Today’s Container Handles evolved from simple beginnings.
Go back just 50 years to the time when plastic was first utilised for the production of buckets and you will find that a simple wire style handle provided the means for lifting and carrying them.
Today, wire handles have evolved considerably from the simple one style container handles used so successfully for buckets, pots and pans to more complex designs for a wide range of cooking implements; even including mess tins as used by our military.
Wire handles for the food industry
As established wire handle manufacturers, we use top quality galvanised wire from leading European suppliers, in wire diameters from 2.15mm-7mm. Headed, hooked and block ended designs are available with optional roller grips. A significant proportion of our total output is destined for food industry use and demonstrates our ability to meet strict customer requirements, working within the constraints of food and hygiene regulations to manufacture a high quality contaminant free product.
Grades and Finishing
Our handle wire is available in lengths of up to 3 metres and 8mm diameter and is used primarily in automated container handle machinery. We manufacture a diverse range of grades with wire finishes that include Galfan, copper washed, galvanised and stainless steel.
As manufacturers of wire container handles we can fabricate wire handles to meet both your specifications and inventory levels. The finishing we provide includes:
- Heat treatment: Stress relieving, Austempering, Harden and Tempering, Vacuum Heat Treating, Neutral Atmosphere Hardening, and Case Hardening
- Passivate: To remove contaminants and improve corrosion resistance we are able to provide acid treatment of stainless steel which is recommended for medical and food industries.
- Plate: in Zinc, Cadmium, Tin, Copper, Nickel and Brass
- Powder Coating
We also offer Secondary Operations such as threading, chamfering, drilling, tapping, machining, staking and welding.
Our strategy is to continue to meet the challenges raised by our determination to remain at the top of our field. Despite the significant growth of our business over more than a century, we are still able to provide our customers with unequalled service in reliability, quality and affordability.