Clearview National September 2016 - Issue 178 - Page 71

HARDWARE& SECURITY HARDWARE PIONEER INVESTS TO BE BEST-IN-CLASS A UK hardware pioneer has made significant investments in the business to achieve its 2020 vision to become the world’s leading total hardware solution provider. »»CALDWELL UK HAS BEEN IN business for 42 years and in this time has launched thousands of new products and exports these to over 60 countries. In 2015, Caldwell’s turnover was £19.1m and this year the company is on track to increase turnover again. Growth is attributed to a £170k investment in production, the launch of new products, partnerships with some of the UK’s biggest fabricators and the specification of its products in high-profile projects. This year, Caldwell launched a record seven new products to the market including the Ultra Stay, Bifold hinges, Ultra-lift and Torso II next generation spring balances and the FoldUp window. The company is also leading the UK market when it comes to automated products and has launched two new automated products – OmniDrive and Ingenuity. Tim Ferkin, Sales and Marketing Director, comments: “Our automated products have been well-received in the US market, where their popularity is rapidly growing. We spotted an opportunity in the UK for automation and took our products and scaled these down to make them more accessible. “We displayed these automated solutions at the FIT Show earlier this year, where they received positive feedback from customers and visiting fabricators.” Part of the global Caldwell Group, Caldwell UK is not a mass component supplier but a specialist manufacturer. Caldwell works with some of the UK’s largest fabricators to deliver tailor-made product solutions. One example is Masterframe. The fabricator sources all of its sash window hardware from Caldwell, who design and produce bespoke furniture and balances for the company. As a key partner since 1991; Masterframe has relied upon Caldwell’s experience for the last 25 years. Alan Burgess, Managing Director of Masterframe, said: “Product quality and meaningful guarantees are what clients appreciate and what differentiates Caldwell from the low cost, inferior quality components, offered by the volume producers. “The products Caldwell supply us have had a hugely positive impact on what we do, helping to speed up production and add value to our sash windows. Our customers know they are getting pretty, well built, top of the range from us, and despite being slightly dearer, actually helps them to sell more; and at a higher margin too.” Tim says, “At Caldwell it’s all about pioneering the future of hardware – spotting new opportunities in the market and combining technology and innovation to produce products that create and satisfy growing demand in emerging lucrative markets.” Innovating the next generation of hardware Operating out of a state-of-the art manufacturing facility in Coventry, Caldwell UK is leading the way in creating the next generation of hardware. To find out more call 024 7643 7900 or email INNOVATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF HARDWARE Herald Way Binley Industrial Estate Coventry CV3 2RQ @caldwellukltd Tel: +44 (0)24 7643 7900 Fax: +44 (0)24 7643 7969 E-mail: C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » S EP 2016 » 71