Home security specialist, Yale is the latest company to join the Made in Britain initiative, which champions British manufacturing by encouraging and developing the supply chain of UK made goods.
The Made in Britain marque is affliated with companies that manufacture and sell goods in Great Britain, and makes it easier for customers to identify and recognise British made goods.
Paul Atkinson, Sales and Commercial Director for Yale Door and Window Solutions, comments: “The Made in Britain marque is an additional feature that is important to many people. As a globally recognised brand, Yale is able to highlight the importance of British manufacturing and help to maintain and create jobs in UK factories.
“We pride ourselves on our British heritage and have designed, developed and manufactured security products in the UK for over a century. Today, we have sites in Willenhall, Walsall and Cheltenham, illustrating our commitment to production in the UK.
Yale produces door locks, window locks, patio locks, various types of window hinges, strikers and letterplates from its UK facilities and provides a proven and trusted level of production.
John Pearce, CEO of Made in Britain, said: “Made in Britain is campaigning all year round to promote our 1000 members across 40 product sectors, raising awareness and celebrating companies that produce great products here in the UK. It’s exciting when more globally recognised brands like Yale get on board, joining the network that aims to help them sell more with the Made in Britain marque.
Yale continues to boost its British base by investing in automation, demonstrated by the purchase of five on site flexi presses. The most recent flexi press, purchased in 2012 and has allowed Yale to bring product manufacture back into the UK from overseas.
Yale is committed to producing goods of a high standard and is ISO9001:2008 accredited. This means that all Yale products are produced under the international quality management system EN ISO9001:2008. Additionally, Yale is ISO14001 accredited. This is an internationally recognised standard that specifies formulation and maintenance of an environmental management systems (EMS).
For further information on the Made in Britain initiative visit, www.madeingb.org. To find out more about the Yale Door and Window Solutions full product offering, please visit www.yaledws.co.uk or alternatively call 01902 366800.