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The difference between interior vehicle fasteners and exterior fasteners

July 30th, 2021 | Technical | Comments Off on The difference between interior vehicle fasteners and exterior fasteners

The world of automotive fasteners is a fascinating place with so many kinds, designs, types, and uses. The average car has a few thousand fastener units installed during production, which holds the vehicle together as well as provides easy de-installation if needed. However, there is a specific difference between the fasteners used in the interior […]

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Automotive Fasteners Used in Motorsport

July 12th, 2021 | Technical | Comments Off on Automotive Fasteners Used in Motorsport

Over the decades of motorsport, racing cars were always laboratories of four wheels that served to test and develop various components. If a specific part endured repeated torture on the track, it was good enough to use in everyday vehicles in mass production. Just like in civilian cars, fasteners are a small but essential part […]

How to maintain a supply of automotive fasteners to the aftermarket

June 22nd, 2021 | Technical | Comments Off on How to maintain a supply of automotive fasteners to the aftermarket

In the dynamic world of the car industry, a steady supply of parts and components is imperative. Without it, it would be impossible to maintain the desired production levels and keep up with demand and quality standards. Automotive fastener suppliers know that very well, and due to the sheer number of different items needed to […]

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Plastic Fastener Applications in the Automotive Industry

June 17th, 2021 | Technical | Comments Off on Plastic Fastener Applications in the Automotive Industry

Hidden from the spotlights of the industry, automotive fasteners are silent heroes, which hold practically every car part together. Even though the most common material in the fastener industry is metal, zinc, or brass, the number of items made of plastic is increasing as we speak, bringing numerous advantages to engineers and users. In this […]

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Types of Automotive Fasteners

June 2nd, 2021 | Technical | Comments Off on Types of Automotive Fasteners

When we think of automotive parts, we often visualise various engine components, bulky doors, or wheels. But the truth is that the average vehicle consists of over 30,000 small parts, most of which fall in the automotive fastener category. The fasteners are a generic term for all bits and pieces like bolts, nuts, screws, spacers, […]

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Industry 4.0 In Automotive Manufacturing

May 28th, 2021 | AFL Opinion | Comments Off on Industry 4.0 In Automotive Manufacturing

For over 200 years, the world as we know it has been shaped by industry. Ever since the First Industrial Revolution of the early 19th century, technology and scientific development have led humankind into the future, changing everything in the process. The 20th century saw several major technological leaps forward, impressive industry expansion, and a […]

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The lifecycle of an AFL supplied part

May 24th, 2021 | Uncategorised | Comments Off on The lifecycle of an AFL supplied part

AUTO-FASTENERS is highly specialised in the sourcing, supply and distribution of automotive fasteners and small parts. Our unique relationships with manufacturers spread across a globally connected network, enable OEM and 1st Tier customers to source a large number of ISO TS16949 approved parts made from high quality graded and certified raw materials. Following the journey […]

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What’s next for the automotive industry?

April 19th, 2021 | Uncategorised | Comments Off on What’s next for the automotive industry?

A look at some of the key drivers reshaping the Automotive supply chain.   Continued electrification As we begin to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic the world’s major automakers are ramping up their carbon commitments to meet Global zero emissions goals; whilst simultaneously trying to recover from the economic downturn. Entering into what is set […]

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Automotive Fasteners and the EV Revolution

March 3rd, 2021 | AFL Opinion | Comments Off on Automotive Fasteners and the EV Revolution

  Whilst Tesla may have kicked off the Electric Vehicle (EV) revolution, today every major automaker in the industry is involved and are announcing the addition of more and more EV’s to their ranges on what feels like a weekly basis. In addition to the car industry’s established heavy-hitters, new EV specialist manufacturers are also […]

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Auto Fasteners awarded supplier status with Ford

May 18th, 2018 | AFL News, Customer Case Studies | Comments Off on Auto Fasteners awarded supplier status with Ford

Auto Fasteners Ltd awarded supplier status with Ford Motor Company Auto Fasteners Ltd are proud to announce they have become an approved supplier to Ford Motor Company. The Managing Director of Auto Fasteners Ltd, Scott Simpson, founded the company back in 2007 and expresses his delight at the news………. “Ford has always been a customer […]

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Facil – Flexible Fastening Solutions

February 18th, 2018 | AFL News | Comments Off on Facil – Flexible Fastening Solutions

EME Outlook article on Facil featuring Auto Fasteners Ltd. Read the full article here: Click logo or go to https://readymag.com/u39449938/972474/

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Volvo Group Expand With Auto Fasteners Ltd

November 27th, 2017 | AFL News, Customer Case Studies | Comments Off on Volvo Group Expand With Auto Fasteners Ltd

Auto Fasteners are growing rapidly as both a production line and aftermarket supplier to the Volvo Group. We are now supplying twenty two of their sites world-wide including; Sweden, Belgium, Poland, France, Russia, Japan, Brazil and USA. Our bespoke fasteners and small parts are being supplied for a wide range of applications across many vehicles […]

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Auto-Fasteners Ltd – New Contract

July 21st, 2016 | AFL News, Customer Case Studies | Comments Off on Auto-Fasteners Ltd – New Contract

Auto Fasteners are delighted to extend our relationship with the Lear Corporation and in turn Jaguar Land Rover with a new contract. The contract is for the supply of specialist seat frame components for the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake X260 program, due to be launched in 2017. The components will be supplied by Auto-Fasteners to […]

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Auto-Fasteners New Contract – Lear Corporation

May 4th, 2016 | AFL News | Comments Off on Auto-Fasteners New Contract – Lear Corporation

The Lear Corporation are a renowned global leader in Automotive Seating & Electrical Systems. We are very proud to say, they are now also an Auto-Fasteners customer. Our new contract is to supply Lear with fasteners to be used in the seats of the new Audi R8 Spyder. This we hope is the start of […]

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New Contract – Autoliv

April 18th, 2016 | AFL News | Comments Off on New Contract – Autoliv

Auto Fasteners are delighted to have been awarded a new contract from Autoliv Autoliv are the world’s largest automotive safety supplier supplying products to all the leading car manufacturers in the world. This contract has yet again demonstrated Auto Fasteners 100% commitment to product quality and exceptional customer service. It further shows our ability to […]

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Auto-Fasteners – Now Supplying The Daimler Group

February 3rd, 2016 | AFL News, Customer Case Studies | Comments Off on Auto-Fasteners – Now Supplying The Daimler Group

Auto-Fasteners are delighted to announce that we have now been approved as direct suppliers to Daimler Trucks, part of the highly prestigious Daimler Group. The Daimler Group comprises Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans and Daimler Buses. Gottlieb Daimler is widely credited with being one of the founding fathers of the automotive industry. His legacy […]

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New Service – Rubber to Metal Mountings

January 29th, 2016 | AFL News, New Products | Comments Off on New Service – Rubber to Metal Mountings

Rubber to Metal Mountings Autofasteners are delighted to announce the availability of OEM bespoke rubber to metal mountings and bushes for both passenger cars and commercial vehicles. This covers a wide range of mounting and vibration isolation applications including drive train, steering, suspension, chassis, body and exhaust. Although generically known as ‘rubber to metal’ (or […]

Volvo Keep on Trucking with Auto-Fasteners

November 27th, 2015 | Customer Case Studies | Comments Off on Volvo Keep on Trucking with Auto-Fasteners

The Volvo Group is one of Auto-Fasteners longest standing and most prestigious customers. From an initial supply of aftermarket fasteners to just one part of the group, the relationship has now grown to a global supply position. Auto-Fasteners now supply bespoke fasteners to both the aftermarket and production lines of; Volvo Trucks, Volvo Bus, Volvo […]

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Commercial Vehicle Fasteners – Market Update

August 7th, 2015 | AFL News | Comments Off on Commercial Vehicle Fasteners – Market Update

Auto Fasteners Ltd are very closely associated with the OEM Commercial Vehicle manufacturing sector. We currently supply commercial vehicle fasteners to Scania, Volvo Trucks, Mack, Navistar and Renault Truck. The future of this hugely important automotive sector is being influenced by pressure for lower cost, reduced fuel consumption and more environmentally friendly vehicles. Auto Fasteners […]

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Navistar Choose Auto Fasteners Ltd

June 30th, 2015 | AFL News, Customer Case Studies | Comments Off on Navistar Choose Auto Fasteners Ltd

Auto Fasteners are delighted to have Navistar Inc. as a new and highly valued customer. We are proud to be supplying them from our Global Distribution Centre here in the UK to their locations in the USA. Based in Illinois North American, Navistar is a leading manufacturer of commercial trucks, buses, defence vehicles and engines. […]

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Automotive Metal Fasteners Update

June 25th, 2015 | AFL News, Technical | Comments Off on Automotive Metal Fasteners Update

Automotive Metal Fasteners Market Overview Due to the increasingly complex nature of vehicular designs, automotive metal fasteners assume an increasingly high importance to vehicle OEMs. Automotive metal fasteners are required to be stronger, lighter, more durable, easier to fit and often aesthetically pleasing. Automotive metal fasteners are now as much a bespoke designed component as […]

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New Warehouse Extension – Auto Fasteners Ltd

May 27th, 2015 | AFL News | Comments Off on New Warehouse Extension – Auto Fasteners Ltd

Auto Fasteners new warehouse extension is now fully operational. This substantial additional facility is supporting AFL’s ongoing growth and a number of recently awarded new Automotive OEM contracts for the supply of bespoke metal and plastic fasteners. The new warehouse extension already accommodates a wide range of customer stock ranging from volume storage in both AFL and […]

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Auto-Fasteners Ltd New Website

December 18th, 2014 | AFL News, AFL Opinion, Customer Case Studies, New Products, Technical | Comments Off on Auto-Fasteners Ltd New Website

Welcome to our new website. So much has happened here at Auto-Fasteners over the last few years we almost didn’t know where to start to write it. Our business has grown and changed a great deal and we hope this new web site reflects that. We are now supplying not only aftermarket fasteners to automotive […]

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    Auto-Fasteners Ltd (AFL) is a Tier 1 automotive supplier. We globally source, stock and distribute OEM and TS16949 quality fasteners, small parts and engineered components. We can satisfy OEM production line and aftermarket requirements for both car and commercial vehicles.

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    Global Distribution Centre
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