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Bufab acquires Thunderbolts Group


Bufab Group, through its subsidiary Montrose Holdings Ltd, has acquired 100% of the shares in th..

PennEngineering® acquires Whitesell® Formed Components


PennEngineering® has announced the acquisition of Whitesell® Formed Components – with operations..

SFS investing in Chinese operations


SFS will invest US$35 million (€30.7 million) in China over the next two years as part of its ex..

Trifast announces excellent 2017 results


Trifast Plc has announced preliminary results for the year ending 31st March 2017 showing underl..

Changing of the guard at Stafa


In February 1977 George van Gool set up Stafa Group – a company specialising in fastening compon..

EFDA explains modern fastener distribution


The European Fastener Distributor Association (EFDA) has published ‘Securing the Future’ a sixte..

Vipa looks to further international expansion


Based in Rolo, Italy, Vipa SpA already distributes about 30% of its extensive range of fasteners..

Bufab increases sales and order intake


Bufab Group reported six months interim results, showing year to date sales rose by 11%, with or..

A great day for golf


The 10th Heinz Storch Memorial Fastbolt Golf Day, which took place on Friday 16th June at Aspley..

Rivco opens Rivet House


Following the successful launch of ARK branded products in May, Rivco officially opened its refu..

Record attendance at BIAFD spring meeting


The British & Irish Association of Fastener Distributors welcomed a record number of members..

Bossard reports “strong dynamic profits”


Bossard Group reported net income for the first half 2017 at a record CHF 45.3 million, an impre..

Bulten order intake strong with new contracts signed


Bulten announced sales for Quarter 2 2017 at SEK 708 million, an increase of 3% on the same quar..

Trifast year finishes strongly


In a pre-closed period trading update Trifast Plc reported: “Trading performance across the busi..

The Crown Nail company resurfaces


The Crown Nail Company Ltd has resurfaced under the Alfred Kennedy Trading umbrella that also ow..

ESKA brings new warm former into operation


German automotive parts cold forming experts ESKA Group has brought a new SACMA SP570C WF150 war..

Nedschroef acquires CP Tech


Koninklijke Nedschroef Holding BV, one of the world’s largest fasteners manufacturers, has signe..

Würth North America reports Q1 growth


Würth Industry North America (WINA) reported first quarter 2017 sales at US$179.2 million (€164...

Bulten achieves best ever quarter


Bulten AB reported net sales for the first quarter 2017 at SEK 778 million (€80.8 million), an i..

SIKA achieves record results in 2016


The Sika success story continued in 2016, with another record year. In local currencies, sales i..

PennEngineering® marks 75 years


PennEngineering is celebrating 75 years in 2017 as a global leader in innovative fastening techn..

Bufab first quarter sales up 13%


Bufab Group has reported that net sales for Quarter One 2017 increased 13% on the same quarter 2..

Stanley Black & Decker Q1 fastener revenues up 4%


Stanley Black & Decker reported Engineered Fastening sales for the first quarter 2017 increa..

Ferroforma is now ‘+ Industry’


Ferroforma opened in Halls one and three at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre on 6th June, alongside ..

Spiralspecialisten acquires Spiros AB


Spiralspecialisten AB, a subsidiary of the Lesjöfors Group, has acquired the spring operations o..

SFS increases shareholder payout


The SFS Group AGM celebrated a successful 2016 financial year, consequently approving an increas..

EIFI celebrates 40 years


As its president, Anders Karlsson reminded his seminar audience at Fastener Fair Stuttgart: “EIF..

DELO reports strong growth


DELO Industrial Adhesives reported strong growth in its year to 31st March 2017. Sales rose to €..

Record attendance at BIAFD Spring Meeting


The British & Irish Association of Fastener Distributors welcomed a record number of members..

Bossard reports strong growth momentum


The Bossard Group made a strong start to the 2017 fiscal year: First quarter sales grew by 16.1%..

A. Perry invests for the future


A UK family-owned and run business, A. Perry has invested GB£3.5 million (€4.1 million) in a new..

NORMA acquires majority stake in China’s Fengfan Fastener


NORMA Group has signed a purchase agreement to acquire 80% of the shares in Fengfan Fastener (Sh..

Rivit presents Rivit Maroc


Rivit Srl, a leading Italian company specialising in the supply of fastening systems and assembl..

New director and website for Masons


Following the retirement of Martin Millicheap last year, Masons Fasteners Ltd has promoted Paul ..

Bulten and Ramco enter North American JV


Bulten AB and North American fastener supplier Ramco Specialties Inc have signed an agreement to..

Titanox expands in Turkey through acquisition


Titanox Fastening Technologies has successfully completed the acquisition of Turkish fastening d..

Dresselhaus invests in new logistics centre


Groundbreaking for Dresselhaus’ €25 million investment in a 60,000 pallet logistics centre is sc..

Hilti leadership changes planned for 2017 AGM


Hilti has announced changes to the Martin Hilti Family Trust and the board of directors of Hilti..

Bulten 2016 sales slip marginally: Profits up


Bulten AB reported full year 2016 sales at SEK 2.676 billion, down 0.6% on 2015. Operating earni..

SFS Group sales up 5.9% in 2016


SFS Group has reported solid sales growth and a substantial improvement in profitability. G..

Announced at Fastener Fair Stuttgart - The Route To Fastener Innovation awards


Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2017 was a great success and on the final day of the show the editorial ..

Fastener Fair Stuttgart grows again!


The 7th Fastener Fair Stuttgart, the International Exhibition for the Fastener and Fixing Indust..

LISI Group 2016 sales up 7.8%


LISI Group reported 2016 sales at €1.57 billion up 7.8% on 2015. The results include a €45 milli..

Separation costs affect Arconic results


Arconic reported a 2016 net loss of US$900 million (€849 million) on total revenue of US$12.4 bi..

NORMA reports slight growth in 2016


NORMA Group reported 2016 sales increasing by 0.6% to €894.9 million, based on preliminary and u..

British Steel appoints new CEO


British Steel has announced the appointment of Peter Bernscher as the company’s new chief execut..

EU court rejects case for refund of anti-dumping duties


On 25th January the EU General Court rejected an appeal from Internacional de Productos Metálico..

FX tailwinds benefit TR – trading update


On 16th February 2017 Trifast Plc issued an unaudited Quarter 3 trading update, reporting contin..

Bufab reports 2016 sales up 16%


Bufab Group reported 2016 net sales at SEK 2.847 billion (€299 million), an increase of 16% on 2..

China Steel price increases for Q2


Taiwan’s largest steel maker, China Steel Corporation, announced across grade increases in domes..

NORMA Group extends test capacities for fluid systems


NORMA Group is expanding its test laboratories in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. I..

Bulten announces organisational changes


From 1st January 2017 Bulten has strengthened its group management, and established a new global..

Steel input costs hold up


Following China’s return from its New Year holiday there were expectations that raw material cos..

NORMA completes acquisition of Autoline business


On 1st December NORMA Group successfully completed the acquisition of the Autoline business from..

Arconic strengthens 3D printing collaboration with Airbus


Arconic has entered into two agreements to supply Airbus with 3D printed metal parts for the aer..

Solid rivets with value-added features


The former W+O Solid Riveting has been integrated into the GESIPA Group as the new business unit..

SFS completes Tegra acquisition


The acquisition of Tegra Medical announced on 14th November 2016 was completed on 30th November ..

EU confirms expiry of stainless steel anti-dumping regulations


The European Commission published notice 2017/C 5/02 in the EU Official Journal on Saturday 7th ..

BFC acquires Electra from administration


In November BFC Tibbetts announced the acquisition of Electra Engineering Services (Midlands) Lt..

European fastener demand US$15.7 billion in 2015


The US$15.7 billion (€14.8 billion) valuation of the European fastener demand comes from a media..

EU seeks to sharpen trade defence weaponry


This report featured in the January issue of Fastener + Fixing Magazine and the information..

Material trends 2017 – steel


This special report was published in the January issue of Fastener + Fixing Magazine and the inf..

NORMA Group acquires Portuguese metal clamp manufacturer Lifial


NORMA Group, a global market leader in engineered joining technology, acquired Lifial – Indústri..

Helping improve profitability


Another service INDEX Fixing Systems can offer is its INDEX Space Studio, which is a personal se..

Indonesia decision bears down on Nickel market


On 12th January the Indonesia government announced it would ease its ban imposed on nickel ore e..

Würth: 2016 new sales record at €11.8 billion


According to its preliminary financial statement for 2016 Würth Group achieved global sales of €..

Bossard reports record 2016 sales


Bossard Group sales for 2016 rose 5.9% to a record CHF 695.0 million (c EUR 647.5m), demonstrati..

Who will be Fastener Technology Innovator 2017?


For the 2017 Fastener Fair Stuttgart show Fastener + Fixing Magazine is pleased to announce that..

Marcopol launches new logistic system


Marcopol Sp z.o.o is now capable of fulfilling higher levels of orders in a timely manner thanks..

Francis Kirk Group plans ambitious export drive for Middle East


Francis Kirk Group has expanded its geographical reach with the appointment of a distribution pa..

Clevtec unveils efficient new UK warehouse


Clevtec’s new 15,000 square foot (approximately 1,393m2) warehouse is now fully operational. The..

EU Council agrees position on Trade Defence Instruments


On 13th December the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper)* agreed the EU Council's nego..

China starts WTO dispute over US and EU anti-dumping methodology


On 12th December China notified the WTO Secretariat that it had requested consultations with the..

Tentec opens in Aberdeen:


Atlas Copco Bolt Tightening Solutions has underlined its commitment to the energy sector by open..

BIAFD visits British Steel Wire Rod Mill


In October thirty managers from members of the BIAFD visited the British Steel Wire Rod Mill in ..

Insight into reliable bolting


At the British & Irish Association of Fastener Distributors’ (BIAFD) autumn meeting, members..

Bufab acquires Montrose Holdings Ltd


Bufab has acquired 100 per cent of the shares in Montrose Holdings Ltd, "Montrose". Montrose is ..

Lueg celebrates 50th anniversary


2016 has been a year of celebration for Lueg-Stanztechnik e.K as it celebrates its 50th annivers..

Pühl implementing new ERP system


Pühl GmbH & Co KG is currently implementing a completely integrated ERP system as part of it..

Bossard agrees to buy Arnold Industries


Bossard Group has announced it is further expanding its presence into the north-eastof the ..

Bufab third quarter sales increase 16%


Bufab Group reported net sales for 2016 Quarter 3at SEK 668 million – up 16% on the same quarter..

Hilti acquires PEC Group


The Hilti Group is expanding its product portfolio and is gaining access to new markets with the..

ITW reports strong Q3 automotive growth


ITW has reported its AutomotiveOEM segment revenue, which includes fasteners, has grown 25%to US..

Bulten Q3 profits improve despite sales fall


Bulten reported Quarter 3 2016 sales of SEK 601 million down 2.7% on the same quarter 2015 (SEK ..

Proposed changes to EU anti-dumping and anti-subsidy legislation


The European Commission has published its proposal for a new method of calculating dumping on im..

Francis Kirk Group moves Philidas brand over to ISO standard


Francis Kirk Group has upgraded the manufacturing production of its all-metal self-locking nut b..

Trifast set for another record-breaking year


Trifast plc has reported Group revenue for the six months to 30th September 2016 at GB£89.7 mill..

NORMA reports nine-month growth


NORMA Group reported sales for the first nine months of 2016 rose by 1.0% to 679.4 million euros..

PennEngineering® to buy Heyco® Products Inc


PennEngineering® has agreed to acquire Heyco® Products Inc on undisclosed terms. No changes are ..

Brazil presents investment opportunities


Rodolpho Georg Filho, previously general manager at fastener manufacturer Flecha Indústria e Com..

Baker & Finnemore adds new power press to equipment range


Baker & Finnemore Ltd has announced that it has just gained approval to move forward with th..

Agrati acquires ContMid Holdings


Monomoy Capital Partners has announced that it has completed the sale of ContMid Holdings Inc (C..

Atlas Copco to buy Chinese SPR supplier


Atlas Copco has agreed to acquire the self–pierce riveting business of Phillip–Tech (Beijing) Co..



TFC has recently become a member of the British & Irish Association of Fastener Distributors..

Bossard agrees to buy Arnold Industries


Bossard Group announced this morning that is further expanding its presence into the North East ..

Stainless steel fasteners price information update


Here, Paul Lower, chief executive at Apex Stainless Fasteners Ltd, gives his take on stainless s..

Grainger confirms new CEO


The Grainger board nominated Donald G Macpherson, currently chief operating officer, to replace ..

Bulten wins new Russian automotive contract


Bulten AB, through its joint venture in Russia, has signed another contract to supply fasteners ..

South African fastener makers try for new anti–dumping duties


The South African Fastener Manufacturers Association (SAFMA) has allowed anti–dumping measures o..

Würth sales grow 8.6% in H1 2016


Würth Group’s sales volume grew by 8.6% year-on-year in the first half of 2016 to €5.9 billion. ..

Bufab reports H1 sales up 17%


Bufab Group reported Quarter Two 2016 sales rising 15% to SEK 762 million, taking six months net..

Lively start to Fastener Fair Italy


Fastener Fair Italy opened today at the MiCo - Milano Congressi – the latest in the series of in..

SFS reports Group H1 sales up 2.7%


SFS Group increased its total sales in the first half of 2016 H1 by 2.7% to CHF 688.8 million (€..

Nord-Lock acquires Expander Group


Nord-Lock Group has acquired 100% of the Expander Group from owner Roger Svensson. The Expander ..

Solid first half growth for NORMA


NORMA Group posted solid growth in the first half of its current fiscal year 2016 as sales rose ..

Bossard H1 sales up 2.1%


Bossard Group has reported 2016 first half sales at CHF 343.6 million (€315.4 million), up 2.1% ..

Hilti acquires PEC Group


The Hilti Group is expanding its product portfolio and is gaining access to new markets with the..

Bulten makes further investment


Bulten has taken further steps towards its aim of becoming the industry's most cost-efficient pr..

Würth recruits 70,000th employee


The first working day for sales representative Itziar Abal, joining Würth Spain, came with a sp..

Henkel opens composite lab in Heidelberg


Henkel AG & Co KG aA, has opened a new composite test centre in Heidelberg, Germany, where a..

FSL awarded MBDA award


FSL Aerospace Ltd, a supplier of fastenings, fixings and associated components for the aerospace..

NORM Civata receives award


NORM Civata, the leading company of the NORM Group, recently received a third placed award ..

Würth inaugurates new offices at Gaisbach


The new administration building of Adolf Würth GmbH & Co KG, which provides workspace for 58..

Ambrovit doubles size of its automated warehouse


Between 2015 and 2016 Ambrovit SpA doubled its automated warehouse storage capacity to 44,000 pa..

Francis Kirk opens office in Iran


Francis Kirk Group has announced the opening of its Iranian and Middle Eastern office in partner..

US bans import and sale of Viraj tainless steel products


The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) has banned the import of certain stainl..

Intellifast it is


Now as a wholly owned subsidiary of Aero Products Invest GmbH, previously AMG Intellifast GmbH i..

Bulten investing €6 million in Polish plant


Bulten AB recently announced it has decided to invest €6 million in a new plating line at its Po..

Acquisition strengthens Lesjöfors’ position in Asia


Lesjöfors AB has acquired the John While Group Inc, a Singaporean-based spring company with subs..

EU approves ITW acquisition of ZF TRW fasteners


On 15th June the European Commission confirmed approval under the EU Merger Regulation for the a..

Trifast reports sixth year of growth


Trifast Plc's preliminary report for the financial year to March 2016 shows group revenue up 6.8..

NORMA Group to acquire Parker Autoline


NORMA Group SE entered into an exclusive agreement to acquire all assets of the Autoline busines..

China extends anti-dumping on EU fasteners


According to Chinese state media agency Xinhua, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) announced..

EU introduces fastener import licensing


On 3rd June the European Union required fastener companies to obtain a prior licence to import a..

Great day for golf


The 9th Heinz Storch Memorial Fastbolt Golf Day, which took place on Friday 17th June at its new..

Staying informed with BIAFD


The British and Irish Association of Fastener Distributors once again demonstrated its commitmen..

ARMA starts production at new facility


ARMA CLAMPS & CLIPS, a growing Turkish manufacturer of clamps, clips and special fasteners, ..

Fastbolt’s logistics extension progresses


Following the long-term strategy to systematically enlarge the product range Fastbolt GmbH, base..

Sundram sells Peiner 


As part of a restructuring of its international holdings Sundram Fasteners Ltd (TVS Group) has d..

SFS rolls back currency impact measures


SFS Group will reintroduce normal weekly working hours on 1st July 2016 as it continues to roll ..

Solid Q1 growth for NORMA


NORMA Group SE reported that sales for Quarter One 2016 increased 2.3% to 226.6 million euros. O..

Bulten Q1 sales up 0.3%


Bulten reported Quarter One sales of SEK 715 million (approximately 78 million euros) up 0.3% on..

DELO full year sales up 8.6%


In the fiscal year ending 31st March 2016, DELO Industrial Adhesives generated 80 million euros,..

CRC Industries acquires Action Can


Somerset-based CRC Industries UK Ltd (CRC UK) has announced the acquisition of industrial lubric..

Only days left to prepare for fastener import licensing


From 31st May many steel and some stainless steel fasteners will require a licence before they c..

AF Fasteners to host Open Day


AF Fasteners Limited is inviting everybody involved in the fastener industry to attend its first..

Bossard reports slight growth in difficult environment


Bossard Group reported that Quarter One 2016 sales were up by 0.9% over the same quarter in 2015..

EFDA concerned at administrative burden of surveillance measure


Fastener distributors are just beginning to work out how to comply with the EU’s wide-ranging pr..

Stainless steel anti-dumping due to expire January 2017


The European Commission issued notice of the impending expiry of the anti-dumping measures on ce..

EU imposes import licensing for fasteners


The European Commission has introduced a “prior-surveillance” system on many steel products incl..

New CEO appointed at Optimas


On 4th March 2016 Optimas OE Solutions LLC announced the appointment of Anesa Chaibi as chief ex..

Tata Steel UK agrees sale of Long Products Europe


Tata Steel UK Limited today announced the signing of an agreement to sell its Long Products Euro..

Removal of anti-dumping duties to have detrimental impact for distributors


The European Fastener Distributors Association (EFDA) has issued a statement in response to the ..

wire® demonstrates its strength


A plethora of fastener manufacturing technology was on display at the 15th edition of wire® – th..

Anti-dumping on steel fasteners from China removed


Virtually out of the blue, the European Commission repealed the high anti-dumping duties on cert..

ITW to acquire ZF EF&C


Illinois Tool Works Inc (ITW) has announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquir..

New company in Bontempi Group


Bontempi Group has announced the startup of a new company, named FRAM Srl, which will manufactur..

Carlo Salvi acquired by Hatebur


Based in Reinach, Switzerland, Hatebur Umformmaschinen AG is joining forces with Carlo Salvi fro..

SFS 2015 sales up 4.6% in local currencies


SFS Group reported consolidated sales for 2015 of CHF 1.376 billion (approximately 1.25 billion ..

Bufab makes Swedish acquisition


Bufab Group has acquired 100% of the shares in the privately owned company Magnetfabriken AB in ..

Bulten reports 11.6% sales growth in 2015


Bulten AB has reported that it achieved 11.6% sales growth in 2015 – with net sales reaching SEK..

Alcoa’s future value-add company to be named Arconic


Alcoa has announced the name, logo and tagline of its future value-add company: Arconic. Innovat..

Montrose Group makes asset purchase


The Montrose Group, headquartered in High Wycombe, UK, has announced the acquisition of the trad..

New warehouse investment from Norm Group


Turkish-based Norm Group recently inaugurated its new logistics centre in the Izmir Atatürk Orga..

MacDermid and Enthone to combine


Following Platform Speciality Product Corporation’s acquisition of Alent Plc, MacDermid Performa..

New CEO and owners for Mungo


Arnold Schefer, who founded Mungo Befestigungstechnik Ltd in 1968, has sold the Swiss fixings ma..

PECO Select Fasteners sold


Indutrade AB has signed an agreement to acquire all of the shares in PECO Select Fasteners B.V, ..

EIFI vigilant for unfair trade practices


The European Industrial Fastener Institute, which represents European fastener manufacturers, issu..

OSN appoints Scandinavian distributor


The Oxford Steel Nail Company (OSN) has announced Claessons Trätjära AB, based in Göteborg, Swed..

Andrew Lowrie retires from Hexstone Limited


Andrew Lowrie, sales and marketing director at Hexstone Limited, will be retiring at the end of ..

Antidumping on steel fasteners from China removed… …but recommencing imports will not be risk free


The European Commission published a regulation repealing anti dumping measures on certain iron a..

King optimises service


King SpA has continued to optimise the service it provides customers by introducing an automatic..

ORBIT takes the next step


ORBIT International Corporation Limited has taken the next step in its development by adding a n..

What’s going on with EU anti-dumping on Chinese fasteners?


Following the publication of a further critical set of rulings by the WTO Appellate Body in January,..

Böllhoff boosts European presence with Unifast acquisition


Böllhoff Group has successfully completed the acquisition of Unifast Srl, an Italian manufacture..

SFS announces new CEO


Jens Breu succeeded Heinrich Spoerry on 1st January 2016 as CEO of SFS Group AG, in a succession tha..

K&K expands into the USA


Keller & Kalmbach GmbH (K&K) has bought Infinity Fasteners Inc, based in Kansas, USA, pr..

Bossard reports record 2015 sales


Despite the appreciation of the Swiss Franc Bossard Group increased 2015 sales by 6.2% to CHF 65..

Würth Group sales top 11 billion euros


Based on its preliminary financial statement Würth Group reported 2015 sales of 11.05 billion eu..

ITW to acquire ZF EF&C


Illinois Tool Works Inc. announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the Eng..

WTO publishes findings on fastener anti-dumping appeal


On 18th January the WTO published the determinations of the Appellate Body formed to consider an..

RCF: Made in the UK


RCF Bolt & Nut Co (Tipton) Limited has recently invested in a new forging machine to keep up..

Norm adds GEOMET® to its in-house coating range


Since October 2015 Norm Group company Uysal Makina has been able to apply GEOMET® coating under ..

HEICO receives Top 100 award


At a prestigious Top 100 awards ceremony held in Essen, Germany, HEICO Befestigungstechnik GmbH ..

Bossard invests in Illerrieden


The Bossard Group will invest 14 million euros to build a modern warehouse at its German locatio..

Trifast acquisition extends presence into German market


Trifast Plc has announced that it has acquired Kuhlmann Befestigungselemente GmbH & Co KG fo..

Montrose Group makes asset purchase


The Montrose Group, headquartered in High Wycombe, UK, has announced the acquisition of the tr..

Bulten nine months sales up 13%


Bulten reported Quarter 3 sales of SEK 618 million (65.5 million euros) up 4.1% on the same peri..

Bossard Quarter 3 sales slightly stronger than first two


Bossard Group sales for the first nine months were CHF 498.4 million – up 5.9% year-on-year. Qua..

Bufab Q3 like for like sales static


Bufab Group reported third Quarter sales up 8% to SEK 577 million (61.5 million euros) but said ..

Bufab acquires Apex Stainless


On 27th November Bufab acquired Apex Stainless Holdings Limited (Apex Stainless) - a privately o..

World steel capacity utilisation continues to fall


The latest report from the World Steel Association shows the world steel capacity utilisation ra..

EU extends anti-dumping on Chinese wire rod


Following an expiry review the EU determined the continuation of anti-dumping measures applied t..

EU appeals against WTO compliance ruling


The European Union has given notice of appeal to the WTO in response to the compliance ..

Administrator closes historic UK fastener manufacturer


On 19th October PwC was appointed as administrator for sixteen Caparo Industries Group companies..

Trifast H1 pre-tax profit up 44%


Trifast Plc has issued a half year interim report showing pre-tax profit increased by 43.9% to G..

BeA UK increases warehouse capacity


BeA Fastening Systems Ltd, a UK manufacturer of fastening tools and consumables for the construc..

Brugola Michigan plant to contribute 20% of revenue


Egidio ‘Jody’ Brugola – who became president of the company following his father’s death in Febr..

Pentair to buy ERICO


Pentair Plc has announced it will pay US$1.8 billion (1.6 billion euros) in cash for ERICO Globa..

Optimas acquires UK fastener manufacturer


Optimas OE Solutions LLC has announced the acquisition of UK fastener and parts manufacturer Barton ..

Remnants of Preciturn purchased from bankruptcy


According to French media the Commercial Court in Le Puy-en-Velay accepted a bid from Auriol Fra..

Berkshire Hathaway to acquire Precision Castparts


Berkshire Hathaway, Warren E. Buffett’s investment company, has agreed the acquisition of Precis..

Screwfix reports strong growth


In a pre-close update Kingfisher Group reported half year sales for its Screwfix trade supply su..

Bufab first half sales grow 4%


Bufab Group released its interim report for the first half of 2015 showing net sales were up by ..

Currency drags on Bossard H1 results


Bossard Group reported continued growth in the first half of 2015, with sales increasing by 5.4%..

Nedschroef agrees to buy two Whitesell plants


Koninklijke Nedschroef Holdings B.V has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the assets of Whi..

Dokka Fasteners to close Michigan plant


On 28th August Dokka Fasteners Inc announced it will cease operations at its Auburn Hills, Michi..

TFC regenerates management for new growth phase


UK headquartered TFC has announced a regenerated senior management team led by existing managing..

Würth reports first half sales growth


Würth Group reported first half 2015 sales of 5.5 billion euros, reflecting growth of 8.7% on H1..

Garton acquires Boka Bolt Supplies


Boka Bolt Supplies, a well established UK distributor of fasteners and fixings, has been acquire..

Trifast acquisition extends presence into German market


Trifast PLC has announced that it has acquired Kulhmann Befestigungselemente GmbH & Co KG fo..

New editions of ISO 9000 and 9001 published in September


The first major revision of the world’s most used management standard, ISO 9001, is due for publ..

Nord-Lock Group acquires Boltight


Nord-Lock Group has acquired Boltight Limited, a hydraulic bolt tensioning company that is based..

Grainger to acquire UK’s Cromwell Group


W.W. Grainger Inc, North America’s leading broad line distributor of MRO products, has announced..

SFS and HECO enter strategic partnership


SFS and HECO have announced a strategic partnership, based on their complementary offerings, to ..

SFS reports solid H1 growth in local currency


Excluding currency effects SFS Group achieved organic sales growth of 6.1% in the first half of ..

Fontana and Bagla enter strategic partnership


Gruppo Fontana has signed a definitive agreement to enter a strategic partnership with Bagla Gro..

Great day for golf!


The 8th Heinz Storch Memorial Fastbolt Golf Day, taking place at the stunning Mentmo..

Onwards for Victory


UK-based Victory Fasteners Ltd has doubled its headquarters after just two and a half years in b..

Rapid expansion for GWR


GWR Fasteners Limited, a UK manufacturer of special fasteners and distributor of precision compo..

New MD and restructuring at FSL Aerospace


FSL Aerospace Ltd has announced that Carly Prickett has taken over as managing director from her..

Hilgers joins Bossard executive committee


Bossard Group recently announced that Frank Hilgers has joined its executive committee – taking ..

ATP opens new production facility


In June ATP Graphics, part of the ATP Group, held an opening ceremony for its new production pla..

bigHead® invests in the future


bigHead® Bonding Fasteners Ltd has moved to a new, state of the art, factory in Verwood, UK, whi..

SFS unimarket recognised by Georg Fischer


Georg Fischer Machining Solutions has named SFS unimarket AG as one of its best supplier partner..

Nedschroef plants obtain aerospace certification


Six Nedschroef plants, along with Nedschroef Aviation Fasteners GmbH, have passed audit and rece..

Whitesell returns assets to administrator


Saarbrücker Zeitung reports that US equity investor Whitesell has agreed to transfer the ownersh..

Modern data centre for the Würth Group


On 10th June 2015, the Würth Group inaugurated the Group’s new data centre in Niedernhall, Germa..

Growermetal enters into partnership with Nord-Lock Group


Growermetal Srl and Nord-Lock Group have entered into a strategic production and technical devel..

New concerns over Bay Bridge rods


The San Francisco Chronicle reports that microscopic cracks have been discovered on some of the ..

NORMA sales up in first Quarter


NORMA Group SE has started the 2015 financial year with positive momentum – increasing sales and..

Cheesegrater bolt replacements to cost GB£6 million


Severfield PLC, the structural steel contractor for the Leadenhall Building project, has include..

Hilti reports continued growth in first four months


In the first four months of 2015, the Hilti Group continued its growth path with sales in local ..

Trifast announces record sales year and new CEO


Reporting record full year results Trifast Plc also announced that Jim Barker will step down as ..

Continued strong Bulten growth


Bulten reported 22.7% sales growth for the first quarter of 2015 compared with Q1 2014, but said..

New Circumvention cases reported


Shortly before the European Commission issued the Regulation extending anti-dumping duties on st..

EU extends anti-dumping duties on Chinese fasteners


On the 27th March the European Commission published Implementing Regulation EU 2015/519 extendin..

Würth exceeds 10 billion euros annual sales for first time


The Würth Group generated annual sales of more than 10 billion euros for the first time, wi..

Anixter Fasteners to be sold for US$380 million


Anixter International Inc announced it has entered a definitive agreement to sell its OEM Supply..

Leadenhall failures confirmed as hydrogen embrittlement


Last autumn two ‘megabolts’ fractured in the structure of newly constructed 122 Leadenhall Stree..

US to apply anti-dumping tariffs to Chinese wire rod


The United States International Trade Commission determined that a US industry is materially inj..

Further acquisitions for Bossard


Bossard Group has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Aero-Space Southwest, a US ..

Global fastener demand to reach US$93.8 billion in 2018


Worldwide demand for industrial fasteners is forecast to climb 5.4% annually through 2018 to US$..

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