Our History 2021-11-09T16:39:01+00:00

The History of Instinct Hardware

Founded in 1989 by Moh Meharban, Terry Bansal & Ray Chohan

Instinct Hardware were established as a manufacturer of Quality Architectural Ironmongery predominately manufactured using Grade 316 Stainless Steel. The directors using all of the knowledge and expertise they gained in their various roles that they held at Newman Tonks to launch the range of ironmongery we have all come to know as the Mirage range. Operating from a small 700 Square foot unit in the Balsall Heath area of Birmingham, starting the business was far from easy. Having outgrown the unit in Balsall Heath, the business was relocated to James Road in Tyseley. The business continued to prosper as it developed the range and ventured into the manufacture of bespoke architectural ironmongery. The business was on the move again in 1995 to a 14,000 square feet premises in Greet. Here the company faced its biggest challenges overcoming 2 recessions and having the unit flooded from water due to the nearby River Rea bursting its banks. This halted all the business operations due to the fact they had no operable machinery, however after a year-long struggle the company was back on its feet and on the move again. Today we occupy 65,000 square feet in Stirchley, the largest premises the company has occupied in its history. We employ just under 50 staff and are now one of the leading manufacturers of bespoke architectural ironmongery.

The Present – Passing Down To The Next Generation

Two of the founding directors have since retired (Moh Meharban & Ray Chohan). Since their retirement Moh’s son Haq Meharban & Ray’s son Nilesh Chohan along with Terry’s son Anthony Bansal have now formed part of the new management team. They bring with them a wealth of new experience in modern day manufacturing techniques along with sales, marketing and product development. We are committed to manufacturing in the UK with all of our products made from Grade 316 stainless steel at our factory in Stirchley, Birmingham. We have an in-house design team that are committed to creating quality, bespoke architectural ironmongery that is manufactured to your requirements. From the initial design process, to the final finishing of our components, here at Instinct Hardware we are able to oversee all aspects of the production process. Our long standing and capable team ensure our customer’s needs and requirements are met time and time again. Our ironmongery has been fitted in some of the most prestigious buildings throughout the world where heavy usage and the integrity of the material are critical factors.

The Future

With a relentless passion to continue to design and manufacture quality architectural ironmongery, we have a bright future ahead. The business focus is built on reputation that has seen skills passed from generation to generation and incorporating modern day manufacturing techniques to ensure quality is never compromised. Reputation is hard to establish but even more difficult to maintain. Through hard work and endeavour Instinct Hardware has become a leading manufacturer of bespoke architectural ironmongery. Today, the team at Instinct Hardware are committed to continued investment and developing the range and brand further. We are consistently looking at new machinery to develop and enhance our offering whilst maintaining our passion to continue driving the company forward.