History

The History of Securefast plc

1876
Enoch Pinson Ltd was founded as a manufacturer of padlocks at Dale Work Willenhall.
1972
Jack Appleton created Jack Appleton (Willenhall) Ltd a manufacturer and distributor of mortice locks.
1988
Delaphena Honing Equipment Ltd a manufacturer of honing machinery controlled by David Sebire and funds managed by the late Alexander Reid, purchased Jack Appleton Ltd as a diversification.
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1989
Jack Appleton Ltd acquired Enoch Pinson Ltd.
1997
The two companies, Jack Appleton Ltd and Enoch Pinson Ltd were merged and re-named Security Engineering Ltd.
1998
Security Engineering acquired the business of Willenhall Engineering which manufactured the Old English Range of padlocks.
1999
Duncan Crawley joined the Company as Managing Director to re-build the group with a major focus on electronic locking.
1999
The business of Dryad Deedlock the electric locking division of the Arcon Group was acquired from the liquidators.
2004
The Company name was changed to Securefast plc.
2004
Securefast acquired Tate Fire and Security a specialist fire and security supplier with a manufacturing base in Cheddar, Somerset.
2006
Securefast acquired Colson, a security wholesaler, from the Avocet group.
2008
Securefast moved to a new 30,000 sq ft distribution centre in Cannock from the old site in Willenhall.
2009
Securefast was listed at 76th in the UK’s HOT 100 Company’s list.
2009
Securefast launched Panic & Emergency Exit Hardware into the range of products.
2012
Securefast set up Tate Solutions to provide maintenance and installation services for buildings with automatic doors and fire alarm systems.
2013
Securefast introduced the Entra access control system which includes Iris recognition, developed and designed in the United Kingdom.
2014
Securefast acquires Innovative Electronic Technology Limited.
2016
Office and distribution opened in Dublin to cover the Irish Market.
2018
Moved the Dublin office to a larger premises, which has three times the capacity of stock held, due to sales having exceeded their expectations in it’s first year.