Chairman of Camlock Systems achieves 40 years’ membership of MLA

Ray Carroll, Chairman of Camlock Systems Ltd, has received a certificate from the Master Locksmith Association (MLA) in recognition of his 40 years’ membership.

The MLA is a non-profit association representing around 180 of the UK’s leading locksmith businesses. In the absence of any Government licensing of locksmiths, the MLA promotes the highest levels of skills and ethics in the industry. To become a member of the MLA, a business is vetted and inspected by the Association and each locksmith must achieve a specialist qualification. Ray is one of only 15 members who have achieved 40 years’ membership of the MLA.

The Carroll family has a long association with the lock industry stretching back to 1918. Ray Carroll’s father Philip Carroll was a locksmith and his son Robin is now the Managing Director of the company founded by Ray. Today, Camlock Systems is one of the leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers of industrial locks and locking systems and has gained a reputation for superior products, technical expertise and a high quality of customer service. The company exports all over the world and over a third of its turnover comes from export customers. A sales office in Southington, Connecticut, is responsible for representing the company’s interests in Canada, North and South America.

When first established Camlock Systems offered a limited range of cam locks. Thanks to its substantial investment in continuous product development, the company now offers no fewer than 26 ranges of cam locks as well as switchlocks, pushlocks, tubular locking inserts, padlocks, electronic locks, interlocks and many other security products. In recent years the company has also added over 1,000 industrial hardware products to its portfolio, including quarter turn locks, swing handles, multi-point locks, heavy duty paddle handles, hinges and gasketing.