Evaluating the supply of access hardware to the cabinet manufacturing industry
Whenever Lockbolt look at manufacturing a new product the first question is always ‘Can we do this better than what is already out there’? Meeting with cabinet hardware specialist Terry Norton gave Lockbolt the opportunity to find out whether they can make better cabinet hardware.
The thing about cabinets is; they sit outside, all year round. We need these cabinets because they protect the delicate electronics required to keep our broadband and mobile phone services running. They have to withstand the extremes of temperature, moisture, salt and spray erosion. Getting inside the cabinets has to be nearly impossible for those that shouldn’t be in there and be quick and easy for those that should be.
We are all familiar with doors that don’t open and close properly but cable and telecoms engineers need to work quickly and reliably. Great access hardware will ensure the engineers can get at the equipment inside the cabinets, do their job and then secure them against the elements.
“We know we have the manufacturing and distribution capability to produce this hardware and with over 20 years experience in access hardware we know that Terry has the expertise. The question is, are we going to be able to do it better than existing suppliers”
Steve Turner MD
Lockbolt and Terry Norton have teamed up with cabinet manufacturers to see if they can come up with the access hardware and supply logistics they are looking for.