ARMA: Offering integrated solutions for fixing systems

Beginning life as a moulding workshop in 1980, ARMA FIXING SYSTEMS now produces strong and reliable fixing systems for automotive, home appliance, machinery and other sectors.

• DIN 3016-1 retaining clamps
• DIN 3017-2 hose clamps
• Tube and cable fixing clamps
• Exhaust clamps and heavy-duty clamps
• Rubber lined clamps
• Special spring clips for automotive and white appliance applications
• Screw clips and U clips
• Cage nuts, U-type metric clips
• Custom work metal fasteners, metal stampings

ARMA offers integrated solutions through development to production, offering brackets and components from bespoke automatic metal forming machines.

In 2016, ARMA started manufacturing in a new 7,000m² facility in Hadimkoy, Istanbul to capture growing business opportunities, grow market share and boost capability for new projects. The move saw ARMA grow from 70 to 100 employees while two automatic production lines for clamp manufacturing were installed and stamping manufacturing was supported with three new eccentric presses. A tensile strength testing machine and camera controlled dimension measurement machine were set up, while an X-ray coating thickness measurement device is coming soon to the quality control department. In addition, two new CNC EDM Machines and a CNC Milling machine were installed to the tooling shop to boost flexibility of part and mould production.

ARMA focuses on innovation as well as serving as a solution partner on clamp and clip projects with special requirements. It serves OEMs directly including Daimler, Ford, MAN, Otokar, Karsan, Isuzu, Turk Traktor, Arcelik, Vestel, Candy Hoover and Simfer. The company has also increased its number of Tier-1 customers in the past two years.

With an export sales rate of 40%, ARMA’s main markets are in Europe, but the firm is aiming to develop sales in Germany, England, France, Russia, South and North America – ARMA now manufactures special fixing clamps for a leading US distributor.

ARMA’s products are used in automotive, home appliance, agriculture, marine, construction, machinery, fluid systems, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, petrochemicals, air conditioning, generator and radiator industry applications.

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