The new edition of Torque Magazine is now live and available to download.
We report back from our trip to JCP Construction Products, where we spoke with boss Nick Beardon – also a director of the European Consortium of Anchor Producers (ECAP) – on JCP’s masterplan to grow the brand in the generalist market.
Our special UK Territory Focus sees us quiz Kebrell on the hot topics in the fastener business, from rising costs to growing demand for ‘just-in-time’ delivery as well as how the firm is investing in its future. Meanwhile Cyberguard explains how it is helping protect UK fastener businesses from cyber criminals.
We also turn the spotlight on fastener manufacturing, with insights from producer Union Fasteners as well as reporting back from Gesipa‘s new centre of excellence for blind rivets in Thal, on page 33. Torque also scored an invite to anchor manufacturer fischer Group‘s HQ in Baden-Wurttemberg – turn to page 37 for more on that trip (and see more pics from the HQ in our digital mag).
With the nights drawing in, it’s prime selling time for torches and lighting, so we round-up some of the options available for merchants and distributors to stock. Torque Tester Peter Brett gets his hands on work gloves from KARBONHEX – catch his review on page 40.
Atlas Copco is deeply focused on error proofing in production – the firm has just published a whitepaper on the topic – and in the September mag we have some further insights from the firm on how it has worked on production lines with the likes of eTruck tech specialist Tevva Motors.
AVVIO‘s Werner Braun shares his expert knowledge and insight on Chromium, or more precisely Cr(VI) and new substitutes for the fastener industry.
What else? Norbar gives us its torque tool top 5 FAQs, Merlin Business Software explains how close partnerships have enabled it to expand its services and China Fastener News shares some key territory headlines at a time when the nation is seemingly ever present in the headlines in its much publicised tariff battles.
UK subscribers will have received a free gift with their copy of the mag – a Rugby World Cup Wall Planner, (it gets underway in a few days time) courtesy of JCP Construction Products – don’t say we never give you anything.
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