When choosing a hotel stay, many of us factor in a good night’s sleep as well as our environmental impact. Bed manufacturer Hilding Anders combines the importance of the two by creating comfortable bedding solutions for hotel guests whilst reducing carbon footprint!
The Swedish group has manufacturing units across Europe and further afield, and supplies the hotel industry globally, as well as providing white label beds and mattresses to retail store groups. For hotels, it works with partners such as Trinity, to ensure the mattress range – and the improvements the group is making to its products – are shared with hotel owners and managers.
“We have around 20 production locations around the world, which means we can deliver the big hotel brands a mattress to their specification, wherever their new hotels are located,” says Amelie Derave, key account manager for Benelux.
As well as bespoke designs for the big chains, Hilding Anders has a standard hotel range, meeting the needs of hotels for durability, comfort and fire regulations. And thanks to its local manufacturing, it’s made to order and can deliver promptly anywhere in the world.
Using greener materials
As sustainability will continue to be an important aspect for hospitality businesses and guests, Hilding Anders is analysing their current product portfolio to measure their carbon footprint and develop unique solutions to reduce it.
“Around 90% of emissions come from the raw materials we use,” says Amelie. “So we are introducing new spring technology, which will allow us to reduce the amount of foam we use. We’re also researching greener foams to use in place of the current materials. So we are looking to use plant-based raw materials, and also investigating new foams that reuse some of the CO2 emission from regular foam production.”
Easy to transport and recycle
“We’ve also taken a look at transport, to reduce our carbon output. By designing mattresses that can be pressed, rolled and folded, we’ve been able to increase the number of mattresses that can fit in a truck – and the change has also made it easier to carry the mattresses into bedrooms, too.”
With its mix of materials, a mattress can be a challenging item to recycle. “Disposing of tired mattresses is also a big area where we can help reduce carbon. We’re making changes in spring design that will enable the mattress to be easily split into its component parts for recycling, at the end of its life.”
Are you looking for lower carbon bedding?
As sustainability is in spotlight, many hotels are reviewing their procurement needs and seeking ways to reduce their carbon footprint per room. Using lower carbon bedroom furniture is one of key areas, so if you are looking to replace or buy brand new beds – please get in touch to find out more.
Meet the Hilding Anders team
The team from Hilding Anders regularly attends Trinity’s events, so this is a great way to talk to the experts and learn about their creative sustainable innovations. Or get in touch with your Trinity Purchasing Relationship Manager and we will arrange a site visit!
It doesn’t matter where you start – it matters that you take the first step. And we are here to help. We’ll be updating you regularly on products and services that can help with carbon reduction and sharing best practices. If you need support on your sustainability journey – please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.