The business was established in 1963 as
Hamber & Whiskin Engineering. In the early years the business was making
missile parts for the Ministry of Defence, and precision stainless steel
components for the petrochemical industry - the latter continues today.
The interest in
safes began when the business began machining parts for the high
security floor standing safes of Billericay based safe makers, John Tann.
A gap in the market was seen for the manufacture of an attack resistant
and well-engineered range of wall safes, and the Hamber Wallmaster was
designed and introduced into the market. Its quality was proven with an
equal first in the Which report in February 1981. The largest in the
range was referred to in the novel, ‘The Forth Protocol’, when the
author Frederick Forsythe wrote about a “nice little Hamber Model D”.
We are a family
business and operate under the internationally recognised Quality
Assurance System ISO 9001:2000. We have been manufacturing high quality
safes for over forty years and are recognised throughout the insurance
and security industries as a leading manufacturer and provider of safes
both for commercial and domestic use.
In October 2005
Hamber Safes acquired Dreadnought Security, which included Secure Safes
(Coventry) Ltd., both famous for supplying
markets both at home and abroad with a wide range of safes, including
the Super Dreadnought and the 'E' Series high security under floor