Thomas Smith Fasteners Live on BBC Radio


BBC Radio contacted Thomas Smith Fasteners to ask if they would give their opinion on UK manufacturing as the country comes out of recession.

Tim Garton, MD, was involved in a live interview on Richard Bacon’s Radio 5 show.

It was an honour for the BBC to contact Thomas Smith Fasteners, and to be involved in the show.

Thomas Smith Fasteners in Glasgow – Celebrating 25 Years

Celebrating 25 Years – Thomas Smith  Fasteners started with a small office & warehouse situated within Lanarkshire Bolt Ltd in Bertram Street, Burnbank.

Since the unfortunate  closure of Lanarkshire Bolt in 2002 the business re-located to 14 Forrest Street in Blantyre.

At the helm is Caroline MacLachlan, who has been involved since the start and is assisted by Sheila Park who has been with the business for nearly 23 years.

The Warehouse and Sales Counter have been supervised by Jamie Nicol for 18 years.    Accumulatively  there is a wealth of experience within the depot.

Over the years, the Business has grown from stocking a basic range of Bolts & Nuts to a complete range of Fixings & Fasteners in Stainless Steel and 10.9 High Tensile.

Focus on Customer requirements has increased the range to include Drills, Hacksaw Blades, Jubilee Clips & Abrasive Discs along with various Kits containing an  assortment of Screws etc.

With the support of our loyal customers we give thanks and look forward to many more years of service to the Industry.


Mach 12 Machine Tool Exhibition

The Mach 12 exhibition at the NEC is held every two years to showcase the machine tool industry and associated products.

The global, quality, and precision aspects of this industry were demonstrated by the number of Formula 1 cars on display.

Machining is an important secondary function that is of significant importance to us, especially when manufacturing specials.

Useful contacts were made with tooling and quality equipment suppliers.

Anti-dumping levy on Chinese fasteners

The Chinese are refusing to accept the swingeing import taxes that have been levied on their product since February 2009.  The Chinese launched a trade dispute with the World Trade Organisation against the EU at the end of July complaining that the duties imposed on Chinese screws and bolts are discriminatory and protectionist.

Watch this space for details of any further developments!