Browns Fasteners has been supplying fasteners to Siemens Transportation since 2008 and now services their UK sites at Doncaster, London, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Northampton, Illford, Lincoln and Southampton. In this time we have supported many projects including builds for Euro Star and London Underground.
Our work as their contract fastener supplier has seen us awarded
their "Top Materials Supplier" award in 2011, 2012, 2014
and recently again in 2021.
Browns Fasteners were invited to the brand new Hitachi site at Newton Aycliffe back in 2019, long before production began to provide knowledge and insight in to various fastener solutions.
In 2020 when contracts were awarded to supply fasteners for train builds on the all new West Coast Project and East Midlands Rail fleet, we were able to multi-million pound contracts which involved supplying not only standard fasteners, but importing specialist products from Japan, Italy and Germany.
Browns Fasteners has served Unipart Rail with it's bolting solutions since the 90's when the company was known as British Rail. In that time we've provided kan-ban solutions, kitting and made regular consignment deliveries 3 days a week. We hold a huge record of British Rail issue drawings which are still used today on re-fit projects by Unipart and specially source and supply materials which date back to the 1960's when the trains were originally designed.
In recent times, our fasteners were used in an overhaul of Northern Line trains on the London Underground.
Referred to as "The Worlds Most Extreme Construction Site" Browns Fasteners supplied bolting to the Antarctic as part of a project at the Rothera Research Station for Four Tees Engineering Ltd.
Based hundreds of miles from the southern tip of South America and surrounded by glaciers, the project involved building a steel framed platform 74mtrs long and 14mtrs deep to the sea bed. The new wharf can accommodate larger vessels and cargo boats to the research and development site now frequented by the RRS Sir David Attenborough.
Mabey Bridge (formerly Mabey & Johnson) are one of Browns Fasteners oldest clients, with working relationships dating back to the 1970's.
The Gloucestershire based construction company specialises in bridge assembly around the world and has delivered state of the art solutions to over 150 different countries around the globe - the majority of which are held together by Browns Fasteners bolting. Combining standard fasteners with be-spoke engineered parts to drawings.
Photo shows a quick-build bridge at Swarkeston Quarry, in Barrow-on-Trent, UK. The 83mtr long bridge, was assembled and fitted in 12 days.
Our diversification in to the automotive industry in the 1980's lead Browns to develop a working relationship with Schwizter in Bradford, West Yorkshire who later became part of the world wide organisation Borg Warner.
Turning over $14 billion worldwide in 2021, the company is responsible for developing and building electrical and mechanical turbo chargers and performance enhancers for nearly all of the worlds most popular car manufacturers and heavy goods vehicle manufacturers.
At present Browns Fasteners supply a variety of components to Borg Warner manufacturing sites in the UK, USA, Brazil, Mexico, China, Poland, Germany and Hungary.
As long term partners for Caunton Engineering we have been involved in many projects, but one of the most impressive was the new North Stand build at the home of Leicester Tigers Rugby Club.
The roofing truss spans 104mtrs long and reaches 35mtrs high and was assembled on site before being lifted in to position. Our fasteners were used to support this project.
Browns Fasteners assisted Sutcliffe Construction on the build for the CAW Ingredients works in North Yorkshire.
The impressive facility, clearly visible from the A1 motorway, supports the drinks manufacturer with a 36,000m3 facility built using 600t of steel.
Browns Fasteners were in a great location to make regular same day deliveries as the project continues to grow.