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Match made in heaven with Kenrick and Customade

Major trade fabricator Customade has chosen hardware manufacturer Kenrick to supply the company with a bespoke version of its Excalibur multi-point locking system as well as its patented Easi-Fit multi-point locking system. The systems provide Customade customers with the ultimate choice in robust and reliable hardware solutions.

Kenrick created a bespoke version of its Excalibur system especially for Customade, which fabricates around 1,000 U-PVC frames a week at its 50,000 square feet factories in Gloucestershire. The system benefits from purpose designed shootbolt bars, a central gearbox and Customade branded centre keeps. Customade also chose the reliable and cost effective Easi-Fit system from Kenrick. This claw locking mechanism provides secure engagement with a substantial die-cast keep and exceeds BS7950 security requirements. It also features a non-crop design, making it much easier and quicker to fit than many other multi-point locking systems.

The company chose the systems because they combine high security with ease of use. Both solutions are very quick and simple to install and are backed by a comprehensive 10 year manufacturer’s warranty and five year security guarantee. The guarantee provides free security cover, up to £500 towards the cost of replacing a damaged window and up to £500 towards the cost of replacing stolen property for a period of 10 years.

John Adams, Customade’s Sales Director, says: “We are one of Gloucestershire’s largest fabricators and know that it is vital to be able to offer both peace of mind and value for money to our growing customer base. Kenrick is a quality manufacturer that shares many of the values that Customade does as a business and we feel very confident that our partnership with them will bring many benefits to our customers. Their top of the range hardware solutions, coupled with one of the most comprehensive security guarantees available in the industry today, is sure to satisfy the needs of our customers who rightly demand reliability, performance and greater choice as standard.”

The Excalibur shootbolt system is Secured by Design approved and one of several 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.

Easi-Fit, which is also Secured By Design approved, is designed to be extremely quick and easy to install and benefits from patented bi-directional claws and opposing mushroom cams to provide greater security and enhanced weather performance. Reliable and cost effective, this claw locking mechanism provides secure engagement with a substantial die-cast keep and exceeds BS7950 security requirements. Critically, it also features a non-crop design, making it much easier and quicker to fit than many other multi-point locking systems.

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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