FASTENER INDUSTRY NEWS
Bufab Group, through its subsidiary Montrose Holdings Ltd, has acquired 100% of the shares in th..
PennEngineering® has announced the acquisition of Whitesell® Formed Components – with operations..
SFS will invest US$35 million (€30.7 million) in China over the next two years as part of its ex..
Trifast Plc has announced preliminary results for the year ending 31st March 2017 showing underl..
In February 1977 George van Gool set up Stafa Group – a company specialising in fastening compon..
The European Fastener Distributor Association (EFDA) has published ‘Securing the Future’ a sixte..
Based in Rolo, Italy, Vipa SpA already distributes about 30% of its extensive range of fasteners..
Bufab Group reported six months interim results, showing year to date sales rose by 11%, with or..
The 10th Heinz Storch Memorial Fastbolt Golf Day, which took place on Friday 16th June at Aspley..
Following the successful launch of ARK branded products in May, Rivco officially opened its refu..
The British & Irish Association of Fastener Distributors welcomed a record number of members..
Bossard Group reported net income for the first half 2017 at a record CHF 45.3 million, an impre..
Bulten announced sales for Quarter 2 2017 at SEK 708 million, an increase of 3% on the same quar..
In a pre-closed period trading update Trifast Plc reported: “Trading performance across the busi..
The Crown Nail Company Ltd has resurfaced under the Alfred Kennedy Trading umbrella that also ow..
German automotive parts cold forming experts ESKA Group has brought a new SACMA SP570C WF150 war..
Koninklijke Nedschroef Holding BV, one of the world’s largest fasteners manufacturers, has signe..
Würth Industry North America (WINA) reported first quarter 2017 sales at US$179.2 million (€164...
Bulten AB reported net sales for the first quarter 2017 at SEK 778 million (€80.8 million), an i..
The Sika success story continued in 2016, with another record year. In local currencies, sales i..
PennEngineering is celebrating 75 years in 2017 as a global leader in innovative fastening techn..
Bufab Group has reported that net sales for Quarter One 2017 increased 13% on the same quarter 2..
Stanley Black & Decker reported Engineered Fastening sales for the first quarter 2017 increa..
Ferroforma opened in Halls one and three at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre on 6th June, alongside ..
Spiralspecialisten AB, a subsidiary of the Lesjöfors Group, has acquired the spring operations o..
The SFS Group AGM celebrated a successful 2016 financial year, consequently approving an increas..
As its president, Anders Karlsson reminded his seminar audience at Fastener Fair Stuttgart: “EIF..
DELO Industrial Adhesives reported strong growth in its year to 31st March 2017. Sales rose to €..
The British & Irish Association of Fastener Distributors welcomed a record number of members..
The Bossard Group made a strong start to the 2017 fiscal year: First quarter sales grew by 16.1%..
A UK family-owned and run business, A. Perry has invested GB£3.5 million (€4.1 million) in a new..
NORMA Group has signed a purchase agreement to acquire 80% of the shares in Fengfan Fastener (Sh..
Rivit Srl, a leading Italian company specialising in the supply of fastening systems and assembl..
Following the retirement of Martin Millicheap last year, Masons Fasteners Ltd has promoted Paul ..
Bulten AB and North American fastener supplier Ramco Specialties Inc have signed an agreement to..
Titanox Fastening Technologies has successfully completed the acquisition of Turkish fastening d..
Groundbreaking for Dresselhaus’ €25 million investment in a 60,000 pallet logistics centre is sc..
Hilti has announced changes to the Martin Hilti Family Trust and the board of directors of Hilti..
Bulten AB reported full year 2016 sales at SEK 2.676 billion, down 0.6% on 2015. Operating earni..
SFS Group has reported solid sales growth and a substantial improvement in profitability. G..
Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2017 was a great success and on the final day of the show the editorial ..
The 7th Fastener Fair Stuttgart, the International Exhibition for the Fastener and Fixing Indust..
LISI Group reported 2016 sales at €1.57 billion up 7.8% on 2015. The results include a €45 milli..
Arconic reported a 2016 net loss of US$900 million (€849 million) on total revenue of US$12.4 bi..
NORMA Group reported 2016 sales increasing by 0.6% to €894.9 million, based on preliminary and u..
British Steel has announced the appointment of Peter Bernscher as the company’s new chief execut..
On 25th January the EU General Court rejected an appeal from Internacional de Productos Metálico..
On 16th February 2017 Trifast Plc issued an unaudited Quarter 3 trading update, reporting contin..
Bufab Group reported 2016 net sales at SEK 2.847 billion (€299 million), an increase of 16% on 2..
Taiwan’s largest steel maker, China Steel Corporation, announced across grade increases in domes..
NORMA Group is expanding its test laboratories in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. I..
From 1st January 2017 Bulten has strengthened its group management, and established a new global..
Following China’s return from its New Year holiday there were expectations that raw material cos..
On 1st December NORMA Group successfully completed the acquisition of the Autoline business from..
Arconic has entered into two agreements to supply Airbus with 3D printed metal parts for the aer..
The former W+O Solid Riveting has been integrated into the GESIPA Group as the new business unit..
The acquisition of Tegra Medical announced on 14th November 2016 was completed on 30th November ..
The European Commission published notice 2017/C 5/02 in the EU Official Journal on Saturday 7th ..
In November BFC Tibbetts announced the acquisition of Electra Engineering Services (Midlands) Lt..
The US$15.7 billion (€14.8 billion) valuation of the European fastener demand comes from a media..
This report featured in the January issue of Fastener + Fixing Magazine and the information..
This special report was published in the January issue of Fastener + Fixing Magazine and the inf..
NORMA Group, a global market leader in engineered joining technology, acquired Lifial – Indústri..
Another service INDEX Fixing Systems can offer is its INDEX Space Studio, which is a personal se..
On 12th January the Indonesia government announced it would ease its ban imposed on nickel ore e..
According to its preliminary financial statement for 2016 Würth Group achieved global sales of €..
Bossard Group sales for 2016 rose 5.9% to a record CHF 695.0 million (c EUR 647.5m), demonstrati..
For the 2017 Fastener Fair Stuttgart show Fastener + Fixing Magazine is pleased to announce that..
Marcopol Sp z.o.o is now capable of fulfilling higher levels of orders in a timely manner thanks..
Francis Kirk Group has expanded its geographical reach with the appointment of a distribution pa..
Clevtec’s new 15,000 square foot (approximately 1,393m2) warehouse is now fully operational. The..
On 13th December the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper)* agreed the EU Council's nego..
On 12th December China notified the WTO Secretariat that it had requested consultations with the..
Atlas Copco Bolt Tightening Solutions has underlined its commitment to the energy sector by open..
In October thirty managers from members of the BIAFD visited the British Steel Wire Rod Mill in ..
At the British & Irish Association of Fastener Distributors’ (BIAFD) autumn meeting, members..
Bufab has acquired 100 per cent of the shares in Montrose Holdings Ltd, "Montrose". Montrose is ..
2016 has been a year of celebration for Lueg-Stanztechnik e.K as it celebrates its 50th annivers..
Pühl GmbH & Co KG is currently implementing a completely integrated ERP system as part of it..
Bossard Group has announced it is further expanding its presence into the north-eastof the ..
Bufab Group reported net sales for 2016 Quarter 3at SEK 668 million – up 16% on the same quarter..
The Hilti Group is expanding its product portfolio and is gaining access to new markets with the..
ITW has reported its AutomotiveOEM segment revenue, which includes fasteners, has grown 25%to US..
Bulten reported Quarter 3 2016 sales of SEK 601 million down 2.7% on the same quarter 2015 (SEK ..
The European Commission has published its proposal for a new method of calculating dumping on im..
Francis Kirk Group has upgraded the manufacturing production of its all-metal self-locking nut b..
Trifast plc has reported Group revenue for the six months to 30th September 2016 at GB£89.7 mill..
NORMA Group reported sales for the first nine months of 2016 rose by 1.0% to 679.4 million euros..
PennEngineering® has agreed to acquire Heyco® Products Inc on undisclosed terms. No changes are ..
Rodolpho Georg Filho, previously general manager at fastener manufacturer Flecha Indústria e Com..
Baker & Finnemore Ltd has announced that it has just gained approval to move forward with th..
Monomoy Capital Partners has announced that it has completed the sale of ContMid Holdings Inc (C..
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 Group announced this morning that is further expanding its presence into the North East ..
Here, Paul Lower, chief executive at Apex Stainless Fasteners Ltd, gives his take on stainless s..
The Grainger board nominated Donald G Macpherson, currently chief operating officer, to replace ..
Bulten AB, through its joint venture in Russia, has signed another contract to supply fasteners ..
The South African Fastener Manufacturers Association (SAFMA) has allowed anti–dumping measures o..
Würth Group’s sales volume grew by 8.6% year-on-year in the first half of 2016 to €5.9 billion. ..
Bufab Group reported Quarter Two 2016 sales rising 15% to SEK 762 million, taking six months net..
Fastener Fair Italy opened today at the MiCo - Milano Congressi – the latest in the series of in..
SFS Group increased its total sales in the first half of 2016 H1 by 2.7% to CHF 688.8 million (€..
Nord-Lock Group has acquired 100% of the Expander Group from owner Roger Svensson. The Expander ..
NORMA Group posted solid growth in the first half of its current fiscal year 2016 as sales rose ..
Bossard Group has reported 2016 first half sales at CHF 343.6 million (€315.4 million), up 2.1% ..
The Hilti Group is expanding its product portfolio and is gaining access to new markets with the..
Bulten has taken further steps towards its aim of becoming the industry's most cost-efficient pr..
The first working day for sales representative Itziar Abal, joining Würth Spain, came with a sp..
Henkel AG & Co KG aA, has opened a new composite test centre in Heidelberg, Germany, where a..
FSL Aerospace Ltd, a supplier of fastenings, fixings and associated components for the aerospace..
NORM Civata, the leading company of the NORM Group, recently received a third placed award ..
The new administration building of Adolf Würth GmbH & Co KG, which provides workspace for 58..
Between 2015 and 2016 Ambrovit SpA doubled its automated warehouse storage capacity to 44,000 pa..
Francis Kirk Group has announced the opening of its Iranian and Middle Eastern office in partner..
The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) has banned the import of certain stainl..
Now as a wholly owned subsidiary of Aero Products Invest GmbH, previously AMG Intellifast GmbH i..
Bulten AB recently announced it has decided to invest €6 million in a new plating line at its Po..
Lesjöfors AB has acquired the John While Group Inc, a Singaporean-based spring company with subs..
On 15th June the European Commission confirmed approval under the EU Merger Regulation for the a..
Trifast Plc's preliminary report for the financial year to March 2016 shows group revenue up 6.8..
NORMA Group SE entered into an exclusive agreement to acquire all assets of the Autoline busines..
According to Chinese state media agency Xinhua, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) announced..
On 3rd June the European Union required fastener companies to obtain a prior licence to import a..
The 9th Heinz Storch Memorial Fastbolt Golf Day, which took place on Friday 17th June at its new..
The British and Irish Association of Fastener Distributors once again demonstrated its commitmen..
ARMA CLAMPS & CLIPS, a growing Turkish manufacturer of clamps, clips and special fasteners, ..
Following the long-term strategy to systematically enlarge the product range Fastbolt GmbH, base..
As part of a restructuring of its international holdings Sundram Fasteners Ltd (TVS Group) has d..
SFS Group will reintroduce normal weekly working hours on 1st July 2016 as it continues to roll ..
NORMA Group SE reported that sales for Quarter One 2016 increased 2.3% to 226.6 million euros. O..
Bulten reported Quarter One sales of SEK 715 million (approximately 78 million euros) up 0.3% on..
In the fiscal year ending 31st March 2016, DELO Industrial Adhesives generated 80 million euros,..
Somerset-based CRC Industries UK Ltd (CRC UK) has announced the acquisition of industrial lubric..
From 31st May many steel and some stainless steel fasteners will require a licence before they c..
AF Fasteners Limited is inviting everybody involved in the fastener industry to attend its first..
Bossard Group reported that Quarter One 2016 sales were up by 0.9% over the same quarter in 2015..
Fastener distributors are just beginning to work out how to comply with the EU’s wide-ranging pr..
The European Commission issued notice of the impending expiry of the anti-dumping measures on ce..
The European Commission has introduced a “prior-surveillance” system on many steel products incl..
On 4th March 2016 Optimas OE Solutions LLC announced the appointment of Anesa Chaibi as chief ex..
Tata Steel UK Limited today announced the signing of an agreement to sell its Long Products Euro..
The European Fastener Distributors Association (EFDA) has issued a statement in response to the ..
A plethora of fastener manufacturing technology was on display at the 15th edition of wire® – th..
Virtually out of the blue, the European Commission repealed the high anti-dumping duties on cert..
Illinois Tool Works Inc (ITW) has announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquir..
Bontempi Group has announced the startup of a new company, named FRAM Srl, which will manufactur..
Based in Reinach, Switzerland, Hatebur Umformmaschinen AG is joining forces with Carlo Salvi fro..
SFS Group reported consolidated sales for 2015 of CHF 1.376 billion (approximately 1.25 billion ..
Bufab Group has acquired 100% of the shares in the privately owned company Magnetfabriken AB in ..
Bulten AB has reported that it achieved 11.6% sales growth in 2015 – with net sales reaching SEK..
Alcoa has announced the name, logo and tagline of its future value-add company: Arconic. Innovat..
The Montrose Group, headquartered in High Wycombe, UK, has announced the acquisition of the trad..
Turkish-based Norm Group recently inaugurated its new logistics centre in the Izmir Atatürk Orga..
Following Platform Speciality Product Corporation’s acquisition of Alent Plc, MacDermid Performa..
Arnold Schefer, who founded Mungo Befestigungstechnik Ltd in 1968, has sold the Swiss fixings ma..
Indutrade AB has signed an agreement to acquire all of the shares in PECO Select Fasteners B.V, ..
The European Industrial Fastener Institute, which represents European fastener manufacturers, issu..
The Oxford Steel Nail Company (OSN) has announced Claessons Trätjära AB, based in Göteborg, Swed..
Andrew Lowrie, sales and marketing director at Hexstone Limited, will be retiring at the end of ..
The European Commission published a regulation repealing anti dumping measures on certain iron a..
King SpA has continued to optimise the service it provides customers by introducing an automatic..
ORBIT International Corporation Limited has taken the next step in its development by adding a n..
Following the publication of a further critical set of rulings by the WTO Appellate Body in January,..
Böllhoff Group has successfully completed the acquisition of Unifast Srl, an Italian manufacture..
Jens Breu succeeded Heinrich Spoerry on 1st January 2016 as CEO of SFS Group AG, in a succession tha..
Keller & Kalmbach GmbH (K&K) has bought Infinity Fasteners Inc, based in Kansas, USA, pr..
Despite the appreciation of the Swiss Franc Bossard Group increased 2015 sales by 6.2% to CHF 65..
Based on its preliminary financial statement Würth Group reported 2015 sales of 11.05 billion eu..
Illinois Tool Works Inc. announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the Eng..
On 18th January the WTO published the determinations of the Appellate Body formed to consider an..
RCF Bolt & Nut Co (Tipton) Limited has recently invested in a new forging machine to keep up..
Since October 2015 Norm Group company Uysal Makina has been able to apply GEOMET® coating under ..
At a prestigious Top 100 awards ceremony held in Essen, Germany, HEICO Befestigungstechnik GmbH ..
The Bossard Group will invest 14 million euros to build a modern warehouse at its German locatio..
Trifast Plc has announced that it has acquired Kuhlmann Befestigungselemente GmbH & Co KG fo..
The Montrose Group, headquartered in High Wycombe, UK, has announced the acquisition of the tr..
Bulten reported Quarter 3 sales of SEK 618 million (65.5 million euros) up 4.1% on the same peri..
Bossard Group sales for the first nine months were CHF 498.4 million – up 5.9% year-on-year. Qua..
Bufab Group reported third Quarter sales up 8% to SEK 577 million (61.5 million euros) but said ..
On 27th November Bufab acquired Apex Stainless Holdings Limited (Apex Stainless) - a privately o..
The latest report from the World Steel Association shows the world steel capacity utilisation ra..
Following an expiry review the EU determined the continuation of anti-dumping measures applied t..
The European Union has given notice of appeal to the WTO in response to the compliance ..
On 19th October PwC was appointed as administrator for sixteen Caparo Industries Group companies..
Trifast Plc has issued a half year interim report showing pre-tax profit increased by 43.9% to G..
BeA Fastening Systems Ltd, a UK manufacturer of fastening tools and consumables for the construc..
Egidio ‘Jody’ Brugola – who became president of the company following his father’s death in Febr..
Pentair Plc has announced it will pay US$1.8 billion (1.6 billion euros) in cash for ERICO Globa..
Optimas OE Solutions LLC has announced the acquisition of UK fastener and parts manufacturer Barton ..
According to French media the Commercial Court in Le Puy-en-Velay accepted a bid from Auriol Fra..
Berkshire Hathaway, Warren E. Buffett’s investment company, has agreed the acquisition of Precis..
In a pre-close update Kingfisher Group reported half year sales for its Screwfix trade supply su..
Bufab Group released its interim report for the first half of 2015 showing net sales were up by ..
Bossard Group reported continued growth in the first half of 2015, with sales increasing by 5.4%..
Koninklijke Nedschroef Holdings B.V has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the assets of Whi..
On 28th August Dokka Fasteners Inc announced it will cease operations at its Auburn Hills, Michi..
UK headquartered TFC has announced a regenerated senior management team led by existing managing..
Würth Group reported first half 2015 sales of 5.5 billion euros, reflecting growth of 8.7% on H1..
Boka Bolt Supplies, a well established UK distributor of fasteners and fixings, has been acquire..
Trifast PLC has announced that it has acquired Kulhmann Befestigungselemente GmbH & Co KG fo..
The first major revision of the world’s most used management standard, ISO 9001, is due for publ..
Nord-Lock Group has acquired Boltight Limited, a hydraulic bolt tensioning company that is based..
W.W. Grainger Inc, North America’s leading broad line distributor of MRO products, has announced..
SFS and HECO have announced a strategic partnership, based on their complementary offerings, to ..
Excluding currency effects SFS Group achieved organic sales growth of 6.1% in the first half of ..
Gruppo Fontana has signed a definitive agreement to enter a strategic partnership with Bagla Gro..
The 8th Heinz Storch Memorial Fastbolt Golf Day, taking place at the stunning Mentmo..
UK-based Victory Fasteners Ltd has doubled its headquarters after just two and a half years in b..
GWR Fasteners Limited, a UK manufacturer of special fasteners and distributor of precision compo..
FSL Aerospace Ltd has announced that Carly Prickett has taken over as managing director from her..
Bossard Group recently announced that Frank Hilgers has joined its executive committee – taking ..
In June ATP Graphics, part of the ATP Group, held an opening ceremony for its new production pla..
bigHead® Bonding Fasteners Ltd has moved to a new, state of the art, factory in Verwood, UK, whi..
Georg Fischer Machining Solutions has named SFS unimarket AG as one of its best supplier partner..
Six Nedschroef plants, along with Nedschroef Aviation Fasteners GmbH, have passed audit and rece..
Saarbrücker Zeitung reports that US equity investor Whitesell has agreed to transfer the ownersh..
On 10th June 2015, the Würth Group inaugurated the Group’s new data centre in Niedernhall, Germa..
Growermetal Srl and Nord-Lock Group have entered into a strategic production and technical devel..
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that microscopic cracks have been discovered on some of the ..
NORMA Group SE has started the 2015 financial year with positive momentum – increasing sales and..
Severfield PLC, the structural steel contractor for the Leadenhall Building project, has include..
In the first four months of 2015, the Hilti Group continued its growth path with sales in local ..
Reporting record full year results Trifast Plc also announced that Jim Barker will step down as ..
Bulten reported 22.7% sales growth for the first quarter of 2015 compared with Q1 2014, but said..
Shortly before the European Commission issued the Regulation extending anti-dumping duties on st..
On the 27th March the European Commission published Implementing Regulation EU 2015/519 extendin..
The Würth Group generated annual sales of more than 10 billion euros for the first time, wi..
Anixter International Inc announced it has entered a definitive agreement to sell its OEM Supply..
Last autumn two ‘megabolts’ fractured in the structure of newly constructed 122 Leadenhall Stree..
The United States International Trade Commission determined that a US industry is materially inj..
Bossard Group has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Aero-Space Southwest, a US ..
Worldwide demand for industrial fasteners is forecast to climb 5.4% annually through 2018 to US$..
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