Uncle Peter’s Garden Trowel
Iconic design of a this lightweight garden tool.
Client: Targett Aviation
Sector: Design & Manufacturing
Material: Stainless Steel 1mm bright polished stainless steel
Machinery: Bystronic 6KW ByAutonom Laser
After a recommendation from an existing Emsea Ltd. customer, Targett Aviation enlisted the help of Emsea to produce the unique trowel spade design for ‘Uncle Peter’s Garden Trowel’. Originally created by ‘Uncle Peter’ over thirty years ago, the light-weight yet tough garden trowel is still manufactured locally in Gloucestershire. “The design has been described as iconic and we refer to it as a ‘generation trowel’, in that we expect customers to hand it on the next generation. We confidently guarantee the trowel for life; we have some in use that are over twenty years old, and therefore require exceptional quality. Emsea has always exceeded this requirement,” Revealed Roger Targett managing director at Targett Aviation.
He continued: “Finding a company like Emsea, who can supply us with the blank blades has made a huge difference to the manufacturing process. It is now more efficient and cost-effective and has allowed us to increase the number of trowels in the marketplace.”
The inspired design is still true to Uncle Peter’s original concept. The copper handle is swaged onto a stainless steel blade, thus there is no need for riveting or welding and as a result the trowel is incredibly durable.
“Finding a company like Emsea has been key to our continued success. The straightforward approach ensures we have excellent communication and the goods are always delivered on time,” Stated Roger.
Emsea Ltd. currently produce 1000 blades a year for Targett Aviation but this looks set to increase.
“We have seen a rise in orders from smaller businesses who had previously produced parts in-house. The quick turnaround, accurate results and on-hand industry expertise we provide is a viable and cost effective solution for independent manufacturers.” observed Mark Causer, Director at Emsea Ltd.
“Uncle Peter’s Garden Trowel is a perfect example of a successful engineering partnership. With production costs down the trowel is out in the marketplace at an affordable price and the demand is growing and growing!”
For more information about Uncle Peter’s Garden Trowel please visit www.unclepeters.co.uk