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A man of influence


Mustafa Tecdelioğlu is chairman of the second largest fastener production group in Turkey, as we..

Far from being the norm


A day spent in the NORM Group, says Executive Editor Phil Matten, is a potent reminder that far ..

BRALO: The quality in rivets


Established in 1980, BRALO has spent the last three decades establishing itself as a leading man..

Optimas supplier network: A symbiotic partnership for continued customer satisfaction


As a leading global distributor of integrated supply chain solutions and engineering support for..

New UNIFIX Trade bags


The UNIFIX brand has a rich history in the fastener and fixing industry, servicing a wide variet..

Optimas Solutions supplies global pedigree with a local touch


The phrase ‘global supplier’ spurs thoughts of shipping containers travelling the world and larg..

Jean-Paul Amaro, managing director, UGIVIS


Established in the 1960s, UGIVIS is a leading manufacturer for drawn wires and fasteners in stai..

Rising to the challenge


As a distributor in today’s market it is not enough to simply supply a product, you need to be a..

NSSS continues major investments


Following the 8,000 square foot extension to its Birmingham headquarters last year, Non Standard..

The Art of Riveting Knowledge


It’s seven years since Steve Auld exchanged corporate life for ownership of a SME specialist fas..

Solving the fastener puzzle


Chaves Bilbao S.A, better known as Chavesbao, has established itself as a referen..

Secure bolting solutions


During a busy and productive Fastener Fair Stuttgart, Ola Ringdahl,CEO at Nord-Lock Group, sat d..

Lifetime Warranty from Nord-Lock Group


Nord-Lock Group has recently launched the Lifetime Warranty concept – a full lifecycle warranty ..

Cetin Civata continues to grow


Cetin Civata has started the construction of its fifth plant – to be located in Yalova, Turkey –..

Time to shine for WTI Fasteners


For almost 30 years WTI Fasteners has been one of the UK fastener industry’s best kept secrets, ..

Optimas: A partner in efficiency


In an ever-changing world, where globalisation and rapidly advancing technologies are driving co..

Still learning after 40 years – and proud of it


Geoff Budd joined TR Fastenings forty years ago, as a temporary packer. Within ten years he was ..

Ronald Baarslag, CEO at Fabory


Fasteners have been at the core of the Fabory business for seventy years. Ronald Baarslag talked..

REYHER - full-speed ahead in 2017


This year at REYHER all systems are set for growth. The logistics and warehousing, product range..

Transitioning to a global fastener supplier


After a recent significant investment in its machining capabilities, as well as the addition of ..

SARIV focuses on Industry 4.0


In such a changing and competitive environment, many companies are deciding to look at the oppor..

NOF METAL COATINGS EUROPE celebrates 40 years of innovation


Famous for its anti-corrosion coatings, NOF METAL COATINGS EUROPE has been innovating in the fie..

INDEX – a sign of things to come


Over the last 30 years INDEX Fixing Systems has become an expert in providing a wide range of gl..

Fixi launches new and improved web presence


Fixi Srl – an Italian company specialised in the production and distribution of mechanical faste..

British hose clips engineered to perform


Producing 30 million clips annually, JCS Hi-Torque Ltd is an established British manufacturer of..

The Evotion Project: GESIPA®’s way into the future


2016 has been a very exciting year for GESIPA®. Not only has the company undergone a period of g..

Lederer – powered by efficiency


With the ever growing demands of customers for quicker delivery and service, automated warehouse..

NORMA celebrates 10 years of moving forward


This year NORMA Group celebrates its 10th anniversary, after it was formed through the merger of..

Barton intent on punching above its weight


On 1st November 2015 Optimas Solutions acquired Barton Cold-Form; a strategic investment targete..

JCP: The ‘first name’ for technical knowledge


With construction fixings used in a variety of base materials and connections – including critic..

Delivering creativity and service


Founded in 1973 with the intent to commercialise rivets and screws, Rivit Srl has since created ..

Tecfi expands site and production processes


With production processes that include metal sheet stamping, plastic material injection, rubber ..

G&B Group: Total quality


Certified quality, experience, research and innovation. These are the keywords that G&B Grou..

Reliable, quality tooling


Established in 1954, A.M.E.A. Srl is a tooling manufacturer that is continuously expand..

100 years of technology


Mustad SpA is a screw manufacturer that since 1912 has continuously developed its produ..

Growermetal: Offering the entire production process in-house


Growermetal Srl specialises in the production of security, spring and flat washers, as ..

CSF – the expert in special fasteners


Here Marco Colombo, CEO at Colombo Special Fasteners, talks about what it takes to be a..

Nord–Lock SC–washers at Fastener Fair


Nord–Lock Srl, the Italian subsidiary of the Nord–Lock Group — a specialist in bolting sol..

The story of Friulsider


It was in 1966 in San Giovanni al Natisone that a group of entrepreneurs founded Friulsider..

This is our DNA


Established in 1953 Colombo Ezio Srl, a manufacturer of special and standard fasteners, is n..

Atotech: The industry’s approved choice


Atotech Italia Srl, the Italian division of the global specialist in the highly complex world of..

MITOS is investing for growth


Originally formed in 2012 as a sales company focused on screws and small metal parts, MITOS ..

Power and process control


In the induction heating systems field, CEIA SpA (Costruzioni Elettroniche Industriali Autom..

Thread rolling dies on display in Italy


HEROSLAM S.A.L will present its full range of thread rolling tools, including flat, cylindrical ..

Improving heading processes


Among a wide range of lubricants dedicated to the requirements of cold heading machinery, CONDAT..

SIPA – providing additional services


Founded in 1989 for the production of plates and angles for hardware, SIPA Srl has developed..

ARMA CLAMPS new production facility


ARMA CLAMPS & CLIPS will be presenting its full product portfolio, including DIN 3016–1 reta..

Ingramatic: Increasing capabilities


In addition to recently introducing a new machine frame base – which will enable it to conti..

INOX-VITI® – a reliable partner


Thanks to its technical knowledge and experience of cold forming, INOX-VITI® is able to prov..

SACMA to present latest innovations


SACMA Group will present all of its latest innovations and machines on its stand at Fastener Fai..

Atlantic Man at you disposal


Created in 1982, Atlantic Man Srl is an Italian manufacturer of heavy-duty clamps and fastening ..

Innovative solutions for 100% inspection and selection


Dimac Srl states that its innovative machine range is able to respond to new challenges of 1..

Regg Inspection has a clear vision for inspection systems


Thanks to its highly skilled technical staff, Regg Inspection Srl is able to design and manu..

SPC-LAB: A new way for fastener inspection


Dimac Srl will be presenting the new generation of SPC-LAB – a first piece inspection mobile uni..

Mecavit sets production target


As a manufacturer of steel screws Mecavit Srl has set itself a target of producing 3,600 ton..

Specialinsert: Composites are the future


Specialinsert Srl prides itself on providing innovative fastening systems for every applicat..

Automotive lightweighting, multi-materials and disruptive technologies


“Lightweighting presented, and continues to present, a huge challenge for the automotive industr..

In-line with the market


Nestled in the side streets close to the shore of Lake Garlate, 50km north of Milan, is a fa..

Minsavit and Carlo Salvi: Synergic companies ‘Made in Italy’


Founded in 1981 by Ambrogio Sangiorgio, who decided to start working solo after working for ..

TECNOLOGIC 3® – growth and innovation


Innovation and environmental impact have always been at the heart of TECNOLOGIC 3® Srl’s strateg..

Improving the production process


Since 2000 Marposs Group has gone through a sustained period of investment, acquiring well s..

Together for the first time


Carlo Salvi SpA and Hatebur Umformmaschinen AG will exhibit together for the first time at the v..

Pre-applied coatings for the future


For almost 30 years now, TECNOLOGIC 3® has been producing and applying innovative products a..

VIPA operates worldwide


Operating since 1970, VIPA SpA has branches in Italy, China, France, Spain, Germany and the Czec..

Becoming National but staying SMART


At the beginning of 2016 National Machinery LLC took a controlling interest in SMART Machine..

FRAM sets sail


Named after the Norwegian expedition ship that, between 1893 and 1912, sailed further north ..

Thread rolling in Italy


Regg Rolling, a division of Regg Inspection Srl, will introduce its all new high-speed 2 die cyl..

Ambrovit: Investing in growth


Ambrovit SpA is an enterprise that’s strength lies in its continuous investment – enabling it to..

SACMA: Manufacturing with style


Located 15km north of Milan is a stylish, modern and market leading manufacturing operation ..

Vipa opens branch in China


A wide choice of thousands of quality products, highly sophisticated logistics operations for in..

Hexstone – strength in numbers


Here Keith Harrison, chief executive at Hexstone, explains how the Group – including Owlett-Jato..

Thinking one step ahead


Be it in car immobiliser systems, access units for chairlifts or time recording solutions for ma..

Apex: Still striving for new heights


Marking twenty-five years from its foundation was always going to make 2016 a significant year f..

Ensuring satisfied customers


Through the astute use of the latest equipment and technology, as well as a unrelenting commitme..

EFDA: The value of modern fastener distribution


The European Fastener Distributors Association is best known for working to achieve EU policies ..

European fastener market insight: Switzerland


Bossard Group By Peter Kammüller, COO, deputy general manager The Swiss engineering..

European fastener market insight: Germany


Keller & Kalmbach GmbH & Co KG Dr Florian Seidl, managing director If we h..

European fastener market insight: Poland


Marcopol Sp z.o.o Piotr Pierowicz, managing director The market of fasteners ..

Marcopol – a safe and reliable business partner


Marcopol is confident its brand is not only recognisable in Poland, but around the world. Its pr..

European fastener market insight: Spain


HEROSLAM S.A.L Alberto Gabika, managing director First of all we need to take int..

European fastener market insight: Belgium


pgb-Europe NV Luc Pennoit, owner pgb-Europe is a Belgian family owned wholesa..

European fastener market insight: Austria


Schmid Schrauben Hainfeld GmbH Andreas Gebert, managing directorThe Austrian f..

European fastener market insight: Italy


SACMA Group In order to analyse the Italian market situation in the last decade we..

Thomas Ehrhardt


President global automotive, STANLEY Engineered Fastening In 2013 the acquisition of..

European fastener market insight: France


ACTON SAS Philippe Purgy, managing director For many decades, stainless steel fast..

European fastener market insight: Finland


Sormat Oy Ismo Laitakari, managing director The last two years have witnessed a break..

European fastener market insight: Estonia


Baltic Bolt OÜ Roul Liidemann, managing director The Estonian market for fasteners is..

European fastener market insight: Turkey


NORM Group Fatih Uysal, chairman Fasteners is one of the sectors that has had an increasin..

Connected technologies and bolting experience


With over 30 years of providing effective bolt securing systems to the world, the Nord-Lock Grou..

European fastener market insight


As Fastener + Fixing Magazine reaches ‘one hundred’ we invited leading fastener businesses from ..

Making quality tools


RLS Tooling Ltd has manufactured thread rolling dies since 1989 and continually reinvests ..

Smith Bullough expands manufacturing


Based in Greater Manchester, Smith Bullough Ltd – a manufacturer of non-standard and speci..

GESIPA UK: Encouraging the next generation


Established as a UK subsidiary for the German GESIPA Group in 1972, GESIPA Blind Riveting ..

Bakfin pushes on


Established in 1850, Baker & Finnemore Ltd (Bakfin) has survived the test of time and gr..

The expansion and renovation of Non Standard Socket Screw


Non Standard Socket Screw Limited (NSSS), based in Birmingham and London, has announced th..

Supplying tools worldwide


Mayes & Warwick Ltd has been manufacturing in the UK since 1915 and, as the world has beco..

A. Perry celebrates threaded bar anniversary


A. Perry & Co (Hinges) Ltd is celebrating its 10th anniversary of being able to manufactur..

European quality control in China


Being able to ensure product quality from the middle of the Asian fastener manufacturing industr..

Providing the best parts


Established in 1979 Pressed Parts Company Ltd is a manufacturer of stainless steel, mild steel..

Quality made in the UK


Boltight solutions have been at the forefront of the hydraulic tensioning business for many year..

GripIt® Fixings: Made in the UK


Here Jordan Daykin, managing director at GripIt® Fixings, talks about the humble beginnings of t..

A very British manufacturer


With 95 years of experience, Jubilee® Clips Ltd has never been a company to pursue short-term tr..

NORMA UK – becoming a benchmark for the fastener industry


Over the last two years NORMA UK Ltd, a subsidiary of NORMA Group SE, has gone through a tra..

More than just the long and thin, short and thick


For over 60 years Achilles Seibert GmbH, based in Henstedt-Ulzburg, Germany – approximately 10km..

Bafa celebrates 70th anniversary


Bafa S.A is a French family business that specialises in supplying a wide range of fasteners and fix..

Fast, competent, Schriever


Based in Lüdenscheid, Germany, Hans Schriever GmbH & Co KG states that its screwed connectio..

A vision becomes reality


The world’s most advanced wire rod rolling mill starts production voestalpine Wire Techn..

A riveting performance from Owlett-Jaton


The UK’s leading supplier of fasteners and fixings to the distributor and merchant trade, Owlett..

Hot forging – up close and personal


On 10th November, Smith Bullough, slightly nervously staged its first open day for invited faste..

K Engineering rises from the ashes


At 3:30am on 3rd December 2014 Joint Managing Directors Ian Wilkinson and Ian (Billy) Harris of ..

January perspective: SACMA Group


A review and preview of the global fastener industry A wide cross section of global fasten..

January perspective: NORMA Group


A review and preview of the global fastener industry A wide cross section of global fastene..

January perspective: Hilti Group


A review and preview of the global fastener industry A wide cross section of global fastene..

January perspective: Nord-Lock Group


A review and preview of the global fastener industry A wide cross section of global fastene..

January perspective: Wagener & Simon WASI GmbH & Co KG


A review and preview of the global fastener industry A wide cross section of global fasten..

January perspective: Carlo Salvi SpA


A review and preview of the global fastener industry A wide cross section of global fastene..

January perspective: Hexstone Group


A review and preview of the global fastener industry A wide cross section of global fasten..

ACTON ready for action


ACTON SAS has been a specialist distributor of stainless steel fasteners for over 30 years. Here..

January perspective: Fastbolt GmbH


A review and preview of the global fastener industry A wide cross section of global fasten..

January perspective: NORM Group


A review and preview of the global fastener industry A wide cross section of global fasten..

January perspective: Grupo CELO


A review and preview of the global fastener industry A wide cross section of global fasten..

January perspective: F. REYHER Nchfg GmbH & Co KG


A review and preview of the global fastener industry A wide cross section of global fasten..

January perspective: National Machinery LLC


A review and preview of the global fastener industry A wide cross section of global fasten..

January perspective: Brighton-Best International


A review and preview of the global fastener industry A wide cross section of global fasten..

January perspective: Optimas OE Solutions


A review and preview of the global fastener industry A wide cross section of global fasten..

Repositioning brands for future growth


NORMA Group has experienced a sustained period of strategic acquisitions and growth, which has s..

Lueg looking forward to 2016


2016 promises to be an exciting year for Lueg-Stanztechnik e.K. Not only will the company celebr..

R+FK Schulte’s commanding portfolio


R+FK Schulte KG is a washer manufacturer that is taking on the challenge of becoming a ‘one stop..

SPAX: Quality ‘Made in Germany’


Since its market launch in 1967, SPAX – a chipboard screw with cross recess – has set benchmarks..

SWG Production – a reliable partner for timber engineering


A market leader in CLT system engineering products, SWG Schraubenwerk Gaisbach GmbH – a daughter..

Eurotec: Continuing to evolve


Founded in 1999, Eurotec GmbH is predominately known as an established distributor of innovative..

Bäcker – a specialist for plastic standard parts


Amongst the picturesque hills and valleys on the edge of the Sauerland, in the south eastern par..

ME-RIPP showcases Adolf Menschel’s capabilities


For more than 100 years Adolf Menschel Verbindungstechnik GmbH & Co KG – a business unit of ..

Watch out for GripIt®


In seven years GripIt® Fixings has grown from a simple idea of a 13 year old boy to a manufactur..

Barton acquisition – the backstory


Four months after its metamorphosis from an Anixter division to a standalone, independent busine..

Hot forging – up close and personal


On 10th November, Smith Bullough, slightly nervously staged its first open day for invited faste..

Ornit opens new European logistics centre


To ensure that it continues to meet the demand for its products, Ornit Blind Rivets has opened a..

GESIPA demonstrates its capabilities


GESIPA® Blind Riveting Group is a leading international company for blind rivet technology that ..

Keeping ahead of industry trends


As the parent company of its six well-established brands – Owlett-Jaton, JCP Fixings, Unifix, St..

BFC: New name, new global hub


At the beginning of June, BFC Tibbetts Group Company (BFC) moved to a brand new GB£1.5 million g..

Built on solid foundations


Based in the beautiful Neckar Valley in Germany, Peter Schröder GmbH has been a wholesaler of fa..

BIAFD demonstrates commitment to training


In June the British & Irish Association of Fastener Distributors staged its first ‘Fastener ..

Adapting, compulsive optimism and… a charismatic frog


Face2Face with Ramón Ceravalls, CEO Grupo CELO Fulfilling a long-standing promise to ..

A decade of the Polish fastener market


This report is extracted from an article by Marek Łangalis, doctor of economic sciences and fast..

Eurotec is evolving


Since its foundation in 1999, Eurotec GmbH has gone through a vast transformatio..

Strong speaker line-up for EFDA conference


The European Fastener Distributors’ Association staged its fifth triennial conference in Berlin ..

A far from fishy tale


Few need reminding that the role of the fastener distributor is ever more complex, fast changing..

Sharing a confidence


It’s little more than two weeks since Anixter announced the impending sale of its OEM Supply – F..

Ambrovit: Investing in growth


Ambrovit SpA is an enterprise that strength lies in investing in technology and q..

Tradition - confirmation and an incentive for the future


Appropriately for the 150th anniversary of the company, the board of directors of Ferdinand Gros..



Definition: ‘Confidence in and reliance on the ability, character, strength and truthfulness of ..

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