About Us

About Us

The year 1998 saw the inception of  a small vocational training centre by a handful of earnest social entrepreneurs lead by a German engineer Mr. Friedrich Zenkner under the umbrella they called " Portico." Their aim was to enlighten the local youth with basic education, apart from skills in metal fabrication, woodworking and furniture finishing. The team shortlisted a few products to train and work on, and eventually decided to specialize in one product range - BEDS.

After rigourous R & D, they realised the need to select materials that would ensure

·      strength,

·      durability

·      aesthetic good looks

·      strong and proper joints  

·      consistency in material behaviour,

·      regular & easy availability of raw materials,  

and designs that dont tire out, along with addressing certain functional and practical issues concerning the end product like

·      strong and proper joints 

·      ease of dismantling and assembly,

·      optimum sizes of components that would fit into standard-size elevators

·      ease of flat-packing to facilitate transportion

·      easy replacement of components

The product that was thus developed and fine-tuned, gained popularity in the market and it wasn’t long before stripped-down look-alikes sprang up all over the place, at prices that seemed a steal, but didn’t fool the quality-conscious buyer.


“Portico”, over the years evolved into a firm that specializesin the manufacture of high quality, smartly-designed, sturdy and hassle–free beds using German technology. In 2005, the firm was re-christened “Strongbed” and established a registered showroom on Hosur Main Road, Bangalore ( Bomanahalli near HGS House and the Coupon Store)

Manufacturing facility

The entire process of design, R&D, sourcing and selection of raw material, majority of manufacturing & production, quality control & testing is managed in-house  at our facility -  a 1 acre plot with about 12000 sft of covered space, which is near the WIPRO Campus, Sarjapur Road, Bangalore, India.

Our aim

Our aim is to provide beds that conform to international standards using locally sourced raw material and labour, thereby maintaining a price tag that is absolute ‘value-for-money’ to a well-informed buyer.



Nice beds
Preeti Handa, HR Executive, Accenture