Who We Are
JC Walwyn & Sons Ltd is a Family Run Independent Coffin & Casket Manufacturers based in Ashbourne, Derbyshire and have been in business since 1947. John Charles Walwyn the Company’s Founder, started out as a Funeral Director in the town before his three sons joined him and started to manufacture solid coffins and sets to Funeral Directors in neighbouring counties.
The introduction of veneered timbers early in the 1960’s laid down the foundations of the present day company and as business grew along with its reputation the three brothers John, Philip and Keith decided that the original Station Street premises could no longer cater with demand and purchased a plot of land on the newly founded Ashbourne Industrial Estate in 1972. The purpose built factory was officially opened in 1974 and more staff were employed as the Company gained further respect as Coffin Manufacturers and Funeral Suppliers in the industry.
By 1991 JC Walwyn & Sons Ltd was producing over one thousand coffins per week and further extensions to the factory site saw the introduction of their own veneering plant which gave them the independence and control to produce quality veneered boards. The introduction of more specialist machinery refined the quality of our veneered boards, embossed panels and finishes. Our dedication and continuous investment in bespoke machinery has kept us at the forefront of the coffin and casket manufacturing industry, so that we now distribute nationwide in England and Wales.
As a family run Company we know the importance of customer relations, taking great care in quality and making sure that the Funeral Director receives exactly what they are looking for in the product they order. The Company offers free nationwide delivery within 3 to 4 working days from order to our customers, which sets us apart from many other manufacturers. Special Deliveries can also be ordered and delivered with 48 hours.
J.C. Walwyn & Sons Ltd offer an extensive range of Veneered, Solid or Foil Coffins and Caskets in various designs and styles as well as providing Ashes Caskets, Scatter Tubes and a full fitting service including handles, linings, frills etc. for all other Funeral Director requirements.
The Walwyn Family provide excellent quality, competitive prices and a fast delivery making them widely known as the “best in the business”. The third generation of the Walwyn Family are now fully involved with the Company. Mark, Steven and Simon Walwyn, the grandsons of JC Walwyn, are carrying on the tradition of coffin manufacturing into the future and we guarantee that you can always speak to one of the Walwyn Family whenever you call.
Please contact us by calling 01335 345555