23 May 2013
Specialist wire manufacturer Ormiston Wire has launched a new replacement cable service for home gym users. Customers can send old or broken cables to Ormiston Wire and receive a replacement by return via a FREEPOST service, enabling them to maintain and repair their equipment with minimum delay.
Customers can make payment securely online and send the worn or broken gym cable to Ormiston Wire via the FREEPOST address. Ormiston will then manufacture the new wire rope to precise lengths to suit the gym apparatus and also fix the appropriate end fittings. The replacement gym cable will then be returned to the customer within 72 hours. The Ormiston Wire replacement gym cable service is compatible with all leading gym equipment manufacturers.
Ormiston Wire has been manufacturing specialist wire products since 1793 and provides a wide range of wire to any size or length, with facilities for rolling, winding, rewinding, spooling, braiding, bunching, stranding and plastic coating, according to specification. For further information, visit www.ormiston-wire.co.uk.
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14 May 2013
Ormiston’s white paper ‘What’s in a wire?’ is now available to download by clicking on the image below.
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14 May 2013
Ormiston Wire, one of Britain’s longest running family businesses, celebrates its 220th birthday this year. The company, which was formed in 1793 by Philip Ormiston in the city of London, is still going strong under the stewardship of his sixth-generation descendant Mark Ormiston. The entire 220 year history of Ormiston Wire can be viewed as an interactive timeline on their Facebook page.
Ormiston Wire began trading in 1793 as a manufacturer of spring-wire for corsets and wigs but soon diversified in the 19th century as one of many innovative manufacturers that drove Britain’s industrial revolution. However, there have been ups as well as downs. The 150th anniversary of the company, which occurred during World War II, was sadly marked by the factory being bombed out but, with such a heritage to preserve, the Ormiston family relocated and rebuilt the business.
The company was rewarded for its efforts with a boom period during the 1960s and 1970s and it was during this time that Ormiston provided vital support for some of the biggest television stars of the decade. Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds puppets were lifted by Ormiston Wire, bringing the products of the business to a wide audience. And in the 21st century the company was once again helping children to suspend disbelief when it supplied the wire that made the broomsticks fly in Harry Potter.
Ormiston Wire celebrates its 220th birthday as a thriving business that still provides a dizzying array of wire to any size or length, with facilities for rolling, winding, rewinding, spooling, braiding, bunching, stranding and plastic coating, according to specification.
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12 April 2013
Apprenticeships are a vital part of our programme for training the upcoming generation of skilled workers, and have played an important role in our long history. With our 220th birthday now upon us, now appears a better time than ever to discuss how apprenticeships have helped make Ormiston Wire the company it is today.
Throughout our 220-year history, we have been extremely proud of our employment record; we have an employee retention rate of almost 100%. For example, Martin Allen has been with Ormiston since he was 16 and has now risen through the ranks to be our Senior Production Foreman at just 25 years old. He is now an integral part of our operation, which brings a wide variety of bespoke wire products to a broad range of customers, from British Rowing to Mercedes-Benz.
We are extremely proud of our heritage at Ormiston Wire and feel it is this history that sets us apart from other wire manufacturers internationally. If you have any questions about the services we provide, the products we produce, or are unsure whether your unique wire idea is possible, please get in touch via our contact us page.
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1 March 2013
Ormiston Wire has launched Superclamps, an instantly adjustable, high quality micro cable fitting system for wire suspension in retail and beyond. Superclamps offer an attractive and easy-to-use method of adjusting the position of cables in any situation where instant cable adjustment is required, such as shelving, track lighting systems, picture hanging or product display.
Superclamps increase the ease and efficiency of positioning cables because they can be adjusted without tools. By pressing the button on the clamp it can be moved up or down to a new position, where it becomes instantly locked. To aid convenience still further, Ormiston Wire has made available a wide variety of ceiling fittings and clamp attachments to ensure that the system provides a solution for every possible situation. Ormiston Wire also stocks a wide range of micro cables and wire ropes in stainless steel to cater for all cable system types.
Ormiston Wire has been manufacturing specialist wire products since 1793. Wire suspension applications form a major part of the business and Ormiston Wire supplies and manufactures specialist wire for a diverse range of uses and installations, particularly in the retail sector.
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