New era for Delfinware

Housewares supplier Delfinware has changed hands and is now owned by its managing director Michael J Simmonds.

The housewares supplier, based at Hythe in Kent, has been supplying high quality British-made plastic coated, chrome and stainless steel wireware since 1969. It employs 20 staff, many of whom have been with the business for more than 25 years.

Michael joined Delfinware (the trading name of Wire & Plastic Products Ltd) as a factory worker in 1970 and was promoted to director in 1985 and managing director in 2004.

He said: “Having worked in the business for 49 years, when the opportunity arose to buy the company from its owners – and having no intention of retiring – I decided to move into a new era with Delfinware.

“I have created a new company, Delfinware Household Products Ltd, of which the two directors/owners are myself and my wife Ruth. We have retained all the current loyal staff and continue to operate from the same building in Hythe.

“Our goal is to further increase the awareness of Delfinware across the UK, and give new potential retailers the opportunity to offer their customers UK manufactured products of the highest quality at competitive prices.

“As time progresses we are looking to expand the horizons for Delfinware by increasing our coverage of retailers across the UK, designing and manufacturing in-house new product ranges, and developing a wireware range which will push us over into the bathroom/shower market.”

The company’s contact details remain the same: Delfinware Household Products Ltd, Pennypot Industrial Estate, Hythe, Kent CT21 6PE; tel: 01303-266061; fax: 01303-261080; mob: 07950-300807;


Available in white, black, cream, grey, red and stainless steel, the large family-sized Dish Drainer (pictured) is one of the company’s most popular products




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