35 years in business

2018 marks a milestone in the history of Mighton Products, the company has announced.

Founded in 1983 and led by chairman Mike Derham, the window and door hardware specialist has seen some incredible highlights during its time in business, it said.

Beginning his career as a joiner, predominantly refurbishing and producing timber sash windows, Mike quickly became aware of how poor the quality of hardware seemed to be in the industry. With an aim to right the wrongs, Mighton Products was born.

“Throughout our 35-year history, Mighton has always remained committed to continual investment into research and development and the company’s growth,” Mike said.

“Our product ranges have diversified greatly over the years and following significant investment we have expanded in to new areas, including workshop machinery for our professional joiners, such as the Mighton X-Cut and Scribe-It machines. Additionally, through a solid partnership with Netherlands-based paint specialists Anker Stuey Verven, we have developed and brought the Mighton Anker Stuy paints and stains range to the UK market, which has, so far, received glowing reviews.”

The Mighton team is made up of many long-standing employees plus the company has recently appointed marketing director Jim Herrington and warehouse manager David Lambert. David’s appointment came as part of a significant investment in a new on-site warehouse facility.

Norton Joinery has been a Mighton customer since the early days. Director Mark Fairweather said: “Mighton does not stand still and over the years has continued to improve and develop its products. With 43 years in the industry, we like to think we manufacture a quality product and believe using ironmongery from Mighton complements our product.”

Another industry leader keen to congratulate Mighton is British Woodworking Federation chief executive Iain McIlwee. He said: “The wood products manufacturing sector has evolved from providing wood components to fully finished construction products, and the supply chain and companies such as Mighton are intrinsic to this transformation. The BWF has enjoyed a long relationship with Mighton, who regularly get involved in our technical meeting, contributing to the debate and sharing their considerable knowledge.”