History

Our Group can trace its origins back to 1889 when John Lowe and Thomas Fletcher established a lock making business in Willenhall, the home of the British lock making industry in the famed Black County industrial heartland of the British Empire.

Today we remain the only sizeable family owned lock maker still operating in the Black Country.  However, over the last 125 years we have grown into a truly international business with factories and operations across Europe, America and Asia. Whilst locking systems are still a large part of our business we have also diversified into safety and security products. 

The interactive timeline above gives a brief overview of key developments in our first 125 years.