• 225 Years Of Wiring Excellence – How We’ve Stayed Successful For Two Centuries

    Happy anniversary to us!

    We’ve spent two-and-a-quarter centuries creating the best and most diverse array of wiring products we can, all while remaining forward-thinking in our working practices.

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  • Sustainable Development: How Our Pioneering Policies Are Being Noticed

    For more than 30 years, our watchwords have been ‘safety’ and ‘sustainability’ – and it looks like our pioneering attitude is finally being appreciated.
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    Our place as forerunners in the world of sustainable development was further cemented when Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green Party, paid us a visit to learn about how we’ve made our business friendlier for our staff and the environment.

    What he found on his visit (which was broadcast via Facebook Live) was a handful of happy workers working in a self-sustaining, environmentally conscious factory.

    Less work, higher productivity

    Simple pragmatism led us to enact a shorter working week 30 years ago. On a Friday afternoon every payday, we noticed that our employees enjoyed a drink with their wages, then would return to operate equipment in evenings while under the influence.

    Needless to say, this was a bigger health and safety hazard than even the 1970s would allow, so we decided to give our employees the afternoon off every Friday.

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  • Ormiston Wire: Our Commitment To Sustainable Development

     

    After President Trump’s controversial exit from the Paris accord, it was heartening to see how quickly business leaders from around the world voiced their concerns and disapproval.

    Sustainable-Development-Ormiston-WireIndustry may not have always had the cleanest environmental record, but the recent outrage is a clear sign that change is already well under way.

    As is certainly the case at Ormiston Wire, where a comprehensive environmental policy has long been at the heart of our business.

    In light of the current political climate, it’s more important than ever to reaffirm and share our commitment to sustainable development.

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