We are first and foremost ... the bakeware people. We’ve been making bakeware in the heart of Lancashire for over 80 years ...
if there’s anything you need to know about baking tins and trays then we’re the people to talk to!
Inspired by cooks across Britain each premium piece is made with pride in the heart of Lancashire.
We take great pride in manufacturing and supplying, not just bakeware but Microwise cookware and patented Ready To Assemble wineracks to leading cookshops, department stores, mail order companies and Grocery Multiples both in the UK and international markets.
Today the company is still situated at the original site in Burnley, with dedicated staff, some having worked at the company for over 40 years. Our people are still as proud and enthusiastic about working for a local manufacturer as the day they started.
As you might expect, manufacturing at George Wilkinson has undergone many changes over the years.
And while most processes are now fully automated, a skilled and highly experienced work- force is still very much in evidence at every stage.
The factory conforms to international ISO9001: 2008 accreditation standards across its warehousing, production and logistics facilities, but the company is also committed to continuous improvements in every aspect of its operation to minimise waste and pollution and to use energy and resources as efficiently as possible, reducing consumption where practicable. With a content of over 60 per cent recycled British Steel, George Wilkinson aims for greater sustainability along with added energy savings.
Sustainability is highly important at George Wilkinson, whether it’s product development or improving our processes and logistics we are constantly striving to reduce environmental impact.
Over the last 80 years we have become the world’s leading manufacturer of superior coil-coated bakeware. Every bakeware product carries the assurance of first-rate British manufacturing standards - while a programme of continuous investment in equipment, technology and resources has lead to many industry firsts in the innovation and development of bakeware - insulated bakeware being one of many.
Throughout, George Wilkinson has remained committed to quality, an approach that has earned our products a well deserved reputation for superior performance and durability.
Our experience and heritage makes us the experts in our field and the only bakeware company to gain approval from the Good Housekeeping Institute.
We provide the most comprehensive choice of bakeware and roasting shapes with non-stick materials in the world.
Our innovations in shapes, coatings and materials provide our customers with entire ranges at every price point.
Our customer’s consider us to be the experts in bakeware combined with shorter lead times and quick turnarounds we provide manufacturing excellence right through from our factory to consumer’s homes.
Established in 1931, by George Wilkinson , we have a long and proud heritage of manufacturing bakeware.
George’s father Luther Wilkinson and his good friend William Morris established Morris & Wilkinson Ltd in 1897. The manufacture of tin water bottles and tin “snap” boxes developed into the making of other tin lines such as cake tins and meat tins.
Morris left the business to become a full time Salvation Army Officer and Luther Wilkinson was joined by his sons Luther, Cecil and George at the outbreak of the 1914-18 war – Luther was in a reserved occupation, Sergeant Cecil Wilkinson was killed in France and George served in Greece. Luther Senior died in 1931 and left his controlling share to his son Luther. Although they remained friends throughout their lives, this situation did not suit 38 years old George Wilkinson and he sold his shares to his brother. He then went on to establish George Wilkinson (Burnley) Ltd and registered the trade mark ‘Progress’.
George’s children Cecil, Alan and Joan joined their father in the ‘Progress’ business and son-in-law Arthur Layfield completed the board. The company went on to become the bakeware brand leader.
With the advent of non-stick bakeware George Wilkinson (Burnley) Ltd went on to develop market-leading ranges. In March, 1979 George Wilkinson (Burnley) Ltd became a member of the Metalrax group of companies.
Following our simple care instructions will keep your bakeware looking like new for years to come.
Tins & Trays
Springform Cake Tin
All non-stick products are vulnerable to cuts and scratches, the use of metal utensils should be avoided. Food should not be cut or sliced in the tins and trays.
Please note dishwasher salts are aggressive and can reduce the life expectancy of products, therefore it is always better to handwash your bakeware.