Avocet Hardware Ltd defined the way that locks, handles and other hardware for the replacement window and door market are bought and sold in the UK. The company identified and established the need for high quality, competitively priced products that customers could purchase quickly and easily, with a fast delivery service that enabled fabricators and installers to order smaller quantities, more often and thus reducing stock and cost.
The principles, in fact, which all window and door hardware distributors now try to emulate…
Avocet Hardware Ltd has continued to evolve as a sophisticated innovator, manufacturer and distributor. In October 2007 a successful MBO was completed, headed by Ian Jones and Michael Tuck. The company remains committed to delivering quality engineered products to the UK Window and Door fabrication market as well as its rapidly growing Multiples and Merchant Division.
Avocet continues to lead the market through continuous innovation and evolution of all processes, from materials development, to the relationships with our customers; everything is constantly revisited and re-examined.
But at the heart of everything we do at Avocet, wherever our businesses are located, it is our people that remain our most important asset, for ourselves and for our customers.
Every step of the product cycle is handled directly by Avocet, including the manufacture of high quality products in our own factories in China which allow us the ability to service our UK markets with quality products at affordable prices. Our products are designed, developed and tested in the UK and our entire business, both here and in the Far East, operate to ISO 9001: 2000 quality procedures.
2008 has seen both the new build and the window and door replacement market experience its most challenging period in the last 20 years. To help our customers meet the demands of this changing marketplace Avocet has compiled a range of new aesthetic and operational hardware as well as updating and developing some of the traditional products which have served our customers well throughout the years.
Avocet is now an independently owned and run manufacturing and distribution business dedicated to supplying quality hardware products to the UK market with the same exceptional service through our excellent telesales and after sales teams.
We are committed to introducing new products to the market based on input from our experienced sales and innovative technical teams but equally as important by focusing on our customers needs. We are proud of our established range of door and window hardware and are delighted to be introducing our exciting new range of window handles, door handles, letter plates and locking systems. Our products carry industry recognised accreditation and are backed with Avocet’s guarantees on mechanical and coating performance.
As we move into this challenging period we at Avocet are determined that our customers will enjoy the benefit of supply of a comprehensive range of quality, manufactured door and window hardware products, delivered on a next day basis* and backed with our truly exceptional after sales service.
Our priorities are to manufacture innovative, quality, competitive window and door hardware products and to deliver them to our customers with unrivalled service.
We hope you enjoy the new range of products.
Kevin Harvey & Steve Stewart
Joint Managing Directors
Window & Door Hardware
Defining the Window & Door Hardware Market
*Avocet provide a premium and next day service within the UK for any order received daily up to 4:30pm Monday-Thursday and 3:30pm Friday.