Component Supplier of the Year presented to ERAERA, the cornerstone of the British hardware industry has been announced as the Component Supplier of the Year at the prestigious G14 Awards held in London on Friday 21 November.

In achieving this coveted Award, ERA was able to demonstrate excellence across a number of disciplines from technical, to customer service, to product innovation and delivery.  Despite having over 175 years of history in the hardware industry, ERA is firmly planted in the future with a strategy centred around delivering cutting-edge hardware innovation that enables its customers to present a unique and compelling door and window proposition to the homeowner.

Darren Waters, Grouphomesafe CEO comments: “it’s no secret that this industry has been through a tough time but despite turbulent economic conditions and the tightening of the home improvement economy, ERA has continued to grow and convert a great deal of business.  What we were able to demonstrate in our award submission is that despite a tough trading arena our approach to business, which rests in traditional values, coupled with our market-leading innovation has resulted in significant growth.

“What we’ve seen in the last 12 months is that companies are turning to ERA because they need to differentiate themselves in the market and can’t compete with a generic hardware product.  We’re working with our customers to give them security products that create real stand out security features and benefits.  That’s how our customers judge us and it’s what propels this business forward.”