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News | Richard Gyde, Managing Director

Having been named the Component Supplier of the Year at the G-17s in November, everyone at Mila is feeling very positive about 2018.

Of course there will be challenges – not just from Brexit, but from the rising commodity prices which were an issue for the whole hardware sector throughout 2017. Continue reading…


MILA wins component supplier of the year at the G-17S

News | Awards

Mila was named the Component Supplier of the Year at the G-17 Awards, in recognition of its outstanding work in tackling the industry wide issue of hardware corrosion, and its decision to deliver a new programme of Smart Hardware, Simple Guarantees to customers.

Managing Director Richard Gyde collected the trophy on behalf of the whole team, which included sales, marketing, testing, supply chain and warehouse representatives, all of whom had been key to Mila’s success in 2016/17. Continue reading…


UKAS accreditation means MILA test centre is now a one stop shop

News | Performance

Mila’s Test Centre in Daventry has just been awarded UKAS accreditation, allowing it to formally assess window and door hardware to both PAS24 2016 for security and BS EN1670 2007 for corrosion resistance.

This is the culmination of many months of hard work by the specialist Mila team behind the Test Centre, where the focus is exclusively on testing of windows and doors. It has centred around the fine calibration of equipment and the formalisation of procedures to meet the strict UKAS audit requirements. Continue reading…


MILA adds Yale Conexis L1™ to product line up

News | Products

Mila has added the Yale Conexis L1™ Smart Lock to its range, adding the legendary Mila stock availability and exceptional customer service to the innovative features of the product.

Mila’s Head of Sales Vicki Sanders says the company is responding to demand from fabricators and installers who are keen to make the most of growing consumer interest in smart homes and smart technology:

“Products like Conexis L1™ are becoming increasingly mainstream, and it’s no longer just tech savvy Millennials who are embracing the kind of convenience and control they offer.
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Adaptability – the Key to a Successful Supply Partnership

News | Mila Partnership, Paul Pearson

Alongside trust and reliability, one of the key elements of any successful supply partnership is surely adaptability. A supplier that can quickly and cost effectively adapt their offering to the specific requirements of each individual customer can be a hugely valuable asset.

Real adaptability though still represents a significant challenge for many suppliers, because it requires a business to be agile enough to manage deviation from ‘the norm’ without any significantly negative impact on efficiency or profitability. It also, of course, needs a certain type of business culture, and an attitude which sees opportunities where others might see problems. Continue reading…


Mila Scores a Hat Trick of G-Award Nominations

News | Awards

Mila has scored a hat trick of G-Award nominations this time around, and is a finalist for Component Supplier, Customer Care Initiative and Trade Marketing Campaign of the Year.

The nominations recognise some of the key areas where Mila continues to excel, and it is particularly delighted to be the only hardware company in each of those three categories. Continue reading…