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TIMCo announces partnership with Fantom Hardware

Published: 4 January 2019 - Fiona Garcia
Fantom Hardware products, including its award-winning doorstop, will now be supplied in the UK via TIM Co
Fantom Hardware products, including its award-winning doorstop, will now be supplied in the UK via TIM Co

Wholesale supplier T.I. Midwood & Co, has become the UK’s exclusive supplier to merchants and retailers for Australian company Fantom Hardware, creator of the award-winning Fantom Doorstop.

TIMCo bills itself as one of the UK’s largest independent wholesale suppliers of screws, fixings, ironmongery and power tools accessories. Managing director Simon Midwood explains the business has grown its product range by more than 15% over the past three years but says the new deal with Fantom Hardware is a real coup.

Based in South Australia, Fantom Hardware products are now stocked in more than 50 countries worldwide, with global partners and stockists including Ace Hardware, Bunnings Australia, Jeld-Wen, Kwikset and Harvey Building Products.

Mr Midwood said: “We’re always on the look-out for new, innovative and effective products that would sell well with our existing customer base. We’ve found just that with Fantom Doorstop and are excited to introduce the product to the UK market, where we have every confidence it will be a great success.

Fantom will be available to purchase from January 2019 and will sit amongst TIMCo’s existing Veto Security Solutions range; also featuring in the new 2018/19 catalogue.


Fantm Hardware CEO and founder, Mark Sellar commented on the partnership: “At Fantom Hardware we are very pleased to have partnered with such a long-standing and reputable hardware distributor... We have seen a huge demand for our Fantom Doorstop flagship product range and look forward to successfully supplying the UK and Ireland markets via TIM Co's impressive network of stockists, specifiers, wholesalers and merchants. We look forward to long and successful relationship with TIMCo well into the future and are excited to bring our innovative hardware to the UK and Ireland.”

TIM Co is headquartered in Nantwich, Cheshire and imports and supplies more than 6,500 product lines from around the world to distributors throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe.  The company was established in 1970 and now employs more than 160 members of staff from its offices in the UK, Ireland and Taiwan. 




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