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Timeline

- HISTORY

- INNOVATIONS AND SUCCESS

Hull Cartridge begins manufacturing cartridges.

Sydney and son Peter Bontoft. De Grey Street Hull.

1947

Three Crowns launched

Hull supplying to retail customers.

1947

Ken Bontoft joins the company

1965

Hugh Clark former Sales Director joins.

Specialist from the plastics industry.

1965

Production expanded

Hull becomes trade only suppliers

1965

Began Importing Weihrauch

Precision Engineered German Air rifles 

1977

Neil Hookem joins Hull Cartridge.

Current factory manager

1979

New purpose built factory

Hull moves premises to Bontoft Avenue

1980

David & Susan Bontoft join.

Current Directors.

1981

Launch of Pro Series

Pro Trap 32gm

1986

Pro Fibre

28gm follows

1990

As Stuart Bird retires Neil Hookem becomes factory manager

1991

Awarded ‘By royal appointment to HM Queen’

Suppliers of Shotgun Cartridges.

1992

Pro One DTL 300

Launched

1992

Launch Sovereign 28gm + 24gm

Extended range with colour coded cases. 

1994

soverign range

Wins best clay cartridges

2003

Kevin Godwin - Sales Advisor.

Celebrate 25 years with us.

2003

Soverign (fitasc) Parcours

Wins best clay cartridge

2005

High Pheasant

Wins best field cartridge

2007

Sovereign wins best clay cartridge 2nd time

New and improved

2008

Superfast 27gm

Is launched

2012

Faye Bontoft joins

- Procurement - 4th generation

2012

Imperial game wins best field cartridge

Wins best field cartridge

2012

High Pheasant Extreme

Is launched

2013

Janine Moffat - Production

Celebrates 25 years with us

2013

New National Distribution Centre opened

2014

Isabel Bontoft joins

Marketing Department

2015

high pheasant extreme

Wins best game cartridge

2015

Driven Grouse Launched

Coppered Shot

2015

Pro Piston launched

Designed for close range 25m

2016

Melanie Mussared

Production - Celebrates 25 years with us

2016


1940's

Present day