ERA Spans Eras

ERA, one of the UK’s leading home security and fenestration component providers, 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, Staffordshire to a national home security provider with more than 185 employees and a reputation for compliance, quality, innovation and service.

Almost a third of the current employees have over 10-years’ service.


Smart security

In the last 18 months alone, ERA has supplied more than 42 million pieces of hardware from its extensive portfolio of mechanical products, decorative furniture and its expanding range of smart security solutions.

The company has rolled out its TouchKey smart door security solution. Developed in collaboration with its 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, with ERA’s state-of-the-art facility now fully powered by 100% renewable resources. Plus, Tyman’s UK & Ireland, to which ERA belongs, has received approval of its near-term science-based reduction targets 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.


Picture: ERA, the British hardware manufacturer, is celebrating its 185th anniversary.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
15th November 2023


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