The great British brand T-Cut is marking its 60th anniversary this year with the commissioning of a sparkling £50,000 Swarovski Crystal-encrusted T-Cut tin.
A full programme of celebrations will mark the brand’s diamond anniversary throughout 2014.
The sparkling tin – which has been insured for £50k –took 75 hours to piece together, with 26,000 diamonds featuring in the intricate design. With appropriate security measures in place, it will soon begin a tour of the country, visiting some of the best known automotive car retailers before going on permanent display at the Bury headquarters of T-Cut’s parent company, the Tetrosyl Group.
Group Chairman, Peter Schofield, said: “After 60 years and tens of millions of tins produced, my father Clifford Schofield, who invented the formula in 1954 and took his scissors to a Tetrosyl Cutting Compound label to turn it into T-Cut, would be incredibly proud of just how well known it is today.”
“For 60 years Tetrosyl has resolutely remained a British, privately-owned company, manufacturing T-Cut and other leading car care brands such as CarPlan, Wonder Wheels, Bluecol and Carlube in Bury. Now it has 1,500 employees producing, distributing and retailing car care products that are exported to 76 countries all over the world.”
From beginnings as just one product to restore paintwork, the T-Cut range has grown to include a range of products from T-Cut Wash, which removed all surface contaminants prior to restoration work, to a Top Gloss Detailer that adds shine to paintwork for a perfect finish.
The 60th anniversary tin was created by Shirley Sinclair of Crystallized by Request.