The Fastening Systems sector deals with screws, nuts, discs (DIN and standard parts), chipboard screws, drywall screws, construction screws, threaded bolts, designed components from the world of screws as well as sie areas of linkages and wires and wire trading products.
Other supporting pillars are wood connectors from renowned manufacturers, and various types of dowels, a range of toolkits, wire nails/steel nails, terminal strips, wire bending products and a C-parts shelf storage system called PROC.
Six competent employees deal with the concerns and questions of members. The Fastening Systems sector generated a total turnover of €147 million in the 2012 business year.
Close cooperation with capable partners both in terms of purchasing and members strengthens the appearance of the sector in the joint trading field. Among other things, the sector imports a good proportion of goods in complete containers to the markets in the Far East as well as onto the Eastern European market. In this environment, the sector offers its members direct purchasing or handling of complete containers (approx. 20 tonnes). A group called “Fasteners Import” makes regular use of this option.
The sector offers a C-parts warehouse shelving system called PROC, which can easily be stacked individually from various modules. This system is very easy to operate and the shelf can be specifically put together to meet the requirements of each customer.
Anyone wanting organisation of work supplies has different requirements. For this reason, PROC is particularly variable. Be it fastening technology or chemical technical products, everything can find a place and is clearly stored and easy to remove. PROC is also perfectly suited for a “shop-in-shop” solution.
The following trade brands started out in this sector:
Approx. 6000 products are stored in the warehouse in Wuppertal; in addition, there are about another 1200 third-party products, which round off the range accordingly.
As well as the aforementioned own brands, branded products from various sectors are also offered, particularly from the sectors of dowels, wood connectors and chipboard screws.
A turnover of €6 million was generated in 2012 from the warehousing business.
As with all goods sectors, the Fastening Systems sector compiles a high-quality stock list every year, in which the range of products is shown with pictures and detailed information. The publication comprises about 450 pages and is updated to include the latest information every year. Every year, the range is expanded to include innovative products from the construction trade.
Based on this catalogue, an edition is also compiled each year for end consumers (industrial B2B module catalogue), to which a multitude of members refer back time and again. This “module” of fastening systems can be coupled with modules from other sectors, so that an outstanding target group catalogue can be compiled in accordance with the wishes of the members.
Together with our partners from the expert group of fixing systems, a special catalogue of screws is compiled every four or five years. The last edition from 2012 included about 73,000 items, printed on over 900 pages. This catalogue has become a reference-point in the industry with regard to the comperehensiveness of contained items and the sophisticated display of technical data.
The Fastening Systems expert group, currently consisting of 50 members, is a union of members for whom fastening systems can be termed a main pillar in their companies.
The bundled strength of specialist competence, which occurs collectively among the manufacturing industry and the most important European traders, generated a turnover of almost €23 million in 2012.
Collective meetings and discussions both in the association and the advisory board, which is made up of five member companies, provide information about the agenda for the future.
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