Over the last 35 years, Fastenal personnel have found themselves asking those questions more and more often, prompting the company to invest in millions of dollars’ worth of equipment, build a team of hundreds of skilled machinists and quality experts, and acquire premier manufacturers like Holo-Krome and Cardinal Fasteners. The result is a state-of-the-art operation that produces tens of thousands of projects per year – each one a solution for a customer in need.
Take a closer look at the cold-formed, hot-forged and precision-machined solutions Fastenal can provide for your business:
Holo-Krome® (Cold Forming). Holo-Krome has been a pioneer in cold forming techniques since 1929, establishing a reputation as the premier domestic manufacturer of socket screw products. Today, that tradition continues at their facilities in Wallingford, Conn. and Love’s Park, Ill. With 70-plus cold headers in all, Holo-Krome has the capacity to produce more than 30 million parts per week to keep your production running.
Cardinal Fastener™ (Hot Forging). Fastenal’s Cardinal Fastener hot forging division includes more than 20 experienced forge operators and a range of presses and materials. With millions of dollars in bolt blank inventory, hundreds of stock dies for common heading needs, and the ability to produce custom tooling within 24 hours for unique head geometries, the Cardinal team is ready to put your specialty bolt project into production.
Precision Machining. Fastenal’s precision machining operations encompasses three locations and more than 165 CNC machines, including Swiss screw machines and a variety of multi-spindle, multi-axis machines capable of producing highly complex parts with extremely tight tolerances. If you need a production component, replacement part or prototype, Fastenal can make it happen.
Domestic manufacturing is something that sets Fastenal apart from its competitors, but it’s just one aspect of their service. Here’s a quick overview of what makes Fastenal the largest and most efficient fastener supplier in North America.
Products. With 65,000 well-supported standard parts, nearly 440 corporately-approved fastener suppliers, and a full-service manufacturing division, Fastenal can fulfill virtually any threaded fastener need on earth – standard, semi-standard, mil-spec, or fully engineered. … Yes, you can get all of your fasteners from a single source.
Sourcing. To meet its customers’ needs for quality, price and delivery, Fastenal operates a fully-licensed trading company, four overseas A2LA-accredited quality labs, and 220-plus employees on the ground in the Asia Pacific region, including multiple teams of engineers, auditors, lab technicians, and logistics specialists. The company’s direct control over the supply chain – from the factory floor to your points of use – ensures traceability, quality and uninterrupted flow.
Engineering. A nationwide team of degreed fastener application engineers is ready to respond to questions and issues, visit your facility for trainings and consultations, and work closely with your engineers to make the most cost-effective fastener selection and application decisions.
Distribution. With 300-plus over-the-road trucks and 7,000-plus local delivery vehicles, Fastenal’s distribution system has been built to fluidly transport heavy hardware and economize freight costs for the customer. No one moves direct materials more efficiently.
Local Supply Chain. The company’s value proposition is straightforward: great people and customized inventory close to your business. With 2,600 Fastenal stores nationwide, Fastenal is ready to stock your inventory needs locally (so you don’t have to) and visit regularly to make sure you always have just the right amount of product, when and where you need it.
Fastenal’s onsite service model brings the supply chain even closer to your business, positioning Fastenal experts and inventory within your facility to handle inventory management functions and drive continuous improvement. They own the inventory until it’s on the production floor, and the first time your team touches the product is when they’re ready to use it – a powerful way to streamline production, free up working capital, and focus more resources on growing your business.
To learn more about their products, services and solutions, reach out to your local Fastenal store team or visit them at www.fastenal.com.