The internationally renowned Spur shelving brand has celebrated 65 years of being manufactured in the UK. The manufacture of Spur, a brand that is synonymous with quality and practicality, commenced in the UK in 1952, where it is still manufactured today.
The first Spur system, with its robust components and adjustable design, revolutionised shelving and brought it into the modern world. In 1957 Spur was acquired by Savage Industries Ltd., whose wartime role was to manufacture search lights and aircraft detection systems. With a strong engineering base in Watford and sales operations in several continents, they were able to propel Spur from a single product brand to a global leader in the field, with the brand becoming a household name during the 1960s and 70s.
In the mid-1990s, Spur was taken over by Mckechnie plc, a highly respected industrial conglomerate, who owned numerous home improvement manufacturers and were able to expand and consolidate the brand. McKechnie itself was subsequently acquired by Newell Rubbermaid. A huge influx of poor quality copied products from the Far East caused the Spur manufacturing operations to close in late 2006. In 2007 Storage Solutions Ltd rescued the former Spur Shelving facility in Devon, gradually acquiring the Spur assets and re-launching various product lines.
Spur also manufactures T-Slot Shelving which is a range of aluminium shelving that is particularly suited to greenhouses as it doesn’t rust. This is available in a raw or powder coated paint finish. It is also useful for stock room shelving. In addition, Spur also makes hanging basket brackets and will soon be launching a range of tool hooks.
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