Monday, July 18, 2011
Hardy Acquisition Of Greys Fishing
Hardy acquired the rod manufacturer Greys in 1999. This company was founded in 1968 by Mr Grey when he retired from Hardy's. Hardy has since developed the Greys brand so that it now includes top value salmon and trout tackle and top quality carp tackle also.
The Company's name was changed in 2004 from House of Hardy Ltd to Hardy & Greys Ltd in order to reflect the wide range of products being produced.
Chub Fishing was acquired in 2005, and this brought an extensive range of coarse fishing tackle into Hardy's product line.
Hardy designs all the tackle sold under the Hardy, Greys and Chub brand names at its Alnwick headquarters. Advanced computer software,in custom designed static and dynamic testing ensure that all products both meet Hardy quality standards and satisfy the angler. Hardy's facilities ensure that prototypes can be tested under rigorous testing conditions. Hardy continues to lead the world with its products. An example is the 2003 "Fly Fish America" Magazine's Tackle Review "Editor's Choice" which named the Hardy GEM reel the best saltwater fly reel available today.
Hardy North America has offically opened their new warehouse service and distribution facility, from where Hardy & Greys products will be shipped out to US dealers.
In Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Hardy North America has access to logistic services to all North America and dealers can expect efficient service.
Staff at the new warehouse includes experienced Sales Administration, Customer Services associates and Warehouse Personnel who work together to provide the best of service that Hardy has provided for more than 150 years
For more information about Hardy fly fisning reels see our website