Geelong’s sleeping giant

Manager Andrew Martin. (Louisa Jones)

Esther Lauaki

For more than three decades, Leigh Keen has been helping locals sleep easy in Geelong.

The managing director of Forty Winks Geelong says he finds the most satisfaction in matching customers with the right mattress for their needs.

“Forty Winks Geelong uses bed match technology to match the customer to the right bed for them,” Leigh says.

“The best part of the business is helping customers to solve their sleep problems by helping them find the perfect bed.”

The business opened in August 1987 in a small shop in Mercer Street then moved to its current location in Gheringhap Street in 2001 where the 1500 square metre store houses 60 types of mattresses.

It boasts a large display showroom showcasing the latest in bedding technology to help customers make a well informed decision.

A majority of the 40+ bedroom suites on display are from locally-made suppliers to help keep Australian manufacturing alive.

All staff are fully trained to make sure they can answer any questions that customers may have.

“We have bedroom furniture in varied sizes and colours to suit every taste and budget,” Leigh says.

“Our staff have many years in the bedding industry with plenty of experience to help you find the right product for your needs.

“We are proudly locally owned and operated and we have been supporting locals with bedding needs for the past 32 years.

“We have even seen third generation families coming into our store to buy new beds.”

Forty Winks stocks Geelong’s largest range of quality mattresses by Sealy, King Koil, SleepMaker, Tempur and all Australian-made bedroom suites, upholstered bedheads and sofa beds.

Those in the market for a new mattress should take advantage of the current “any size” offer on mattresses – buy any king, queen, or double and only pay the price of a single.

Forty Winks Geelong,
118 Gheringhap Street, Geelong.
Open 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday
 and 11am-4pm Sunday.
 Inquiries: 5221 4399, 
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