About Us

Westair, a family run company based in Birmingham the United Kingdom, was incorporated as a Private Limited Company in 1972 by Richard Read. In its original format the Company was called Westair Surveys; it owned an aeroplane and undertook aerial survey work in the West Country of the United Kingdom. To help with the expense of keeping and flying a plane, the Company purchased a series of Antique maps by a Dutch cartographer called J. Bleau, who published an atlas of Britain in 1648. Westair reproduced some of these attractive English County Maps and Maps of England, Scotland and Wales and sold them to the Historic Houses for sale to tourists and visitors. As the flying declined, the sale and demand for the reproduction maps increased and more original maps were purchased to reproduce and sell to more Historic Houses, Castles and Museums. The aeroplane was eventually sold, and the Company concentrated its efforts into reproducing other objects of historical interest in metalcraft, which can be seen today. Westair subsequently dropped the word 'Surveys' and it became Westair Reproductions Ltd.

With the metal ranges well established, in 1997 the Company set up a metal casting operation that uses a process called Centrifugal Casting to make its own metal products. The metal castings are made in lead-free pewter that can be polished or plated in gold, silver or bronze. Westair manufactures all the pewter metal products supplied such as rings, coins, pin badges, miniature figures, coins and jewellery and this ensures that our customers have the highest quality product at the most competitive prices. The casting division can also create bespoke products for our customers.

Westair Reproductions Ltd. has grown into the leading manufacturer and supplier of historical and educational giftware for resale in Historic Houses, Castles, Museums and other tourist attraction not only in the UK but also to over 50 other countries around the world.


Westair Reproductions is continually working to achieve higher environmentally friendly standards in our day to day activities by:

  • Lowering energy and water consumption.
  • Reducing material consumption.
  • Using environmentally friendly materials.
  • Operating a recycling policy.
  • Minimising fuel consumption.

Westair is the leading manufacturer of historical and educational giftware for resale in tourist attractions worldwide.

Themed from Prehistory to the present day, our extensive range of over 1200 gift lines are designed and manufactured in the UK at our Birmingham sales office and factory.

In addition to our catalogue portfolio Westair has an in house design team available to work with you to create bespoke products and packaging to suit your requirements.