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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 I wanted to work with from the very beginning, and it has taken over 10 years of hard work and perseverance to finally achieve supplier status with one of the largest car manufacturers in the world. I still remember sending my first ever email to Ford back in 2007 from the corner of my bedroom, where I started the business. And now 11 years on, they are one of our prestigeous customers!”

Ford HQ in in Dearborn, Michigan, USAToday Ford is the 5th largest global automotive manufacturer and employs over 210,000 people worldwide in 90 plants and facilities. Headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, USA.

“Now that we are an approved supplier to Ford, this gives us the potential to offer our products and services on a global scale to Ford’s facilities across the world. On behalf of AFL, I am extremely proud of this achievement and very excited for a long-term cooperation.”

 Auto Fasteners will initially supply Ford’s European Parts Warehouse with aftermarket parts to service their dealerships throughout Europe.

www.auto-fasteners.com

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:

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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

Volvo Group delivery from Auto Fasteners Ltd

A typical daily shipment from Auto Fasteners to Volvo locations around the World

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 including; Volvo Trucks, Volvo Bus, Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Penta Marine, Volvo Powertrain, Renault Trucks, Terex and UD Trucks.

Volvo Trucks is the second-largest heavy-duty truck brand in the world. More than 95% of the trucks they build are over 16 tonnes. They sell and service vehicles in over 140 countries through 2300 dealerships and workshops. Auto Fasteners play an important role in ensuring Volvo’s reputation for service is maintained by the on time supply of high quality critical fasteners and small parts for both production and aftermarket use.

www.volvotrucks.com

The Volvo Truck Range on Tempelhof in Berlin – Courtesy of www.volvotrucks.com

The Volvo Group has relied increasingly on Auto Fasteners in recent years and our shared principles of creating customer value by providing exceptional quality and service are a key part of our growing relationship.

Auto Fasteners focus on supplying bespoke low and medium volume fasteners and small parts. This makes us a natural fit for the commercial vehicle industry for both production line and aftermarket supply. Our global sourcing from many of the world’s leading fastener and small parts manufacturers along with our stringent quality control processes is the ideal combination to meet the needs of this demanding sector.

All products supplied to the whole of the Volvo Group are routed through the Auto Fasteners Global Distribution Centre in UK for final inspection, stock holding, packaging and redistribution across the world. This ensures we meet both our own and Volvo’s stringent standards of zero defect quality and delivery performance.

www.auto-fasteners.com

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 Lear’s production plant in Slovakia for assembly into the new seats before being shipped back to JLR production plants in the UK.

Picture Taken From Auto-Express Magazine 4th May 2016

Picture Taken From Auto-Express Magazine 4th May 2016

It is anticipated that the new replacement for the current Jaguar XF Sportbrake will be launched at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show with vehicles going on sale shortly after.

The current XF Sportbrake has been a big success for JLR in what was previously a market sector they had not been strong in. With sleek styling and stunning good looks the XF Sportbrake has retained the Jaguar reputation for building highly desirable cars.

 

Diagram Showing Location of Specialist Parts

Diagram Showing Location of Specialist Parts

Automotive seats are now amongst the most sophisticated fixtures in a modern car. Balancing stylish good looks with driver comfort and safety requires highly specialised design and production skills.

Lear Corporation lead the world in these skills and they produce seats for every major vehicle manufacturer across the globe.

 

Auto-Fasteners are supplying Lear with bespoke components for other OEM platforms such as the new Audi R8 Spyder and others.

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The Lear Corporation Seating production plant in Voderady Slovakia opened in early 2016.

This investment in new larger facilities in Slovakia is to cater for the increased demand in Europe from Lear’s OEM customers. Auto Fasteners are very proud to be a part of their supply chain to deliver world class products.

 

 

Lear Factory Voderady

Lear Factory Voderady

For further information please contact:

Auto Fasteners Ltd
Global Distribution Centre
Holywell Business Park
Northfield Road
Southam
Warwickshire
CV47 0FP
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0) 1926 814600
Fax: +44 (0) 1926 813575
Email: enquiries@auto-fasteners.com
Web: www.auto-fasteners.com

Auto-Fasteners New Contract – Lear Corporation

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

Lear CorporationThe 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 many great things to come with Lear, who we see as one of the innovators in the automotive industry and with whom we share many common values.

The R8 Spyder will be produced at the Audi factory in Neckarsulm Germany and is one of Audi’s flagshipAudi R8 Spyder vehicles. With stunning performance and breathtakingly good looks, the R8 Spyder is due to hit the roads in autumn 2016.

The Lear Corporation will celebrate its 100th year anniversary in 2017, and now employs 135,000 people in 240 locations around 35 countries. Ranked #174 in the Fortune 500, global sales were over $18bn in 2015.

Lear SeatingThe name Lear is of course synonymous with automotive Seating, and they are one of the few fully integrated manufacturers of the entire vehicle seat. As a result they work with every major automaker throughout the world providing seating for everything from high volume to speciality applications.

Vehicle seating is a complex multifaceted product. Seats not only have to provide great usability, comfort, stylish good looks and durability, but they are an integral part of the vehicle interior design and an integral part of vehicle safety. Lear have been innovators in all these areas and today’s Lear seat designs are interlaced with developments in strength, weight saving, comfort, safety, fabric technology and of course increasingly inbuilt electric technologies and driver and passenger aids.

Lear are also one of the market leaders in automotive electrical architecture. They design and produce a Lear Electricalwide range of electrical and electronic components including complete vehicle electrical distribution systems. They are at the forefront of emerging electrical automotive technologies like wireless, external communications and hybrid systems.

As a global business, Lear have chosen to be at the vanguard of Diversity in their supply chain, not only to reflect the supply opportunities in the 35 countries within which they operate, but also to ensure that minorities, veteran owned and women owned businesses are given equal opportunity to supply.

However, none of this comes at the cost of compromise, and Lear demand the very highest levels of product quality and service from all their suppliers.

Auto-Fasteners has worked hard to ensure we meet the Lear Corporation’s highest standards and to develop what we anticipate will be a long term mutually beneficial relationship based on shared values, trust and core values.

For further information please contact:

Auto Fasteners Ltd
Global Distribution Centre
Holywell Business Park
Northfield Road
Southam
Warwickshire
CV47 0FP
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0) 1926 814600
Fax: +44 (0) 1926 813575
Email: enquiries@auto-fasteners.com
Web: www.auto-fasteners.com

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 AutolivAutoliv & Auto-Fasteners

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 meet the most stringent and demanding supply needs of leading World class automotive manufacturers like Autoliv.

This new six figure contract is, we believe, the start of a long term relationship with Autoliv which will see Auto Fasteners products being used in safety critical assemblies supplied to the World’s leading automotive brands.

Autoliv & Auto-Fasteners LtdWith global headquarters in Sweden, and operations in 27 countries, Autoliv produce in excess of 145 million seatbelts per annum and in the order of 140 million airbags.

They also produce a range of other safety related products such as steering wheels, passive safety electronics, active safety systems including radar, night vision and camera vision systems.

In order to win our new contract with Autoliv, Auto Fasteners have had to demonstrate the same obsession with quality as they themselves have. Autoliv’s pursuit of excellence, of zero defects, is a continuous improvement process part of which is developing a supply base capable of delivering flawless components of the absolute highest quality.

No stone was left unturned by Autoliv in the pursuit of ensuring Auto Fasteners meets their most rigorous standards.

Auto Fasteners global network of manufacturers all work to the highest automotive standards. They are routinely audited by Auto Fasteners and our international customer base of automotive OEMs and Tier 1s. Our global distribution centre in the UK is the hub from which all our products are distributed and where final quality checks are made to exacting customer specifications

Phone: +44 (0)1926 814600 or email: enquiries@auto-fasteners.com

www.auto-fasteners.com

 

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

Daimler Group LogoAuto-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 The Daimler Group is now the 3rd largest and most prestigious global automotive brand. Auto-Fasteners are truly proud to be associated with such an admired and highly respected company.

Detroit Diesel Corporation part ofDaimler GroupWe will initially be supplying the Detroit Diesel Corporation (now known as ‘Detroit’), which is Daimler Truck’s powertrain manufacturing facility in the USA. There they produce a wide range of truck engines, axles and transmissions for Daimler Truck North America.

The Detroit manufacturing plant covers 280,000 square meters employing a highly skilled team of Detroit Diesel Engine 2,200 people who manufacture more than 400 powerful and precisely engineered engines every single day.

Daimler Trucks North America has a number of prestigious brands as well as Detroit. These include Freightliner Trucks, SelecTrucks, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC), Thomas Built Buses and Western Star Trucks.

Daimler Trucks North America’s history with Daimler traces back to 1981, when the Freightliner Corporation was acquired. Access to the technological and financial strength of Daimler-Benz helped propel Freightliner to leadership of the North American heavy-duty truck market in little over a decade.

Daimler Trucks North America remains integral to the success of Daimler’s worldwide commercial vehicle strategy. Not only serving the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) truck market, one of the largest truck markets in the world. Daimler Trucks has also succeeded in further strengthening its position as the market leader in the USA. In the first ten months of 2015, its market share grew to approximately 40 percent (Class 6-8). They have recently decided to invest $475 million and to create a further 330 new jobs in Detroit.

Freightliner Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America brands are also sold in over 35 countries around the world and accounts for a significant portion of Daimler’s heavy- and medium-duty commercial vehicle unit sales and revenues.

Auto-Fasteners LtdAuto-Fasteners have been working tirelessly for many years to gain direct supply with the Daimler Group. We see our approval as testimony to our ongoing investment in quality and service, and our now considerable experience of meeting the specific needs of the global truck industry.

We hope to see our relationship with the Daimler Group expand over coming years as we continue to provide the innovative services now demanded by this world leading company.

www.auto-fasteners.com

New Service – Rubber to Metal Mountings

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

automotive rubber to metal mountingsRubber 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 visa versa), these mountings now include a wide range of modern synthetic rubbers and polyurethanes as an alternative option to rubber. The key advantage of ‘rubber to metal’ mountings is their ability to absorb and dampen energy being transmitted through a bushing which would otherwise transmit unwanted torque, noise and vibration through the vehicle. They allow component parts to move more freely than would a solid fixing, thereby reducing friction, shear and wear issues.

With the ever increasing attention being given to NVH (noise vibration and harshness) in vehicle design automotive rubber to metal mountingsand development, rubber to metal mountings have a key role to play in isolating and limiting noise transference. Rubber to metal mounts are known in the NVH world as ‘Passive Vibration Isolators’. Passive isolation has the benefit of operating in both directions, isolating and protecting components and structures both sides of the mount from each other’s movement and vibrations.

Rubber to metal mounts have been with us for a long time, and the introduction of them as vehicle engine mountings can be traced back to Chrysler in the 1920’s where they were branded as ‘Floating Power’ technology. Chrysler had developed them to reduce the amount of engine torque being transmitted to the chassis and they were first introduced onto a production vehicle in 1932, the Chrysler Plymouth.

automotive rubber to metal mountingsSince these early days rubber to metal bushes and mountings have become used in many automotive applications as varied as crankshaft vibration damping to seat mounting. Although often considered to be a ‘wear’ component, the latest designs and material developments in rubber to metal mounts are proving to be highly durable over the vehicle life. One of the most significant developments has been that of the bonding techniques used to fix the metal and rubber elements together. These developments have not only increased the durability of rubber to metal mounts but also allowed a wider range of substrates to be used including stainless steel, aluminium and zinc as well as numerous plastics.

Autofasteners are able to supply rubber to metal mountings in any volumes required to meet both serial production and aftermarket requirements. Our rubber to metal mounting suppliers meet all automotive OEM quality standards and additional pre-supply quality checks are made at our Global Distribution Centre in the UK prior to despatch in accordance with individual customer requirements.

www.auto-fasteners.com

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 works closely with our CV customers and our global supply chain to help meet these demands and this article covers some of the key issues.

Global Commercial Vehicle Production

The term commercial vehicles embraces three core areas: light commercial vehicles, heavy trucks and buses and coaches. Light commercial vehicles dominate volume at 81% of production with heavy trucks at 17% and buses and coaches just over 1%. Within this mix there are also a wide range of military vehicles.

There were approx. 22.2m* commercial vehicles produced globally in 2014 according to the OICA (The International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers**). These figures has been steadily growing from the 17.5m produced in the recessionary year 2008. Production is dominated by the USA with 7.4m vehicles produced in 2014. China, although some way behind at 3.8m is gaining ground steadily as unlike the USA production it was unaffected by the global recession. Japan, Canada and Mexico are following up in joint third place at around 1.5m each.

This healthy market place is providing an exciting number of challenges for the industry and its supply chains. Global pressure to reduce vehicle production costs, reduce fuel consumption and emissions and in turn overall transportation costs is considerable. The fastener industry works very closely with the OEM manufacturers to help them try to achieve these goals.

Trucks Go On a Diet***

Trucks Go On a DietWith ever increasing fuel prices and more environmental pressures for cleaner vehicles, the drive now is for lighter more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly commercial vehicles. CV manufacturers are responding not only with more efficient engine and transmission technologies, but by using lightweight materials such as aluminium, magnesium, plastics and composites. This has led to a change in the types of commercial vehicle fasteners and fixing methods used, and to an increase in the use of adhesives and chemical bonding.

However, many of these techniques have not been fully proven over the full working life of a CV, or in the harsh environment many CVs operate in. Manufacturers are also aware that CVs are used to carry a wide range of goods, some of which may react adversely with these bonding materials. Bonded materials also suffer from a lack of conductivity due to the glue layer. This means that metal commercial vehicle fasteners are still very much in use as they are a known entity for strength, durability, longevity and conductivity. Even so, the commercial vehicle fasteners industry still has to respond to these new pressures and materials, with some highly innovative solutions being developed.

Low weight materials typically require thinner joints and are more subject to deformation. These often require more innovative fastener solutions to increase the fastener footprint and avoid crushing these lightweight materials. Accordingly we are seeing a large rise in shouldered and large flanged bolts and pins. There is also an element of double bonding taking place with both adhesives and traditional fasteners being used together. This ensures the structural integrity of the joint and overcomes the issue of conductivity. One solution to overcome conductivity issues is to ‘drive’ stainless steel fasteners through the sheets simply to reintroduce electrical pathways. This application uses screws with large collars to spread load, a ‘pierce-point’ tip which eliminates the need for a pilot hole and twin thread geometry to reduce debris and speed up production. In order to reduce weight fewer, thinner fasteners of higher strength steels are being used particularly in these double bonding applications.

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One of Auto Fasteners customers Navistar of the USA has been working in conjunction with Caterpillar the construction equipment manufacturer. When Caterpillar launched its new line of on-highway trucks lightweight materials where clearly in evidence. The Cat CT660 truck features an aluminium cab and a composite hood which is riveted and bonded as opposed to the traditional welded steel of previous models. This gives a huge weight saving of some 110kg.

DSC_0147It’s worth remembering that many large commercial vehicles regularly exceed 600,000 miles in their first 5 or 6 years of life and many go one to million miles or more during their full life. This is many times more miles than the average passenger car. Many commercial vehicles also operate fully laden for large parts of their life, and some operate on rough road conditions, in harsh working environments and may carry loads chemically damaging to the vehicle. All these factors impact on the choice of materials which are often chosen for strength and non-corrosive features, fastener design, size and coatings or special finishes. The net result is often a much higher specification fastener by comparison to some of its passenger car equivalents.

It is generally believed in the CV industry that a weight saving of around 20% from current weight levels is achievable with commercial vehicle fasteners playing an important role. These levels of reduction will have an unprecedented level of influence of fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Of course lower running costs also means more operator profit and reduced end users prices for the goods being transported – so it’s a win win situation.

Thinner, lighter, stronger and more corrosive resistant would just about sum up the key drivers in commercial vehicle fasteners development. With the added caveat of them being faster and easier to use in a production environment.

There is little doubt that metal fasteners will continue to be widely used in CV production, but we will continue to see innovative changes in fastener design, higher strength materials, lower weight materials and advanced anti-corrosion finishes being used.

For more information about commercial vehicle fasteners please contact Auto Fasteners Ltd on +44 (0) 1926 814600 or visit our web site www.auto-fasteners.com

*Global figures for Heavy Trucks are incomplete due to missing data from some countries

**http://www.oica.net/category/production-statistics/

***Our thanks go to the article ‘Trucks Go ON a Diet’ published by Assembly Magazine for informing some of the above content. Read the full article here: http://www.assemblymag.com/articles/90349-trucks-go-on-a-diet

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. Founded in 1831 and becoming the World renowned International Harvester Company in 1902, Navistar has an enviable history of technical innovation in the development of specialist agricultural and commercial vehicles.

Current product ranges include; International Trucks, IC Bus™ (the range includes the legendary US yellow school bus), Navistar Defense and Maxxforce Diesel Engines.

Navistar are a truly international company supplying the markets of North & South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East and the Asia Pacific. They also offer one of the World’s largest dealer support networks for its International Truck range.

Navistar are committed to innovation not only in design and manufacturing but also in its approach to finding environmentally sound solutions and carbon reducing technologies. By appointing Auto Fasteners Ltd as a Tier1 supplier, Navistar is giving testament to our similar dedication to innovation in the global sourcing and supply of OEM quality fasteners, small parts and assemblies.

Our recent investment to expand our Global Distribution Centre means that we are able to offer dedicated stocking areas to customers like Navistar. This ensures that all parts are available at all times ready for despatch anywhere in the World. Fasteners and small parts are held as either bulk stock for direct supply to serial production lines, or packaged individually or as kits ready to service the needs of the aftermarket.

Auto Fasteners are committed to supporting Navistar, as we are for all our customers, to help them meet the ever increasing demands of global sourcing and logistics.

Navistar

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 any other part of a vehicle. Technological developments in metal fastener design and production have enabled metal fasteners to transform into highly engineered components playing a critical role.

The Global Metal Fastener Industry

Global Metal Fastener IndustryThe global metal fastener industry is in good shape. Solid growth in both manufacturing and distribution companies over the last four years is supporting ongoing investment in new technologies and production facilities. All this is good news for the automotive supply chain. The recent International Fastener Fair in Stuttgart had 832 exhibitors from over 42 countries, demonstrating the truly global nature of this industry and huge confidence in its future.

 

Metal Fasteners vs Bonding

Metal Fasteners vs BondingWhilst the use of chemical bonding and adhesives is increasing, often in order to reduce vehicle weight (lightweighting), automotive metal fasteners are still unsurpassed in many applications for their ease of use, structural strength and longevity. The automotive industry is very aware that the use of the wrong fasteners can lead to a high rate of vehicle recalls, increased warranty claims and customer dissatisfaction. It is here that metal fasteners are often seen as a comparatively safe choice relative to some of the newer technologies.

 Innovative New Technologies

Innovative New TechnologiesThe technological development of automotive metal fasteners continues at a pace. Fasteners being developed to cope with the ever greater demands put on them by vehicle design and quality standards. Examples of this are fasteners that are unaffected by temperature fluctuations, self-sealing or locking, self-piercing rivets and anti-vibration and anti-noise fasteners to help solve NVH (Noise Vibration & Harshness) challenges. In addition automotive metal fasteners are increasingly being designed and supplied as multi-part components to reduce vehicle build times. These applications are specifically important when using automated robots.

3D Metal Printing Prototypes

3D metal PrintingRecent innovations in the sector have included the use of Metal 3D printing (known as Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) and Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)) for prototyping of automotive metal fasteners. Fasteners are created by laser fusing of high performance metal powders, layer by layer. Produced from 3D CAD data, the resulting prototype parts are strong, lightweight, accurate and cost-effective. The quality of these metal printed parts is such that they can often be used as if manufactured with convention engineering methods.

Global Sourcing

Global Sourcing of Metal FastenersAuto-Fasteners Ltd (AFL) are a leading name in the sourcing and distribution of a wide range of bespoke automotive metal fasteners. AFL are now a first tier supplier now to many of the World’s leading automotive OEMs for both passenger car, commercial vehicle, off-highway and motorcycle. At AFL we are very close to the ongoing technological developments taking place in the international metal fasteners industry. Working with many of the World’s leading manufacturers we are able to meet the OEM demands of innovative design and the use of high tech materials to produce metal fasteners of exceptional quality at highly competitive prices.

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Auto Fasteners Ltd, Global Distribution Centre, Holywell Business Park, Northfield Road, Southam, Warwickshire, CV47 0FP, United Kingdom. Phone: +44 (0) 1926 814600, Fax: +44 (0) 1926 813575, Email: info@auto-fasteners.com, Web: www.auto-fasteners.com

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 customer’s own stillages to individually packaged items and kits for aftermarket supply. The new extension houses additional packaging facilities to help cater for the growing demand for aftermarket kits and subassemblies. New mezzanine areas for packaged stock have been created on three levels with dedicated areas for specific customers. The new warehouse extension has already been subject to successful OEM customer audits and has demonstrated AFL’s dedication to providing World class facilities and products. To celebrate the completion of the new facility, we commissioned a short ‘fly through’ video of the new warehouse extension.

See video below and also on our YouTube channel

New Warehouse Extension

New Warehouse Extension

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 OEMs but also direct onto serial production lines. Our range has expanded to include not just bespoke metal and plastic fasteners but now a wide range of small engineered parts and assemblies. We hope you our customers and suppliers find the website useful and would value your feedback. Thank you for looking, Scott Simpson Managing Director.

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    Global Distribution Centre
    Holywell Business Park
    Northfield Road
    Southam
    Warwickshire
    CV47 0FP
    United Kingdom