Unlocking growth

The UK’s Lock and Hinge Manufacturing industry 2019 report, entitled Unlocking Growth, states that construction activity, largely in the residential market, has propelled revenue in the preceding year and that the industry is highly globalised, with several of the world’s largest players manufacturing or importing into the EU/UK market.

However, a period of economic uncertainty has affected investment in new commercial projects. Overall, the industry revenue is forecast to increase at a compound annual rate of 3.1%.

Basta unlocks new range and a new brand

It’s all systems go for the Basta team as they launch the company’s new branding and website. The Irish high-quality lock specialist now employs 16 professionals, following
the purchase of the Basta locks and ironmongery brand out of examinership by a group of industry experts. Managing Director David Farrell said that the company has regained
its position within the trade as one of the leading suppliers of locks and accessories again.
“Our range of designs for interior and exterior door handles match the tastes homeowners are looking for in 2020.

Today’s property owner wants more from a lock. While security is a priority, our research shows that they also want modern designs and colours that brighten up the doors and indeed the rooms,” David said.

A ‘key’ benefit of choosing Basta is that its unique design will not be available under any other brand name. This approach has stood the test of time for over 60 years. Basta, which is now based in Dublin, has its team of experts located throughout the country to assist hardware and DIY customers in maximising their sales.

The new Basta branding programme includes a modern logo, easy access website and a strong range of in-store displays and packaging. This is matched with an improved service and overnight delivery to anywhere in Ireland from their distribution centre in Dublin. www.bastawholesale.ie

Easi Option from Locks & Hardware

With safety at the forefront of everyone’s mind the importance of having a certified product that is held to the highest CE certified standards is of the utmost importance to Locks & Hardware as well as their customers.

The Easi-T 2 Lever Residential Lock is patented making their lock unique, it is because of this that Eurospec and Carlisle Brass are a market leader in the hardware industry. The Easi-T 2 Lever Lock is fully accredited, and CE marked guaranteeing successful fire and
performance testing. In addition to CE Marking their Easi-T locks are also Certifire approved by the market leaders in certification Warringtonfire. This gives the regulator, specifier, customer and end-user confidence with regards to the performance of the
product and provides an informed choice when selecting the product.

The Easi-T 2 Lever lock carries a 10 Year Mechanical guarantee and is made to meet the highest manufacturing standards, delivering reliable and durable products on which customers can depend. This is why the Easi T Eurospec Lock is the No 1 choice for merchant hardware, joiners and DIY experts throughout Ireland, it is an easy choice to install an Easi-T.

Burg-Wächter launches community award scheme

Burg-Wächter has launched a unique outreach scheme offering cash and security products to support community causes throughout Ireland and the UK. The Burg-Wächter Secure Communities Scheme issues awards of up to €1,000 cash to community-run projects and aims to distribute €12,000 of funds per year. The awards also include security advice and products with an average value of €150 at retail.

“We hope retailers and stockists will help us attract applications for the scheme” comments Mark Pearson from Burg-Wächter. “If their local community is involved in a project or fund-raiser where a cash injection would help, the aim is for stockists and retailers to connect the organisers with our scheme.”

Besides festivals, fetes and shows, the Secure Communities Scheme also applies to maintenance or refurbishment projects relating to community property or open spaces. This could involve community areas, village halls, sports clubs or activity centres. Community events and activities are also eligible such as charity events.

Burg-Wächter is known for its safes and post-boxes alongside an extensive range of locking products. Mark Pearson explains: “Burg-Wächter regularly receives requests for products to
support charitable and community causes, anything from digital door locks or combination padlocks to Wi-Fi cameras and alarms. The Secure Communities Scheme enables us to
formalise and scale up our charitable and community support, so that it reaches a wider audience.”

By asking retailers and stockists to help promote the scheme, Burg-Wächter is hoping to reach as many community organisers as possible. A strong local community helps individuals to feel secure and safe. Burg-Wächter products also play an important role in helping individuals and business to keep safe and secure, so this community-based security-scheme is an ideal fit all around. Mark Pearson continues: “We think engaging with
communities is beneficial for everyone who supplies or sells security products and services. It not only provides valuable support to local projects, but it creates a positive role for
security expertise, which is so often connected with negative events. The scheme gets security issues addressed actively and positively. We believe this will lead to greater dialogue about security going forward, whether with retailers, stockists or ourselves. This is beneficial for everyone concerned.”

Visit www.burg-wachter.co.uk/community/ for more information and to download an application pack, or contact Peter Walsh, ASM Ireland South, Mobile: +353(0)83 130 6689

Security & Ironmongery range grows

TIMco Ireland has secured distribution rights for the innovative Fantom Doorstop, the world’s first fully concealed, flush finish and trip hazard free doorstop on the market. The agreement comes as TIMco significantly extends its security and ironmongery range to meet customer demand.

The flagship product from the Fantom Hardware range solves two problems; reduces trip hazards and improves aesthetics. Unlike conventional door stops, the Fantom Doorstop poses no trip hazard due to its innovative design that uses a powerful rare earth magnet to activate a pin that is recessed into the floor to stop the door and hold it in place.

The magnet is so powerful that even fast-swinging doors can be stopped in their tracks. When the door is open in a controlled manner, the Fantom Doorstop will also act as a
door hold open device making it ideal for preventing doors from slamming.

As part of the company’s strategy of being a ‘one stop shop’ for builder’s Providers, TIMco has also launched a new range of Quality Steel Hinges under its VETO brand. The range comprises of 116 hinges in total and is set for further expansion over the coming year.
The VETO range can be merchandised on the existing TIMco stands in dedicated trays, along with supporting POS. The products will be individually packed in polybags with a bespoke label and barcode, making merchandising an easy task for the retailer, whilst also improving both the ease and navigation of the shopping experience for the customer.

Cross Country Hardware Launch New Web shop

Since August 2016, Cross Country Hardware Ltd, based in Trim, Co Meath, have been supplying Builders Providers, Hardware, DIY and Agri Stores with a wide range of competitively priced quality products.

Although specialising in Pre-Pack Ironmongery & Light Hardware with their eye-catching Premium Choice range, they have expanded their product catalogue at a rapid rate over the last three years.

Directors David Field and Michael Garrett bring a wealth of experience to the business and have always strived to deliver a first- class service along with a competitively priced quality
product to their valued customers.

However, realising the importance of listening to their customer requirements, the introduction of new products is always high on the agenda, and in 2020 they hope to build theproduct catalogue even further. With the launch of their new online Web shop, www.crosscountryhardware.ie, they hope to grow and expand their customer base, and look forward to building new relationships in 2020.