Paddock Entering North American Market

June 11, 2009

British hardware manufacturer Paddock Fabrications Ltd. is bringing its line of Lockmaster multipoint door locks to the North American market.  The 30-year-old company recently appointed two distributors in Canada, providing representation in all of Canada and the West Coast of the United States.

Paddock is currently working with A K Draft Seal in Burnaby, B.C., and Radisson Industries, St-Lambert-de-Lauzon, Que.  The company is also in discussion with additional prospective partners and expects to name additional distributors in the near future.

Started in Walsall, England, as a manufacturer of handles, hooks and simple catches and other hardware, Paddock began producing its multipoint line in 1995. Since that time, the Lockmaster line has become the best-selling multipoint door lock brand in the UK for aluminum, PVC, composite and wood residential doors, the company reports.

Today, Paddock operates a 90,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility equipped with an array of fully-automatic and semi-automatic metal presses, nylon injection-molding machines and a zinc alloy casting plant.  All aspects of Paddock’s design, manufacture, testing and quality control are subject to its ISO9001:2000 accredited quality management system, which has helped Paddock establish itself as a dominant manufacturer and supplier of multipoint door locks in the UK, officials state.

With a strategy of expanding into new markets around the world, Paddock has developed a range Lockmaster multipoint door locks specifically targeted to the North American market, as well as a range of trim sets in a variety of colors, with various designs of lever and back plates.

The new North American locks, which are available in both 6 foot 8 inch and 8 foot models, are manufactured with stainless steel faceplates with one-, three- and four-hook options, as well as complimentary inactive models for double door applications. Key features of the system include quick change reversible latch, adjustable striker set option and center hook deadbolt.

Information on the company's North American products is available by contacting Peter Purdy at 905/399-3037 or