About Kolcraft

About Kolcraft

Kolcraft is a family owned and operated baby product manufacturer. Kolcraft baby products began as playards in 1946 and have grown to include crib mattresses, baby strollers, activity centers and baby walkers, bassinets, training pottys and more. Kolcraft is the leading crib mattress manufacturer partnering with Sealy® to manufacture the top crib mattresses. In addition to the Kolcraft brand, we also partner with recognizable brand names such as Jeep®, Sesame Street®, Contours® and Sealy® leaders in their industries, to produce a variety of children's products.

The History of Kolcraft

The Kolcraft story is one of determination, innovation and dedication from the very beginning. After getting his start as a salesman of infant clothes and learning about baby products, Leo Koltun used his ingenuity to make playard pads out of cotton batting and oilcloth covers in 1946. In the 1950's he expanded Kolcraft by manufacturing crib mattresses. Not one to stand on the sidelines, Leo learned how to use the sewing machines and often was rolling up his sleeves making the merchandise himself. 

Soon Leo's son, Sanfred Koltun, was spending his summers helping his dad in the business. Sanfred had a knack for the business and joined Kocraft. He brought the company into a new era of expansion throughout the United States as he moved beyond Chicago and opened plants in Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. While Kolcraft continued to be the #1 crib mattress manufacturer in the USA, Sanfred also began manufacturing other baby products such as the innovative Carry Cradle® Infant Carriers, high chairs, playards, strollers and more.

In 1990 Sanfred's son, Tom Koltun, joined Kolcraft. Tom continues to have that same entrepreneurial spirit that his father and grandfather had as he leads Kolcraft to make innovative baby products that help make families' lives easier and turn those everyday moments of taking a stroll or putting baby to bed into bonding moments with their children. 

Kolcraft - from our family to yours!