We can’t believe it’s been almost 20 years since Fred Dibnah came to our factory to film an episode for his ‘Made In Britain’ series giving a grand tour of the wonderful manufacturing that took place many years ago which we still do today! When we were based in Atherton, Fred would visit regularly to purchase fasteners for his steam engine, he was a very charming and charismatic man who had a passion for Engineering.
In the last 20 years we have switched from furnace fired forges to induction heating, back then grade 8.8 (metric) and Gr S/R (imperial) was the limit on manufactured bolts, we can now produce high tensile grades up to 12.9 as well as many different materials such as Stainless Steels, Exotic Alloys, Super Duplex and Non-Ferrous.
Our machinery has also improved significantly allowing us to manufacture to a high specification. We offer CNC manufacturing in house, Cut & Roll Threading, plus Secondary Operations – Turning, Milling, Drilling and Grinding.
TSF Wigan, recently welcomed Kim Needham to our fastener family, in the role of Sales & Business Development Executive. Kim has previously worked in the fastener industry for over 10 years, so brings knowledge and experience to our team.
One of Kim’s main roles will be to help develop and maintain customers, as well as forging new and exciting avenues for the company.
We wish Kim all the best in her new role on this exciting journey.
We recently produced in our factory at Smith Bullough a part for the Offshore Industry. Tensioned risers (TTRs) have been used for deepwater applications in the Gulf of Mexico, offshore West Africa, and offshore Southeast Asia. Dry tree riser systems attached to floating production units such as spars, tension leg platforms (TLPs), and deep‐draft semisubmersibles are continually being considered for future developments, and designs have been developed for ultradeepwater. TTRs are complex dynamic structures, and the design of these riser systems is primarily governed by loading from the environment and the floater motions.
The assemblies are made from 2 riser bars, 2 studbolts and 8 full nuts.
The client wanted Western European Material with full traceability. This is no problem for us with our increased manufacturing capacity and knowledge of traceable materials to the original billets.
With the new lockdown restrictions being just a few days away we would like to assure our customers we will remain open to the public. Our dedicated sales team are here to help you with your enquiries and our Trade counter will remain open. When collecting please be aware of the government guidelines, staying two metres away from staff and remain within our cordoned zones.
With many of our customers still open for business, we recognise the importance of our role in the supply chain, and we are working tirelessly to make sure we continue delivering to you the products and services you need, when you need them.
In recent open letters, the UK Business Secretary, Alok Sharma, has praised supply chain members to the Manufacturing sector – we are one of them. On behalf of the Government, he asked for our ongoing and continuous support in the supply of business-critical products to the NHS and to companies operating in Critical National Infrastructure sectors.
Some of the Key Sectors we are servicing during these difficult times are:- NHS Construction Energy (Oil & Gas, Renewables, Nuclear) Defence Transport Repair & maintenance Food & drink
We continue with business as usual, therefore, we are in a great position to meet whatever requirements you might have.
As we continue to navigate through these difficult times, we would like to reassure you that, whilst we are open for business, we have adopted numerous measures to keep our employees, suppliers, and customers, safe.
On behalf of the Thomas Smith Fasteners team please take care, stay safe, and thank you for your continued support.
Thomas Smith Fasteners continue to monitor the outbreak of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus). We are following the Government guidelines in order to protect our staff’s health while trying to maintain our outstanding service to you, our customers.
Placing your orders: 1. Call to place an order and arrange payment with our sales team. + 44 1942 520 260 (Wigan) or +44 1698 826 464 (Glasgow) However, some members of staff are now working from home, which could affect our response, we ask for your patience in this matter.
2. Inform our sales team when you require your items allowing us appropriate time to prepare your order.
3. When collecting please be aware of the government guidelines, staying two metres away from staff and remain within our cordoned zones.
4. Our web shop is open 24/7 and monitored, please visit: www.thomassmithfasteners.com/shop Items ordered via our web shop will be delivered, subject to carrier guidelines. We kindly ask for your understanding and support in these challenging times.
Industrial fastener and engineering supply continues at Thomas Smith Fasteners under Government coronavirus guidelines and restrictions. Our partner UK manufacturing operations are still available to us for manufacturing nuts, bolts, washers and studbolts.