Giorgio Lanza, the founder of Timage, has made efficiency the ethos of the company. With high standards forming the heart of the business, Timage supplies a large and diverse range of boat builders and chandlers throughout the UK and worldwide. Timage has also expanded into the construction, architectural and design industries where marine grade components have become very desirable. The company is now a key supply partner to high end projects in the residential, hotel and restaurant sectors.
Quality and beautiful design are at the heart of every product that Timage sells. Our product range has been carefully selected over the years from a hand-picked group of Italian suppliers who share our same values and attention to detail.
With knowledge that has been passed down through the generations our team is able to identify the need for a better product and envisage and source the solution.
"We are not just a catalogue, we have the application and development experience to help our clients move ahead."
The company has always been renowned for the quality of its brass and chromium plated fittings and lighting. Today, We can supply deck and bathroom fittings, door and cupboard fittings, door furniture and a large range of low voltage LED lighting. We are also the sole UK importers and/or distributors for global brands such as Besenzoni, Marco Marine, Rockford Fosgate Marine audio and many more.
Based in Essex, Timage can offer a fast and efficient service as it keeps a substantial stock holding. Knowledgeable and experienced staff can answer any technical questions that you may have. Timage are regular exhibitors at the London ExCeL and Southampton boat shows as well as other design shows throughout the year.
Top left: Fresh from casting, our range includes a number of pressure die cast components. Top right: Liquid brass at the foundry. Bottom left: Timber products being prepared for machining on the 5 axis machine. Bottom right: Passerelle assembly at Besenzoni.
The story began in 1978 when Giorgio Lanza established Lanza Fittings and began to import a range of brass hardware and giftware produced by relatives in his native Italy. Giorgio grew up on the shores of Lake Iseo, an area which has become famous for its excellence in marine equipment. Origins of this expertise can be easily traced back to the lake's small boat builders of the 1950's who became famous for their timber launches. By the late 1960's, Riva Boats had cemented its reputation as the builder of the finest wooden boats in the world. And so, a number of highly skilled craftsmen began supplying this prestigious boat yard with their products. It soon became clear to Giorgio that there was a growing demand for the quality and design of these Italian products and his range of products quickly grew to include aluminium pedestals, gangways and davits. This expansion marked the beginning of a successful working relationship between Besenzoni and Timage, one that still thrives today.
Top left: The beautiful and unmistakable craftmanship of a Riva. Top Right: The famous blue Riva flag. Bottom left: Giorgio and Angela Lanza at one of Timage's first ever exhibitions, Southampton 1978. Bottom right: The original 'Lanza Fittings' logo.
In 1988 Giorgio Lanza was joined by his eldest son Marcus and together they grew the range of products on offer whilst always ensuring the quality and service for which the company had become known. Timage remains a family business to this day and in August 2012 Marcus Lanza was joined by his brother Oliver.
Marcus Lanza - Director
Oliver Lanza - Director
Graham Warren - Business Development Manager
Blaize Thake - Sales, Customer Services & Marketing
Louisa Borsey - Key Account Manager, E-Commerce Manager
Debbie Page - Purchasing
Dave Allen - Warehouse & Distribution
Martyn Harvey - Warehouse & Technical support