National supplier for the trade, Total Hardware, has seen sales jump an impressive 50% in just 12 months as a result of its long-running collaboration with leading manufacturer, Walsall-based Trojan.
Focusing on the actual needs of the window and door industry, the two companies have created a unique proposition for UK fabricators and installers that has seen the development of many innovative products, available to customers through a fast and reliable service.
Much emphasis has been placed on the “fit and forget” concept by designing, manufacturing and supplying premium-quality stainless steel hardware that helps fabricators stand out in today’s tight market, and hugely benefits installers and end-consumers down the line. The “fit and forget” range allows installers to protect their margins by eliminating the issue of expensive call outs due to hardware pitting and tarnishing when exposed to the elements.
Working together for the past 12 years, the two hardware companies have developed many innovative products, with a recent example being Trojan’s Patriot Plus Hinge, which saw Total Hardware’s flag hinge sales increase 20% in the first six months after it was released. The slim pre-assembled hinge offers enhanced robustness with its patented anti-lift feature and additional pins to reduce twist, and comes in an extensive selection of finishes.
“We’ve worked with Trojan right from the beginning and have developed a fantastic relationship. There’s a huge amount of synergy between our two businesses,” said Total Hardware director, Andy Cunningham. “Such close collaboration with our supplier means that we can offer the sort of quality, reliability and product innovation that our fabricator customers value – and the results speak for themselves. 50% sales growth in only 12 months is a strong outcome, and after last year’s deal that saw us become the UK’s sole supplier of Trojan’s Elite Range, I’m confident we’ll be seeing similar success in the year to come.”
Trojan MD, Tony Chadwick, commented: “Total Hardware’s excellent logistical support and next day delivery service has helped us position our products as a high quality, accessible hardware solution benefiting from a flawless distribution service. I look forward to many more years of fruitful collaboration in creating and supplying the industry with much needed cutting-edge hardware solutions,” added Tony.