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“Nico can offer a large range of Police Preferred Specification SBD products”

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of locks and hinges, Nico Manufacturing have renewed their membership with Secured by Design (SBD).

Nico Manufacturing first started in 1874 in Velbert, Germany, making metal based products including locks and hinges. A family business for many years the company moved to Letchworth, England in 1932 and carried on making hinges.

Continuous growth saw Nico develop from purely architectural ironmongery into a wider range of pressings, including supply to the furniture sector, and in 1959 the company moved to a larger site at Clacton on Sea, where it remains to this day. Window products were introduced in the late 1980’s, and the Loadpro range of high performance door hinges were launched early in the new century.

JBS Industries acquired Nico in 1994 and the company has developed into a unique designer, manufacturer and supplier of superior hinges and fittings. Today Nico are one of the most important employers in Clacton, and produce an extensive range of quality products which are widely used in the UK and are exported all around the world.

Nico's range of window products are easy for customers to use and meet or exceed relevant regulatory requirements, with regular in-house testing and stringent quality control levels. They offer solutions to many security, egress, restriction and easy clean needs, offering excellent performance and value, with products designed to satisfy and anticipate the demands of a constantly changing market.

Find out more about Nico Manufacturing and their extensive range of Secured by Design accredited locks and hardware here.

Ian Harrison, Sales Director of Nico Manufacturing, said: “Designing and manufacturing security products in Britain is at the heart of everything Nico does. Investing in UKAS testing and providing certification and proof of conformance means Nico can offer a large range of Police Preferred Specification SBD products into both the window and door markets. Testing and SBD approval ensures the products we supply fully meet the performance and security expectations of our customers, specifiers and homeowners.”

Lyn Poole, Secured by Design, said: "I am so pleased that Nico Manufacturing have renewed their SBD membership. Nico have been Secured by Design members since 2009 with their range of window hardware having achieved Police Preferred Specification. They supply quality products and are a great company to work with."