ERA celebrates 185 years
ERA is celebrating its 185-year anniversary.
Founded by John Reynolds in 1838, ERA has grown from a one-man locksmith business in Fletcher’s Lane, Willenhall, to a national home security provider with more than 185 employees.
According to ERA, the business’ continued success and growth is a testament to the hard work and dedication of its employees, with almost a third of the team enjoying over 10 year’s service.
In the last 18 months alone, ERA says it has supported thousands of customers across the UK, supplying more than 42 million pieces of hardware from its portfolio of mechanical products, decorative furniture and its expanding range of smart security solutions.
The past few years have also seen ERA reach a number of significant milestones, including the rollout of TouchKey, its unique smart door security solution. Developed in collaboration with its trade partners, TouchKey is said to be 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, with ERA’s facility, near Wolverhampton, now fully powered by 100% renewable resources. Plus, Tyman’s UK & Ireland Divison, to which ERA belongs to, has received approval of its near-term science-based reduction targets (SBTs) by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). This means the division’s target to reduce its absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 46.2% by 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 & Ireland, said: “Celebrating 185 years in operation is a significant achievement for the business and 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.”