ERA’s range addresses both residential and commercial markets and includes mechanical security hardware, panic hardware, door closers, decorative hardware, weather seals and smart security systems. These products are brought to market under the ERA, Fab & Fix, Giesse, Schlegel and Zoo brands. ERA also owns Ventrolla, a leading sash window renovation business.
ERA also has a commercial safe access solutions business incorporating the Bilco, Howe Green and Profab brands. The portfolio offers specified products for the entire building envelope including roof, floor and wall access, smoke vents and ladders.
ERA occupied its Wolverhampton, West Midlands facility in October 2017, with the final warehouse moves taking place in the first two months of 2018.
The purpose built 136,000 sq. ft. facility has allowed the consolidation of three distribution warehouses onto a single site and incorporates the Divisional head office, test centre and showroom as well as light manufacturing and assembly operations. The facility has significant room for expansion as ERA grows; the Division is now able to offer customers improved service levels with later dispatch cut off times, same or next day delivery of products, and consolidated shipments of multiple SKUs.
Acquisition of Profab
On 1 August 2018 Profab, a manufacturer of riser doors was acquired by ERA to be part of Access Solutions.
Profab complements ERA’s existing commercial and light infrastructure businesses of Bilco and Howe Green and will allow Access Solutions to offer architects and specifiers a complete range of access products. Profab is based in Atherstone, Warwickshire.