Horwood Homewares Ltd. was established in Bristol in 1896 by William Joseph Horwood. The company was described as “a purveyor of household wares”, and its product range included all kinds of hardware, enamelware, ironmongery, tools, rugs, brushes, glass and china, as well as such household essentials for that period as chandelier chains, washboards and chamber pots.
From modest beginnings this small family business grew steadily during the 20th century with an ever greater variety of products, so that by 1930 its catalogue was over 100 pages long. The Judge brand was introduced in the late nineteenth century and is still going strongly today as one of Horwood’s key brands. Much of the company’s premises were destroyed during the Second World War, but Horwood soon re-emerged as a force in the housewares trade and continued as a family-owned business until 1977, when it was bought by the Glenchewton Group. Even now the legacy continues, as descendants of William Horwood are still employed in the company.
The growth and success of the company is due to dedication, determination and attention to detail, which was instilled by William Horwood from the very beginning and which has been followed by generations of the Horwood family and employees. Nowadays Horwood enjoys a reputation for quality and service, which is second to none in the housewares industry – but without losing that personal touch synonymous with a family business. Throughout the years Horwood has concentrated on introducing innovative new products and designs, using only the best materials and workmanship. It is no surprise, therefore, that Horwood now enjoys a position as the leading supplier of cookware to UK department stores and specialist kitchenware outlets. Horwood is now part of TTK Prestige; India’s largest kitchen appliance brand, and the worlds largest pressure cooker manufacture
By 1990, they received a huge success in stainless steel cookware. The sales increased up to 400% by that time. Since then Horwood Homewares has been priding itself on customer values and excellence in products and service. They were regularly nominated by the readers of housewares magazine for customer service and quality. And also, received regularly accolades for products from the other leading trade organization.