New 3D Printer Promises Even Faster Product Development at Mila

Mila has reduced the time it takes to produce a precision prototype of a new hardware design from one week to just one day – thanks to its investment in its own high specification 3D printer. The hardware specialist says that this is having a significant impact on the speed at which it can deliver new products from design stage to production. Continue reading…


Glass News, Face to Face, Becky-Lou Sanderson, Internal Sales Representative, Mila

Becky-Lou is the face behind the voice for Mila’s customers in the south and south east. Bubbly, enthusiastic and Mila through and through, she’s been selling hardware for 10 years but still gets a thrill from being first to secure a sale on any new product. Continue reading…


Mila Launches New Cost Effective Tilt and Turn Hardware Range

Mila has partnered with the award winning European hardware manufacturer AXOR to bring a brand new range of tilt and turn hardware to the UK market.

Suitable for windows from 400mm to 1520mm wide and 370mm to 2390mm high, the new range gives fabricators a cost effective alternative to the Siegenia tilt and turn hardware which Mila already distributes, and widens the choice available for Mila customers. Continue reading…


A Polarised Window Market Doesn’t Have to Mean Bad News – By Richard Gyde, Managing Director, Mila

There’s little doubt that we’re seeing a growing polarisation in the window market – with sales of premium products to affluent householders growing much more quickly than sales of standard alternatives in the more mainstream sector.

The recent figures from AMA Research’s report into the UK Door and Window Fittings market certainly indicate that high value, high security hardware products are considerably outperforming standard mass market products, and the latest Palmer Report again emphasised how market growth is being driven by high end products.

If you’re a fabricator or installer, the received wisdom now seems to be that the only place to position your business for growth is in this premium sector, promoting products like high end composite doors, flush fitting sashes and aluminium bi-folds to customers who are more likely to be older homeowners with more disposable income and less focus on price. Continue reading…


100% Score for MILA

Mila has received what is arguably the ultimate endorsement of its quality management systems with a 100% score in its most recent ISO9001 BSI audit.

The score means Mila can transition immediately from the 2008 version of the ISO9001 standard to the revised 2015 version, positioning the hardware specialist alongside many of the UK’s leading businesses.

Mila’s Quality Manager Alan Peel was understandably delighted with the outcome. He said: “To be recommended for transition, a business has to achieve a score of 80% on the six-monthly audit with no more than 5 minor non-conformances. Our processes are such that I was confident that we would achieve that, but 100% with no non-conformances exceeded even my high expectations.” Continue reading…