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29th November 2023 Issue no. 682
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Squire Stronghold marks 25 years
Squire’s premium range Stronghold security brand is celebrating 25 years in 2023. It marks a quarter of a century of the very best in British made, heavy-duty, extra high security padlocks.
Stronghold is universally recognised as Squire’s most trusted maximum security brand, unrivalled in strength and durability, and a symbol of Squire’s 240-year heritage.Introduced in 1998 by the Squire product development team, the first Stronghold padlock was launched as a trailblazer for setting vital new European CEN standards in the security industry.
Known as the SS50 Stronghold range, it heralded a breakthrough in meeting and exceeding new European CEN standards and a benchmark for the market explained CEO John Squire.
“Back in the late ‘80’s, before Stronghold, it was acknowledged that the market needed more regulated control over misleading and unfounded claims of a padlock’s strength.
“The then new CEN standards for padlocks were designed to rule out confusing misconceptions about the strengths, and weaknesses, of padlocks.
“That’s when we decided to build a padlock that would meet and exceed the requirements of the CEN Extra High security category. It meant Squire could offer the consumer ‘real’ security that was officially certified.”
The first Stronghold padlocks offered a new level of flexibility and choice that was unique to the high security market, added Mr Squire.
He said: “No other manufacturer at the time could offer the choice of variants combined with outstanding strength.”
Since then, the Stronghold range has evolved extensively to include ultra-high security padlocks, padbars, chains, and lock and chain sets for commercial use.
Many highlights of Stronghold are the solid hardened steel lock body, electrophoretic anti-corrosion finish, hardened boron alloy steel shackle, anti-drill protection and high corrosion resistance for harsh environments.
The hero in Squire’s Stronghold range is the super-tough, super heavyweight SS100 padlock, the world’s strongest production padlock. And the first to achieve LPCB Level SR4, the highest level that any padlock has achieved when tested on its own.
That’s why today Squire’s Stronghold range is approved to the highest global standards, not only by CEN, but also by Sold Secure, LPCB, and supported by Secured by Design.
The Squire name has been at the forefront of lock making since 1780, with a great British history carried down through eight generations. Today, Squire manufactures some of the most advanced lock designs on the market for commercial, home and two-wheel security - cylinders, padlocks, combination locks, multi-purpose lock and chain sets, security cables, bolts, hasps and staples, and security accessories.
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