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Kenrick marks double growth with Total Hardware

Steve Williams, Kenrick’s Sales and Marketing Director, - Chris Pell, General Manager at Total Hardware

Total Hardware has celebrated another year of impressive growth with the company achieving record-breaking sales with not one, but two locking systems from its long-standing partner Kenrick. The Leeds-based distributor has trebled its sales of Kenrick’s Interceptor high security espagnolette in just three months and has also seen sales of Kenrick’s Standard Euro Profile cylinders leap by 40% in the last year.

Chris Pell, General Manager at Total Hardware, explains: “It has been a fantastic period of growth for our business and we are really pleased to mark this great double success with Kenrick. Our long alliance with Kenrick dates back to when Total Hardware was established in 2004 and it has stood the test of time because Kenrick delivers consistently high quality products at competitive prices, which is just what the fabricator wants. With such high volumes in this sector, a reliable service is essential and Kenrick has been instrumental in helping us to maintain our very high standards of distribution.

“Kenrick anticipates market demand and develops innovative, price competitive products to cater for that demand. Our amazing sales of the Interceptor, for instance, are directly attributed to the introduction of Document Q. The new regulation stipulates that hardware supplied in new build applications must satisfy PAS24:2012 as the minimum standard for compliance. Kenrick’s Interceptor high security espagnolette comfortably achieves this standard and is the most economical solution for installers and fabricators, which is why sales have increased threefold in three months.”

Steve Williams, Kenrick’s Sales and Marketing Director, added: “We’re delighted to celebrate this double milestone with Total Hardware. Our 12-year partnership with them is built on trust, reliability and innovation. We’ll be working on some exciting product developments in the near future and I’m looking forward to collaborating with Total Hardware and extending their strong portfolio of high security hardware solutions.”

The Kenrick Interceptor features a non-crop design to help fabricators to minimise assembly time and maximise efficiency. For greater security, the Interceptor integrates twin locking and profile related keeps with a night vent facility. It has been designed to fit most Eurogroove systems. It is available in a 20mm and 22mm backset, 7.5mm and 9mm cam height and in bar sizes from 280mm to 1400mm.

Kenrick’s range of Standard six pin cylinders is available in all popular sizes. Options include half cylinders, key-key and key-thumb cylinders. The cylinder has been successfully tested in accordance with BS EN 1303:2005 by Exova in Warrington. It comfortably achieved 100,000 operations during cycle testing and attained a premium result for corrosion resistance with a 96-hour salt spray test rating. The cylinder also achieved an overall grade 3 for key related security.

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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