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Author: Richard Gyde Created: Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Observations about Mila Hardware and our industry

Last week, an episode of the BBC’s Inside Out programme aired in Yorkshire with a feature on the issue of lock snapping … and our phone lines have been ringing ever since.

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I was at the press launch of the Fabricator and Installer Trade show (FIT) on Thursday – the new exhibition for the glass and glazing industry that will be taking place in Telford in April 2013.

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It was with a certain amount of sadness that I heard the news that Avocet had been placed in the hands of the administrators.

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A belated Happy New Year!  Sadly, the Christmas holidays seem a distant memory already, but to be honest it’s not our New Year which has been occupying my thoughts this week but the Chinese New Year coming up at the end of the month.

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As Christmas approaches, it’s tempting to see the extended break as just a welcome holiday and a chance to recharge the batteries before the start of next year.

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Mila was named Component Supplier of the Year at the G-11 Awards on Friday night.

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In my last blog, I mentioned that I was heading east to visit the Fenestration China exhibition in Beijing and to see some of Mila’s key suppliers in the Far East.  Now that I’m back from the exhibition, I thought I’d post my thoughts on the trip.

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I won’t be blogging for a couple of weeks because I am heading east to China to visit some of our key suppliers and do a bit of fact finding at the same time.

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The long awaited TS007 security standard for replacement cylinders and associated security hardware has at last become a reality with the backing of the DHF, GGP, BSi and Secured by Design and the vast majority of suppliers, including Mila.

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All of the Mila companies within the Arran Isle group operate independently but there is a huge amount of teamwork between the companies in Ireland, in Denmark and in Lithuania.

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