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And Squire’s Stronghold Supplier of the Year Award goes to… Aldridge

Squire presented its ‘Stronghold Supplier of the Year Award 2023’ to Aldridge Security at MLA Expo 2023. It was the culmination of a year-long celebration marking 25 years of its premium range Stronghold® brand, 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.

CEO John Squire said: “Back in the late ‘80s, 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.”

Since then, the Stronghold® range has evolved extensively to solid hardened steel lock body, electrophoretic anti-corrosion finish, hardened boron alloy steel shackle, anti-drill protection and high corrosion resistance for harsh environments.