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    Posted in Fastener distribution, Industry 4.0 on Nov 29, 2021


    Goebel GmbH announces a new and exciting partnership with Tower Fasteners EU Ltd as an official authorized distributor for all products & tooling.

    The two companies entered into an agreement that sees Tower Fasteners EU Ltd become an authorized distributor for Goebel GmbH product lines which consist of: Blind Rivets, Threaded Inserts, new G-Grip™ Stainless Lockbolt System, Self-Tapping/Drilling Screws, Sealing Washers, Drill Bits, Nut Drivers, Over-Center Toggle Latches, Hand & Power Tools, PPE Equipment, and many more innovative specialty products.

    “Goebel GmbH is pleased to partner with Tower Fasteners EU Ltd to distribute our blind fastening product lines, over-center latches, new G-Grip™ Stainless Lockbolt System, and other product lines throughout the Republic of Ireland. For over 50 years Tower Fasteners has been a leader in the field of fastener distribution and “C” class commodity inventory management systems. Their persistence about making sure it’s the right part, on time, every time supports their commitment to supply products from only the highest quality manufacturers; it is an integral part of their longevity and success in this business. Tower Fasteners EU Ltd is a great fit for our company’s vision and we are looking forward to working together for years to come.”, said Marcel Goebel, CEO of the Goebel Group.

    Derry Cronin, Key Account Manager was equally pleased stating. “From the very first day into the present time, Tower Fasteners continues to set the standard for innovation and excellence in fastener distribution. Tower Fasteners is committed to providing world class products and services the first time and every time. Each and every Tower employee shares the Shannon family's commitment to total customer satisfaction. Partnering with Goebel GmbH and distributing their innovative fastener solutions will help us provide our customers new products that will help streamline their manufacturing processes. Tower Fastener employees go above and beyond to help customers find solutions to their problems.”

    About Tower Fasteners

    Thomas J. Shannon founded Tower Fasteners in 1967 in Mineola, New York. Mr. Shannon's philosophy was a simple but powerful one: provide his customers with the products they needed, when they needed them, without fail. Because of Mr. Shannon's strong commitment to customer satisfaction, Tower Fasteners continued to grow year by year.

    The company relocated several times to larger facilities across Long Island. The first Tower distribution center, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which is now a sales office, was opened in 1975. In 1986, Tower designed and built its current corporate headquarters, in Holtsville, New York. Additional distribution centers in New England, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina, Mexico, and Texas are currently servicing Tower customers along the East Coast and Southwest of the United States, as well as in Mexico. In 2018, Tower Fasteners opened its first European distribution center in Dublin, Ireland. Tower Fasteners EU Ltd is located less than thirty minutes outside of Dublin’s city center and will serve as Tower’s European headquarters. Tower has grown from a one-person organization to a company that employs over 100 people in eight states. Today, Tower Fasteners is being managed by a second generation of Shannon's that have inherited Thomas J. Shannon's passion for, and commitment to, excellence. For more information visit

    About Goebel

    The Goebel Group is a family-run and internationally active business group of joining and assembly technology. Considered specialists in the development of innovative and high-quality joining elements and corresponding processing systems, their friendly and experienced staff, representatives, and distribution partners take care that customers are satisfied and actively support the entire supply chain as well as value chain. For more information visit

    Author: Goebel

  • SPIROL Receives 2020 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award

    Posted in Industry 4.0, Innovation on Jul 19, 2021

    SPIROL is pleased to announce the receipt of the 2020 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award. Two of SPIROL’s locations, SPIROL International Corporation in Danielson, CT, USA and SPIROL Industries Limited in Winsor, Ontario, Canada, each received notification of the awards on July 1, 2021. A Senior Supplier Quality Engineer at General Motors stated, “Suppliers who receive this award recognition have met or exceeded a very stringent set of quality performance criteria and have achieved the cross-functional support of the entire GM organization for the calendar year 2020.”

    SPIROL has received the General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award every year since it was originally presented in 2012. According to a video presentation by General Motors’ top executives for Supplier Quality Development, “Each year, GM recognizes their top performing Supplier Manufacturing DUNS locations around the globe. This General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award is for those locations who consistently deliver quality products, on-time, and at-rate and with zero disruptions throughout the year.”

    SPIROL manufactures Coiled Spring Pins, Slotted Spring Pins, Solid Pins, Alignment Dowels & Bushings, Spacers, Compression Limiters, Inserts for Plastics, Disc Springs, Precision Metal Shims, Installation Technology and Vibratory Feeding Equipment. SPIROL supplies millions of engineered fastening components to General Motors’ assembly plants located around the world from several global stocking facilities.

    Tom Buchta, President of SPIROL Industries in Canada, said appreciatively “This award is a testament to our foundational belief in providing high quality product and exceptional service to our customers. SPIROL is committed to being a reliable supplier to General Motors, and we are proud to have received this prestigious award once again – especially during a turbulent year filled with so much uncertainty attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

    SPIROL Connecticut’s 2020 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award Certification

    SPIROL Canada’s 2020 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award Certification

    View SPIROL’s quality certifications at all of their global locations.

    SPIROL is a leading manufacturer of a diverse line of engineered components for fastening and joining. SPIROL can be found on 4 continents within the following 12 countries: Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Mexico, Poland, South Korea, Spain, and the United States. Since 1948, SPIROL has been providing technical expertise in fastening, joining and assembly to the world's leading manufacturers.

    Author: Christie L. Jones

  • SPIROL Launches New Series of Molded-In Aluminum Threaded Inserts for Plastics

    Posted in Fasteners manufacturers, Inserts, Manufacturing technology on Nov 13, 2020

    SPIROL is pleased to introduce a new, high-performance series of Molded-In Inserts for plastics assemblies...

  • KATO Advanex M2 and 0-80 the smallest Tangless inserts in the world

    Posted in Aerospace fasteners, Fasteners manufacturers, Innovation, Inserts, Manufacturing technology on Jan 31, 2020

    The smallest Tangless insert ever manufactured. In order to keep up with technological advances the products are getting smaller, lighter and more powerful, both in electronics and mechanics...