Friday, October 11, 2013 8:54:00 AM
The order books have been overflowing for Kenrick’s recently launched range of cylinders, with the company reporting record sales volumes at four times higher than expected. The healthy growth at the West Bromwich based company follows a recent report from FENSA which revealed that the second quarter of 2013 had been the best period for the installation of domestic windows and doors since 2010.
Steve Jones, managing director at Kenrick, says: “I’m extremely encouraged that there are positive signs of recovery for our industry. We’re naturally delighted that our business has performed well over the last few months, particularly in sales volumes for cylinders. More favourable market conditions have obviously stimulated volume growth in cylinders, but the wealth of choice and value for money that this range offers to customers has also been a contributing factor.”
Kenrick’s extensive collection includes more than 80 individual cylinder options and spans three levels - Standard, Security and High Security - to cater for every application imaginable.
The collection of Standard six pin cylinders conforms to BS EN 1303 and is available in all popular sizes. Options include half cylinders, key-key and key-thumb cylinders. The Security collection includes six pin anti-pick, anti-bump and anti-drill cylinders, which meet the standards of TS007 and KM 544418 and are SKG 2 star rated.
Kenrick’s top of the range High Security six pin cylinders are anti-pick, anti-bump, anti-drill and anti-snap when used in conjunction with the Kenrick RASP Anti Snap system. The KM 544418 accredited cylinders have been designed to achieve a minimum SKG 2 star rating and are available in a number of sizes. Every cylinder in the range is available in a polished brass or nickel finish.The Kenrick RASP Anti Snap system has also been in house tested at Kenrick. It sustained a 14 minute attack using all the tools used for PAS 24 as well as additional tools which are available to any burglar but are not currently used in PAS 24 testing. Kitemarked against 'lock bumping' by BSi (BS3621) and successfully tested against physical cylinder attack by to BSi PAS024, the Excalibur RASP is also approved by Secured By Design.
Kenrick is a leading supplier of hardware solutions for PVCu, aluminium and timber window and door systems. The company has a proud heritage spanning more than 200 years, having been established by Archibald Kenrick who manufactured buckles and livery fittings. Kenrick’s range of top quality products includes the market leading Excalibur multi-point window shootbolt are extremely cost effective and easy to install.