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Fasteners

The nuts and bolts of exporting to China

By: Nicola Mawson     1st October 2004 There is a widely-held perception that South African manufactured products are increasingly uncompetitive when compared to products manufactured in territories such as Asia. 

Nedschroef Johannesburg

9th April 2004 Automotive fastener and special forgings manufacturer Nedschroef Johannesburg, which currently boasts a production output of between 450 t and 500 t, is hoping to increase its output to 1 000 t by year end. 

Peter Swanson, Nedschroef Johannesburg

6th February 2004 Full name: Peter Andrew Swanson Position: Managing director since 2002 Main activity of the company: Cold forging of wire rod for fasteners and related special shapes Date and place of birth: March 26, 1958, Port Elizabeth Education: General Smuts High, Matric, 1975; BSc Stellenbosch University,... 

Auto component firm upgrades its facilities

By: Zonika Botha     23rd January 2004 Following a R5-million investment, automotive fastener and special forgings manufacturer Nedschroef Johannesburg has upgraded and refurbished its manufacturing facility in Boksburg North, on the East Rand. 

Currency blues Fastener production volumes decline as rand surges

By: zeena isaacs     10th October 2003 The last year has been challenging for fastener manufacturers and the industry as whole, due to the instability of the rand influencing the profitability of exports, as well as the general state of the industry. 

Opening of thermodiffusion plant expected early next year

By: zeena isaacs     10th October 2003 One of South Africa’s leading fastener manufacturers, CBC Fasteners, in conjunction with Distek South Africa, anticipates the opening of a thermodiffusion zinc-coating technology treatment plant in the first quarter of next year. 

OEM support poor, says fastener manufacturer

By: zeena isaacs     10th October 2003 Fastener manufacturer Nedschroef expresses concern that the local automotive original equipment manufacturers’ (OEMs’) support for the fastener industry is poor. 

Fast-growing company secures Transnet contract

By: zeena isaacs     10th October 2003 Specialised fastener company Corrosion Resistant Fasteners has been awarded a contract to supply its MiningCote fasteners to Transnet, and has received specification approval as a superior product to hot-dip galvanising by Siemens and Eskom. 

New fastener distributor

By: Martin Creamer     30th May 2003 South Africa’s largest engineering components distributor Bearing Man has launched a new fastener distribution business called FastBolt. 

Mechanical splicing the answer to joining conveyor belts, believes firm

11th October 2002 The type of splicing system used for joining conveyor belts goes a long way in determining its effective operational life span. 

Exchange rate, buoyant mining industry sees market conditions improve – for now

By: nkolola halwindi     11th October 2002 Market conditions for the rationalised fasteners industry have been reasonably buoyant and have improved from three years ago, observes CBC Fasteners MD Rob Pietersma. 

Plastic fastener use suffers from public ignorance

By: nkolola halwindi     11th October 2002 In what was a humble beginning, Easyhold Fasteners Systems started with the production of the Easyhold Plug. 

Beware backyard merchants

11th October 2002 The use of plated fasteners in corrosive environments is a common practice today and is more cost effective than using bolts made of stainless steel or other exotic metals, says SA Bolt Manufacturers GM John Robbins. 

Fastener firm develops accounting and distribution software package

By: nkolola halwindi     11th October 2002 Leading distributor of industrial fasteners and tools with multiple branches in South Africa, Action Bolt, has developed Boltpac, a highly sophisticated and fully-integrated accounting and distribution software package. 

Steel price surge endangering exports, says company

By: nkolola halwindi     11th October 2002 The escalating prices of steel, with an about 42% increase in just nine months, has not only increased the cost of production, but has also resulted in the cancellation of some export deals, laments Nedschroef Johannesburg MD Peter Swanson. 

Three companies, many products

11th October 2002 Although they operate under the same roof and premises, UPL Socket Screws, Minox Fasteners and Socketex specialise in different fasteners. 

Steel price surge endangering fastener exports

By: nkolola halwindi     11th October 2002 The escalating price of steel, with an about 42% increase in just nine months, has not only increased the cost of production, but has also resulted in the cancellation of some export deals, laments Nedschroef Johannesburg MD Peter Swanson. 

SA firm gains foothold in N Africa

By: Zonika Botha     12th October 2001 With up to 60% of SA Bolt Manufacturers’ total production output geared towards exports, the company has a significant foothold outside national borders, specifically in North Africa. 

Firm fixes sights on exports

By: Zonika Botha     12th October 2001 With a turnover of R64-million, Nedschroef Johannesburg of the East Rand is the largest automotive fasteners manufacturer in South Africa. 

Fulfilling a market niche

By: Zonika Botha     12th October 2001 As one of only few fastener manufacturing companies in South Africa specialising in thread rolling, Tel-Screw Products has been a familiar site on the East Rand for the past 34 years. 

Local distributor expands services

By: Zonika Botha     12th October 2001 East Rand fastener distributor Astra Fasteners has relocated its commercial offices and warehousing facility from Boksburg to Benoni and has also opened a new branch office in Durban. 

Tensioners increase compressor service

12th October 2001 Tensioners from Aesseal have been used to increase compressor service ability at a Durban refinery. 

New fasteners can stand the heat

12th October 2001 International engineered fastener company Long-Lok Fasteners has released another significant breakthrough in self-locking fasteners used for high temperature applications. 

Special rivet-hinged belt fasteners launched

12th October 2001 A new rivet-attached, hinged-plate conveyor belt fastener from Flexco is made of a special metal that offers good resistance to wear and abrasion. 

Firms form strategic alliance

12th October 2001 US fastener manufacturer DFCI Solutions has concluded an agreement with MilSpec Products, in which the latter will distribute genuine DFCI fasteners worldwide. 

Firm flying high for 50 years

12th October 2001 International fastener manufacturer Peerless Aerospace has been servicing the aerospace industry since it founding in 1952. 

Bolt production more than doubles

By: Zonika Botha     12th October 2001 Almost 18 months have passed since the successful merger of CBC Fasteners of the West Rand and National Bolts (Natbolt) of the East Rand – a joining that many believe saved the latter from imminent financial disaster and helped to consolidate the industry as a whole. 

Fastener industry contracting

By: System Author     13th October 2000 Fasteners 

Dutch company buys automotive-fastener division

By: System Author     13th October 2000 Fasteners 

Exhibition offers opportunities

By: System Author     13th October 2000 Fasteners 

Large export orders secured

By: System Author     13th October 2000 Fasteners 

Expansion study completed

By: System Author     13th October 2000 Fasteners 

Worldwide exports for local company

By: System Author     13th October 2000 Fasteners 

New conveyor fastener design

By: System Author     22nd September 2000 Locally-designed fasteners for conveyor-belts, which can reduce downtime and are half the price of conventional fasteners, have been introduced. 

CBC Fasteners

By: System Author     25th August 2000 Factory 

SA’s nuts and bolts being refastened

By: System Author     9th June 2000 With the country’s one-time fastener king uncrowned, anew regrouped resolve is emerging with force. 

Fastener-manufacturing sector is losing grip

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Fasteners 

Fixing method for millennium

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Fasteners 

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