Tension Control Bolts Ltd (TCB) states it is better placed than ever to meet demand, following significant investment in its production, warehousing and Quality Assurance Laboratory – with every aspect of the business geared up for increased demand from discerning customers globally.
Firstly, TCB’s new warehouse has created an additional 9,000 pallet spaces. There has also been major investment in a new purpose built QA laboratory at its UK headquarters in Wrexham, including the recruitment of technical engineering roles and the commissioning of updated test kits to carry out tensile strength tests under wedge, core hardness, pre-load and carburisation tests, which the company points out not only meets but also exceeds the mandatory European and British standards. As always there is also full traceability with 3.1 certification now having additional detail, providing the related assurance in a transparent and comprehensive manner.
With the investments in its new QA laboratory, TCB is inviting all customers to see the laboratory and capabilities first hand. Recent visitors include a project team from Laing O’Rourke who are building ‘The People Stadium’; the new home of Everton football club, with over 30,000 TCBs being supplied to that stadium alone.
“As well as the traditional core markets HRC and TCBs derived from – structural steel, highways and rail infrastructure – demand from the nuclear and wind energy sector is also up,” points out TCB. “In recent years we have also seen a surge in demand for specialist rail products. For many years TCBs have been installed in safety critical connections, connecting trains and carriage, mitigating against train derailment, with related niche applications including fixing bogey pins, drivers cabin, side panels, as well as carriage panel connections.”
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