ERA celebrates 185 years in business


Staff of ERA, a UK-based home security and fenestration component provider, are celebrating the business’ 185-year anniversary.

Founded by John Reynolds in 1838, ERA has expanded from a one-man locksmith business in Fletcher’s Lane, Willenhall, to a national home security provider with more than 185 employees.

“The milestone is a reflection of ERA’s unwavering commitment to providing customers with the highest standards of product innovation and service,” said ERA’s representative, “whilst setting the benchmark for compliance and quality.”

They added: “The business’ continued success and growth is a testament to the hard work and dedication of its employees. Almost a third of the team has enjoyed over 10 years’ service.

“In the last 18 months alone, ERA has supported thousands of customers across the UK, supplying more than 42m pieces of hardware from its extensive portfolio of mechanical products, decorative furniture and its expanding range of smart security solutions.

“The past few years has also seen ERA reach a number of significant milestones, including the roll out of TouchKey, the business’ unique smart door security solution. Developed in collaboration with trade partners, TouchKey is the only system of its kind to incorporate five different entry methods and was the first to achieve BSI’s new Smart Residential Locking Device standard.

“Sustainability goals have also been achieved this year. ERA’s state-of-the-art facility near Wolverhampton is now fully powered by 100% renewable resources. Plus, Tyman’s UK and Ireland Division, which ERA sits within, has received approval of its near-term carbon reduction targets by the Science Based Targets Initiative. This means the division’s target to reduce its absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 46.2% before 2030 (from a 2019 base year) has been approved, as has its absolute Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions target of a 27.5% reduction, by the same deadline.”

Helen Downer, president of Tyman UK and Ireland, added: “Celebrating 185 years in operation is a significant achievement for the business. We are extremely proud to be recognising almost two centuries of success.

“Our longstanding focus on putting our customers and employees first has been the key to reaching this milestone.

“Also, at the centre of our business has been our commitment to innovation, and driving change that will shape the future of the industry. From introducing the first ever five-lever multipoint lock to the release of our TouchKey solution, to our progressive sustainability commitments, we have always been dedicated to working with our trade partners to create opportunities, meet demand and exceed expectations.”

For further information about ERA’s portfolio of security products, visit the ERA website, call the sales team on 01922 490 000 or email

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