where we’ve come from
& where we’re going…

Throughout our history we have always aimed to deliver the best in quality, service and price, today those values still hold true.

2019
NEW WEBSITES

Niglon’s new website is created, full of fresh design and content

2018
PREMIUM S EDGE LAUNCHED

New advanced decorative switches and sockets are added to the wiring accessories range.

2017
NEW PRODUCTS LAUNCHED

Over 600 new product lines and additional investment into the office and sales teams.

2016
NIGLON IS 50

And moves into a new, purpose-built head office.

2012
OLIVER & JAKE HINLEY

4th generation of the family, begin working in the business. (Several years after this picture was taken!)

1993
NIGLON MOVES
– AGAIN!

To a larger premises in Shirley.

1981
JOHN’S AGENCY WORK

Is now outpaced by Niglon.

1980
NIGLON MOVES

To Golden Hillock Road in Birmingham due to the company’s growth.

1978
SIMON HINLEY

The company’s present Managing Director and 3rd generation of the family joins the business.

1976
JEREMY WILSON

Joins the company serving 43 years, finally retiring as Purchasing Director in 2019.

1970
NIGLON’S ONLY SALESPERSON

John travels the country, often accompanied by wife Janet, and would sometimes end up sleeping in his car while travelling around the country.

1968
NIGLON’S FIRST PREMISES

Situated on the third floor of Birmingham’s Floodgate Street. Everything comes in and out of a single pedestrian door, with connector strips being stacked to the ceiling!

1966
NIGLON LIMITED IS FORMED

With a view to selling cost-effective branded products to the wholesale market.

1950
86 JAMAICA ROW

Based in the centre of Birmingham, where Stanley & John begin to operate from.

1949
JOHN GRAHAME HINLEY

Joins his father as a sales agent. The two would compete for how much commission they earned each week!

1943
STANLEY DOUGLAS HINLEY

Begins working as a manufacturer’s agent, trading as S.D Hinley and selling on commission for Cryselco, Grelco & Contactum.

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