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Kenrick marks split spindle milestone

Kenrick has marked a successful first year since the launch of its Excalibur split spindle door lock. Demand for this versatile product has exceeded anticipated levels and the Excalibur split spindle door lock now accounts for 20% of Kenrick’s door lock sales.

Steve Williams, Sales and Marketing Director at Kenrick, said: “We are delighted with how well our split spindle door lock has performed in the first 12 months since its launch. We developed this product in response to customer demand for a product that delivers guaranteed speed, simplicity and versatility to the fabricator, without compromising on performance. Several top hardware distributors and fabricators have added the lock to their range of products and are reaping the benefits of being able to quickly and cost effectively fabricate either a lever/lever or a lever/pad system from just one lock.”

The high specification door lock is a practical alternative to traditional twin spindle locks which require a longer back plate for all types of operation. It incorporates a standard 92mm centre, which accommodates both long and short back plate handles and either a solid spindle to create a lever/lever lock or a split spindle to create a lever/pad lock. This solution is a versatile alternative to traditional twin spindle locks which need to use a longer back plate regardless of the operation of the lock.

Like the rest of the Excalibur range, the Excalibur split spindle door lock has been developed to provide exceptional levels of security for the homeowner. Benefitting from three hooks, two steel anti-lift bolts and three rollers, it is designed to provide trouble-free performance.

For convenience, the Excalibur split spindle door lock is easily extendable. It utilises a gearbox which is sprung to overcome the need for costly sprung handle sets. A wide choice of components, including a one piece keep, individual hook roller and centre hook latch and roller keeps, is also available.

An added advantage of the door lock for installers is its flexibility after installation; the operation of the door set can easily be altered by simply changing the handles and spindles without having to change the lock or re-route the door sash.

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.

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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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