FRANKLYN is celebrating 30 years as one of Brisbane’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of custom-made blinds, awnings and security screen products.
Owner Frank Galea reflected on the modest beginnings as a home-based business at Alexandra Hills. “Back in 1987 I looked for customers by door knocking homes within the Redlands area offering my services for insect screens and screen doors. Customers would ask me if I supplied other products like blinds and awnings etc so before long I got involved with these products too”.
Customer feedback affirmed their belief in the quality of Franklyn products and with an unwavering commitment to customer care the business enjoyed great success and soon outgrew the home-based location.
With customer demand growing, a new location in Smith Street, Capalaba was sourced allowing Franklyn to diversify into other products such as Fabric Blinds, Timber Blinds, Outdoor Blinds, and all kinds of Awnings etc. Franklyn has recently added Privacy Screens to our range of products.
In 2002, Frank identified the need to expand further and built a sprawling 3,000sq metre purpose-built factory at 19 Moreton Bay Road, Capalaba which also featured a much larger showroom to display their products.
In 2007, Frank secured a second showroom location at the Alto Centre, Underwood where he created spacious displays of blinds, shutters, awnings and security screens. With the company now servicing the Southside, Franklyn expanded again in 2008 to keep up with the demand and leased a second factory at Capalaba West. With the addition of the second factory, Franklyn now boasts an impressive 6,000sq metres of factory space dedicated to the manufacture of its broad product range.
But the story doesn’t end there – in 2010, Frank opened their newest showroom at Carseldine Homemaker Centre. Frank explains “I saw an opportunity on the Northside to offer the same great service and quality products that made us a success”.
In 2017 Franklyn expanded again and relocated all manufacturing to the new Rochedale facility with over 8000sq metres of space, along with showroom, and also moved the Capalaba showroom to the new Cleveland showroom next to the IGA and Harvey Norman.
In 2018 Franklyn opened two more large showrooms within both new Home Co precincts at Tingalpa and North Lakes, bringing the total number of Franklyn showrooms to five. See showroom directions here.
In 2019 already Franklyn has continued adding to the quality of products on display by upgrading the Carseldine showroom with the latest styles and fabrics.
Franklyn has also launched a whole Curtain range in 2019, which now completes their window covering products on offer. Curtains are manufactured by Franklyn at the Rochedale factory in Brisbane.
“Over the years, our happy customers have returned to us and refer Franklyn to their family and friends, contributing to the growth and success of the company. I would like to thank all of our customers that have helped make Franklyn one of Brisbane’s biggest manufacturers of blinds, awnings and security screens.”
“I couldn’t have achieved this amazing success story without the help of my team of over 150 employees comprising of Sales, Management, Admin, Factory-hands and Installation staff. My dedicated team ensures every customer receives an unparalleled quality product with unbeatable service.”
I hope you will become a happy Franklyn customer too!