Archibald Kenrick

Kenrick supports customers during coronavirus

Steve Jones, managing director

With many fabricators planning to re-open for business on 11 May, hardware supplier Kenrick is geared up and ready to supply customers after the shutdown.

Having implemented a number of safety measures to avoid the spread of Covid-19, the West-Bromwich firm remained partially operational during the lockdown with a team taking orders and disptaching products from Kenrick’s extensive stock of hardware. Now, it plans to gradually increase staff numbers and delivery schedules to match volumes as more fabricators re-start.

Steve Jones, managing director at Kenrick, says: “We continued to supply the industry during the crisis and we’re now planning to scale up the business over the coming weeks as more fabricators open their doors. The health and welfare of our employees and customers is paramount and we’ve introduced strict protocols to allow for a safe return for everyone. We will be following all government advice and we will, of course, only continue to do this if it is safe and sensible to do so.

“We’ve been preparing for when the restrictions are eased and, more importantly, we’ve been helping our customers to get ready too. We’ve kept in touch during the shutdown and responded to some of our customers more pressing needs. With many of them keen to reduce costs, boost margins and secure their supply chains, they’re confident that we’re here to deliver what they need when they re-start production.”

Kenrick has pledged to support its network of fabricators in every way it can during the pandemic. Currently stocking one of the widest ranges of quality window and door hardware, door furniture and architectural hardware for PVCu, aluminium and timber systems, the firm also provides unrivalled technical expertise and after sales support to assist customers as they get back to work.

Kenrick is a leading supplier of hardware solutions for PVCu, aluminium and timber window and door systems. The company has a proud heritage spanning more than 200 years, having been established by Archibald Kenrick who manufactured buckles and livery fittings. Kenrick’s range of top quality products includes the market leading Excalibur multi-point locking system, the four-point Centurion system and the Easifit and Espagnolette locking systems.

Archibald Kenrick

Archibald Kenrick & Sons Ltd was founded in West Bromwich in the Black Country in 1791 and has occupied the same site ever since. During the Industrial Revolution, the business became one of the country’s foremost cast iron manufacturers, something which continued for over 150 years. In the late 1940s, technological advances meant that Kenrick modernised rapidly, introducing new manufacturing techniques such as die-casting and injection moulding. Similar but evolved techniques are still used by Kenrick today.

Kenrick currently offers a variety of products for the furniture, door and window industries including castors, locking systems, handles and hinges. The majority of these products are either made on site in West Bromwich or at their overseas factories to a high standard. The design and innovation is carried out by Kenrick’s own experienced team.

In 1990, Kenrick became part of the Spire Group. It remains committed to investing in research and development, modern production techniques, new product launches and plans significant expansion over the coming years

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