Ethical Manufacturing

We've been supplying UK organisations with perfect, ethically-sourced keyrings for 25 years. As a socially responsible company, we take ethical trading very seriously and are proud of our strict policies and auditing processes.

A Core Value

We have always taken ethical trading as seriously as possible so you can rest assured knowing that we have done everything we can to ensure we give you the best product possible without risking anyone else’s human rights in the process. As Sedex members, we keep up to date on the latest policies involving ethical sourcing and trading.

Peace of Mind

You can buy from us with peace of mind knowing that your branded products will easily stand up to scrutiny. With over 25 years experience working with factories outside of the EU, we keenly understand the risks involved. Our factories have to pass strict auditing processes such as Sedex SMETA audits, BSCI, WRAP as well as our own internal auditing procedures which we are happy to share with you.

Modern Slavery Act

Our newest policy addition is regarding the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We have always taken forced labour very seriously and refuse to work with any factory that shows any slight discrepancy within their audit or within their practice but it is great to see this specifically targeted in its own act. You can read our statement here: Lyons Presentations Modern Slavery Statement 2017

Need more info? With pleasure!

We are very open about our supply chains, so if you want to view our policy documents or need a copy of an audit just let us know and we can provide this for you.

Manufacturing Process

This section is designed to break down the keyring making process making it easier to understand; from initial concept drawings, through to the process involved in manufacturing keyrings, to the final inspection and packaging.


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    Artwork

    Artwork

    Our designers have years of experience crafting bespoke keyrings, as well as enhancing stock keyrings with all types of branding. And here they are, at your service!


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    Die Making

    Die Making

    This is the most crucial part of the keyring making process “ the finished keyring is only as good as the Die! Our specialist die sinker will receive the keyring artwork from our designers and craft the logo into a solid piece of steel. Our experienced Die making department allow us to produce a logo on to a keyring which is a perfect representation of your design and the detail can generally be minute.


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    Die Stamping

    Die Stamping

    The die is hardened in a special kiln and we are then ready to stamp the metal. Each die can stamp 10,000 impressions.We can normally stamp brass, copper, iron for the more promotional keyrings and sterling silver, 9ct gold or even 18ct gold for the more prestigious corporate jewellery.


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    Die Cutting

    Die Cutting

    Once the impression on the metal has been produced, the strips of metal are jigged into a cutting machine and then cut out into the shape required by the customer.


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    Attachment

    Attachment

    We have a vast range of different fittings and attachments.The most popular are lapel studs with butterfly clutch, brooch with safety catch and stickpins with end stoppers. In addition torpedo swivel cufflinks and tieslide fittings are popular as well.There are also many keyring fittings that can be used on metal tags, dogtags, cap badges, plaques etc.


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    Plating

    Plating

    The plating process coats the base metal with a fine flash layer of either nickel, gilt, bronze or antique plate. This fine metal covering gives a sheen and shine to each keyring.


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    Enameling

    Enameling

    For the high quality service award style keyring, hard enamel will provide a classy finish. If budgets are lower then a cold enamel process can be used.Each colour is hand filled and then either fired or baked dependant upon the different enamel used. Either are perfect methods for decorating metal keyrings.


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    Cleaning

    Cleaning

    Each keyring goes through a rigorous quality control procedure and from the initial stamping to final packing; we have checks in place to make sure that every keyring is of a constantly high quality. The cleaning process after the enamelling is a vital part of this quality control.


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    Inspection and packing

    Inspection and packing

    At the end of the production processes, each keyring is checked for any possible flaws, if okay, we will pack each keyring into an individually poly bag. If required, we can supply a printed backing card or presentation box.

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