go to, to create luxurious, high quality beds and mattresses. It was a very exciting day and a landmark in our business growth.”
Whilst growing and expanding, we have been careful not to lose our focus on CSR and sustainability which has always been extremely important to the business. The Castle Donington factory runs on a biomass heating system which was installed as part of the company’s ethos and commitment to protecting the environment. This renewable heating source runs on wood pellets meaning no fossil fuels are involved and through this system we aim to save 74 tonnes of carbon a year.