THE HISTORY OF TIP TOP BLINDS
WE ARE Melbourne's LEADING COMPANY FOR MADE-TO-MEASURE BLINDS, SERVING RESIDENTIAL AND BUSINESS CUSTOMERS Since 1956
Established in 1956 Tip Top Blinds is a 3rd generation manufacturer in Melbourne.
Max & Bella Kinderman founded a blind manufacture Company in a rented shop at Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick. This shop was previously tenanted by a piano business, which was called Tip Top Pianos. Max & Bella thought that ‘Tip Top’ was a nice & catchy name and therefore decided to change the word Piano to Blinds, hence the name Tip Top Blinds.
Max & Bella Kinderman
3rd Generation in Blinds
Bella used to do the cutting of the Venetian Blinds boxes and coil while Max would assemble, install & fit the made up blinds. Over time the company grew in size & hired staff to help them with the growth. Their sons, Peter & Robert Kinderman, joined the business in 1967 & took the business to new heights. Peter’s son-in-law, Avi Merel joined the business in 1996 and his son, Sam Kinderman, joined in 1998.
By the year 2000, in order to cater to increased demand of its products, the company moved to a brand new State of the Art manufacturing facility in Clayton. This was the time for the 3rdgeneration to get seriously involved in this business & take it to the next level. Avi & Sam brought great laurels to the business looking after Operations, Sales & the Sourcing sides for the business. Jake Kinderman, Peter’s other son, joined the business in 2008 and took on a managerial position.
At present, the company still employs 3 employees who were in fact employed by the late Mr. Max Kinderman OBM
- Milo was employed in 1988 as an installer and has since become our specialist Sales person and troubleshooter
- Eddie was employed in 1992 as an assistant installer with Milo and has since become our Business Development Manager
- Chris was employed in 1997 as a sewing machinist and has since taken charge of the manufacture of Romans, Venetians and Awnings
Milo with Old Tiptop Van
State of the art Manufacturing technology
The business has many firsts to its credit from a technology perspective. Having the most modern cutting technology they have the largest fabric cutting machine, which is close to 10 meters long. This machine has the capability to cut 10-15 roller blinds in a single stroke.
To assist with all the processes from A-Z, Tip Top Blinds has invested in having a computer program specifically designed for its needs. Since 2012 the Company has employed an in-house IT manager to write and maintain the program up to date. As a result, in 2015 Tip Top Blinds has introduced computer tablets to its sales force so that they can offer instant quotes to its customers, whereby becoming the pioneers in the CRM technology for the industry.
Always striving to serve you better
Tip Top Blinds has been a preferred supplier for many years to some key customers of the likes of; Builders (both commercial and residential), Architects, Real Estate Agents, Schools, and Government Departments.
Tip Top Blinds is constantly adopting the latest trends & technology in the window furnishings industry to enable it to manufacture world-class products for its customers. We are pleased to offer free and mostly on the spot quotes to all customers. Whatever your budget, we can make premium quality blinds you’ll be proud of!
our range of blinds
Whether you need functional, hardwearing bathroom blinds, or you’re searching for a striking design for the sitting room, Tip Top Blinds can turn your dream blinds into a reality!