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1996 FIN – European Plants Near Capacity

May 10
00:00 2011

International News  July 17, 1996 FIN – The majority of European fastener manufacturers reported to the European Industrial Fasteners Institute that they are operating near capacity.
Auto industry business was reported good, but construction was lagging.
Major problems reported to the EIFI include margins, raw material supply and rising steel prices.


•The Rawplug Company Inc., New Rochelle, New York, USA, acquired a majority interest in the Australian and New Zealand branch offices to form Rawplug Australasia Pty Ltd. The announcement was made by Rawl president Fred Powers Jr. and four directors of Rawplug Australia, Andrew Jamison, Philip Rose, Derek Chapman and Peter Gillon.
“We have long recognized the growth potential of the Australian and New Zealand construction business, and can now provide the financial, technical and manufacturing support that is needed to build a strong and successful presence in this part of the world,” Powers said.
Rawplug started producing concrete and masonry anchors 74 years ago. Today Rawplug also manufactures mechanical and adhesive anchors, roofing fasteners, carbide drill bits and related products. Approximately 60% of Rawplug’s business comes from products developed in the last decade.
Rawplug Australasia is based at 10 Philip St. Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia 3192. Tel: 03 9583 2111. Fax: 03 9583 4411.
The New Zealand office, headed by Bob Rodgers, is located at Unit 14/46 Ellice Rd., Glenfield, Auckland, New Zealand. Tel: 09-443-4724. Fax: 09-443-4725.
Rawplug Australasia also has an also has an office in Queensland at Unit 3, 70 Flander St., Salisbury 4107. Tel: 018-064-236. The sales office for New South Wales can be contacted at 018-549-226.
Rawplug is headquartered at 200 Petersville Rd., New Rochelle, NY 10802. Tel: (914) 235-6300. Fax: (914) 633-1981.


• Nylok Fastener Corporation, Macomb, Michigan USA, held a licensing conference for more than 20 representatives from 10 countries in June in Detroit, Michigan. The conference included technical product presentations, a review of Nylok’s legal considerations and marketing materials. Attendees toured a Ford assembly plant in Dearborn, Michigan, and Nylok’s headquarters.
Representatives were Hernan Chousa, Chousa S.R.I., Argentina; Mario Borelli, Brazaco-Mapri Industries Metalurgicas S.A. and Paulo Roberts Gianesi and Jose Gianesi, Nylok Technologia em Fixacao Ltda. of Brazil; Bernard Daviet, Former S.A. and Adrian Price, Sofrafix, France; Dirk Uelze and Frankbert Klarner, Kerb-Konus-Vertriebs-GmbH, Germany; Stefano Mascherpa, Emanuele  Mascherpa S.P.A., Italy; Taiji Miyake and Fumio Koyama, Nippon Nylok Corporation, Japan; Hyon Lee, Korea Nylok Corp., South Korea; Larry-Sun and Robert Hsiao, Taiwan Self-Locking Fasteners Industry Co., Ltd., Taiwan; Ralph Kelsall and Ian Vickerstaff, P.S.M. International and Andrew Witts. Kerb-Konus-Vertriebs-Gmbh, United Kingdom.


Nylok president Max Dorflinger described the conference as “an important link in our global marketing strategy.”
Nylok has 20 firms in 13 countries authorized to produce and market Nylok’s self-locking fasteners and related products.

Nylok is the originator of the blue nylon patch locking lockin element for internally and externally threaded self-locking fasteners and produces coatings and chemical adhesives for sealing and locking. Nylok is headquartered at 15260 Hallmark Dr. Macomb, MI 48042. Tel: (313) 786-0100. Fax (313) 786-0598.


• Hitachi Power Tools USA, Ltd. will relocate its U.S. assembly operations to a larger facility this fall.
Hitachi president Shintaro Shingyoji said the demand for a new 10″ saw is “far greater than projected. That, coupled with the limited production capacity of our current facility, prompted a need for product allocation.”
Hitachi manufactures pneumatic and electric power tools, including nailers, staplers, and collated fasteners, in China, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and the U.S.

Founded in 1981, Hitachi USA markets pneumatic and electric power tools in North America, including pneumatic nailers, staplers and collated fasteners. Hitachi is located at 3950 Steve Reynolds Blvd., Norcross, GA 30093 USA. Tel: (404) 925-1774. Fax (404) 923-2117.  ©2011

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