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.
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.
Congratulations to Mr. Glenn Minto of Wigan construction firm
Mint Northwest Ltd, who won the cash prize for guessing closest to the number of fasteners in the display container on our stand at the Wigan Business Expo.
There were 393 fasteners in the container, and Glenn’s guess was very close at 396 – congratulations Glenn!
We will be exhibiting at
Wigan Business Expo 2012 on Friday 12th October 2012.
The event will take place at the DW Stadium from 8am until 3pm, and is the biggest business event to ever take place in Wigan Borough.
Come and visit us on stand W58 for the chance to win a cash prize!
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.
Thanks to Envirolink North West, we were able to join with them on their stand at this exhibition.
There was good interest in our fasteners despite the fact that most of the turbines are manufactured outside the UK.
Visit us on stand 320 at
Renewable UK 2011 – the UK’s premier renewable energy event for the Onshore and Offshore wind power industry.
The exhibition is to be held at the Manchester Central Convention Complex from 25th to 27th October.
Our stand is to be found on the
Envirolink North West hosted group display.
We are members of the Wigan Borough Manufacturing Group who are to present a group stand at the
Wigan Business Expo, which is to be held at the Leigh Sports Village on the 14th October.
In addition to collecting our documentation you have a chance to win a prize by guessing the number of components that we supplied in a large container. We know the number but are sworn to secrecy!
On 28 December 2009, China introduced provisional anti-duping measures against European fastener manufacturers’ imports into China. A duty of 24.6% applies except for Kamax with a 16.8% duty.
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!