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Unitrunk celebrates 60th anniversary and launch of new product guide

26th January 2022

Today Unitrunk is an internationally renowned and respected brand within the cable management industry, boasting an extensive depot network, 2 manufacturing sites, innovative product range and a global customer base.


This was not always the case however, David Morrow, Managing Director and third generation business owner of the Unitrunk Group, talks about the journey from humble beginnings, to becoming an industry leading business setting new standards in cable management. 


“Unitrunk was founded by my maternal grandfather, Jim Cairns, in 1961. He initially started the engineering company, as it was then, from his pretty rustic-looking shed in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland. The company, known then as Castlereagh Sheet Metal Company, specialized in fabrication, servicing local projects while building a strong reputation for quality products and “like family” service.


In 1970 the company moved to our current premises in Lisburn, combining production, storage and office space. Customers during that time included Kilroot Power Station and the now infamous DeLorean manufacturing site. In 1984 we developed a specialized division, manufacturing cable management systems, where we quickly established our niche and haven’t looked back since. 


When my father, Marcus Morrow, joined the company as MD in the late 90s, the company changed its name to Unitrunk Ltd. reflecting its new direction. Dad strategically expanded our depot network over the years adding Harlow in 2000, a year which also saw our acquisition of Vantrunk in Warrington. Vantrunk added an international element along with an enhanced product range to the already impressive cable management offering. He continued to spearhead a period of high growth for the company adding another 6 depot locations, establishing relationships with wholesaler electrical suppliers nationwide, as well as distribution partners all over the world during his time as MD.


Looking ahead, after firmly establishing ourselves over the past 60 years, we still have so much more to offer. 2020/21 has been an amazing year for us in terms of realizing our production capabilities and adaptability when overcoming the challenges of the pandemic, such as material shortages, and cost increases, staff shortages and an ever-changing directive on government legislation. During this time, we brought 3 new product ranges to market, added to our depot network with our latest facility located in Yorkshire, grew our team and developed new international partnerships.”


Coinciding with their 60th anniversary, Unitrunk has just released their latest product guide which details the information of their new product ranges, green initiatives and more.


Click here to order your copy today. 


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