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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.

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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 – 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

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

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment andUD Trucks Quester CDE marine and industrial engines. Based in Gothenburg Sweden, they employ over 100,000 people worldwide with 19 production facilities and sales made in over 190 markets.

The Volvo Group’s decision to work increasingly with Auto Fasteners is a testimony to our shared principles of creating customer value by providing exceptional quality and service. Our recent development into supplying UD Trucks in Japan is an example of like minds. UD’s brand promise is “Going the Extra Mile”, something we here at Auto Fasteners are equally proud of believing in and doing.

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

Auto Fasteners specialist focus on bespoke lower volume fasteners and small parts makes us a natural fit for the commercial vehicle industry for both production and aftermarket. Our global sourcing from many of world’s leading fastener and small parts manufacturers, combined with a centralised UK supply is the ideal combination for this demanding sector. Our experience with Volvo is adding continuously to our knowledge, flexibility and ability to meet a wide range of customers needs in all of our market sectors.

Volvo Group is amongst the most demanding of OEM automotive customers and expects its suppliers to Volvo FH Truckshare its core values of; Quality, Environmental, Corporate and Social Responsibility and Safety. Having worked with the Volvo Group since 2008, Auto Fasteners have clearly proven we share these values and will continue to do so.

The future for Volvo Group is without doubt very exciting. As one of the most dynamic and profitable companies in the commercial vehicle sector, their continued investment and innovation in the development of sustainable transport solutions is legendary in the industry. Auto Fasteners hope to share in the Volvo Groups future and grow and prosper with them. We will continue to meet both their and our own aims by providing a more flexible and cost effective approach to the supply of bespoke fasteners and small parts whilst still maintaining the highest quality standards.

www.auto-fasteners.com

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

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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    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.

    Phone: +44 (0) 1926 814600
    Fax: +44 (0) 1926 813575

    Email: enquiries@auto-fasteners.com

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