Nico Manufacturing first started in 1874 in Velbert, Germany, making metal based products including locks and hinges. A family business for many years the company moved to Letchworth, England in 1932 and carried on making hinges. Continuous growth saw Nico develop from purely architectural ironmongery into a wider range of pressings, including supply to the furniture sector, and in 1959 the company moved to a larger site at Clacton on Sea, where it remains to this day. Window products were introduced in the late 1980’s, and the Loadpro range of high performance door hinges were launched early in the new century.
JBS Industries acquired Nico in 1994 and the company has developed into a unique designer, manufacturer and supplier of superior hinges and fittings. Today Nico are one of the most important employers in Clacton, and produce an extensive range of quality products which are widely used in the UK and are exported all around the world.