Thomas Smith Fasteners were recently approached by Chris Fletcher, the Marketing and Policy Director of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce about providing samples of manufactured special fasteners, for one of his displays promoting UK manufacturers to foreign visitors.
We were delighted to help Chris and supplied him with some A4-100 bolts and nuts which were manufacted in our works at Wigan.
Chris came to collect the samples and enjoyed a factory tour. He commented “Your company is exactly the type of business we are looking out for and I hope we can feature more stories in the future”.
Thomas Smith Fasteners were very proud to sponsor a local running race which attracted 250 runners from all over the North West.
The Gin Pit 5, hosted by Astley & Tyldesley Road Runners, is an annual 5 mile trail race where local clubs race each other to gain points in the Central Lancs Grand Prix.
The race was won by local runner Neil Pendlebury.
All finishers were given hi-viz t-shirts which are ideal for training on dark winter nights.
Paddle Steamer Waverley, built in 1946 for the LNE Railway, now operated and maintained by Waverley Excursions Ltd, is at the moment sailing on the Clyde. During the summer months, day pleasure cruises are run from its Glasgow and Clyde bases to piers and ports, and lochs and islands of the west coast of Scotland. Day cruises are also available from the Liverpool, Bristol Channel, South Coast and Thames areas of the UK.
Thomas Smith Fasteners in Glasgow are proud to supply PS Waverley with a range of fasteners, including some special bolts which are used in the critical paddle wheel application.
A major utilities company recently contacted us with an urgent requirement for M20 x 60 14.9 bolts for use on pressure critical equipment.
The bolts were manufactured in our onsite workshop to the customer’s specification, with the required chemical & mechanical quality tests being carried out in our fully-equipped Quality department.
The bolts were manufactured, tested and delivered in less than a week, along with full certification.
As well as our extensive stock range of finished bolts and fasteners, we can manufacture non-standard metric and imperial bolts to the customer’s specifications quickly from ex-stock blanks, and can also forge and machine specials in most materials and grades. We can help with any aspect of your fastener requirements. Contact our Technical Sales team with any enquiries.
Recently we had a request to help a customer out on some M20 x 6 Metre Tie Bars Galvanised for an oil and gas project in the North Sea. The rods were needed very quickly to hold buoys together on a platform.
It is challenging to locate EN19T bar in 6 metre lengths. We purchased oversize bar in the heat treated condition and had it turned down and reeled to ensure straightness. We managed to get the bars into our machine shop and threading to M20 x 2.5 pitch.
Once the threads were finished, we spray galvanised the threads in a controlled enviroment and delivered to the customer within 7 days.