the coulson philosophy


We base our philosophy on a quote made by the 19th century English poet John Ruskin, which underpins our buying as well as our selling practices....

“There is hardly anything in the world that someone cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price alone are that person’s lawful prey. It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money — that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot — it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.”

This is your guarantee that when you buy a Coulson product, nothing about it is 'cheap'. And when we're not satisfied with any component part of one of our safes, we redesign it and make it ourselves. From our individual and innovative door handles to the detail which may include gold-plated bolt pockets or titanium hinges or the colour and type of thread used in our hand-stitched leather - nothing is overlooked.