SD Products - the official UK distributor for SIMON
We are pleased to announce a new partnership between SD Products Ltd and SIMON Beschlagtechnik – Fittings Technology division of SIMON corporate group. SIMON is an innovator and premium supplier of high-quality furniture fitting systems. The company specialises in highly functional, complex products with combined damping and push-to-open functions for the furniture industry, e.g. for installation in drawers and cabinets, as well as damping systems for sliding and hinged doors of many different sizes and weight classes. Full Fittings Technology range is now available on our website.
When it was first founded in 1918, the SIMON company manufactured components for the clock making industry; it soon also included sheet metal and punched components, mirror mounts, and cabinet shelving in its portfolio of products. In 1938, SIMON created a separate area for manufacturing furniture fittings. The company has been collecting experience in creating functional fittings for many different types of furnishings ever since. SIMON Fittings Technology division has grown continuously, keeping up with quickly shifting trends in the home, bath, bedroom, and office areas. Since its inception, it has equipped generation upon generation of furniture pieces with opening and closing systems.
SD Products is proud to be the first official UK distributor for SIMON, we consider this partnership an important step forward as we continue grow our presence in the motion technologies market. It is our aim to provide the best quality service to our customers and clients and we sincerely hope that working with SIMON will allow us to do that in more ways than before.
SD Products - the official UK distributor for Ketterer
We are proud to announce the beginning of our official partnership with Ketterer – global specialists in mechanical and electromechanical drive solutions. Starting from the first of January 2017 SD Products Ltd has become the first official and exclusive Ketterer distributor in the UK.
The company takes its origin with Benedikt Ketterer, who founded his clock making factory in 1832 in Black Forest, a region in southwest Germany famous for high-precision mechanical systems. From the outset, one of the management's goals has been to be in the forefront with new ideas. The result, in addition to high-precision delicate work for clocks, was the first electricity connection in Baden and the factory's own private rail siding for its material supplies.
The range of products changed over time, and from the middle of the 20th century the company focused on the development and manufacture of mechanisms for various kinds of sun shades. For the past 25 years Ketterer have been making height adjustment mechanisms for office and workshop systems, as well as a wide variety of drive technology components, including motors and controls.
The continuous growth in demand in recent years made it necessary to renovate and expand at the company's site in Furtwangen. The focus was not only on expanding the production area, but also in restructuring operations in order to increase productivity while reducing unit costs. The Furtwangen facility now has a workforce of 175 people.
An extensive range of Ketterer products is now available from SD Products. We are excited to be in business with Ketterer and we hope to have a long and successful relationship.
SD Products - the official UK distributor for Schock Metall
As a further means of maintaining the high standard of service our customers come to expect, we try to keep our catalogue as up to date and as relevant as possible. With that in mind we are proud to announce that SD Products is now the official UK distributor for Schock Metall.
Schock Metall is a family owned company based in Urbach, Germany. With over 40 years of experience in the market, Schock has established itself as a globally recognized expert in the field of ball bearing slides and special profiles. The company is widely known for providing quality “Made in Germany” products in a variety of business sectors, including industry, automotive, household appliances, furniture and office.
Schock Metall is a leader in linear motion technology and the company’s stringent quality standards are considered benchmarks in the industry. Schock’s telescopic ball bearing slides are known for excellent running characteristics, high reliability under load and long, maintenance-free service life. Special cold-rolled profiles are manufactured according to customer requirements and offer unlimited design possibilities.
In 2013 Schock Metal set a new standard in sliding technology when they introduced AIR MOTION – a new smooth-action sliding system. The concept of AIR MOTION stands for excellent smooth operation, comfortable feel, high-quality appearance, high resilience and long durability.
An extensive range of Schock Metall products is now available form SD Products. We are excited to be in business with Schock and we hope to have a long and successful relationship.
SD Products, Proud to be an Official ARaymond Distributor
SD Products Ltd is a third generation family owned business, established in 1979 as a stockist distributor of specialist fasteners, we supply product across all industries. The corner stones of our business are Quality Products at Competitive prices with Service and Supply requirements tailored to our customers’ needs.
It is with great pleasure we are proud to announce our official association with ARaymond.
Since its inception in 1865, the ARaymond Network has become a world leader in assembly technology with a history marked by defining inventions. A core value of the Network, innovation always has been encouraged and developed within the company. In its 150 years, four generations of the Raymond family have continued the pioneering spirit of the founder with a determination to innovate and maintain its status as a family business.
The Network core competencies include:
• Engineering and services within its customer networks;
• Metal transformation;
• Plastic injection;
• Production of adhesives, and
• Automatic, high-speed assembly of parts made of metal, plastic or a combination of both.
ARaymond™ fastening solutions for industry are suitable for a wide range of applications, including house appliances, Electrical, lightning, electronic, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), furniture, vending machine, etc.
ARaymond Industrial offers assembly and fastening solutions in Plastic and Metal and assembly of both that enable manufacturers to achieve significant productivity improvements. ARaymond Industrial delivers fast, simple fixing solutions, facilitating and speeding up production line assembly operations. Besides cutting manpower costs, the latest ARaymond™ clips, fasteners and connectors also bring added-value benefits in terms of weight reduction, simpler quality control, more efficient logistics and lower recycling costs.
ARaymond Industrial engineers can work alongside OEMs to redesign components and adapt manufacturing processes so they can achieve the highest levels of productivity possible, reduce workers muscle strains from using either it’s standard or bespoke fastening solutions.
SD Products Ltd looks forward to a long standing and successful relationship with the ARaymond Network, adding this portfolio of product can only enhance the service we provide to our clients.
SD Products designs a solution for Jaguar Land Rover
SD Products Ltd is a third generation family owned business with over 40 years of experience as a stockist distributor of specialist fasteners. With each year, as our business continues to grow, we aim to raise the bar and further expand our extensive product catalogue. One of the areas we focused on in 2016 was our automotive range, which already includes over 900 unique fasteners and fixings.
In addition to our standard stock we often have to come up with unique solutions to suit our customers’ precise requirements. We recently received an enquiry from a tier 1 Jaguar Land Rover supplier for a fixing that would hold a seal to a BIW (Body in White) section of a vehicle. The brief was to design a low profile fastener for both A and B surfaces that would also have to prevent lateral movement.
We visited the customer, assessed the application and found that none of the available fixings would completely prevent a possibility of clashing with supporting BIW. We came up with a design for a brand new solution that consisted of a 2 piece snap fastener and raised the initial drawing. First 3D printed prototypes of the design revealed that some excess material needed to be removed from the fastener head.
After all necessary amendments were completed the updated version of the design was submitted for a second round of prototyping. The part was subsequently deemed fit for purpose and taken to tooling stage. The final batch of samples was tested and approved by the tier 1 supplier and Jaguar Land Rover, the part is now in full production. Contact us for any design or engineering solutions you would like us to help with.