Titon Celebrates 40 Years of Success - January 2013
Colchester and Haverhill based ventilation and window hardware expert, Titon, is celebrating 40 years at the forefront of cutting-edge product design, development and manufacturing. Throughout the last four decades, the company has championed innovation, working with major UK housebuilders and developers to supply high quality products which meet the energy efficient needs of the nation’s homes.
To commemorate the milestone, Titon’s Founder and Deputy Chairman John Anderson (pictured) was presented with, amongst other things, a specially printed book containing a photographic showcase of the company’s history. Commenting on the company’s achievements, Mr Anderson said: “We are obviously delighted to celebrate our 40th year of trading and doing our bit for the local economy. When we started out from just a garden shed in Feering, I never imagined we would end up as probably the largest manufacturer of window vents in Europe!
“According to our records, Titon has employed over 1,300 people since 1972, split across our Haverhill and Colchester sites. We are not going to rest on our laurels, we want to build upon our success and continue to help housebuilders and developers find the very best ventilation systems. Here’s to another 40 years of success!”
Titon currently employs 170 people throughout its three specialist divisions, each of which focus on its core market areas: Timber & PVCu, Aluminium and Ventilation Systems. These divisions have their own dedicated sales teams which cover the whole of the UK. They are supported from the Head Office in Colchester with full administration and marketing departments. Additionally, a state-of-the-art manufacturing base at Haverhill, Suffolk is home to the production and research and development departments. It is testament to the longevity of the company that 28 of its current members of staff have been with the business for over 20 years.
Titon manufactures and supplies ventilation and window products – ranging from its signature Trimvent background ventilator to window handles, locking systems and hinge systems, to powered ventilation products including whole house systems with heat recovery and extract fans. Plus, as a manufacturer, the firm also invests heavily in research and development, which enables it to use the latest technology to keep its products both innovative and cost effective
Further to its activities in the UK, Titon exports its products to a range of overseas markets. The USA market is supplied through its wholly owned subsidiary; Titon Inc. Elsewhere, the company has appointed distributors within most major world markets, including a manufacturing plant in Korea. Titon works closely with these distributors to supply its products effectively and to support them in providing the high level of service synonymous with the Titon brand.