A shower tray fit for sovereignty is made in Hull

A shower tray fit for sovereignty? Leading shower manufacturer, Kohler Mira has scooped a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category, for their Mira Flight Safe anti-slip shower tray.

The innovative Mira Flight tray range is manufactured by the team in Kohler Mira’s multi-million-pound factory in Hull. This state of the art facility, which opened in 2012, houses the latest automation technologies and showcases the brand’s commitment to UK manufacturing.

The bathroom company which was established in 1921 and based in Cheltenham is a  leader in product design and innovation and is committed to developing new trend-led aesthetics and safety features. Kohler Mira’s leading consumer brand, Mira Showers, has developed just that; an anti-slip shower tray that combines both elements – elegant aesthetics and the height of product safety. Previously, non-slip shower trays were made by manually applying a coating, however, the coating is liable to wear away, only covers a portion of the surface and the rough texture of the coating attracts dirt, meaning additional cleaning and upkeep.

Determined to improve on the current market offering, a process was developed that allowed them to integrate the anti-slip surface without distortion during manufacturing. The new surface achieves a superior level of slip protection and rigorous testing demonstrates a life of 10 years, far longer than the existing coating technology. What’s more, the innovative surface that boasts antimicrobial properties, is easy to clean, meaning minimal maintenance. Offering peace of mind to the whole family, safety is also dramatically heightened thanks to the fact that the integrated anti-slip covers the entire surface of the tray, meaning that the surface is less slippery than ever before, dispelling any potential accidents.

Regarded as the UK’s most prestigious business awards, The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise celebrates and promotes business excellence in the UK. To be in with the chance of winning one of these coveted awards, you must have demonstrated outstanding results in your respective fields of innovation, international trade, and sustainable development.

Liz Hazeldene, Managing Director at Kohler Mira, is thrilled with the award:

“We are truly honoured to have won this prestigious accolade; it was a great collaborative team effort from the Mira Showers team. Safety is at the heart of everything we do and so we are truly happy to be recognised for it. We strongly felt that the market’s traditional anti-slip tray wasn’t up to scratch and so we were determined to design a better solution for our customers. Over the last two years sales of our anti-slip tray have grown by 55 per cent demonstrating the customer need and the commercial success of this product.”


For more information or to find your nearest stocking branch visit www.mirashowers.co.uk or call 0844 571 5000.


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