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Kenrick - the total solution for total hardware

Leading hardware distributor Total Hardware has entered its second year of working with hardware manufacturer Kenrick.

The Leeds-based distributor, which offers a nationwide one stop shop for high quality hardware solutions, had previously been working with another supplier but had become frustrated with poor product quality and service. Company directors Andy Cunningham and Gary Cox knew Kenrick had a reputation for high quality products and a reliable service and took the opportunity to appoint them as one of their major suppliers.

Kenrick supplies a range of products to Total Hardware, including its Excalibur, Centurion and Esapagnolette systems as well as anti-jemmy hinge protectors.

The Excalibur shootbolt system is Secured by Design approved and one of four proven BBA certified window locking systems that Kenrick manufactures. It offers first rate security features, yet it’s simple to install. Durable and reliable, it’s a multi-point locking system that benefits from a robust unhanded die-cast gearbox and bi-directional die-cast claws. It also fits all Eurogroove systems, making it a very flexible option for many different systems and applications.

The Centurion system is very simple and easy to use and is one of the fastest to fit shootbolt locks available, making it a very popular product with fabricators and installers alike. It benefits from steel shootbolts, a robust unhanded die-cast gearbox, adjustable mushroom cams and a night vent. Available in backsets of 20mm and 22mm, the system also exceeds the corrosion requirements of BS7412.

Gary Cox, Total Hardware’s director, says: “We are delighted that we appointed Kenrick. They are a quality operation which offers good service and competitive prices. Their products are excellent and, in the time that we have worked with Kenrick, we have never had a single product failure. We know that we can always confidently sell their systems, safe in the knowledge that they will continue to offer the highest levels of security to our customers.”

Total Hardware was set up by directors Andy Cunningham and Gary Cox, who have 30 years’ joint industry experience, in 2004. The firm operates from its 7,500 square foot premises in Beeston, Leeds and employs 10 staff. Total Hardware always has high levels of stock in its warehouse to enable it to provide a fast, reliable delivery throughout the country.

Kenrick is 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 and the four-point Centurion system. The Easi-Fit and Espagnolette locking systems are extremely cost effective and easy to install.



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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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