28 August 2016
By Elaine Murphy
Acme Blinds, one of the largest blind manufacturers in Ireland is celebrating 60 years in business this year. The Irish owned, family run business, manufacturing all domestic and commercial blinds is headquartered in Cork and has a nationwide network of retail outlets.
The company was founded by William Walsh in 1956 and has grown from its humble beginnings in Cork city centre to its current 50,000 ft premises on the Old Mallow Road employing over 50 people. The family run business which has been passed down from generation to generation is now headed by Williams’s son Nick Walsh.
Speaking about their success over the past 60 years Managing Director Nick Walsh explains how they have managed to retain loyal customers and survive the dreaded recession, “We are delighted to be celebrating 60 years in business this year. Acme Blinds has been a family run business since the beginning and we all put our heart and soul into making it a success. I think it’s the personal touch and real care we have for our products and customers that makes us different. We have very helpful and experienced staff members who will go above and beyond for each customer to make sure their needs and wants are met and that’s why I think we have not only survived for so long but achieved major success and growth even in the toughest of times. In addition to this our competitive pricing, technical advice, professional installation and after sales service make us the first choice for Architects, Designers, Main Contractors, Facilities Managers, Local Authorities, home and business owners.”