Welcome to Batesville

Chris_TrainorThank you for visiting our website. Whether you are someone who is currently planning a funeral for a loved one, a funeral professional interested in learning more about our solutions, or member of the media, we are glad you stopped by.

The Batesville name represents a century-old tradition of quality and service. Our history of manufacturing excellence, product innovation, superior customer service and reliable delivery are some of the reasons we are the clear leader in the death care industry in North America. Our high quality products, innovative technologies and proven solutions are relied upon to support the evolving needs of families.

We are proud to support licensed funeral professionals in helping families find meaningful ways to pay tribute to their loved ones with dignity, respect and honor.

Our Company

For more than 100 years, we have upheld John A. Hillenbrand’s vision and are the industry leader in North American funeral products. Although we started as a casket manufacturer, today we offer burial, cremation, memorial keepsakes, technology and business solutions.

We are a subsidiary of Hillenbrand, Inc., a global diversified industrial company with multiple market-leading brands that serve a wide variety of industries across the globe. Hillenbrand’s portfolio is comprised of two business segments: the Process Equipment Group and Batesville. Hillenbrand is publicly traded on the NYSE under “HI.”

Our Mission

Helping families honor the lives of those they love®

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Our Story

Our story began in 1884 when the Batesville Coffin Company was established. In 1906, John A. Hillenbrand purchased the Batesville Coffin Company and changed the name to the Batesville Casket Company.

John A. Hillenbrand had a vision to become an industry leader in North American funeral products. While the Batesville Casket Company was originally known for its excellent craftsmanship of wooden caskets, we’ve expanded our products and solutions over the years to meet the evolving needs of families and licensed funeral professionals.

John A. Hillenbrand’s vision remains alive more than 100 years later: we are the leader in the death care industry and continue to deliver manufacturing excellence, product innovation, superior customer service and reliable delivery.

The Evolution of Batesville


Began manufacturing metal caskets

Introduced the original gasketed casket and first safety-sealed hardware

Introduced the Memorial Record® system

First manufacturer to convert to 100% zinc cast hardware

Introduced lift/tilt adjustable bed

Introduced swing bar hardware

First embroidered designs

First nationwide distribution system

Introduced the Living Memorial® tree planting program

First plush interiors

Introduced FailSafe® liner in metal caskets

Introduced Options® cremation segment

Introduced interchangeable casket corners (LifeSymbols®)

Introduced MemorySafe® drawer

Introduced LifeStories® caskets and medallions

Changed our name from Batesville Casket to Batesville, reflecting our commitment to complete funeral solutions

Our Locations

Batesville Casket is a global organisation with its headquarters and manufacturing centres located in the United States, but also maintains warehouse locations, distribution partners and sales offices around the world.  With the help of our Australian distribution partners, we have built long-term relationships with funeral directors, funeral associations and many funeral professionals throughout Australia. Our warehouse and logistics partners, located in a number of locations across Australia, allow us to service most locations Australia wide.