Sherex Fastening Solutions LLC, a global leader in engineered fasteners, tooling, and automation, has opened its first office in Europe.
Sherex says the office, located in Burnley, England, responds to the demands of current customers and will help further expand Sherex’s fastening solutions into the European and Middle Eastern markets.
“The UK facility will provide design and technical support and be our sales and distribution centre for the UK and Europe, where we will continue to work even more closely with our long-term partner Dejond N.V in Belgium,” said Michael Carbine, managing director at Sherex. “We are thrilled to further expand our global footprint.”
In addition to its new UK office, Sherex has four established facilities in North America and Taiwan, including manufacturing capabilities.
In 2004, the company had only one office located in western New York. “We’re proud of our growth,” said Adam Pratt, president at Sherex. “By having offices in the UK, United States, and Mexico, and manufacturing in Taiwan and Akron, Ohio, we’re globally positioned to quickly react to our customer requirements for global support.”
Sherex Fastening Solutions manufactures fasteners for thin sheet material applications in steel, aluminium, and composite materials. Sherex products include rivet nuts, clinch nuts, inserts for composite, stud and nut plates, and through the acquisition of Disc-Lock®, wedge-locking washers and nuts.
Sherex has grown to 200 employees and services a wide range of industries, including automotive, general manufacturing, energy, agricultural, and aerospace.
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