The UK has a proud history of fastener manufacturing with a core group of companies still ‘flying the flag’ as experts in delivering niche products and services to a global customer base. With the impact of a post BREXIT world to consider, we decided it was the perfect time for a trip around the UK to speak to these key manufacturers.
The Made in the UK feature starts with the Confederation of British Metalforming, the leading trade association for UK manufacturers in fasteners, forgings, sheet metal, pressings and cold rolling, explaining how it is tackling the fastener manufacturing skills gap. There are also articles on the UK divisions of leading global companies including: Barton Coldform, an Optimas company, and how it is now structured for growth; GESIPA UK demonstrates its excellence in threaded fasteners; SPIROL explains how it ensures strength and flexibility; and Arconic describes how it has positioned itself as a solutions provider.(…)