Carlisle Brass Ltd. has acquired architectural hardware firm Alexander & Wilks from More Handles Ltd.
Alexander & Wilks specialises in British designed architectural hardware and ironmongery. It combines craftsmen’s skills with computer aided precision manufacturing in its products.
Carlisle Brass Ltd. is one of the UK’s most established designers, manufacturers, and distributors of quality architectural ironmongery and is based in Carlisle, Cumbria. Carlisle Brass Ltd is part of the ASSA ABLOY group, the global leader in access solutions.
The official acquisition was completed on 25 April and following a stock take, Alexander & Wilks will move the short distance (0.5 miles) to its new home and re-open for business on the 2 May. Carlisle Brass has acquired the brand, the product range and the experts who will continue to focus on Alexander & Wilks with its new employer.
Supporting growth plans
The Alexander & Wilks brand has grown exponentially in a short period of time and now, as part of a larger operation, will be supported to achieve its ambitious growth plans. Cabinet hardware is already a key element of the Carlisle Brass product range and the addition of Alexander & Wilks to the portfolio gives customers access to a wider range of ironmongery.
Angus Grant, managing director of Carlisle Brass Ltd said he is delighted to welcome the Alexander & Wilks team to Carlisle Brass. "Alexander & Wilks is a perfect fit for our business having earned an excellent reputation for quality, design, and service. We look forward to continuing future success together.”
Paul Rheinbach, managing director at More Handles Ltd said of the move: “We have had a fantastic journey growing the Alexander & Wilks brand, but the time has come for it to evolve with its new owners at Carlisle Brass, good luck for the future, I know it will be a roaring success.”