ERA, one of the UK’s leading home security and fenestration component providers, has almost doubled the size of its engineering department since the beginning of the year as part of its commitment to delivering first class product innovation and service.
Following a series of strategic appointments, ERA’s in-house engineering department has grown 75% over the last eight months to further bolster its product development and manufacturing capabilities throughout the fenestration, distribution, specification and consumer markets.
As part of its dedicated growth strategy, the department has also undergone a major restructure to ensure it provides customers with best in class design, service and product support across its ever-expanding portfolio of security hardware and decorative furniture, in addition to its extensive bespoke manufacturing capabilities.
Led by ERA’s Head of Engineering, Matthew King, the department now comprises three complementary workstreams, including customer application, product development and engineering project management.
Matthew King said: “ERA is well known throughout the industry for providing unrivalled quality and performance. The significant expansion of our engineering department places us in an optimal position to react to our customers’ requirements in the shortest possible lead times and engineer innovative, high quality solutions that meet their unique specifications. Whilst the growth of the department enables us to react instantly to the needs of such a fast paced market, it also ensures our strategic new product development is not impacted and the service support for our extensive network of customers is consistently maintained.”
The continued engineering investment places ERA at the very forefront of industry advancements and in a prime position to support manufacturers in meeting new functionality tests and PAS 24.
This is supported by the engineering department’s partnership with ERA’s UKAS accredited test house at its headquarters in the West Midlands, which ensures every product is designed, manufactured and tested to the highest possible standards to deliver first class aesthetics, durability and performance.
Matthew concluded: “This is only the beginning of our evolution. We are continuing to make strategic improvements throughout the division and utilise our team’s skillsets from across a range of industries to ensure we continue to push the boundaries of product innovation and service, whilst simultaneously meeting customers’ requirements"
In addition to the new appointments, ERA’s engineering department is continuing to adopt modern methods of engineering, whilst also utilising the latest manufacturing techniques and procuring high quality components to achieve ultimate levels of product design and performance.