Cooke Brothers has a long established reputation and history for the manufacture
and supply of hinges for standard and bespoke applications, architectural and cabinet
hardware, Shelf Support Systems, Plan Filing Systems and pressed metal components,
both in the UK and abroad. Established in 1872, and taking its group name of Phoenix
1872 from its main product brand and founding year, Cooke Brothers offers high quality
products, flexible manufacturing facilities and competitive prices and service.
This page gives a brief overview of our facilities and capabilities, should you
require more detailed information what Cooke Brothers can do for you, visit our
brochures page and download the Introductory Guide to Products and Engineering
We manufacture Phoenix branded products and also specialist pressings and sheet
metal products. We currently make pressed metal components for automotive, white
goods and electrical equipment manufacturers.
Our production facilities cover the diversity necessary to meet a wide range of
customer requirements. CNC production presses up to 200 tonne pressing capacity,
modern secondary operation presses up to 100 tonnes capacity are available for lower
volumes or complex shapes.
Clearly structured quality procedures form a vital part of every aspect of the company.
Our product development engineers work directly with customers to develop concepts
in to working products.
Laser Punch Press Services
Fast reliable service
- Cost effective low volume production runs
- Precision twin head laser profiling and punching
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Our comprehensively equipped product testing department operates all year round,
24 hours a day, ensuring that products supplied meet customers' requirements.
All types of finishes including plating, coating, polishing and powder based finishes
are available. Our range includes anti-bacterial coatings and accelerated corrosion
tested finishes for automotive products.
Our warehousing and despatch capabilities include several thousand stock product
lines, next day delivery, national or international shipments.
Our in house combined laser cutting and punching facility provides tremendous flexibility
to our customers. With high and low volume production capabilities we can competitively
meet your product demands. Benefits of our laser punch press include small and even
one off production batches, minimal or zero tooling costs and low piece prices.
With group subsidiary Phoenix Tooling & Development customers requiring products
tooled will get the added benefits of a specialist pressings company and a specialist
The Phoenix Brand
Cooke Brothers was established in 1872 when the sons of William Cooke set up business
in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham, manufacturing brass cabinet fittings.
The company established the Phoenix brand over 100 years ago, when many of the products
were cast from molten metal produced in open furnaces.
Today, over 130 years later, Cooke Brothers is a modern, UK based manufacturer known
for high quality products, flexible manufacturing facilities and competitive products
Now the Phoenix brand spans a greater product portfolio than at any time in the
company's history. Phoenix products remain a core part of the company's activities.
Phoenix Brand Products
The Phoenix 1872 Group of companies is responsible for producing a wide and diverse
range of products. Our manufacturing capabilities and quality assurance have enabled
us to grow our choice of products to the varied range we have today.
Cooke Brothers is a leading manufacturer of architectural hinges. There are now
7 complete ranges of Phoenix Architectural Hinges, designed to cover all applications,
from low usage lightweight doors through to high load, busy environment doorsets.
The Phoenix continuous hinge range is one of the most comprehensive in the marketplace,
ranging from 0.7mm thick for light cabinet use to 5mm thick heavy duty hinges for
blast proof doors.
Architectural hardware is a steadily expanding area of the Phoenix product range.
Products produced cover Signage, Access, Safety, Security and Door Protection.
Our range of Cabinet Hardware encompasses the core product requirements of the cabinet,
shop fitting, and joinery industries, including shelf support systems, light duty
butt, fancy, and continuous hinges and general cabinet hardware.
- The Normid Simplifile range of vertical plan filing systems is produced and sold
within the Phoenix 1872 Group. The system provides high density plan and drawing
storage, complemented by easy filing. For more information on Normid Simplifile,