In this issue of Best Practice, we are proud to announce that we have selected Gold and Wassall Hinges as the recipient of our Hinge Specialist Company of the Year Award.
With an impressive, expansive history spanning over 200 years, Gold and Wassall Hinges was first established in 1790. From the company’s manufacturing facilities based in Tamworth UK, Gold and Wassall Hinges provides a range of services for design, production and manufacture of hinges, all produced in house and distributed throughout the whole of the UK. An industry leader in its trade, Gold and Wassall Hinges has established itself as the UK’s number one manufacturer of hinges.
“We pride ourselves on the quality of what we make. We manufacture all of our hinges right here in Tamworth, so we have complete control over the quality of our goods. Other hinge companies import from abroad, which means we might not always be the cheapest, but we are certainly the best in terms of quality.” Said Scott Bareham, Sales and Marketing Manager.
Gold and Wassall Hinges provides a full turnkey comprehensive design and manufacturing service, offering a wide range of hinges including: piano hinges, butt and backflap hinges, standard, heavy duty and bespoke made to order hinges. With an extensive range of stock on offer, Gold and Wassall Hinges is equipped to meet any hinge requirements and all of its stock is available for immediate dispatch.
“All our hinges are UK made; we are the only hinge company in the UK which can offer this. We offer a bespoke design and manufacture service, which means we can create virtually any hinge from a simple idea.” Added Scott.
One of the main focuses of Gold and Wassall Hinges is to provide first class customer service. Ensuring that from initial inquiry to delivery and aftercare, Gold and Wassall Hinges’ team engages on a personal basis with each customer to find out their specific requirements, measurements, application and style, to ensure they find the right door hinge for the individual’s needs.
While providing an impressive range of off-the-shelf hinges, Gold and Wassall Hinges understands that for some projects, a custom built hinge is required. Whether it’s a simple design alteration such as rounded corners or a more complex design with multiple bends, the team at Gold and Wassall Hinges is dedicated to providing the right hinge solution for you, providing a bespoke custom-made hinge solution.
“Our bespoke hinge service is ever growing in popularity and is possibly our biggest asset. We make all the hinges no one else can – we have an in house toolroom which helps us meet customer requirements which would usually be dismissed. We have made over 250,000 unique hinges now, and counting. It really gives the customer flexibility when designing a product.” Scott noted.
Gold and Wassall Hinges has created over 250,000 unique hinges and continuously develops new patterns produced on a daily basis. The company is well equipped with the knowledge, skill and tools to create solutions for any application and has the ability to meet mostly any hinge size or shape requirements.
Another example of the company’s customisation services, Gold and Wassall Hinges provides an abundance of finishing options for its customers. Able to customise colour, add branding and create a smooth premium finish. The company’s array of finishing options is perfect for increasing protection, matching the application or to create that smooth premium finished look.
With a history spanning across centuries, Gold and Wassall Hinges has seen and experienced many tribulations for the world and its industry since its fruition and has been able to maintain its production and dominate its industry. During the uncertainty for many industries during the on-going COVID-19 Pandemic, many manufacturers saw a halt in production and in sales. Demonstrating its renowned manufacturing capabilities, Gold and Wassall Hinges maintained production and was approached for providing hinges for the Nightingale hospitals.
We spoke to Scott about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the company; he told us that, “We worked all the way through. We experienced some demand for hinges for the Nightingale hospitals, as well as a customer who is involved in the manufacture of food delivery vans. Although our sales obviously went down during the pandemic, we feel that we are making steady progress coming out the other side. We have managed to keep our workforce whole, with no redundancies.”
After what many would describe as a tumultuous year, it is with great pride that Gold & Wassall Hinges receives our award for its hard work and dedication this year during these unprecedented times. We asked Scott about how the company feels upon receiving our award, he stated that, “It’s an honour to be selected for this award, and it is a satisfying nod to everyone here at G&W for their efforts over the past 12 months. It’s been challenging at times, but we are proud to say we worked all the way through, supporting many key sectors too.”
Speaking of the company’s future, Gold & Wassall Hinges as well as much of the world, is looking towards a brighter, more productive year as the world slowly moves away from the restrictions of COVID-19. “The short term future is all about continuing to pull away from the struggles of the pandemic, and ensuring steady growth back to pre-pandemic levels of production.” Scott continued, “The long term goal for Gold & Wassall Hinges is to grow as much as we can within our current market share, and look towards growing our export relationships too.”
Gold and Wassall Hinges plans to continue its dominating presence in the industry. Scott stated, “We plan to continue doing what we have been for so long – if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it!
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