About Cooke Brothers

Established in 1872, Cooke Brothers has a long established history and reputation for supplying hinges for standard and bespoke applications, at home and overseas. This website provides an easy-to-use, simple to navigate guide to all that is best in architectural ironmongery and in metalwork production. It is designed to provide a one stop solution for:

Technical information and brochures can all be downloaded. This includes the new and innovative Product Selector Guide, designed to ease decision-making and take the strain away for specifying the correct hinge for the correct application.

Background & History

Cooke Brothers was established in 1872 in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, founded by the sons of William Cooke, a Lancastrian who had much success in the cotton Industry.

Right from the outset Cooke Brothers have concentrated on the production of hinges and other hardware products as well as metal stampings. Cooke Brothers have rapidly prospered and after many earlier relocations within the industrial heart of Birmingham, a brand new purpose built site in the adjoining county of Staffordshire was developed. Cooke Brothers now occupies a 7 acre site dedicated to the manufacture of our core business - Hinges.

You cannot sell a company on its history alone however, all this experience of combining enterprise and flexibility with caution and tradition are the foundations upon which the company thrives today. The latest addition to the company is Tim Cooke, the 5th generation of the Cooke family to enter the business. Tim is focusing on further improvements to the company’s manufacturing systems and will be leading us through our next phase of growth and development.

William Edward Cooke, known as Edward, the founder of Cooke Brothers
Cyril Norman Cooke, known as Norman, son of Harold Cooke