Our Company


Established by John Hewkin in 1979, Hewkin and Associates Limited, the family owned and run business, has established itself as leader in the manufacture of the highest quality coffins and caskets.



Initially the company, and the wider coffin manufacturing trade was greatly influenced by Mr Cyril Hewkin, who was an innovative and skilled engineer, bringing to the company a wealth of ideas and values which are still in place today.  He was the first to manufacture veneered chipboard coffins and was instrumental in the company being granted our patents, ensuring that our manufacturing methods produce the highest quality products for which we continue to enjoy an enviable reputation.



All of our coffins are still of a traditional shape, having tapered sides, selected one piece veneers and solid timber mouldings, our strict quality control ensures that precision machining produces perfect symmetry and the high quality and varied finishes for which we are renowned.


 We are proud that the Ministry of Defence requested that we supplied 450 coffins for the Falkland Islands conflict and more recently, our products have featured in many television programmes.