Engineered Fasteners for the Automotive Industry
We are a key supplier of Fasteners for the Automotive Industry in the UK, Germany and beyond. With rapid developments in Electric Vehicles and Autonomous Vehicles, the industry is changing fast. Even designers working on more conventional vehicles are using new technologies. These include additive manufacturing and composite materials to lightweight vehicles and improve performance.
Sometimes designers demand new and innovative Fasteners for the Automotive Industry. But they often specify familiar Fasteners for The Automotive Industry. Here is a round-up of fasteners used by our customers.
Fasteners for 5mm Welding Studs
The Automotive Industry standard is a 5mm Welding Stud so we supply fasteners to match. We provide Weld Stud Cable and Pipe Clips that fit beneath the vehicle and keep fuel lines securely in place. They’re made from very durable Acetal. We also have Weld Stud Fixing Cable Ties made of black Nylon to attach the engine wiring harness.
Fir Tree and W button Cable and Pipe Clips
You can use these Fir Tree Cable Clips or W Button Pipe Clips where tubes pass through panels, for fixing the fuel line in a vehicle. Or use them with mounted brackets where they help with vibration absorption. Made from Acetal or Nylon they are available in many sizes. You can use them with a wide range of panel thicknesses, using anchor or fir tree push-on fixing
Cable and Pipe Retention Clips
These Cable & Pipe Retention Clips are like the clips described above but they are made from Austempered Carbon Steel. They rotate through 360° so they are less likely to cause chafing that can lead to failure of the pipe or cable.
Accuride Drawer Slides
Vehicle builders and converters use Accuride Drawer Slides in cars, recreational vehicles and specialist vehicles. Very Low Profile Slides are popular in modules within center consoles. Designers specify Heavy Duty Slides in camper vans and motor homes to maximise space and functionality. Features like Slide and Tilt, Lock in/Lock out and Locking Handle Kits are very valuable for fire engines, ambulances and other specialist vehicles.
Retain on Trim Panel Clips
Designed for the Automotive Industry, these Retain on Trim Panel Clips hold plastic panels to the A, B and C pillars of a vehicle. They are also used for facias and dashboards. Interior panels have to be fixed securely in place but easy to remove for maintenance, repairs or at the end of the product life cycle. Retain on Trim Panel Clips are quick to use and provide a snug, rattle free installation. You can use them with rectangular studs or moulded ribs. When the panel is removed the unheaded version of the clip stays on the panel. The Retain on Base Panel Clip remains on the base panel but separates easily from the panel.
W Button Plastic Trim Clips
Designers use Plastic Trim Clips to attach door and tailgate trim panels to inner door panels. Many versions have a flexible skirt that seals the hole against water or dirt. The design means they can be blind fixed to look neat and removed easily.
Spring Steel Hose Clamps
When you open your car bonnet, you will see these Spring Steel Hose Clamps holding low-pressure cooling system hoses and windscreen washer pipes. They are available in a variety of sizes and different finishes. This can help with error avoidance during assembly.
Plastic Rivets – R-Loks
Vehicle manufacturers rely on our cost effective R-Loks, also known as Blind Rivets or Pop Rivets. They are lightweight, corrosion resistant and non-conducting with a Nylon body and Acetal pin.
These qualities make them ideal for attaching padding. They are also useful for attaching airbags because they don’t damage the airbag.
For help selecting the best Engineered Fastener for the Automotive Industry please call to speak to one of our experts on
+44 1623 551 800 or contact us online. Our team is always happy to help you find the best Engineered Fastener for your project.