E A Combs Limited is a privately operated and financed company, currently based in South Woodford, on the borders of north east London and Essex.
The origins of the Company go back to 1895, when German immigrants decided to import clocks from the Black Forest and sell them by travelling the UK.
After the conclusion of the 1914-18 conflict, it was decided that name of the company should be changed from its German origin. The commercial traveller who was known by many customers was Mr Ernest Albert Combs and this is the basis of the company today.
For many years until the late 1970s, E A Combs Limited represented the largest German clockmaker, Gebr. Junghans GmbH., marketing a range of domestic and commercial clocks, as well as industrial timing devices. Throughout this period, it was a family run business by descendants of the original owners.
In 1981, the Company was sold to the Biddle & Mumford group of companies, which was chaired by Frank Williams and assisted by his wife Audrey, son Richard, with John Gascoine appointed as Managing Director.
E A Combs Limited was purchased by the Directors in 1991 and the Company remains independent in every respect today. It is run by John and Richard, ably assisted by members of staff with many years’ experience.
EA Combs has supported Consortium’s business with excellent customer service. Their account managers are very helpful and responsive which helps us provide the best customer experience possible.
I would just like to write and let you know what a fantastic job E.A.Combs Ltd have carried out on our site, we needed a reliable clock system where all the clocks are synchronised throughout the school making sure that our children and staff are at the right place at the right time.
All the staff and children love the fact that all our clocks show the same time. Caretaker delighted he does not have the job of changing 25 clocks twice a year! An excellent service, great value in both time and money.
High quality products delivered quickly and efficiently whilst supported by a helpful and friendly customer service.